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: David Bowie Gives ‘All the Young Dudes’ to Mott the Hoople
"I told them I'd write them a hit single," he later said, "and I did."
40 Years Ago: The Clash Fire Topper Headon Amid Downward Spiral
They were mere days away from releasing 'Combat Rock,' featuring the drummer's signature song.
Steely Dan Drop Aimee Mann From Opening Slot on 2022 Tour
Donald Fagen is refuting her assertion that the decision was made based on gender.
13 Bands With No Original Members
As we see in this list of bands with no original members, not everybody can be U2.
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.
How R.E.M. Drew to a Close With ‘Collapse Into Now’
Instead of falling apart amid the usual rock-band squabbles, they left 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.