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.
Top 10 Songs Sung by R.E.M.’s Mike Mills
He's a perfect foil – and, when the song is just right, a smart choice to take over the mic.
Albums We’re Expecting in 2019
It's early yet, but 2019 is already shaping up to be an intriguing year for rock fans.
Metallica, Foo Fighters and Former Bandmates Set for Chris Cornell Tribute Show
Concert honors Soundgarden frontman who died in May 2017 of an apparent suicide.
The Best Song From Every Queen Album
Our deep dive attempts to find the greatest moment on a string of records that are overstuffed with them.
Ozzy Osbourne Cancels Rest of Final Tour as He Battles Infection
Three California shows had already been postponed, following an initial prognosis.
How Keith Richards’ ‘Talk Is Cheap’ Saved the Rolling Stones
LP offered definitive proof that there remained an audience for a Stones record that sounded like, you know, the Stones.
Metallica Producer Paul Curcio Dies at 74
He helmed 'Kill 'Em All,' a seminal thrash album that followed the band's underground hit demo 'No Life 'Til Leather.'
October 2018 New Music Releases
The list of new records coming our way is topped by an unexpected treat for Journey fans.
Pink Floyd Solo Albums Ranked Worst to Best
The band's solo projects tend to get overlooked when 'The Dark Side of the Moon' stays on the charts for nearly a generation.
September 2018 New Music Releases
New studio albums by Paul McCartney, Ann Wilson, Rod Stewart and Paul Simon are on the way.