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.
Lynyrd Skynyrd Are Trying to Stop Former Drummer’s Unauthorized Biopic
Artimus Pyle, who was with Lynyrd Skynyrd during their best-known period, announced plans for the film last year.
July 2017 New Music Releases
In a month dominated by reissues, a few new albums stand out.
15 Years Ago: David Bowie Presages 9/11 With Dark, Despairing ‘Heathen’
David Bowie's 'Heathen' took shape just before 9/11, though the tragedy hangs like a heavy shroud over the entire album.
Derek Trucks Remembers Heartbreaking Final Visits With Gregg Allman
Until a visit about three weeks before he died, Derek Trucks figured Gregg Allman would beat his cancer.
Phil Collins Postpones Concerts After Late-Night Fall
Phil Collins' management is blaming the spill on a condition called "foot drop," which impacts a victim's ability to lift the front part of the foot.
Journey’s Neal Schon and Jonathan Cain Appear to Be Feuding
Journey is in the midst of a public rift, just months after their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
UPDATE: Rock Festival to Proceed After ‘Terrorist Threat’ Shuts Down First Day
Rock am Ring officials confirm that the rest of the scheduled performances for today have been cancelled.
Bob Seger Announces Initial Dates on Fall ‘Runaway Train’ Tour
Bob Seger still hasn't clarified the meaning of a promo video for these dates that seemed to indicate plans to retire.
Is Bob Seger Retiring After His Next Tour?
Bob Seger might be ready to turn the page – for good.
Gregg Allman Dies
Gregg Allman, the smoky-voiced B-3-playing Southern rock legend who soldiered on after his sibling's motorcycle crash nearly derailed the Allman Brothers Band, has died.