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.
June 2019 New Music Releases
Can't find the dough for the latest concert ticket? A string of cool upcoming live albums is on the way.
45 Years Ago: Rush’s First U.S. Show Becomes a Complete Disaster
They were set to arrive with a very big bang. Then everything went wrong.
Allergy-Stricken Roger Daltrey Clarifies His Stance on Pot
The Who's singer isn't trying to harsh your buzz.
How Is the Resurgence of Vinyl Impacting Our Environment?
After more than a decade of phenomenal growth in vinyl sales, the question of sustainability remains.
50 Years Ago: Crazy Horse Debut on Neil Young’s ‘Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere’
Neil Young needed a band that shared his vision. So, he stole one.
‘Woodstock 50: Back to the Garden’ Box Promises Deepest Dive Ever
'Definitive 50th Anniversary Archive' includes all but three songs from the historic event, many of them released for the first time ever.
The Best Song From Every Steely Dan Album
They became legendary for endless searches for just the right sound, or just the right take. But which track was best?
7 Things to Look for on the 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Broadcast
Several legends were honored through stirring speeches, fun collaborations and raucous onstage performances.
Bruce Springsteen Announces New Solo Album ‘Western Stars’
This is his first new music since 'High Hopes' and the EP 'American Beauty' capped a period of renewed studio activity back in 2014.
The Best Song From Every Tom Petty Album
There's a common thread here, and it's the Heartbreakers.