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.
August 2017 New Music Releases
The month is highlighted by reissues of two of the biggest albums of the '80s, and the return of two familiar names.
15 Years Ago: Robert Plant Begins a Career Resurgence With a Look Back on ‘Dreamland’
Robert Plant admitted that he initially considered a covers album because he felt like he was treading water creatively. But 'Dreamland' was anything but a stopgap.
35 Years Ago: Roger Waters Creates, Then Loses Control of, ‘The Wall’ Movie
By the time 'Pink Floyd – The Wall' premiered, it had become something much different than what Roger Waters first envisioned.
Tony Iommi’s Album Project With Brian May Could Still Happen
We got a preview of how this combustible duo would work together when Brian May appeared on Tony Iommi's self-titled 2000 solo album.
Black Sabbath Drummer Bill Ward Is Selling Gear From Throughout His Career
A new Reverb.com shop will feature more than 200 historic items used in the studio and on tour.
Lynyrd Skynyrd Are Trying to Stop Former Drummer’s Unauthorized Biopic
Artimus Pyle, who was with Lynyrd Skynyrd during their best-known period, announced plans for the film last year.
July 2017 New Music Releases
In a month dominated by reissues, a few new albums stand out.
Derek Trucks Remembers Heartbreaking Final Visits With Gregg Allman
Until a visit about three weeks before he died, Derek Trucks figured Gregg Allman would beat his cancer.
Phil Collins Postpones Concerts After Late-Night Fall
Phil Collins' management is blaming the spill on a condition called "foot drop," which impacts a victim's ability to lift the front part of the foot.
Journey’s Neal Schon and Jonathan Cain Appear to Be Feuding
Journey is in the midst of a public rift, just months after their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Is Bob Seger Retiring After His Next Tour?
Bob Seger might be ready to turn the page – for good.
Gregg Allman Dies
Gregg Allman, the smoky-voiced B-3-playing Southern rock legend who soldiered on after his sibling's motorcycle crash nearly derailed the Allman Brothers Band, has died.