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.
Bruce Springsteen to Release ‘Legendary 1979 No Nukes Concerts’
Full footage of the E Street Band's entire set has never been officially issued.
Hear Eric Clapton’s Latest Protest Song, ‘This Has Gotta Stop’
He's still frustrated, but new single moves beyond recent lockdown-related complaints.
September 2021 New Music Releases
There have been periods during the pandemic with little or no new music. This is not one of those months.
40 Years Ago: Allman Brothers Implode, Again, With ‘Brothers of the Road’
They were missing the camaraderie of the band's past incarnations and certainly a vision for the future.
August 2021 New Music Releases
The month is capped by a pair of key 50th-anniversary reissues, but there's new stuff to get excited about, too.
30 Years Ago: Allman Brothers Band’s ‘Shades of Two Worlds’ Reaches Old Heights
They'd reestablished themselves with 1990's well-received 'Seven Turns,' but something was still missing.
20 Years Ago: Jeff Lynne Relaunches ELO With the Underrated ‘Zoom’
This lean, tune-focused LP was the one he should have put out as the group stalled at the turn of the '80s.
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.
Ron Wood Says He’s Beaten Cancer Again
Rolling Stones guitarist reveals diagnosis of rare form of the disease during lockdown.
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.
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.
Toto Move All Tour Dates Forward to 2022
Steve Lukather confirms still-expanding Dogz of Oz dates will dig deeper into the group's catalog.