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.
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.
Top 10 Ringo Starr Songs Written by the Other Beatles
The best examples of how Fab Four bandmates helped animate their drummer's quirky personality.
June 2021 New Music Releases
There's very good news for fans of Styx – and the latest installment of RSD Drops, with a slew of exclusive and limited-edition finds.
Alice Cooper Leads Star-Packed 2022 Monsters of Rock Cruise
Slate of artists includes Queensryche, Tom Keifer of Cinderella, Skid Row and L.A. Guns, among many others.
Rolling Stones, ‘Sticky Fingers': Track by Track
If 'Exile on Main St.' is considered the band's creative peak, this album helped get them most of the way there.
50 Years Ago: Stevie Wonder Makes a Statement With ‘Where I’m Coming From’
His legacy-securing streak of five milestone albums between 1972-76 didn't come out of nowhere.
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.
Toto Share ‘Till the End’ From Pending Live LP With New Lineup
Concert was recorded during a pay-per-view livestream performance in November.
Why Van Halen Didn’t Change Band Names When Sammy Hagar Joined
David Lee Roth's replacement eventually helped the group to four consecutive chart-topping albums.
AC/DC’s Brian Johnson Announces New Memoir, ‘The Lives of Brian’
"I've gone from choirboy to rock 'n' roll singer," he says. "And now I've gone and written a bloody book about it."