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.
45 Years Ago: Dr. John Gets Focused Then Gets Famous on ‘In the Right Place’
Dr. John had been trodding well off the beaten path for years before this remarkable commercial breakthrough.
The Story of Crosby, Stills and Nash’s ‘Annihilation’ Song, ‘Helplessly Hoping’
Crosby Stills and Nash's 1969 song 'Helplessly Hoping' appears in Alex Garland's 2018 sci-fi film 'Annihilation.'
Billy Gibbons Joins Sue Foley for ‘Fool’s Gold': Premiere
A gruff, blues-soaked voice familiar to every ZZ Top fan powers Sue Foley's "Fool's Gold."
Monkees’ Micky Dolenz and Mike Nesmith Announce First Duo Tour
It's not an official reunion of the Monkees, but it's close.
Todd Rundgren’s Utopia Return for Spring North American Tour
Todd Rundgren's upcoming tour dates feature a trio of mid-'70s era members of Utopia.
Eagles Are Still Adding Concert Dates
Another week, another round of Eagles shows.
March 2018 New Music Releases
March springs forward with new music from a legendary metal band, and plenty of live and archival material from other longtime favorites.
Styx, Joan Jett and Tesla Join Together for U.S. Summer Tour
Styx and Joan Jett will hit the road as co-headliners beginning on May 30.
Mott the Hoople Announce Rare Reunion
Ian Hunter will be joined by Ariel Bender and Morgan Fisher, both '70s-era members of Mott the Hoople, for a rare reunion.
Ozzy Osbourne Confirms Dates for ‘No More Tours 2′
Ozzy Osbourne's first 'No More Tours' dates were back in 1992.