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.
Top 20 Songs of 2017
This past year brought long-awaited new music, thrilling collaborations and final thoughts from legends.
Donald Fagen Sues Walter Becker’s Estate Over Steely Dan Ownership
Donald Fagen's plan to continue Steely Dan in Walter Becker's absence has run into a road block.
Charles Manson, Mass Murderer Who Twisted Beatles Lyrics, Is Dead
Charles Manson's death brings to a close a life defined by lawlessness, and framed by a deeply misguided obsession with the Beatles.
Watch Gene Simmons Go Into the Crowd to Confront a Heckler
Kiss co-founder Gene Simmons left the stage to silence a heckler during a solo performance in Providence, R.I., recently.
Aerosmith’s Joe Perry Announces First Solo Album Since 2009
Aerosmith's Joe Perry will release 'Sweetzerland Manifesto,' his first non-holiday solo album in eight years.
Steely Dan’s Walter Becker Died of ‘Extremely Aggressive’ Form of Cancer
Walter Becker passed away unexpectedly two months ago, after missing Steely Dan's Classic East and West concerts due to an unspecified ailment.
35 Years Ago: Phil Collins Releases Murky ‘Hello, I Must Be Going’
Phil Collins’ 'Hello, I Must be Going!' is the sound of a man who hasn't finished wrestling with his failed marriage.
New Beatles Box Set Collects Their Christmas Records
The Beatles' collectible holiday records for fan club members will be reissued in a new limited-edition box.
36 Classic Rock Songs Not Sung by the Lead Singer
Rock groups are often closely associated with their frontman. But that doesn't mean others don't occasionally get their due.
Check Out Gary Clark Jr.’s Amped-Up Cover of the Beatles’ ‘Come Together’
Gary Clark Jr.'s Beatles update is included on the soundtrack for the upcoming 'Justice League' film.
40 Years Ago: Steve Perry Performs His First Show With Journey
As the new singer for Journey, Steve Perry had a suspicious audience to win over.
AC/DC Producer George Young, Brother of Malcolm and Angus Young, Dies
George Young produced several of his younger siblings' most successful AC/DC releases.