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.
Top 10 Guest Performances on Beatles Songs
Our look back found at least one instance where they improved upon the initially released version.
Rolling Stones Solo Albums Ranked Worst to Best
They didn't necessarily become huge commercial or critical hits, but some produced career-changing moments anyway.
How R&B Created a Foundation for the Beatles: ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll is Black’
"Black music started the revolution in the world, the so-called youth revolution," John Lennon argued.
How a Movie Song Cemented Huey Lewis and the News’ Stardom
"The Power of Love" became their first No. 1 'Billboard' smash, but it didn't exactly begin with lofty expectations.
How COVID-19 Suddenly Halted Music, and What May Be Next
At first, the threat actually ran parallel to business as usual.
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Unless you're ZZ Top or U2, bandmates tend to come and go.
Top 10 Beatles Guitar Solos Not by George Harrison
Others subbed for him as far back as 1964's "You Can't Do That."
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Is live music going to return as normal later this year – or are we in the middle of a historic COVID-19-based shift?
Iggy Pop Box Set to Focus on First Two David Bowie-Produced LPs
'The Bowie Years' previews with an alternate mix of "China Girl."
Listen to a Snippet of New Charity Single Featuring Brian May
Ten percent of proceeds from "Get Up" go to MIND, which aims to help those at home with their mental well-being.
April 2020 New Music Releases
As with so much else in our world right now, the coronavirus had a huge impact on the list.
Watch the Video for Missing Persons’ Moody New Song, ‘Lipstick': Exclusive Premiere
Band best known for New Wave-era favorites like "Words" and "Destination Unknown" returns with covers-focused album.