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.
Record Store Day Returns With First of Three ‘RSD Drops’
A novel coronavirus changed everything this year, including this huge annual vinyl sale.
September 2020 New Music Releases
Another edition of Record Store Day's new RSD Drops arrives next month.
A Look at Key Extras From Tom Petty’s Upcoming ‘All the Rest’
Family and close musical collaborators have finally fulfilled his expanded vision for 'Wildflowers' – and then some.
Rolling Stones Album Art: The Stories Behind 26 Famous LP Covers
Band's narrative could often be broadly understood from the vantage point of any local music-store shelf.
Beatles Album Art: The Stories Behind 16 Famous LP Covers
In some ways, these images could be just as fascinating as the music inside.
Alan Parker, Director of ‘Pink Floyd: The Wall,’ Dies at 76
He was initially unhappy with the project, admitting as much in early '80s-era press material.
The History of Led Zeppelin Crossovers With the Rolling Stones
"Scarlet," Jimmy Page's soon-to-be-released jam with Keith Richards, isn't the first time the two bands worked together.
How Jimmy Page Ended Up Jamming With Keith Richards on ‘Scarlet’
Long-lost collaboration will finally see the light of day when it's bundled with the Rolling Stones' 'Goats Heads Soup' reissue.
August 2020 New Music Releases
First of three COVID-inspired reformulations of Record Store Day highlights this month's list.
July 2020 New Music Releases
The list is tinged with nostalgia, as several huge acts take long looks back – but there are some notable new offerings too.
Could Quarantine Lead to a Flood of New Classic Rock Albums?
It's not all bad news.
How COVID-19 Suddenly Halted Music, and What May Be Next
At first, the threat actually ran parallel to business as usual.