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.
Ozzy Osbourne Says He’s Making Progress on Next Solo Album
Ozzy Osbourne confirms that he's "about seven songs" into a new solo project, though it remains unclear when the album might arrive.
November and December 2017 New Music Releases
Christmas is coming early, music lovers.
35 Years Ago: Supertramp Splinter on ‘Famous Last Words’
Supertramp had done what bands do when they have a breakthrough hit album: crisscrossed the world, playing their music before a quickly expanding fan base.
Marilyn Manson Says Scary Concert Mishap Was Like ‘Wrestling a Giant Iron Monster’
Marilyn Manson is opening up about a recent stage accident that crushed his leg, calling it "terrifying."
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.
Roger Daltrey Confirms Publisher and Release Date for Memoir
Roger Daltrey's autobiography now has a publisher and a scheduled release date.
Tom Petty’s Top 10 Most Underrated Songs
Turns out, Tom Petty was right. We got lucky.
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.
Las Vegas Mass Shooting: Rockers React
The deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history has sparked an outpouring of emotion from rock stars.
How Hugh Hefner’s ‘Playboy After Dark’ Became a Classic Rock Showcase
The set for Hugh Hefner's 'Playboy After Dark' was built to resemble a mid-century cocktail party, complete with dancing guests and the clinking of highball glasses.
20 Years Ago: The Rolling Stones Attempt to Modernize on ‘Bridges to Babylon’
As the '90s wore on, Mick Jagger became concerned with keeping the Rolling Stones fresh. That led directly to some dated experimentation.
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.