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.
The Time Alice Cooper and Ann Landers Debated Necrophilia
When a famous advice columnist called Alice Cooper out over his song "Cold Ethyl," he didn't roll over and play dead.
Revisiting John Lennon’s Last Concert Appearance
Dual legends initially grew up around John Lennon's Nov. 28, 1974 appearance on stage with Elton John at Madison Square Garden.
David Bowie, Queen, Brian Wilson and More Highlight Record Store Day Black Friday Exclusiv…
A stack of Record Store Day Black Friday goodies that already includes Judas Priest, Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan just got piled a lot higher.
Is Bruce Springsteen Gearing Up for Another Tour?
At least one columnist thinks Bruce Springsteen is preparing for a tour with the E Street Band.
Ex-Motorhead Drummer Phil ‘Philthy Animal’ Taylor Dies
Former Motorhead drummer Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor died on Wednesday, ex-bandmate "Fast" Eddie Clarke confirms. He was 61.
AC/DC Fans Barred from Drinking Near December Concert
For those about to drink, we've got bad news for you.
Hear Robert Plant’s Long-Awaited New Song with Alison Krauss
Robert Plant's first collaboration with Alison Krauss since their blockbuster 2007 album 'Raising Sand' has arrived.
Foreigner’s ‘Hot Blooded’ Given a Dramatic Reading by Stephen Colbert and Allison Janney
When Emmy award-winning actress Allison Janney told Stephen Colbert that she employs dramatic readings of '70s-era pop hits as an acting exercise, he had a quick suggestion.
Led Zeppelin Albums Ranked Worst to Best
Ultimate Classic Rock counts down every canonical Led Zeppelin album, from worst (relatively speaking, of course) to best.
Metallica Join Fans’ Fight to Save ‘Metalocalypse’
Metallica doesn't want to see 'Metalocalypse' end just yet.