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.
The Most Underrated Song on Each LP by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
On more than one occasion, the Rolling Stones were strengthened by the duo's time away.
The Most Underrated Song From Each David Gilmour and Roger Waters LP
Their shared time together brought Pink Floyd's highest acclaim, but it never seemed to come easy.
55 Years Ago: How ‘Moods of Marvin Gaye’ Changed Everything
He actually revealed himself as more than the typical Motown factory drone well before 1971's 'What's Going On.'
Underrated Paul McCartney: The Most Overlooked Song From Each LP
With a discography stretching across 25 rock albums, there are still plenty of nooks and crannies to explore.
All 141 George Harrison Solo Songs Ranked Worst to Best
He relished taking the fight to scoundrels but also celebrated the light that surrounds it all.
10 Years Ago: R.E.M. Draw to a Close on ‘Collapse Into Now’
They didn't fall apart amid the usual rock-band squabbles; they left the world's stage on their own terms.
40 Years Ago: John Lennon’s Mind-Bending Final Solo Sparks ‘Walking on Thin Ice’
He started by pulling out the famous Rickenbacker from the Beatles' appearance on 'The Ed Sullivan Show.'
February 2021 New Music Releases
This month quickly picks up steam before culminating with a signature last Friday overstuffed with new sounds.
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.
20 Years Ago: Roger Waters Becomes a Touring Juggernaut With ‘In the Flesh’
Pink Floyd's former mastermind didn't enter the dates documented here with any great ambition.
50 Years Ago: How Derek and the Dominos Grew Out of George Harrison’s Debut
'All Things Must Pass' did more than launch his post-Beatles solo career.
December 2020 New Music Releases
Month gets off to a fast start before settling in for the traditional long winter's nap.