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.
Why Guitarist Steuart Smith Is Still Not a Member of Eagles
He's been a key contributor since replacing Don Felder in 2001, yet remains a shadowy figure.
Could Quarantine Lead to a Flood of New Classic Rock Albums?
It's not all bad news.
Rolling Stones Solo Albums Ranked Worst to Best
They didn't necessarily become huge commercial or critical hits, but some produced career-changing moments anyway.
How a Movie Song Cemented Huey Lewis and the News’ Stardom
"The Power of Love" became their first No. 1 'Billboard' smash, but it didn't exactly begin with lofty expectations.
45 Years Ago: How Eagles Turned a Corner With ‘One of These Nights’
Chaffing at their country-rock roots, they regrouped to construct a "nasty track with pretty vocals."
Which Songs Have Eagles Played Most in Concert?
Pre-breakup music continues to define their concerts, but solo contributions are moving up the list.
Listen to Joe Grushecky Jam With Ian Hunter and Mick Ronson: Exclusive Premiere
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Which Classic Rock Band Has Had the Most Total Members?
Unless you're ZZ Top or U2, bandmates tend to come and go.
May 2020 New Music Releases
The month will be dominated by solo records from members and ex-members of Styx, INXS, the Monkees and Yes.
Top 10 Beatles Guitar Solos Not by George Harrison
Others subbed for him as far back as 1964's "You Can't Do That."
50 Years Ago: Mike Nesmith Buys His Way Out of the Monkees
He'd already begun recording with his First National Band, drawing upon a deep well of unrecorded songs.
How Soon Should Concerts Return, and Will They Ever Be the Same?
Is live music going to return as normal later this year – or are we in the middle of a historic COVID-19-based shift?