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.
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.'
30 Years Ago: XTC’s Struggles Continue on Lush, Ignored ‘Nonsuch’
Virgin Records' not-very-helpful ad slogan put the era in perspective: "Still Not on Tour (Cheer up, there is a new album)."
18 Rockers These Bands Tried to Erase
A list of musicians who either toiled in strange obscurity or are now completely ignored by their former groups.
May 2022 New Music Releases
One of the biggest hitmakers of the '80s is back.
40 Years Ago: ‘Fridays’ Stumbles to an Unfortunate End
Move to prime time doomed this looser, edgier alternative to 'Saturday Night Live.'
72 Musicians Who Are Totally Lying About Their Names
Their names are forever etched in our collective musical memory – or are they?
Bonnie Raitt, ‘Just Like That … ‘: Album Review
She's given us a powerful testament not just to those who have gone, but also to the steadfast who remain.
40 Years Ago: Clash Tour Postponed After Joe Strummer Vanishes
He was having a typical rock star's day, even doing a promotional interview for upcoming shows in Scotland.