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.
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.
September 2021 New Music Releases
There have been periods during the pandemic with little or no new music. This is not one of those months.
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.
30 Years Ago: Bonnie Raitt Builds on Her Comeback With ‘Luck of the Draw’
She'd come a long way yet still had something to prove.
Eric Clapton Sets Only 2021 North American Shows
His touring band will include Paul Carrack of Squeeze and Mike + the Mechanics.
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.
Luke Bryan Inducts the Doobie Brothers Into Rock Hall of Fame
He memorably joined the group onstage for a 2011 episode of CMT's 'Crossroads.'
Led Zeppelin Finally Appear to Have Won ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Case
U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear arguments, leaving in place a lower-court ruling that found no copyright infringement.
Bon Jovi Doesn’t Shy Away From Criticism Over Political ‘2020’
New album was ready for release when the quarantines began, giving the band plenty of time to rethink tone and content.