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.
40 Years Ago: The Fixx Looks Inward on Breakthrough ‘Saved by Zero’
Singer Cy Curnin was in a contemplative mood as his group began to emerge from college radio.
40 Years Ago: Pink Floyd Simply Rages Through ‘Not Now John’
More than a half dozen F-bombs littered the original album version.
Steven Tyler Asks Judge to Toss Portion of Sexual Assault Lawsuit
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Jonathan Cain Looks Back as Journey’s 50th Anniversary Dates End
He discusses sparking from the first with Steve Perry and his role in getting Deen Castronovo back in the lineup.
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He recorded the No. 2 U.K. hit in an hour, but there was a memorable mistake along the way.
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May 2023 New Music Releases
Some of rock's biggest names return with new material and intriguing looks back.
50 Years Ago: How Marshall Tucker Band’s ‘Can’t You See’ Grew Into a Phenomenon
First released in 1973, the song could get no further than No. 108 on the Billboard chart.
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He got the call to rejoin Journey in the wake of a terrible loss.
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His love for Syreeta Wright endured even in heartbreak.
40 Years Ago: U2 Dives Headlong Into Love With ‘Two Hearts Beat as One’
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45 Years Ago: Paul McCartney Finds Hope Amid Second Wings Split
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