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.
Why the Coronavirus Is Now Threatening Concerts and Festivals
As worry grows over large gatherings, could COVID-19 lead to cancellation of rock's biggest season?
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.
Chris Cornell’s Widow Is Suing Soundgarden
The dispute apparently traces back to seven unreleased songs.
Fans Start Doomed Petition to Name Black Hole After Chris Cornell
The discovery has already been dubbed Powehi, a Hawaiian word that recognizes the island state's role in this scientific breakthrough.
Queensryche Say They’ve Been ‘Bamboozled’ by PledgeMusic
Fans apparently won't get an upcoming new album project – or their money back – from the embattled crowdfunding company.
How the 2019 Grammy Awards Basically Ignored Rock and Metal
It certainly wasn't rock music's biggest night.
Metallica, Foo Fighters and Former Bandmates Set for Chris Cornell Tribute Show
Concert honors Soundgarden frontman who died in May 2017 of an apparent suicide.
Vinnie Paul to Be Buried in a Kiss Kasket, Just Like Dimebag
Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley are reportedly providing the custom casket, which was offered as a gift at the request of Vinnie Paul's family.
KK Downing Is Selling His Share of Judas Priest’s Catalog
The guitarist announced the sale after a failed investment in a luxury golf resort.
April 2018 New Music Releases
Record Store Day dominates this list, but that doesn't mean the rest of April sits empty.
Why Judas Priest Named Their New Album ‘Firepower': Exclusive Video Interview
Judas Priest singer Rob Halford and drummer Scott Travis joined UCR for an exclusive interview about their upcoming album 'Firepower.'
Listen to Jack White’s New Single, ‘Over and Over and Over’
Jack White has issued another song from his upcoming third solo album.