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.
2018’s Biggest Rock Stories
Classic rock's most memorable headlines weren't limited to albums, singles and streams.
Top 25 Southern Rock Albums
For all of its woolly, trapped-in-the-'70s imagery, the genre has proven surprisingly resilient.
November 2018 New Music Releases
Record Store Day's Black Friday edition will get all of the headlines, but this list has plenty of other things going for it.
All 172 Journey Songs Ranked Worst to Best
The band's discography will always have a clear line of demarcation: before Steve Perry and after Steve Perry.
October 2018 New Music Releases
The list of new records coming our way is topped by an unexpected treat for Journey fans.
Journey Solo Albums Ranked Worst to Best
If we relied only upon studio projects from Steve Perry, this list would be short. Luckily, the other guys have been busy.
September 2018 New Music Releases
New studio albums by Paul McCartney, Ann Wilson, Rod Stewart and Paul Simon are on the way.
Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, Has Died
She was the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Is This Steve Perry’s New ‘Traces’ Album Cover and Track Listing?
This would be the former Journey singer's first new solo project since 1994's 'For the Love of Strange Medicine.'
How Barbra Streisand Unknowingly Inspired Aerosmith’s Biggest Hit
A Barbra Streisand anecdote about new love helped Aerosmith score their first and only No. 1 song.