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 Hugh Hefner’s ‘Playboy After Dark’ Became a Classic Rock Showcase
The set for Hugh Hefner's 'Playboy After Dark' was built to resemble a mid-century cocktail party, complete with dancing guests and the clinking of highball glasses.
20 Years Ago: The Rolling Stones Attempt to Modernize on ‘Bridges to Babylon’
As the '90s wore on, Mick Jagger became concerned with keeping the Rolling Stones fresh. That led directly to some dated experimentation.
30 Years Ago: Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Tribute Tour Begins, Then Quickly Becomes Lasting Reunion
The intention, at first, was simply to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of a tragic plane crash that killed three members of Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Frank Zappa Hologram Tour Is in the Works
No dates have been set, but the Zappa Family Trust says sidemen have already committed to the venture.
October 2017 New Music Releases
The list of October 2017 new music releases features a number of highly anticipated studio albums, live projects and reissues.
Joe Satriani Recruits Glenn Hughes and Chad Smith for New ‘What Happens Next’ Album
A new documentary on Joe Satriani titled 'Beyond the Supernova' is also set to debut.
Ozzy Osbourne on Whether Rock Is Dead: ‘We’re the History Now’
Ozzy Osbourne attributes the music industry's issues to technological advances – many of which, he freely admits, have completely passed him by.
30 Years Ago: Why Mick Jagger’s Solo Career Quickly Lost Steam With ‘Primitive Cool’
As the Rolling Stones' contentious post-'Dirty Work' hiatus got underway, Mick Jagger appeared to be moving on.
Donald Fagen Halts Solo Tour Due to Illness
It's been a difficult few weeks for Donald Fagen, who was on the road when longtime Steely Dan partner Walter Becker died.
Paul Simon, Bonnie Raitt, James Taylor and Others to Play Texas Hurricane Benefit
An all-star lineup featuring Paul Simon, Bonnie Raitt, James Taylor and others is set to perform at a huge benefit for hurricane victims in Texas.