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.
Watch Jon Bon Jovi Make a Surprise Visit to Lifelong Fan Battling Cancer
Carol Cesario was probably thrilled just to visit the singer’s New Jersey restaurant. But then Jon Bon Jovi himself walked in.
30 Years Ago: Steve Winwood Enlists Friends, Hits It Big With ‘Back in the High Life’
An intensely interior solo artist to that point, Steve Winwood shifted to a more collaborative approach on 'Back in the High Life' – and it paid off.
Tom Petty Updates Bob Dylan’s ‘Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door’ After Orlando Tragedy
Listen as Tom Petty changes the lyric to a Bob Dylan classic in the wake of the mass shooting at Orlando.
Phil Collins Announces New Memoir, ‘Not Dead Yet’
In case you were wondering, a new autobiography reminds everyone that Phil Collins is not dead yet.
Tom Petty Hopes to Present Expanded ‘Wildflowers’ on Future Tour
If Tom Petty can finally nail down a long-planned reissue of 'Wildflowers,' he wants to play an expanded version of the 1995 solo project in concert in 2017.
July 2016 New Music Releases
Ultimate Classic Rock takes a look at the best classic rock new music releases for the month of July.
Paul McCartney Discovered the Meaning of Life but Can’t Figure Out His Notes
The only thing worse than not knowing the meaning of life, as Paul McCartney can tell you, is knowing but being unable to decipher your own transcription.
Jury Set in Led Zeppelin Plagiarism Trial, After Huge Fan Is Dismissed
The group reviewing evidence in a trail to decide whether "Stairway to Heaven" featured a copied riff won't include one of Led Zeppelin's biggest fans.
Axl Rose Teases Possible New Music with Guns N’ Roses and Angus Young
Axl Rose's twin tours with AC/DC and Guns N' Roses appears to have sparked something creatively.
Steven Tyler Announces First Solo Album, ‘We’re All Somebody From Somewhere’
Steven Tyler has filled out the specifics on his long-awaited debut album.
Bad Company and Joe Walsh’s ‘One Hell of a Night’ Tour: Exclusive Photos and Video
The tour, which began May 12 in Dallas and continues through July 3 in Nashville, has been appropriately dubbed "One Hell of a Night."
Beck Releases Danceable Single ‘Wow’ in Advance of New Album
The track advances an as-yet-unnamed full-length studio followup to 2014's Grammy-winning 'Morning Phase.'