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.
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.
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.
50 Years Ago: Jimi Hendrix Chases His Muse on ‘Electric Ladyland’
Faced with prevailing backward-looking musical trends, the guitarist went his own way.
Metallica Producer Paul Curcio Dies at 74
He helmed 'Kill 'Em All,' a seminal thrash album that followed the band's underground hit demo 'No Life 'Til Leather.'
Led Zeppelin Reportedly Plan to Launch Concert Streaming Service
A new trademark filing was apparently submitted for the purpose of "providing non-downloadable prerecorded music online via a global computer network."
Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, Has Died
She was the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Stevie Nicks Is Returning for ‘American Horror Story: Apocalypse’
The Fleetwood Mac star earlier appeared in "The Magical Delights of Stevie Nicks," the 10th episode of this series' third season.
Genesis Solo Albums Ranked Worst to Best
Projects recorded apart from one another allowed members of Genesis to explore areas of their songcraft that might have gone forever undiscovered.
Watch the Guess Who Perform Their New Single ‘Playin’ on the Radio': Video Premiere
We've got an exclusive sneak peek at some new Guess Who music.
July 2018 New Music Releases
July finds one of hard rock's most distinctive frontmen continuing his solo career, and an expanded edition of one of last year's best albums.