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.
35 Years Ago: How Everything Went Wrong With ‘St. Elmo’s Fire’
Life, it's fair to say, kept getting in the way.
Rolling Stones Surprise With a New Song, ‘Living in a Ghost Town’
Song is the band's first original in eight years.
Chris Robinson Pleas for Quiet at Black Crowes Acoustic Concert
"If you could just shut the f--- up a little bit."
March 2020 New Music Releases
The list sort of cruises along until the very end of the month, when a huge slate of albums arrives.
Keith Richards Has Finally Stopped Smoking
News comes as the Rolling Stones announce another round of shows.
James Taylor Announces New Album, Tour With Jackson Browne
He also released a new song, "Teach Me Tonight."
40 Years Ago: How False Beatles Rumors Almost Derailed Concerts for Kampuchea
A cool old-school-meets-new-school cast played four shows meant to raise money for war-torn Cambodia.
December 2019 New Music Releases
It's rare to have an important album still left unheard so late. This year is different.
November 2019 New Music Releases
The other Record Store Day returns late in the month, but there are lots of other titles arriving on and around Black Friday.
David Bowie’s Early Years Chronicled in ‘Conversation Piece’ Box
The five-disc set includes home demos, radio sessions, rare studio recordings and a new mix of 'Space Oddity.'
September 2019 New Music Releases
The Beatles go on a deep dive into sessions for 'Abbey Road,' while Robbie Robertson returns with his first studio project since 2011.
Ringo Starr Confirms Box Set Reissue of Beatles ‘Abbey Road’
They have already remastered and expanded 1967's 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' and 1968's self-titled 'White Album.'