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.
Perfect Attendance, Zero Drama: Guns N’ Roses Wrap Up Their U.S. Reunion Tour
Over a total of 32 stops with Guns N' Roses that bookended 13 others with AC/DC, Axl Rose emerged as rock's model citizen.
Styx and Don Felder Announce Las Vegas Concert Residency
Don Felder appeared with Styx and Foreigner as part of the Soundtrack of Summer tour a couple of years ago.
September 2016 New Music Releases
Ultimate Classic Rock takes a look at the best classic rock new music releases for the month of September 2016.
Science Proves Sting Has an Unusual Reaction to Music
A scientific study of Sting's brain found he made surprising musical connections, among them the deeper similarities between an Argentine tango and the Beatles.
How a Urine Shortage Almost Ruined the ‘Who’s Next’ Cover Shoot
The Who were traveling back from a show when they happened upon a huge slab of concrete. So, why not urinate on it, right?
35 Years Ago: Pretenders Rush Out ‘Pretenders II’ Then Fall Apart
'Pretenders II ' arrived on Aug. 15, 1981 with all of the built-in disadvantages of a sequel.
Listen to David Lee Roth Update Gerry Rafferty’s ‘Baker Street’
You might remember a snippet of David Lee Roth singing "Baker Street" on the 'No Holds Bar-B-Que' video. Now, you can hear the whole thing.
Guns N’ Roses Reunion Put Slash’s Solo Career on Back Burner
Slash issued 2014’s 'World on Fire' with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators before talk turned to a long-awaited tour with Guns N' Roses.
Peter Gabriel Combines and Expands Previously Released Live DVDs
Peter Gabriel is revisiting a raft of live material for release in DVD, Blu-ray and digital formats.
Ozzy Osbourne Sued by ‘Crazy Train’ Co-Writer
Bob Daisley has been tangling with Ozzy Osbourne for some time over royalties and credit.
Watch Sammy Hagar Belt Out ‘I Can’t Drive 55′ With Kenny Chesney
Kenny Chesney has been a regular guest at Sammy Hagar's birthday bash, and even wrote a chart-topping country hit while hanging out by the former Van Halen frontman's pool.
Pat Benatar’s Life With Neil Giraldo Is Being Turned Into a Broadway Musical
Neil Giraldo was Pat Benatar's lead guitarist as she shot to fame, and they fell in love along the way.