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.
Las Vegas Mass Shooting: Rockers React
The deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history has sparked an outpouring of emotion from rock stars.
Metallica Announce 2017 North America ‘Worldwired’ Tour Dates
Metallica will head out for 25-date tour of the United States and Canada this May in support of their well-received new album 'Hardwired ... to Self-Destruct.'
Axl Rose and AC/DC Reportedly Photographed at Same Rehearsal Studio
Do new photos confirm rumors that Axl Rose is working with AC/DC after singer Brian Johnson was sidelined?
February 2016 New Music Releases
Ultimate Classic Rock previews rock music releases for February 2016.
Revisiting Judas Priest’s Career-Summing ‘Defenders of the Faith’
Released on January 4, 1984, 'Defenders of the Faith' was aptly titled, both then and now.
Green Day Rock ‘American Idiot’ + ‘Dookie’ Hits at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ce…
Green Day dug into their two best-known albums as they celebrated induction tonight into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Green Day Accept Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Honor With Eyes on the Future
Green Day talked about their indie roots, while accepting induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame tonight, but made clear they aren't done yet.
Joan Jett Thanks Nirvana, Fellow Inductees Green Day in Hall of Fame Acceptance Speech
Joan Jett insisted that she didn't intend to become emotional in accepting her Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction with the Blackhearts tonight – but it wasn't so easy.
Joan Jett Opens 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony with Dave Grohl
Joan Jett took the stage with Dave Grohl for the raucous opening to tonight's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.