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 the newspaper industry, he previously oversaw a daily section that was named Top 10 in the nation by the AP.
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.
Listen to Neil Young’s New Song With Promise of the Real, ‘Children of Destiny’
Promise of the Real have been working with Neil Young since 2015's 'The Monsanto Years.'
The Long Journey Queen’s ‘Brighton Rock’ Took to the ‘Baby Driver’ Soundtrack
Queen's "Brighton Rock" grew out of a lengthy period of experimentation by guitarist Brian May.
July 2017 New Music Releases
In a month dominated by reissues, a few new albums stand out.
Film Version of ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ Coming to Blu-Ray
Peter Frampton, the Bee Gees, Aerosmith and others return as part of a new Blu-ray edition of 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' this fall.
Phil Collins Postpones Concerts After Late-Night Fall
Phil Collins' management is blaming the spill on a condition called "foot drop," which impacts a victim's ability to lift the front part of the foot.
The Sad and Protracted End of Beatles and Rolling Stones Sideman Billy Preston
Known for his big smile and his even bigger afro, Billy Preston died in an avalanche of health, legal and financial problems.
Journey’s Neal Schon and Jonathan Cain Appear to Be Feuding
Journey is in the midst of a public rift, just months after their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Bob Seger Announces Initial Dates on Fall ‘Runaway Train’ Tour
Bob Seger still hasn't clarified the meaning of a promo video for these dates that seemed to indicate plans to retire.
John Lennon Discovers Suburbia’s Monotony in ‘Good Morning Good Morning': The Story Behind…
With the Beatles off the road, John Lennon became trapped inside the every-day ennui of a marriage he never really wanted.