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.
Tour of the Year: 2016 Ultimate Classic Rock Awards
You decide who wins Tour of the Year honors in the 2015 Ultimate Classic Rock Awards.
5 Reasons Journey Should Be in the Hall of Fame
Journey have been eligible for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since 2000, but didn't earn their first nomination until 2016.
December 2016 New Music Releases
Ultimate Classic Rock takes a look at the best classic rock new music releases for the month of December 2016.
Bad Company and Mott the Hoople Guitarist Mick Ralphs Suffers Stroke
Bad Company just finished an eight-city October trek with Mick Ralphs through the UK, their first in four years.
Rush Won’t Go Forward Without All Three Current Members
"We always said that if the three of us aren't on board," Rush's Geddy Lee confirms, "we don't do a thing."
Sixx:A.M. Release Video for ‘We Will Not Go Quietly,’ First Single From ‘Prayers for the B…
"We Will Not Go Quietly" advances the second album released this year from Nikki Sixx‘s busy band, following the retirement of Motley Crue.
Ozzy Osbourne Nearly Choked to Death on a Vitamin
Add strangling on a daily vitamin to the growing list of things that have almost killed Ozzy Osbourne.
Metallica Share Emotional Memories of Cliff Burton in New Video
Metallica reflect in a promotional video for 'Back to the Front,' the new book focusing on their final album with Cliff Burton.
Queen Dominate New Scientific Study of History’s Most Addictive Songs
Queen finished with three of the Top 10 earworms of all time, according to researchers at the University of St. Andrews.
Kiss and Dead Daisies Concert Pauses as Tornado Passes
The show resumed once a National Weather Service warning expired, but not before Dead Daisies were forced off the stage.