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.
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.
50 Years Ago: Jimi Hendrix Chases His Muse on ‘Electric Ladyland’
Faced with prevailing backward-looking musical trends, the guitarist went his own way.
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.
The Tortured History of Tom Petty’s ‘Wildflowers’ Outtakes
Leftover songs from the 1994 LP have been scattered among soundtracks, singles, box sets and the cutting-room floor.
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.
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.
Eagles Solo Albums Ranked Worst to Best
It was easier for some members of the legendary country-rock group to go their own way than it was for others.
September 2018 New Music Releases
New studio albums by Paul McCartney, Ann Wilson, Rod Stewart and Paul Simon are on the way.
Pink Floyd Solo Albums Ranked Worst to Best
The band's solo projects tend to get overlooked when 'The Dark Side of the Moon' stays on the charts for nearly a generation.
Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, Has Died
She was the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.