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.
10 Surprising Songs Never Performed Live by the Beatles
Ranking the most astonishing concert omissions – together and as solo artists.
50 Years Ago: ‘A Clockwork Orange’ Makes Its Violent Debut
The film was banned in several countries, and even sparked death threats against director Stanley Kubrick.
2022 New Music Releases
Guns N' Roses fans are in for a heck of a year.
Monkees Co-Founder Michael Nesmith Dead at 78
He emerged from their pre-fab beginnings to become a musical pioneer in his own right.
Why Neil Young Still Has No Plans to Tour
"I can't do it," he admits. "It gives me a sick feeling."
Jimmy Page and Alan Parsons Project Vocalist John Miles Dies at 72
He scored a solo Top 5 U.K. hit with "Music."
35 Years Ago: Eric Clapton Begins Backing Away From the ’80s on ‘August’
Co-producers Phil Collins and Tom Dowd pulled guitar legend in different directions on 1986 LP.
40 Years Ago: Rolling Stones Finally Complete ‘Waiting on a Friend’
They cut the original backing track in 1972 in Kingston, Jamaica, during sessions for 1973's 'Goats Head Soup.'
December 2021 New Music Releases
More awesome releases than usual mark this holiday season.
45 Years Ago: Queen Scale R&B Gospel Heights With ‘Somebody to Love’
No. 2 U.K. smash shared the layered complexity of "Bohemian Rhapsody" – but with a church pew-rattling soulfulness.