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.
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.
Allman Brothers Band Producer Johnny Sandlin Dies
Johnny Sandlin was a former member of the Allman Brothers Band precursor group Hour Glass with Gregg and Duane Allman.
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.
40 Years Ago: How Robert Fleischman Began Journey’s Pre-Steve Perry Transformation
Robert Fleischman might have made a perfectly serviceable frontman for Journey. Then came Steve Perry.
Hear the Foo Fighters’ New Song, ‘The Line’
"The Line" is the Foo Fighters' third preview of 11 total 'Concrete and Gold' songs, following "The Sky Is a Neighborhood" and "Run."
Watch Kids Recreate a Van Halen Favorite, Down to the Last Detail
Students from San Juan Capistrano, Calif., have covered "Runnin' With the Devil" at the same studio where Van Halen originally recorded the track.
Top 10 Walter Becker Songs
Walter Becker may have been Steely Dan's ace in the hole, but he somehow remained ever in the shadows.