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.
That Time Led Zeppelin Stole the Who’s Dinner Reservations
Robert Plant said Led Zeppelin once ate for free at one of New York City's hottest spots after he was mistaken for Roger Daltrey.
Ex-Guns N’ Roses Guitarist Buckethead Is Battling a Deadly Heart Problem
Former Guns N' Roses guitarist Buckethead has been diagnosed with a chronic heart arrhythmia that he says nearly caused a stroke.
Scorpions Cancel Remaining North American Shows
The Scorpions were slated to continue shows with Megadeth until Oct. 15 at Tampa, Fla.
Classic Rock Artists Who (Allegedly) Ripped Somebody Off
Musicians appropriate ideas from everywhere, sometimes to the point where a court of law calls it stealing.
Rock Hall of Fame’s 2018 Snubs: 15 Acts Who Should Have Been Nominated
Every year, it seems the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame commits a few notable whiffs.
Tom Petty Never Abandoned His Values, Or His Band, Over a Remarkable Career
Even as Tom Petty's career branched out, the Heartbreakers always remained a touchstone.
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.
Frank Zappa Hologram Tour Is in the Works
No dates have been set, but the Zappa Family Trust says sidemen have already committed to the venture.
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.