Nick DeRiso is UCR's assistant managing editor. He was 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, and previously oversaw a daily section that was named Top 10 in the nation by the AP.
5 Reasons the Go-Go’s Should Be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
There was time when an all-female group didn't write its own songs or play its own instruments.
March 2021 New Music Releases
Neil Young looks back, while members of the Beatles, Kiss and Iron Maiden offer new sounds.
35 Years Ago: Space Shuttle Challenger Breaks Apart on Live TV
We've been told that a nation watched in horror as the space shuttle exploded. But that's not exactly what happened.
February 2021 New Music Releases
This month quickly picks up steam before culminating with a signature last Friday overstuffed with new sounds.
Why Dave Grohl Won’t Sing Nirvana Songs in Concert
Foo Fighters are set to release their 10th album, with a rescheduled tour presumably to follow.
Neil Young Sells Half of His Catalog for a Reported $150 Million
It's unclear how the company will leverage this huge new acquisition, since 1988's "This Note's for You" made clear his anti-commercial stance.
How Rockers Remembered John Lennon in Song
They inevitably channeled grief over his murder into their craft.
December 2020 New Music Releases
Month gets off to a fast start before settling in for the traditional long winter's nap.
Top 80 John Lennon Songs
The Beatles star was slow to reveal himself. Once he decided to get real, however, the floodgates opened.
Led Zeppelin Finally Appear to Have Won ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Case
U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear arguments, leaving in place a lower-court ruling that found no copyright infringement.
20 Years Ago: Radiohead Completely Deconstruct Rock With ‘Kid A’
Gone were the conventional verse-chorus-bridge structures of their earliest successes.
Bon Jovi Doesn’t Shy Away From Criticism Over Political ‘2020’
New album was ready for release when the quarantines began, giving the band plenty of time to rethink tone and content.