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.
How ‘Please Come Home for Christmas’ Emerged From Eagles Time-Out
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How the Eagles Finally Pieced Together ‘Heartache Tonight’
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10 Worst Eagles Songs
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Record Store Day Returns With First of Three ‘RSD Drops’
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There were several hit songs, but the band's profile among rock listeners was changed forever.
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Our look back found at least one instance where they improved upon the initially released version.