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 Story of Def Leppard’s First Concert
Def Leppard's first concert took place on July 18, 1978 at the Westfield School in Sheffield, England.
Revisiting the Doors’ Stumble Through the Experimental ‘The Soft Parade’
'The Soft Parade,' a wildly uneven affair, went platinum anyway - but likely only because of the Doors' earlier successes.
Jimmy Page on Led Zeppelin Reissues: ‘This Is Closure’
With the arrival this month of the final trio of releases in Led Zeppelin's massive reissue series, the focus has turned to what's next for Jimmy Page, the mastermind behind the project.
Bon Jovi Reportedly Set to Release New Album
Bon Jovi are reportedly set to release Burning Bridges, their first album of the post-Richie Sambora era.
Denis Leary Doesn’t Understand Why Led Zeppelin Won’t Reunite: Exclusive Video
Comedian Denis Leary, in a new talk with Ultimate Classic Rock, says he understands why bands break up – just not why they don't get back together.
Kid Rock Hasn’t Flown Confederate Flag in Years, Says Rep
A representative for Kid Rock has addressed the Confederate flag controversy surrounding the artist, less than a week after Rock issued a tersely worded statement to Fox.
Tom Petty Says His Use of Confederate Flag Onstage Was ‘Downright Stupid’
Florida native Tom Petty now thinks differently about a mid-'80s decision to display the Confederate flag during his 'Southern Accents' tour.
How Queen Stole the Show at Live Aid
Queen followed one of Live Aid's signature moments and, more crucially, were taking the stage at London's Wembley Stadium on July 13, 1985, without much expectation.
20 Years Ago: Jerry Garcia Plays His Final Grateful Dead Concert
Jerry Garcia's final show with the Grateful Dead -- held on July 9, 1995, at Chicago's Soldier Field -- was no lasting tribute.
Def Leppard Albums Ranked Worst to Best
Ultimate Classic Rock ranks every Def Leppard studio effort, from worst to best.