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.
April 2017 New Music Releases
The list of April 2017 New Music Releases features loads of fresh material by signature classic rock legends.
Kinks Frontman Ray Davies Has Been Knighted
“It lasted three minutes and it went very well,” the typically dry-witted Ray Davies says, “and I said goodbye and went home.”
Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’ Opera Debuts in Montreal, U.S. Premiere Date Announced
Composer Roger Waters was in attendance at 'Another Brick in the Wall: The Opera' was unveiled by the Opéra de Montréal at Place des Arts.
Phil Collins’ Estranged Daughter Lily Pens Open Letter Forgiving Him
Actress and model Lily Collins is reaching out to her father Phil Collins in an effort to heal their sometimes distant relationship.
Toto Announce Headlining U.S. Tour
These new concerts follow a series of headlining U.S. shows last summer that marked Toto's first in more than a decade.
U2’s ‘Red Hill Mining Town’ Explores Personal Costs in an Economic Downturn: The Story Beh…
Both in scope and approach, U2's 'Red Hill Mining Town' was very much in keeping with the old American protest tunes which Bono had been delving into back then.
Listen to the Doors Perform ‘Twentieth Century Fox’ Live in 1967: Exclusive Premiere
This sparkling update, taken from recently re-discovered original master tapes, is from a March 7, 1967 performance by the Doors at the Matrix in San Francisco.
Unconfirmed Rumor: Axl Rose and Angus Young Prepping New AC/DC Album
Guns N' Roses' touring commitments are reportedly the only thing holding up a possible new AC/DC studio project featuring Axl Rose.
Eddie Van Halen Has Donated 75 of His Guitars to Public Schools
Eddie Van Halen's passion for music began as a child, and he's working to make sure future generations have the same opportunity.
Butch Trucks Remembered by Allman Brothers Band Alumni, Family and Friends
Among those on hand for the private event were former bandmates Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, Oteil Burbridge and Jaimoe, among others.