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.
Tom Petty to Release Entire Catalog in Two Vinyl Box Sets
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will celebrate the 40th anniversary of their self-titled debut with a pair of companion vinyl box sets.
Nikki Sixx Laments Surge in Heroin Use
Nikki Sixx is well aware of how difficult it is to extricate yourself from this insidious drug.
Ozzy Osbourne’s 10 Craziest TV Moments
Between celebrated stints in Black Sabbath, singer Ozzy Osbourne became a huge television star.
Woodstock Promoters Want Republicans With Similar Logo to Share Their Values
Woodstock's co-producers say they've noticed the similarity between the logos for their 1969 festival and the Republican National Convention – and they'd like to see organizers go one step further.
Van Zant Brothers’ Live Album to Include Lynyrd Skynyrd, .38 Special Favorites
A first-ever concert recording from the only tour featuring brothers Johnny and Donnie Van Zant is set for release this summer.
1969’s Best Rock Albums
Ultimate Classic Rock counts down the top rock albums of 1969.
The Story of Paul Simon’s Aptly Named Brian Eno Collaboration, ‘Surprise’
Anyone could be forgiven for thinking an out-of-nowhere collaboration between folk-rocking world-music guy Paul Simon and arty outsider Brian Eno would never work.
Paul McCartney, Rolling Stones, the Who, Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Roger Waters Confirmed …
After weeks of speculation, classic rock's biggest event since Woodstock is a go.
The Day Paul McCartney Played His First Post-Beatles U.S. Concert
When Paul McCartney arrived on May 3, 1976 for a show at Fort Worth, Texas, he hadn't played an American concert in a decade.
Revisiting Neil Young’s Politically Charged ‘Living With War’
On 'Living with War,' Neil Young recaptured the eruptive sound of albums like 'Rust Never Sleeps' and first-take fury of "Ohio."