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.
40 Years Ago: Steve Perry Performs His First Show With Journey
As the new singer for Journey, Steve Perry had a suspicious audience to win over.
Judas Priest Confirm Title of New ‘Firepower’ LP, Announce Tour
Judas Priest's appropriately titled Firepower 2018 Tour is set to begin in March.
AC/DC Producer George Young, Brother of Malcolm and Angus Young, Dies
George Young produced several of his younger siblings' most successful AC/DC releases.
40 Years Ago: ELO’s ‘Out of the Blue’ Marks a Turning Point
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Ozzy Osbourne Says He’s Making Progress on Next Solo Album
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November and December 2017 New Music Releases
Christmas is coming early, music lovers.
35 Years Ago: Supertramp Splinter on ‘Famous Last Words’
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That Time Led Zeppelin Stole the Who’s Dinner Reservations
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Roger Daltrey Confirms Publisher and Release Date for Memoir
Roger Daltrey's autobiography now has a publisher and a scheduled release date.
Scorpions Cancel Remaining North American Shows
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