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.
September 2020 New Music Releases
Another edition of Record Store Day's new RSD Drops arrives next month.
A Look at Key Extras From Tom Petty’s Upcoming ‘All the Rest’
Family and close musical collaborators have finally fulfilled his expanded vision for 'Wildflowers' – and then some.
40 Years Ago: ‘Xanadu’ Brings Down the Electric Light Orchestra
There were several hit songs, but the band's profile among rock listeners was changed forever.
Alan Parker, Director of ‘Pink Floyd: The Wall,’ Dies at 76
He was initially unhappy with the project, admitting as much in early '80s-era press material.
Top 20 Unfinished Beatles Songs That Ended Up on Solo Projects
The drawn-out 'Let It Be' sessions account for a list-leading 10 tracks; the White Album era produced seven others.
The History of Led Zeppelin Crossovers With the Rolling Stones
"Scarlet," Jimmy Page's soon-to-be-released jam with Keith Richards, isn't the first time the two bands worked together.
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.
Which Classic Rock Band Has Had the Most Total Members?
Unless you're ZZ Top or U2, bandmates tend to come and go.