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.
That Time Led Zeppelin Stole the Who’s Dinner Reservations
Robert Plant said Led Zeppelin once ate for free at one of New York City's hottest spots after he was mistaken for Roger Daltrey.
35 Years Ago: Donald Fagen Releases Solo Debut, ‘The Nightfly’
Donald Fagen's solo debut established him as a more grounded, autobiographical writer away from Steely Dan.
30 Years Ago: Sting Makes Art From Loss on ‘Nothing Like the Sun’
'... Nothing Like the Sun' set the course for Sting's solo career on the way to becoming his second consecutive multi-platinum album.
Ex-Guns N’ Roses Guitarist Buckethead Is Battling a Deadly Heart Problem
Former Guns N' Roses guitarist Buckethead has been diagnosed with a chronic heart arrhythmia that he says nearly caused a stroke.
Roger Daltrey Confirms Publisher and Release Date for Memoir
Roger Daltrey's autobiography now has a publisher and a scheduled release date.
Scorpions Cancel Remaining North American Shows
The Scorpions were slated to continue shows with Megadeth until Oct. 15 at Tampa, Fla.
Classic Rock Artists Who (Allegedly) Ripped Somebody Off
Musicians appropriate ideas from everywhere, sometimes to the point where a court of law calls it stealing.
Rock Hall of Fame’s 2018 Snubs: 15 Acts Who Should Have Been Nominated
Every year, it seems the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame commits a few notable whiffs.
Tom Petty’s Top 10 Most Underrated Songs
Turns out, Tom Petty was right. We got lucky.
Tom Petty Never Abandoned His Values, Or His Band, Over a Remarkable Career
Even as Tom Petty's career branched out, the Heartbreakers always remained a touchstone.