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.
Grammy Producer Apologizes to Metallica, Blames Onstage Extra for Unplugged Mic
A clearly frustrated James Hetfield knocked down his microphone stand in anger after the song ended.
Megadeth’s Grammy Victory Was Accompanied By … A Metallica Song?
This was not the soundtrack former Metallica member Dave Mustaine probably wanted for Megadeth's first-ever Grammy.
Metallica’s World Tour Will Apparently Be Announced on Monday
Metallica have already played some early dates in Latin America, while promising “many more shows to come.”
Dave Davies Announces New Album, Releases Song and Plans U.S. Tour
We're getting new music from the Davies family – but its not a Kinks reunion.
Cheap Trick Confirm Work on a New Studio Album
Cheap Trick took seven years between 'The Latest' and 2016's 'Bang, Zoom, Crazy ... Hello,' their longest stretch between studio efforts ever.
Joe Perry Says Aerosmith Are Planning a Lengthy Farewell: Exclusive Interview
joe Perry admits that he shares bandmate Brad Whitford's uncertainty about how things will actually conclude with Aerosmith.
Allman Brothers Band Drummer Butch Trucks Dies
A cause of death for Butch Trucks, co-founding drummer with the Allman Brothers Band, was not immediately known.
Listen to Ray Davies’ New Song ‘Poetry’ From His First Album in Nearly 10 Years
The inspiration for this new studio project grew out of Ray Davies' 2013 autobiography, but it didn't come easy.
February 2017 New Music Releases
Our list of February 2017 new-music releases is highlighted by a pair of huge vinyl releases, along with the first major new projects of the year.
Paul McCartney Files Suit to Get the Beatles’ Songs Back
This fight actually dates back to 1985, when Michael Jackson memorably out-maneuvered Paul McCartney to purchase his early catalog.
Bruce Springsteen Tribute Band to Perform for President-Elect Donald Trump
We can only guess that Bruce Springsteen – who's previously called Donald Trump a "moron" – is less than pleased.
Asia’s John Wetton Pulls Out of Journey Tour Amid Cancer Battle
Asia's already-announced March and April dates include an appearance on Cruise to the Edge.