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.
Eddie Van Halen Has Donated 75 of His Guitars to Public Schools
Eddie Van Halen's passion for music began as a child, and he's working to make sure future generations have the same opportunity.
Butch Trucks Remembered by Allman Brothers Band Alumni, Family and Friends
Among those on hand for the private event were former bandmates Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, Oteil Burbridge and Jaimoe, among others.
March 2017 New Music Releases
We'd specifically like to thank the industry for March 24.
Grammy Producer Apologizes to Metallica, Blames Onstage Extra for Unplugged Mic
A clearly frustrated James Hetfield knocked down his microphone stand in anger after the song ended.
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.'
Metallica’s World Tour Will Apparently Be Announced on Monday
Metallica have already played some early dates in Latin America, while promising “many more shows to come.”
Metallica Will Be Joined by Lady Gaga at the Grammys
Metallica appear with Lady Gaga three years after their surprising turn at the Grammys with a classical pianist.
Watch Dio Hologram Make U.S. Debut Ahead of Tour
Dio Disciples will hit theaters and festivals around the world with this new technology starting later this year.
Seven Bands That Should Perform at Super Bowl 51 Instead of Lady Gaga
It's hard to recall sometimes, but at one point classic rock artists were the norm during halftime at the Super Bowl.
Most Disappointing Albums: More Than 100 Times Rock’s Biggest Bands Let Us Down
A disappointing album, as our list shows, isn't always a group's worst studio effort.