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.
How Jon Bon Jovi Finally Fell in Love With ‘Livin’ on a Prayer’
Jon Bon Jovi was initially skeptical about his eventual No. 1 hit because it was "so unique."
September 2019 New Music Releases
The Beatles go on a deep dive into sessions for 'Abbey Road,' while Robbie Robertson returns with his first studio project since 2011.
Beatles Announce Expanded 40-Song ‘Abbey Road’ Reissue Box Set
The official announcement arrives 50 years to the day after they walked across the street outside of EMI Studios for the album's cover image.
Which Bonus Tracks Will Be Part of the Beatles’ ‘Abbey Road’ Box?
A deeper look at the album's most intriguing leftovers.
Led Zeppelin Copyright Case Draws Support From 123 Other Acts
They said each could "undoubtedly be affected by the outcome of this critically important case."
Foreigner Set for 10-Show Las Vegas Residency in 2020
Now, all they have to do is figure out how to fit in all of the band's most familiar songs.
30 Years Ago: Paul McCartney Gets Nostalgic During Rehearsals for Comeback Tour
The former Beatles star's 1989 preview underscored a new openness to his storied – but often avoided – past.
50 Years Ago: Paul McCartney Carefully Constructs Badfinger’s Breakout Moment
Before "Come and Get It," their career highlight had been 1968's "Maybe Tomorrow," which stalled at a disappointing No. 67.
30 Years Ago: Why Jefferson Airplane’s Reunion Crash Landed
Ironically, a desire to remain creative in the studio ended up tearing the group apart again.
August 2019 New Music Releases
Highly anticipated concert recordings from a trio of classic-rock greats top the list.