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.
April 2022 New Music Releases
Record Store Day is returning to full throttle.
20 Years Ago: U2 Pay Tribute to 9/11’s Fallen at the Super Bowl
Surprise attack had just changed the New York City skyline forever while leaving thousands dead.
February 2022 New Music Releases
It's a good month to be a Guns N’ Roses fan.
2022 New Music Releases
Guns N' Roses fans fans are having a heck of a year.
Monkees Co-Founder Michael Nesmith Dead at 78
He emerged from their pre-fab beginnings to become a musical pioneer in his own right.
50 Years Ago: Hiding Away Helps Led Zeppelin to Greatness on ‘IV’
Their best studio album is one that was, quite literally, the most lived in.
How Led Zeppelin’s ‘Going to California’ Crushed on Joni Mitchell
Robert Plant said this song "might be a bit embarrassing at times lyrically, but it did sum up a period of my life when I was 22."
When Led Zeppelin’s ‘Misty Mountain Hop’ Took Hippies to Tolkien
Robert Plant longed for the freedoms of the rural Welch countryside – or, maybe, Middle-earth.
Hear Eric Clapton’s Latest Protest Song, ‘This Has Gotta Stop’
He's still frustrated, but new single moves beyond recent lockdown-related complaints.
Beatles’ Dashed-Off ‘She Loves You’ Was Actually Carefully Made
They took weeks constructing the song, between stops as Roy Orbison's opening act, then hours recording it.