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.
How Barbra Streisand Unknowingly Inspired Aerosmith’s Biggest Hit
A Barbra Streisand anecdote about new love helped Aerosmith score their first and only No. 1 song.
Beatles Solo Albums Ranked Worst to Best
Included are albums that still feel like time-stamped baubles and others that have only grown in estimation.
Guns N’ Roses Triumph at Download Festival: Photo Gallery
The band headlined the second day of Download 2018 from the U.K.'s Donington Park, and we've got great photos to share.
Watch Bruce Springsteen’s Emotional ‘My Hometown’ at the Tonys
Billy Joel presented the Boss with a special Tony for his critically acclaimed stage hit 'Springsteen on Broadway.'
Stream Rock on the Range All Weekend at UltimateClassicRock.com
UCR has teamed up with LiveXLive to provide the official live stream of this year's Rock on the Range.
Freddie Mercury’s Sexuality Remained a Mystery Even to His Queen Bandmates
Queen never talked much about Freddie Mercury's sexuality, and even less about the disease that killed him.
20 Beatles Songs That John Lennon Hated
John Lennon tore into deep cuts, treasured favorites and no less than four Beatles songs that reached No. 1.
Which Hall of Fame Bands Hated Each Other the Most?
These bandmates totally hate each other. And some fancy statue isn't going to change that.
Meet the New Boss: Rock’s Replacement Singers
Rock's replacement singers are too often overlooked. After all, many bands soared to their greatest heights long after an original frontman departed.
72 Musicians Who Are Totally Lying About Their Names
Their names are forever etched in our collective musical memory – or are they?