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 Classic Rock Songs With #$&%-ing Curse Words
The music of youth rebellion was bound to say something naughty, right?
April 2021 New Music Releases
Spring has sprung – at least in the aisles of your local record shop.
How the Beatles Ditched Psychedelia With ‘Lady Madonna’
Fats Domino-inspired U.K. chart topper served notice that 1967's technicolor dream was over.
Lou Ottens, Inventor of the Audio Cassette, Dies at 94
"I got annoyed with the clunky, user-unfriendly reel-to-reel system," the Dutch engineer once admitted.
40 Years Ago: Billy Idol Leaves Generation X For Solo Stardom
He took their manager, their producer and their final single, which he remixed into a U.S. dance hit.
40 Years Ago: The Who Score a Final Hit With ‘You Better You Bet’
This was one of the few moments during the early '80s when Pete Townshend shared a truly great track with the band.
Miles Davis’ Rock ‘n’ Roll Connections
His link with the genre began at the turn of the '70s, during heralded shows with Neil Young and Grateful Dead.
March 2021 New Music Releases
Neil Young looks back, while members of the Beatles, Kiss and Iron Maiden offer new sounds.
How R.E.M. Hurtled to Superstardom With ‘Losing My Religion’
Anyone looking for the match-light moment when they exploded onto the national scene need to search no further.
40 Years Ago: Eric Clapton Rebounds on ‘Another Ticket,’ Then Falls Again
He came into the sessions without any real direction. He left the project behind in even worse shape.