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.
Classic Rock Artists Who (Allegedly) Ripped Somebody Off
Musicians appropriate ideas from everywhere, sometimes to the point where a court of law calls it stealing.
50 Years Ago: Roger Moore Becomes a New James Bond for ‘Live and Let Die’
"I never saw what the fuss was about," he later said. "Hundreds of actors have played Hamlet."
40 Years Ago: U2 Dives Headlong Into Love With ‘Two Hearts Beat as One’
Their third album 'War,' like all other wars, still had time for a flicker of passion.
35 Years Ago: Pink Floyd Softens Stance With ‘On the Turning Away’
Hit single displayed an ardent optimism that Roger Waters had struggled to inhabit.
35 Years Ago: ‘Less Than Zero’ Soundtrack Confronts Music’s New Landscape
Newer, more aggressive sounds were pushing aside so-called classic rock, and Rick Rubin was standing at the nexus of it all.
50 Years Ago: ‘Talking Book’ Begins Stevie Wonder’s Amazing Run
This would be the first of his eight straight Top 5 hit albums.
Eagles Extend ‘Hotel California’ Tour With Five More Dates
They're playing 1976 LP in its entirety and then returning for another set of greatest hits.
Joni Mitchell Set to Perform First Full Concert in Decades
Comeback show with friend and collaborator Brandi Carlile is scheduled for next June.
30 Years Ago: Keith Richards Settles Into a Groove on ‘Main Offender’
Touring with his X-Pensive Winos side band impacted the tone and approach of second solo LP.
November 2022 New Music Releases
Another Record Store Day brings exciting new releases, but November has lots more to offer.
Neil Young’s ‘Harvest’ Expanded in 50th Anniversary Box Set
Previously unheard live version of the No. 1 hit "Heart of Gold" advances the set.
40 Years Ago: Peter Gabriel Begins Unusual Path to Fame With ‘Shock the Monkey’
Eccentric take on new wave seemed like a lot of things that it actually wasn't.