Nick DeRiso is associate editor of Ultimate Classic Rock. Named columnist of the year five times by the Associated Press, Louisiana Press Association and Louisiana Sports Writers Association during a lengthy career in the newspaper industry, he previously oversaw a daily section that was named Top 10 in the nation by the AP.
The Best Song From Every Queen Album
Our deep dive attempts to find the greatest moment on a string of records that are overstuffed with them.
Screwups in Your Favorite Rock Songs
Even your favorite rock god makes a mistake every now and again. Some of these mishaps even make it onto proper albums
May 2018 New Music Releases
Richie Sambora's first post-Rock & Roll Hall of Fame project tops the list of May 2018 new music releases.
25 Totally Crazy Music Conspiracy Theories
Insane, and maybe untrue, stories about famous people have been around for ages.
72 Musicians Who Are Totally Lying About Their Names
Their names are forever etched in our collective musical memory – or are they?
Elton John Retiring From Road After ‘Farewell’ Tour
Elton John will mount a three-year farewell tour, then leave the road forever.
Eric Clapton Says He’s ‘Going Deaf’
Eric Clapton is facing health issues beyond the chronic nerve problems that have affected his back and hands.
Queen Will Receive a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award
Queen already has two recordings in the Grammy Hall of Fame.
Senators Are Suddenly Quoting Meat Loaf for Some Reason
Apparently, there are lot of Meat Loaf fans in the U.S. Senate.
Listen to Joe Perry’s New Song With Robin Zander of Cheap Trick
"Aye, Aye, Aye" is actually one of a trio of upcoming solo tracks featuring the Cheap Trick singer, something Joe Perry calls a dream come true.
Top 20 Songs of 2017
This past year brought long-awaited new music, thrilling collaborations and final thoughts from legends.
How the Sex Pistols Ended Up Stealing David Bowie’s Equipment
Times were tight when the Sex Pistols started out, so much so that they resorted to swiping stuff.