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.
Revisiting Van Halen’s Return, ‘A Different Kind of Truth’
Really, it made perfect sense. Is there a more fertile period for Van Halen than the late '70s?
Cheap Trick Confirm Work on a New Studio Album
Cheap Trick took seven years between 'The Latest' and 2016's 'Bang, Zoom, Crazy ... Hello,' their longest stretch between studio efforts ever.
Watch Derek Trucks Pay Tribute to His Uncle, Allman Brothers Band Drummer Butch Trucks
Derek Trucks was a member of the Allman Brothers Band with his uncle Butch Trucks for 15 years.
Butch Trucks’ Death: Rockers React
The death of co-founding Allman Brothers Band drummer Butch Trucks has led to an outpouring of emotion.
Revisiting Pink Floyd’s Political and Muscular ‘Animals’
Pink Floyd reached a career crossroads with 'Animals,' this hard-eyed rebuke of greed and the power structure driven by Roger Waters' quickly awakening muse.
Mott the Hoople Bassist Peter Overend Watts Dies
Mott the Hoople's classic lineup, best known for 1972's "All the Young Dudes," has lost two members in a little over a year.
Classic Rock Vs. Donald Trump: Musicians Who Already Can’t Stand Our New President
Donald Trump's ascension to the presidency has not exactly been met with classic rock jubilation.
John Mellencamp Releases New Song, ‘Easy Target,’ Album With Carlene Carter Also Planned
John Mellencamp's "Easy Target" is reportedly a "reflection on the state of our country."
Paul McCartney Files Suit to Get the Beatles’ Songs Back
This fight actually dates back to 1985, when Michael Jackson memorably out-maneuvered Paul McCartney to purchase his early catalog.
45 Years Ago: Blue Oyster Cult Gets Heavy on Self-Titled Debut
Blue Oyster Cult didn't emerge fully formed. Instead, their self-titled debut arrived as a sign post in their continuing development.
Listen to David Crosby’s New Bi-Partisan Protest Song, ‘Capitol’
David Crosby's new track excoriates elected officials for putting personal gain above duty.