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.
Paul Simon Returns to Old Favorites With New Album ‘In the Blue Light’
The singer-songwriter takes another pass at some of his favorite – and, in some cases, lesser-known – songs.
Hear Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson Cover the Beatles’ ‘Helter Skelter’
"Helter Skelter," found on 1968's White Album, is perhaps the Beatles' heaviest song
Inside Keith Moon’s Craziest Antics: Video
Drummer took rock 'n' roll excess and made it into something approaching performance art.
Paul McCartney Announces New LP ‘Egypt Station,’ Releases Two Songs
These are Paul McCartney's first new singles since a pair of collaborations with Kanye West in 2015.
30 Years Ago: Moody Blues Reach a Synth-Pop Dead End With ‘Sur la Mer’
'Sur la Mer' was the zenith of their '80s sound, or the nadir – depending on which period drew you to the Moody Blues in the first place.
Screwups in Your Favorite Rock Songs
Even your favorite rock god makes a mistake every now and again. Some of these mishaps even make it onto proper albums
Yes, Even Mick Jagger Makes Dad Jokes on His Son’s Instagram
Think having a rock-star father exempts you from the usual dad jokes? Lucas Jagger is here to definitively refute that.
Revisiting Pink Floyd’s Last Proper LP, ‘The Division Bell’
The Division Bell wasn't just a return to Pink Floyd's earlier, more free-flowing psych-rock songcraft.
John Lennon and Paul McCartney’s Only Post-Beatles Session
A drug-fueled recording session featuring John Lennon and Paul McCartney took place on March 28, 1974,
The Death of Randy Rhoads
One of rock's enduring mysteries unfolded on March 19, 1982, as 25-year-old Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Randy Rhoads died in a fiery plane crash.