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.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 10 Worst Snubs
Even as we celebrate another class of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, it's difficult not to cast a frustrated glance over to the ones left behind.
Lost Van Halen / Mitch Malloy Demo Released
Mitch Malloy has released an unfinished Van Halen demo that he completed after a brief period as a singer with the group.
Watch the Eagles of Death Metal Join U2 for a Rousing Paris Appearance
The Eagles of Death Metal took the stage today during a U2 concert in Paris, marking an emotional return after the terrorist attacks of Nov. 13.
Flashback: Alice Cooper and Ann Landers Debate Necrophilia
When a famous advice columnist called Alice Cooper out over his song "Cold Ethyl," he didn't roll over and play dead.
The Story of John Lennon’s Last Concert Appearance
Dual legends initially grew up around John Lennon's Nov. 28, 1974 appearance on stage with Elton John at Madison Square Garden.
The Day Freddie Mercury Died
Freddie Mercury was the face of Queen's wildly popular mixture of hard rock, pop, cabaret, glam and opera in the '70s, before becoming one the the AIDS virus' most well-known casualties in the '90s.
AC/DC Fans Barred from Drinking Near December Concert
For those about to drink, we've got bad news for you.
Led Zeppelin Albums, Ranked From Worst To Best
Ultimate Classic Rock counts down every canonical Led Zeppelin album, from worst (relatively speaking, of course) to best.
Metallica Join Fans’ Fight to Save ‘Metalocalypse’
Metallica doesn't want to see 'Metalocalypse' end just yet.
48 Years Ago: The Doors Stumble Into ‘Strange Days’
"Strange days have found us," Jim Morrison sang on the title track of this 1967 sophomore release by the Doors -- and it was undeniably true.