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 newspapers, he previously oversaw a daily section that was named Top 10 in the nation by the AP.
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.
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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.
Donald Fagen Sues Walter Becker’s Estate Over Steely Dan Ownership
Donald Fagen's plan to continue Steely Dan in Walter Becker's absence has run into a road block.
Charles Manson, Mass Murderer Who Twisted Beatles Lyrics, Is Dead
Charles Manson's death brings to a close a life defined by lawlessness, and framed by a deeply misguided obsession with the Beatles.
Aerosmith’s Joe Perry Announces First Solo Album Since 2009
Aerosmith's Joe Perry will release 'Sweetzerland Manifesto,' his first non-holiday solo album in eight years.
36 Classic Rock Songs Not Sung by the Lead Singer
Rock groups are often closely associated with their frontman. But that doesn't mean others don't occasionally get their due.
Ozzy Osbourne Says He’s Making Progress on Next Solo Album
Ozzy Osbourne confirms that he's "about seven songs" into a new solo project, though it remains unclear when the album might arrive.