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.
The Beatles Take a Flight of Fancy With ‘Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!': The Story Be…
The Beatles' strikingly vivid "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite" found inspiration in the most unusual of places.
Here’s How Venues Are Working to Make Concerts Safer – And What You Can Do
The shocking deaths of more than 20 fans at an Ariana Grande performance raises important questions about concert safety – both in the U.S. and abroad.
The Beatles Balance Light and Dark on ‘Getting Better': The Story Behind Every ‘Sgt. Peppe…
Interestingly, the song's title didn't spring from the rich imaginations of either John Lennon or Paul McCartney.
Listen as Ozzy Osbourne Is Brilliantly Mashed Up With Earth, Wind and Fire
Imagine Ozzy Osbourne going off the rails on a disco train.
17 Rock Stars Who Claimed Rock is Dead
See who has already stuck a fork in this cherished music – and why.
King Crimson Adds More Dates to First North American Tour in Three Years
King Crimson are also putting out a new EP featuring a cover of David Bowie's "Heroes" to coincide with the tour.
Why the BBC Wasn’t ‘Turned On’ by the Beatles’ ‘A Day in the Life’
These new details arrive as the Beatles prepare an expanded reissue of 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band,' which featured "A Day in the Life" as its finale.
Wendy Dio Fires Back at Critics of Ronnie James Dio Hologram
Wendy Dio spoke to Ultimate Classic Rock as work continues on an all-new version of the hologram to be featured on a planned tour.
Peter Criss Says Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Was Right to Honor Only Original Kiss Members
Peter Criss is preparing for his final round of shows, having announced his retirement from the road.
How the Ride for Ronnie Helps Keep Ronnie James Dio’s Legacy Alive: Exclusive Wendy Dio In…
The Ride for Ronnie stands as another example of a desire Wendy Dio had to get donations to the right place after her husband succumbed to cancer.