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 the newspaper industry, he previously oversaw a daily section that was named Top 10 in the nation by the AP.
April 2020 New Music Releases
As with so much else in our world right now, the coronavirus had a huge impact on the list.
Who Sang the Most Journey Songs? Lead Vocal Totals
Steve Perry is obviously No. 1. But the runner-up might surprise longtime fans.
Lynyrd Skynyrd Reschedule March Dates as Coronavirus Fears Grow
Last of the Street Survivors farewell tour currently has confirmed shows through August.
Led Zeppelin Wins Latest ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Copyright Appeal
The Ninth Circuit reversed their prior opinion after the case was reviewed by the entire bench of judges – rather than a smaller panel.
Why Journey Are Paying Steve Perry Not to Sing
Court filings in a blockbuster lawsuit shed new light on their split.
Steve Perry Sided With Ousted Rhythm Section in Journey Dispute
Ross Valory and Steve Smith were fired this week after the band said they attempted a "coup."
50 Years Ago: How the Guess Who Stumbled Into a No. 1 With ‘American Woman’
It all started with a bootlegger, a broken guitar string and a curling arena in Ontario.
45 Years Ago: How the Eagles Reluctantly Hit No. 1 With ‘Best of My Love’
Ironically, they struggled mightily while trying to piece together this easy-going song.
Jon Bon Jovi Turned to JFK for Inspiration on ‘Bon Jovi 2020′ Cover
Main image for the band's most political album ever was modeled after a notable political figure.
March 2020 New Music Releases
The list sort of cruises along until the very end of the month, when a huge slate of albums arrives.
Listen to Ozzy Osbourne’s New Song ‘It’s a Raid’ With Post Malone
Black Sabbath frontman has credited the rapper with inspiring him to return to the studio for his first solo project since 2010.
Def Leppard Unveil Five-Disc ‘Early Years’ Box Set
Preview the never-released Nick Tauber-produced version of 1979's "Rock Brigade."