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.
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2020 Rock Hall of Fame Live Ceremony Replaced With HBO Special
Officials have called off an in-person gathering in Cleveland, after initially postponing the event.
Could Quarantine Lead to a Flood of New Classic Rock Albums?
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How Randy Meisner’s ‘Take It to the Limit’ Fractured the Eagles
He'd begun to dread the moment when he was meant to shine.
How a Movie Song Cemented Huey Lewis and the News’ Stardom
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45 Years Ago: How Eagles Turned a Corner With ‘One of These Nights’
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Which Classic Rock Band Has Had the Most Total Members?
Unless you're ZZ Top or U2, bandmates tend to come and go.
Motley Crue Still Haven’t Decided Whether to Postpone Reunion
"Our goal," they said in a new statement, "is to have an official update to everyone by June 1."
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Is live music going to return as normal later this year – or are we in the middle of a historic COVID-19-based shift?