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.
Listen to Eric Clapton’s Previously Unheard ‘Mississippi Blues’
"Mississippi Blues" was recorded with Tim Duffy and will be part of 'Blue Muse,' a compilation from the Music Maker Relief Foundation.
The Best Song From Every Queen Album
Our deep dive attempts to find the greatest moment on a string of records that are overstuffed with them.
Ozzy Osbourne Cancels Rest of Final Tour as He Battles Infection
Three California shows had already been postponed, following an initial prognosis.
Jefferson Airplane Co-Founder Marty Balin Dead at 76
The singer for both Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship has died of unknown causes at the age of 76.
Led Zeppelin Reportedly Plan to Launch Concert Streaming Service
A new trademark filing was apparently submitted for the purpose of "providing non-downloadable prerecorded music online via a global computer network."
Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, Has Died
She was the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
AC/DC’s Vancouver Photos Raise Three Big Questions
The prospect of AC/DC reuniting has sparked both speculation and debate. Here are the three biggest issues.
Van Halen’s Gary Cherone Mistake: Rock’s Epic Fails
For Van Halen, the third time was most certainly not the charm.
How Barbra Streisand Unknowingly Inspired Aerosmith’s Biggest Hit
A Barbra Streisand anecdote about new love helped Aerosmith score their first and only No. 1 song.
The Kinks Are Apparently Reuniting, but Maybe Not
Ray Davies seemed to laugh off the huge and unexpected revelation as a joke.