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.
25 Years Ago: Smart Soundtrack Makes ‘Reality Bites’ a Classic Gen X Rom-Com
Ben Stiller's directorial debut wasn't the first slacker movie, or maybe even the best one. Instead, it was one of Generation X's best romantic comedies.
March 2019 New Music Releases
Included are deep dives into a few cornerstone moments, long-awaited new albums and some intriguing live sets.
Listen to Tom Petty’s Previously Unreleased Song ‘For Real’
Unheard track arrives in advance of a new two-disc career retrospective called 'The Best of Everything.'
Journey to Release New Live Versions of ‘Escape’ and ‘Frontiers’
'Live in Japan 2017: 'Escape' + 'Frontiers'' was recorded on the legendary Budokan stage.
Nikki Sixx Defends Motley Crue’s Use of Backing Tapes
He also revealed they started doing it well before the band's final tour.
Watch Trailer for New Beatles-Related Movie, ‘Yesterday’
Universal says the film is about "music, dreams, friendship and the long and winding road that leads to the love of your life."
25 Years Ago: How the Beatles Finally Reunited to Complete ‘Free as a Bird’
George Martin begged off. Even Paul McCartney said he was unsure at first.
Heart Reunite for Huge Summer Tour With Joan Jett and Sheryl Crow
They've been on hiatus since 2016, when a family dispute split the band's co-leading sisters.
How the 2019 Grammy Awards Basically Ignored Rock and Metal
It certainly wasn't rock music's biggest night.
Lindsey Buckingham’s Emergency Heart Surgery Damaged His Voice
The former Fleetwood Mac star's wife said "it is unclear if the damage is permanent."