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.
13 Bands With No Original Members
As we see in this list of bands with no original members, not everybody can be U2.
Five Reasons Eurythmics Should Be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Their true legacy lies not in the singles, or even the distinctive videos, but in their tireless search for the new.
20 Years Ago: U2 Pay Tribute to 9/11’s Fallen at the Super Bowl
Surprise attack had just changed the New York City skyline forever while leaving thousands dead.
Monkees Co-Founder Michael Nesmith Dead at 78
He emerged from their pre-fab beginnings to become a musical pioneer in his own right.
40 Years Ago: Rolling Stones Finally Complete ‘Waiting on a Friend’
They cut the original backing track in 1972 in Kingston, Jamaica, during sessions for 1973's 'Goats Head Soup.'
Hear Unearthed Song Featuring George Harrison and Ringo Starr
Beatles stars stopped by Suresh Joshi's sessions while on a break from recording "Hey Jude."
50 Years Ago: Hiding Away Helps Led Zeppelin to Greatness on ‘IV’
Their best studio album is one that was, quite literally, the most lived in.
How Led Zeppelin’s ‘Going to California’ Crushed on Joni Mitchell
Robert Plant said this song "might be a bit embarrassing at times lyrically, but it did sum up a period of my life when I was 22."
When Led Zeppelin’s ‘Misty Mountain Hop’ Took Hippies to Tolkien
Robert Plant longed for the freedoms of the rural Welch countryside – or, maybe, Middle-earth.
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.