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: Hiding Away Helps Led Zeppelin to Greatness on ‘IV’
Their best studio album is one that was, quite literally, the most lived in.
40 Years Ago: ‘Heavy Metal’ Subverts Every Animated Movie Rule
There were obvious plot holes, poor juxtapositions and clumsy horniness, but you couldn't take your eyes off of it.
Hear Yes’ First New Song Without Chris Squire, ‘The Ice Bridge’
Climate change-themed track will kick off their upcoming album 'The Quest.'
The Most Underrated Song on Each LP by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
On more than one occasion, the Rolling Stones were strengthened by the duo's time away.
The Most Underrated Song From Each Glenn Frey and Don Henley LP
Unlike solo output from other ex-members of huge bands, they didn't typically resort to wan attempts at recapturing former glories.
July 2021 New Music Releases
Record Store Day's second RSD Drops event of the year highlights the list.
Eric Clapton Sets Only 2021 North American Shows
His touring band will include Paul Carrack of Squeeze and Mike + the Mechanics.
Underrated Paul McCartney: The Most Overlooked Song From Each LP
With a discography stretching across 25 rock albums, there are still plenty of nooks and crannies to explore.
Little Richard, Rock Pioneer, Dies at 87
Hits like "Tutti Frutti," "Long Tall Sally" and "Good Golly Miss Molly" were influential to many, especially the Beatles.
James Taylor Announces New Album, Tour With Jackson Browne
He also released a new song, "Teach Me Tonight."