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.
May 2017 New Music Releases
Ultimate Classic Rock takes a look a new music releases of note for May 2017.
25 Years Ago: Lemmy Kilmister’s Bad Breath Saves Motorhead in Commodore Amiga Video Game
Before each battle, Lemmy exclaims, "Let's rock!" But that's not his secret weapon.
40 Years Ago: Led Zeppelin Play Cleveland Show Immortalized on ‘Destroyer’ Bootleg
Led Zeppelin put it all together during their April 27, 1977 stop at Richfield Coliseum in Cleveland – and everyone got to share in the experience.
Check Out Buckingham McVie’s Sweetly Romantic New Tune, ‘Feel About You’
Buckingham McVie's "Feel About You" pleasantly recalls Fleetwood Mac's perfect pop confections on 1987's 'Tango in the Night' – and that's fitting.
Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen to Tour With a New Solo Band
They're promising setlists filled with Steely Dan hits and songs from Donald Fagen's solo albums plus "some swell surprises," Fagen says.
45 Years Ago: Dr. John’s Rootsy Homecoming Album ‘Gumbo’ Sets Stage for Breakthrough
The former Mac Rebennack discarded his initial Night Tripper persona for a return to his roots on 'Dr. John's Gumbo.'
Journey Lineup Changes: A Complete Guide
This guide makes one thing clear: Journey has a deep history outside of the platinum-selling Steve Perry era.
Top 10 Gregg Allman Songs
Duane Allman looms large, just as he did in passing. Still, these songs make their own case for the brother who remained.
Night Ranger’s Kelly Keagy Takes a Break After Heart Procedure
Night Ranger singer and drummer Kelly Keagy said the surgery was meant to address "a heart abnormality."
Yes vs. Yes: Who Actually Owns the Band’s Name?
Yes split into two bands just 72 hours after being inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, seemingly out of the blue.