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.
October 2021 New Music Releases
The month boasts five Fridays, making for an overstuffed slate of notable rock releases.
Hear Eric Clapton’s Latest Protest Song, ‘This Has Gotta Stop’
He's still frustrated, but new single moves beyond recent lockdown-related complaints.
Doobie Brothers Albums Ranked Worst to Best
They remain an intriguing dichotomy of a band.
How Chuck Berry Overcame Royalty Ripoffs and Racists: Exclusive Clip
Watch a preview of upcoming episode of PBS' 'In Their Own Words' focusing on the rock pioneer.
Hear Yes’ First New Song Without Chris Squire, ‘The Ice Bridge’
Climate change-themed track will kick off their upcoming album 'The Quest.'
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.
The Most Underrated Song From Each David Gilmour and Roger Waters LP
Their shared time together brought Pink Floyd's highest acclaim, but it never seemed to come easy.
May 2021 New Music Releases
Highlights include a long-awaited album from a first-timer and a long (really long, actually) player from a longtimer.
Lou Ottens, Inventor of the Audio Cassette, Dies at 94
"I got annoyed with the clunky, user-unfriendly reel-to-reel system," the Dutch engineer once admitted.
Deluxe Reissue of ‘The Who Sell Out’ to Include 46 Unheard Songs
There will also be a two-LP stereo vinyl package, a two-CD/two-LP mono vinyl version, a two-CD edition and a digital release.
How ‘Please Come Home for Christmas’ Emerged From Eagles Time-Out
Sessions for a follow-up to 'Hotel California' were dragging on, and their label was growing concerned.
How the Eagles Finally Pieced Together ‘Heartache Tonight’
They topped the charts for a final time with this jigsaw puzzle of a song.