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.
How Barbra Streisand Unknowingly Inspired Aerosmith’s Biggest Hit
A Barbra Streisand anecdote about new love helped Aerosmith score their first and only No. 1 song.
How the Beatles Said Goodbye With Their Final Official Concert
At the time, it must have seemed like an otherwise nondescript show. Instead, history was made as the Beatles played the nearly half-empty Candlestick Park.
September 2017 New Music Releases
The list of September 2017 new music releases is marked by one heartfelt goodbye and the long-awaited returns of a few huge stars.
33 Classic Rock Artists Who Hate Their Own Records
Sometimes, bands got sick of a project because it simply became too popular. Other times, something just went terribly wrong.
Rolling Stones Announce ‘Sticky Fingers Live’ Audio and Video Sets
This concert, which featured the first-ever performance of the Rolling Stones' classic 1971 album in its entirety, was previously available only as a download.
55 Years Ago: How Robert Zimmerman Became Bob Dylan
It wasn't Bob Dylan's first name change – or the last.
See Photos as Brian Johnson Walks Away From Spectacular Car Crash
Brian Johnson's roll-over car crash happened this past weekend during a celebrity race at the Silverstone Classic in the U.K.
Rock Legends Who Never Had a No. 1 Single
It's all the more surprising when you consider the success so many of them had by any other measure.
Listen to the Cars’ Previously Unreleased Studio Version of ‘They Won’t See You’
A nervy romp from sessions for the Cars' 'Candy-O' album, "They Won't See You" had previously been available only in stripped-down demo form.
August 2017 New Music Releases
The month is highlighted by reissues of two of the biggest albums of the '80s, and the return of two familiar names.