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.
2019 New Music Releases
A comprehensive and continuously updated list of the year's albums, DVDs and more.
Keith Richards’ ‘Talk Is Cheap’ Set for Expanded Deluxe Reissue
Six never-before-heard tracks are included from sessions for the Rolling Stones guitarist's debut solo album.
Pete Townshend Still Struggles to Connect With Roger Daltrey
The Who's two remaining co-founders have been at it for ages. But that doesn't mean they communicate all that well.
The Best Song From Every Journey Album
Singers may come, and singers most certainly may go, but some things remain: The great tunes.
Journey’s Arnel Pineda Will Be Subject of Biopic by ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Director
Discovered via YouTube, Arnel Pineda has been fronting the suddenly resurgent hitmakers since 2007.
5 Reasons John Prine Should Be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
He became an underground sensation, a hit-music maker and then a huge influence on successive generations of singer-songwriters.
5 Reasons the Cure Should Be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Eligible for induction since 2004, they were a finalist once, in 2012.
December 2018 New Music Releases
The list arrives just before the industry goes into its annual holiday slumber.
Five Reasons Todd Rundgren Should Be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
The singer-songwriter once said his career was marked by "consistency of inconsistency," and there's perhaps no more apt description.
Listen to Def Leppard’s New Song, ‘We All Need Christmas’
New holiday-themed song arrives just days after band earned first-ever nomination to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.