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.
Journey’s Arnel Pineda Will Be Subject of Biopic by ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Director
Discovered via YouTube, Arnel Pineda has been fronting the suddenly resurgent hitmakers since 2007.
40 Years Ago: The Blues Brothers’ ‘Briefcase Full of Blues’ Was a Labor of Love
When John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd gathered to record this album, there was still some question as to whether they meant it or not.
35 Years Ago: U2 Emerge as Arena-Rock Stars on ‘Under a Blood Red Sky’
A lot of things went wrong before 'Under a Blood Red Sky' helped establish U2 as one of the '80s' biggest concert acts.
December 2018 New Music Releases
The list arrives just before the industry goes into its annual holiday slumber.
40 Years Ago: Did the Grateful Dead Go Disco on ‘Shakedown Street’?
Their turn toward more commercial sounds didn't exactly come out of nowhere.
5 Reasons Roxy Music Should Be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Bryan Ferry and company arrived as the patchouli-oiled '60s faded, with a look and feel like no one else.
Metallica, Foo Fighters and Former Bandmates Set for Chris Cornell Tribute Show
Concert honors Soundgarden frontman who died in May 2017 of an apparent suicide.
Listen to Eric Clapton’s Previously Unheard ‘Mississippi Blues’
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Top 25 Southern Rock Albums
For all of its woolly, trapped-in-the-'70s imagery, the genre has proven surprisingly resilient.
The Best Song From Every Queen Album
Our deep dive attempts to find the greatest moment on a string of records that are overstuffed with them.