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 the newspaper industry, he previously oversaw a daily section that was named Top 10 in the nation by the AP.
July 2019 New Music Releases
A trio of classic rock legends delve into their impressive back catalog of live recordings.
Led Zeppelin’s ‘Stairway’ Trial Has Revealed a Stunning Copyright Issue
The band's return to court over its most famous song might have sweeping implications for federal law.
30 Years Ago: Who Kick Off Overstuffed, Widely Criticized Tour
There were plenty of reasons for the band to remain retired. Here's why it didn't.
Restoring Led Zeppelin Images on Facebook Could Take a While
Facebook Has Banned Led Zeppelin’s ‘Houses of the Holy’ Artwork
The cover was nominated for a Grammy in the best-album package category in 1974, losing to the Who's 'Tommy' movie soundtrack.
The Best Song From Every Allman Brothers Band Album
There were plenty of success stories after tragedy befell this sibling-led group.
50 Years Ago: Why Two Members of ZZ Top Pretended to Be the Zombies
"It was the '60s, man," Dusty Hill says.
Why Did Jeff Lynne Add ‘Bruce’ to Electric Light Orchestra’s ‘Don’t Bring Me Down’?
Actually, there was no Bruce.
How Journey Ended Up With That ‘Cheeseball’ Video for ‘Separate Ways’
For some reason, someone came up on the idea of playing air guitar. And air drums and air bass and air synths.
40 Years Ago: How Electric Light Orchestra Slimmed Down, Then Went Disco on ‘Discovery’
Jeff Lynne had reached the end of a creative road with the out-sized construction – and success – of 1977's 'Out of the Blue.'