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.
Top 25 Southern Rock Albums
For all of its woolly, trapped-in-the-'70s imagery, the genre has proven surprisingly resilient.
November 2018 New Music Releases
Record Store Day's Black Friday edition will get all of the headlines, but this list has plenty of other things going for it.
Listen to Def Leppard’s New Song, ‘We All Need Christmas’
New holiday-themed song arrives just days after band earned first-ever nomination to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
All 172 Journey Songs Ranked Worst to Best
The band's discography will always have a clear line of demarcation: before Steve Perry and after Steve Perry.
Steve Perry, ‘Traces': Album Review
Album is as personal a record as a former melodic-rock superstar has perhaps ever released.
How Keith Richards’ ‘Talk Is Cheap’ Saved the Rolling Stones
LP offered definitive proof that there remained an audience for a Stones record that sounded like, you know, the Stones.
Take a ‘Wild Ride’ With the Trailer for Elton John Biopic ‘Rocketman’
The one-minute teaser treats fans to a cavalcade of star's era-defining costumes.
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.