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.
Meet the New Boss: Rock’s Replacement Singers
Rock's replacement singers are too often overlooked. After all, many bands soared to their greatest heights long after an original frontman departed.
25 Years Ago: David Bowie Opens Up on ‘Black Tie White Noise’
An emotional turning point informed every element of David Bowie's 'Black Tie White Noise,' which arrived on April 5, 1993.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Presenters to Include Heart’s Ann Wilson
Ann Wilson of Heart has joined the list of presenters for this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
72 Musicians Who Are Totally Lying About Their Names
Their names are forever etched in our collective musical memory – or are they?
15 Years Ago: Allman Brothers Band Roar Back With ‘Hittin’ the Note’
The Allman Brothers Band's 24th album was at once like and unlike anything they had ever done before.
April 2018 New Music Releases
Record Store Day dominates this list, but that doesn't mean the rest of April sits empty.
5 Years Ago: David Bowie Begins a Final Career Resurgence on ‘The Next Day’
With 'The Next Day,' David Bowie never sounded more like himself – whatever that was.
Why Building Judas Priest’s Set Lists Can Be So Frustrating: Exclusive Video Interview
Rob Halford discusses whether they ever tire of playing Judas Priest's best-known tunes.
Why Judas Priest Named Their New Album ‘Firepower': Exclusive Video Interview
Judas Priest singer Rob Halford and drummer Scott Travis joined UCR for an exclusive interview about their upcoming album 'Firepower.'
Listen to Jack White’s New Single, ‘Over and Over and Over’
Jack White has issued another song from his upcoming third solo album.