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.
40 Years Ago: Foreigner Change Gears With ‘Waiting for a Girl Like You’
No. 2 smash ballad altered their career trajectory forever.
Hear Eric Clapton’s Latest Protest Song, ‘This Has Gotta Stop’
He's still frustrated, but new single moves beyond recent lockdown-related complaints.
Doobie Brothers Albums Ranked Worst to Best
They remain an intriguing dichotomy of a band.
Underrated Paul McCartney: The Most Overlooked Song From Each LP
With a discography stretching across 25 rock albums, there are still plenty of nooks and crannies to explore.
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."
5 Reasons the Go-Go’s Should Be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
There was time when an all-female group didn't write its own songs or play its own instruments.
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.
35 Years Ago: Space Shuttle Challenger Breaks Apart on Live TV
We've been told that a nation watched in horror as the space shuttle exploded. But that's not exactly what happened.
5 Years Ago: David Bowie Transforms Once More, Then Vanishes
He orchestrated this departure with a familiar sense of mystery and panache.