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.
Robert Plant Will Perform at 80th Birthday Concert for Bill Wyman
The Bill Wyman Birthday Gala, set for Oct. 28, is part of a series of London-based BluesFest shows held through Oct. 30.
Metallica Announce Title and Release Date for New Album, ‘Hardwired …To Self-Destruct’
Metallica's long-awaited follow-up 2008’s 'Death Magnetic' will be a two-disc project, with nearly 80 minutes of new music.
September 2016 New Music Releases
Ultimate Classic Rock takes a look at the best classic rock new music releases for the month of September 2016.
Grateful Dead’s Tom Constanten Recovering From Broken Neck
Tom Constanten is the only surviving regular Grateful Dead keyboardist.
Neil Young to Reissue Four Out-of-Print ’70s Albums on Vinyl
They were collected in a limited-edition box set for Record Store Day in 2014, but have not be reissued separately.
Guns N’ Roses Reunion Put Slash’s Solo Career on Back Burner
Slash issued 2014’s 'World on Fire' with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators before talk turned to a long-awaited tour with Guns N' Roses.
Paul McCartney Mulls His Next Album
Paul McCartney is composing even as his latest round of live dates continues.
Pat Benatar’s Life With Neil Giraldo Is Being Turned Into a Broadway Musical
Neil Giraldo was Pat Benatar's lead guitarist as she shot to fame, and they fell in love along the way.
Ozzy Osbourne Sued by ‘Crazy Train’ Co-Writer
Bob Daisley has been tangling with Ozzy Osbourne for some time over royalties and credit.
Dee Snider’s Granddaughter Was Born on a Los Angeles Freeway
Dee Snider's newest grandchild apparently couldn't wait to meet the Twisted Sister frontman.
Bon Jovi Confirm Release Date for Lead Single From ‘This House Is Not for Sale’
Jon Bon Jovi says the group took an old-school approach to their 14th album together.
Ringo Starr Says He Voted in Favor of Brexit
For Ringo Starr, the European Union didn't live up to its initial promise.