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.
Rolling Stones’ New Blues Album: Hear Original Versions of Every Song
The Rolling Stones didn't just return to their blues roots with 'Blue and Lonesome'; they went back to the source material.
Stevie Nicks Plans Expanded Reissues of ‘Bella Donna’ and ‘The Wild Heart’
Both feature newly remastered audio, as well as never-before-heard extras including additional songs, live takes and demos.
You Can Now Experience Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ in Virtual Reality
Decades ago, Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" asked: "Is this the real life?" So, what better soundtrack for a new virtual reality interactive?
30 Years Ago: Boston Reach New Chart Heights With Belated ‘Third Stage’
'Third Stage' was the nexus point between what could have been the end of Boston, and an entirely new beginning.
Nikki Sixx Laments Surge in Heroin Use
Nikki Sixx is well aware of how difficult it is to extricate yourself from this insidious drug.
David Bowie Tribute Plaque Destroyed in Berlin
Unveiled just last month, the porcelain sign marks the home David Bowie shared with Iggy Pop in the '70s – a particularly fertile period.
Vince Neil’s Battery Trial Postponed
Vince Neil faces a maximum of six months in jail after being charged with misdemeanor battery in connection with an April 7, 2016, fan incident in Los Vegas.
Alice Cooper Wants To (Literally) Shock His Audience
In an era when multiple-night engagements are standard in Las Vegas, Alice Cooper sees an opportunity to up the ante.
Lemmy Kilmister and David Bowie Featured In New Adult Coloring Book Series
'Motorhead: Color the Ace of Spades' features work by Joe Petangno, the artist who created the cover of 1986's 'Orgasmatron.'
Ozzy Osbourne’s Family Buys Up Entire Auction of Black Sabbath Memorabilia
The items, which date from 1968-73, were set to be auctioned on Sept. 30.
October 2016 New Music Releases
Ultimate Classic Rock takes a look at the best classic rock new music releases for the month of October 2016.
Record Plant Co-Founder Chris Stone Dies at 81
Jimi Hendrix's 'Electric Ladyland' was the first album recorded at a Record Plant facility. Later, the Eagles' 'Hotel California' and Fleetwood Mac's 'Rumours' were completed there, too.