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.
AC/DC Alumni Brian Johnson and Phil Rudd Are Talking
They apparently discussed a shared passion for racing, rather than music – but we can dream, right?
January 2017 New Music Releases
This list isn't exactly robust, as the music industry slowly awakens from a post-holiday slumber – but there are some notable new offerings.
Metallica, Soundgarden and Others Set to Appear at Rock on the Range
Metallica and Soundgarden headline Rock on the Range, set for next May in Columbus, Ohio.
5 Reasons Yes Should Be in the Hall of Fame
Yes' intricate, thrilling musicianship should have been enough to get these prog forefathers into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame long ago.
Top 10 Leon Russell Songs
This list may arrive as a kind of affirmation, if you were a huge fan. More likely, however, is that you never knew Leon Russell wrote so many great songs.
Mick Jones Will Release First-Ever Foreigner Band Biography, ‘A Foreigner’s Tale’
Foreigner's first-ever official biography will arrive just in time for the band's 40th anniversary.
30 Years Ago: Boston Reach New Chart Heights With Belated ‘Third Stage’
'Third Stage' was the nexus point between what could have been the end of Boston, and an entirely new beginning.
Rik Emmett Announces New Album Featuring Triumph Reunion
Rik Emmett is joined by his former Triumph bandmates for “Grand Parade,” their first new music together since 1987.
Lemmy Kilmister and David Bowie Featured In New Adult Coloring Book Series
'Motorhead: Color the Ace of Spades' features work by Joe Petangno, the artist who created the cover of 1986's 'Orgasmatron.'
Alice Cooper Wants To (Literally) Shock His Audience
In an era when multiple-night engagements are standard in Las Vegas, Alice Cooper sees an opportunity to up the ante.