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.
The Day Paul McCartney Played His First Post-Beatles U.S. Concert
When Paul McCartney arrived on May 3, 1976 for a show at Fort Worth, Texas, he hadn't played an American concert in a decade.
The Time Prince Blew Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne and Steve Winwood Off the Stage
George Harrison's posthumous 2004 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame brought out some expected friends and collaborators – but it was fellow inductee Prince who stole the show.
Bus Carrying Fans to Guns N’ Roses Concert Crashes, Killing One
One person is dead and nearly 30 others were injured when a bus carrying a group of fans to a Guns N' Roses concert in Mexico City overturned.
Black Country Communion Will Reunite Next Year
Glenn Hughes didn't get to reunite with Deep Purple onstage at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but he's made amends with another former group.
Joe Walsh Pulls Out of Republican National Convention Concert, Says He Was Misled
Joe Walsh once ran a tongue-in-cheek campaign for the presidency, but that doesn't mean he wants to be associated with this year's race.
Paul Simon Shut the Door on a Simon and Garfunkel Reunion
Simon and Garfunkel's most recent reunion, back in 2010, looks to be their last.
Paul McCartney, Rolling Stones, Roger Waters Among Stars Rumored to Play Huge New Festival
A who's who of classic rock legends could be joining forces for one of most anticipated shared bills in history.
Watch Bob Seger Join Bruce Springsteen Onstage
Bruce Springsteen is known for inviting anonymous audience members on stage during his concerts – but this is one you might recognize
May 2016 New Music Releases
Ultimate Classic Rock takes a look a new music releases of note for May 2016.
Listen to a New Mudcrutch Song, ‘Beautiful World’
Tom Petty has released another new song from Mudcrutch, his revived pre-Heartbreakers band.
Paul McCartney Quietly Issued a Remix to a ‘Band on the Run’ Deep Cut
Paul McCartney apparently released a very limited edition 12-inch remix of the final song from 'Band on the Run,' with no fanfare.
Rod Stewart Tops David Bowie in March Mullet Madness
Rod Stewart made it look easy, besting David Bowie by a comfortable margin.