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.
2023 New Music Releases
Metallica's surprise lockdown-recorded LP and a huge tour get the new year off to a fast start.
Eagles Extend ‘Hotel California’ Tour With Five More Dates
They're playing 1976 LP in its entirety and then returning for another set of greatest hits.
Joni Mitchell Set to Perform First Full Concert in Decades
Comeback show with friend and collaborator Brandi Carlile is scheduled for next June.
30 Years Ago: Keith Richards Settles Into a Groove on ‘Main Offender’
Touring with his X-Pensive Winos side band impacted the tone and approach of second solo LP.
November 2022 New Music Releases
Another Record Store Day brings exciting new releases, but November has lots more to offer.
Neil Young’s ‘Harvest’ Expanded in 50th Anniversary Box Set
Previously unheard live version of the No. 1 hit "Heart of Gold" advances the set.
50 Years Ago: Miles Davis Gets Funky and Weird With ‘On the Corner’
Gone was the cool jazz of old, replaced by the kind of dark, heavy grooves that could bring down tenement buildings.
October 2022 New Music Releases
Beatles reissue arrives with new albums from the Cult, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Todd Rundgren and Skid Row.
Beatles’ ‘Revolver’ Remix Wouldn’t Be Here Without Peter Jackson
Producer Giles Martin wasn't sure four-track-era LPs like this one could be properly reissued. Then came 'Get Back.'
September 2022 New Music Releases
New material from a pair of metal titans is joined by a long-delayed remix.
Motown Songwriting Legend Lamont Dozier Dies at 81
He helped shape popular music in the '60s with Brian and Eddie Holland.
July 2022 New Music Releases
For some, July will mark the end of a long silence.