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.
October 2017 New Music Releases
The list of October 2017 new music releases features a number of highly anticipated studio albums, live projects and reissues.
Allman Brothers Band Producer Johnny Sandlin Dies
Johnny Sandlin was a former member of the Allman Brothers Band precursor group Hour Glass with Gregg and Duane Allman.
30 Years Ago: Why Mick Jagger’s Solo Career Quickly Lost Steam With ‘Primitive Cool’
As the Rolling Stones' contentious post-'Dirty Work' hiatus got underway, Mick Jagger appeared to be moving on.
40 Years Ago: How Robert Fleischman Began Journey’s Pre-Steve Perry Transformation
Robert Fleischman might have made a perfectly serviceable frontman for Journey. Then came Steve Perry.
35 Years Ago: Peter Gabriel’s ‘Security’ and the Long Journey Toward Success
At one point, Peter Gabriel and David Lord – the fourth new producer in as many solo albums – were dealing with a stack of some 100 demos.
Hear the Foo Fighters’ New Song, ‘The Line’
"The Line" is the Foo Fighters' third preview of 11 total 'Concrete and Gold' songs, following "The Sky Is a Neighborhood" and "Run."
20 Years Ago: How Genesis’ Final Makeover Attempt Failed on ‘Calling All Stations’
Genesis had replaced a frontman before, so Phil Collins' departure didn't initially give Mike Rutherford too much pause.
24 Potential Collaborators for Rush’s Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson
Who's to say that they would stick with the tried-and-true trio format Rush has utilized since 1968?
September 2017 New Music Releases
The list of September 2017 new music releases is marked by one heartfelt goodbye and the long-awaited returns of a few huge stars.
Ted Nugent Shoots Down Kid Rock Candidacy, Takes a Swipe at Blue States
Ted Nugent would like the Republican Party to find a Donald Trump-like outsider who can take on Michigan's Democratic senator.
32 Weird Facts About Hipgnosis’ Most Famous Rock Album Covers
When it comes to rock album cover art, it’s basically either BH or AH – before or after Hipgnosis.
25 Years Ago: INXS’ ‘Welcome to Wherever You Are’ Marks a Huge Career Turning Point
Despite their best efforts, 'Welcome to Wherever You Are' tended to be viewed as a throwback to an earlier era – and INXS suddenly an instant relic.