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.
50 Years Ago: ‘Wattstax’ Movie Expands on a Huge Cultural Moment
Unfortunately, the producers had a problem when it came to the industry's rating system.
30 Years Ago: Sting Changes Gears With ‘If I Ever Lose My Faith in You’
His last non-soundtrack Top 20 hit showed that some truths were easier to get at than others.
Why You Misheard That Word on Manfred Mann’s ‘Blinded by the Light’
Song had initially disappeared into obscurity after its release on Bruce Springsteen's debut album.
Neil Young Remembers Happier Times With David Crosby
They'd long been estranged when his former CSNY bandmate died this week.
2023 New Music Releases
Metallica's surprise lockdown-recorded LP and a huge tour get the new year off to a fast start.
Why Robert Plant Can’t Wait So Long For the Next Alison Krauss LP
'Raise the Roof' has earned three Grammy nominations, following 2007's platinum-selling 'Raising Sand.'
18 Rockers These Bands Tried to Erase
A list of musicians who either toiled in strange obscurity or are now completely ignored by their former groups.
13 Bands With No Original Members
As we see in this list of bands with no original members, not everybody can be U2.
Monkees Co-Founder Michael Nesmith Dead at 78
He emerged from their pre-fab beginnings to become a musical pioneer in his own right.
September 2021 New Music Releases
There have been periods during the pandemic with little or no new music. This is not one of those months.
July 2021 New Music Releases
Record Store Day's second RSD Drops event of the year highlights the list.
Eric Clapton Sets Only 2021 North American Shows
His touring band will include Paul Carrack of Squeeze and Mike + the Mechanics.