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.
50 Years Ago: ‘Wattstax’ Movie Expands on a Huge Cultural Moment
Unfortunately, the producers had a problem when it came to the industry's rating system.
30 Years Ago: Sting Changes Gears With ‘If I Ever Lose My Faith in You’
His last non-soundtrack Top 20 hit showed that some truths were easier to get at than others.
Why You Misheard That Word on Manfred Mann’s ‘Blinded by the Light’
Song had initially disappeared into obscurity after its release on Bruce Springsteen's debut album.
Neil Young Remembers Happier Times With David Crosby
They'd long been estranged when his former CSNY bandmate died this week.
2023 New Music Releases
Metallica's surprise lockdown-recorded LP and a huge tour get the new year off to a fast start.
Why Robert Plant Can’t Wait So Long For the Next Alison Krauss LP
'Raise the Roof' has earned three Grammy nominations, following 2007's platinum-selling 'Raising Sand.'
40 Years Ago: Why a Forgotten Debut Album Didn’t Doom Eurythmics
'In the Garden' didn't chart anywhere, and its best-selling single couldn't get past No. 63.
Underrated George Harrison: The Most Overlooked Song From Each LP
Really, they all were.
Led Zeppelin’s ‘Presence': A Track-by-Track Guide
Seven hard-blues songs made up the band's cathartic seventh album.
How the Eagles Finally Pieced Together ‘Heartache Tonight’
They topped the charts for a final time with this jigsaw puzzle of a song.
10 Best Eagles Songs Not Sung by Glenn Frey and Don Henley
The group always featured other voices, even if the balance of power eventually shifted.
August 2020 New Music Releases
First of three COVID-inspired reformulations of Record Store Day highlights this month's list.