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.
Brian May Imagined His Own Funeral After Heart Scare
Doctors have implanted three stents in an effort to maintain proper blood flow.
45 Years Ago: Bob Seger Creeps Closer to a Breakthrough on ‘Beautiful Loser’
He knew all about disappointment, after years of struggling to find a wider audience.
45 Years Ago: Bad Company Roars Back With ‘Straight Shooter’
There may have been bumps ahead, but for now they remained over the next horizon.
Tommy Lee Insists Motley Crue Reunion Dates Are ‘Still a Go’
The Stadium Tour, which also features Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett, is slated to kick off on June 18.
50 Years Ago: Beatles Release One of Many Versions of ‘Let It Be’
The band didn't seem capable of letting one of its final singles be.
Steve Perry Sided With Ousted Rhythm Section in Journey Dispute
Ross Valory and Steve Smith were fired this week after the band said they attempted a "coup."
Surviving Doors Members to Stage Rare Reunion at Charity Show
They've appeared onstage together only a few times since ending a lengthy legal battle in 2013.
Rush Drummer and Lyricist Neil Peart Dies
The band completed their final tour in 2015.
Beatles’ ‘Abbey Road’ Named Best-Selling Vinyl LP of the ’10s
Only one original album from the past decade appears on Nielsen Music's list.
2020 New Music Releases
The slowest period for the music business is typically early in the new year. 2020 will be the exception.
5 Reasons the Doobie Brothers Should Be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
They've had huge hits and health issues, breakups and hiccups, and seemingly countless comings and goings, then reunion and triumph.
December 2019 New Music Releases
It's rare to have an important album still left unheard so late. This year is different.