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.
How Harvey Mandel Almost Joined the Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones ended up going another way, but Harvey Mandel didn't leave empty handed.
April 2017 New Music Releases
The list of April 2017 New Music Releases features loads of fresh material by signature classic rock legends.
Kinks Frontman Ray Davies Has Been Knighted
“It lasted three minutes and it went very well,” the typically dry-witted Ray Davies says, “and I said goodbye and went home.”
Listen to Robert Plant’s Rare Solo Performance of Led Zeppelin’s ‘Kashmir’
Robert Plant hasn’t performed "Kashmir" since Led Zeppelin’s 2007 reunion. More interestingly, he apparently has never covered it as a solo artist.
The Cars Albums Ranked Worst to Best
This list traces a supernova career, but the Cars started out on a much smaller scale.
Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’ Opera Debuts in Montreal, U.S. Premiere Date Announced
Composer Roger Waters was in attendance at 'Another Brick in the Wall: The Opera' was unveiled by the Opéra de Montréal at Place des Arts.
10 Years Ago: Brad Delp’s Suicide Ends Celebrated Career With Boston
Without Brad Delp's soaring vocals, Boston's first album might have been just a bunch of really cool guitar-focused demos from Tom Scholz.
UPDATE: Jon Anderson to Perform with Yes at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction
Jon Anderson has confirmed an appearance on stage with Yes during next month’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction.
Phil Collins’ Estranged Daughter Lily Pens Open Letter Forgiving Him
Actress and model Lily Collins is reaching out to her father Phil Collins in an effort to heal their sometimes distant relationship.
John Mellencamp Albums Ranked Worst to Best
A pre-fab pop singer turned heartland rocker turned rootsy moralist, John Mellencamp has had almost as many career turns as names.