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.
Foo Fighters’ New Single ‘Waiting on a War’ Ponders a Dark Future
Third single from 'Medicine at Midnight' was inspired by a conversation frontman Dave Grohl had with his young daughter.
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.
45 Years Ago: Journey Try to Shake Things Up on ‘Look Into the Future’
The band was already at a crossroads after just one jammy studio project.
How Rockers Remembered John Lennon in Song
They inevitably channeled grief over his murder into their craft.
50 Years Ago: The Rise and Fall of George Harrison’s ‘My Sweet Lord’
The first No. 1 hit by a former member of the Beatles quickly became the subject of a high-profile lawsuit.
December 2020 New Music Releases
Month gets off to a fast start before settling in for the traditional long winter's nap.
Lindsey Buckingham Returns With an Exclusive Streaming Concert
He's been sidelined since early 2019 when a procedure damaged his vocal cords during open-heart surgery.
November 2020 New Music Releases
The list is topped by a surprise return of AC/DC.
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.
Bon Jovi Doesn’t Shy Away From Criticism Over Political ‘2020’
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Doobie Brothers Send Bill Murray Hilarious Letter in Song Dispute
They're claiming copyright infringement over the use of "Listen to the Music" in a commercial for golf clothing.
49 Rock Stars Flipping You Off
You can't be faulted for thinking rock has lost its edge, but at least one vestige of the music's provocative spirit remains.