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.
40 Years Ago: Genesis Says Goodbye to Steve Hackett on ‘Wind & Wuthering’
'Wind & Wuthering' feels autumnal, less direct and nowhere near as frisky as Genesis' later projects – and there's a reason for that.
Paul McCartney Announces Expanded Reissue of ‘Flowers in the Dirt’
'Flowers in the Dirt' is the 10th installment in Paul McCartney's Grammy-winning Archive Collection.
2017 New Music Releases
Ultimate Classic Rock offers a comprehensive, continuously updated list of 2017 New Music Releases.
Pink Floyd to Reissue ‘The Final Cut’ and ‘Momentary Lapse of Reason’ on Vinyl
Pink Floyd returns to their '80s era output for a pair of new vinyl reissues.
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.
Bob Krasnow, Ex-Elektra Chairman and Co-Founder of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Dies
Bob Krasnow signed a series of music legends along the way, including Metallica, the Cars, Prince, Dave Mason and Captain Beefheart, among many others.
Tom Petty Plans Huge Anniversary Tour; Joe Walsh to Play Most Dates
Tom Petty has confirmed dates from April through July 2017 as he celebrates 40 years with the Heartbreakers – and there's more to come.
40 Years Ago: Paul McCartney Marks a Career Milestone With ‘Wings Over America’
Recorded in the summer of 1976, 'Wings Over America' arrived on Dec. 10 of that year feeling like a triumphant musical summation for Paul McCartney.
40 Years Ago: The Eagles Reach a Pinnacle Exploring Paradise Lost on ‘Hotel California’
'Hotel California,' the Eagles layered, always frank meditation on the price of fame, is a reflection of where they were in life.
How Greg Lake Stumbled Into His Famous Yuletide Song, ‘I Believe in Father Christmas’
Greg Lake was in a creative logjam when he started singing a familiar Christmas standard over a new riff that stubbornly refused to go away.
Song of the Year: 2016 Ultimate Classic Rock Awards
Should David Bowie, Metallica, the Rolling Stones or Paul Simon earn Ultimate Classic Rock's Song of the Year award? You decide.
45 Years Ago: Paul McCartney Introduces Wings With the Tossed-Off ‘Wild Life’
Wings eventually sold millions and millions of records, but Paul McCartney‘s ’70s-era band didn’t exactly start out on a roll.