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.
Kirk Hammett Admits Metallica Wasted Their Time Fighting Napster
They sued after discovering a leaked demo of "I Disappear" was circulating on the file-sharing service.
February 2020 New Music Releases
Many of the upcoming records have a dark theme – actually, a black one.
Doobie Brothers Give Fans Credit for Belated Hall of Fame Nod
Frontman Tom Johnston says he "can't imagine a better start to our 50th year."
2020 New Music Releases
The slowest period for the music business is typically early in the new year. 2020 will be the exception.
October 2019 New Music Releases
Anniversary celebrations dominate the list, but there are also some notable original projects on the way.
Ozzy Osbourne Solo Albums Collected in Huge Vinyl Box
'See You on the Other Side' will include 1986's long-out-of-print 'The Original Sin,' among other goodies.
25 Years Ago: Why Elton John Almost Never Made ‘The Lion King’
The soundtrack became a multi-million-selling, Oscar-winning 1994 triumph, but it wasn't easy.
30 Years Ago: How Sean Connery Got Harrison Ford to Return as Indiana Jones
'The Last Crusade' focused on a search for the archeologist's lost father, their lost relationship – and a certain legendary goblet.
How Is the Resurgence of Vinyl Impacting Our Environment?
After more than a decade of phenomenal growth in vinyl sales, the question of sustainability remains.
Hear a Dance Version of Van Halen’s ‘Panama’ by Bird and the Bee
The L.A.-based indie-pop duo are fans, but that doesn't mean they took a faithful approach.