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.
Pink Floyd Album Art: The Stories Behind 19 Trippy LP Covers
The images work to frame their impish humor, wild imagination, sharp commentary and flair for the absurd.
10 Worst Eagles Songs
They scored four No. 1 albums and five No. 1 singles, but not every track went the distance.
Record Store Day Returns With First of Three ‘RSD Drops’
A novel coronavirus changed everything this year, including this huge annual vinyl sale.
September 2020 New Music Releases
Another edition of Record Store Day's new RSD Drops arrives next month.
40 Years Ago: ‘Xanadu’ Brings Down the Electric Light Orchestra
There were several hit songs, but the band's profile among rock listeners was changed forever.
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2020 Rock Hall of Fame Live Ceremony Replaced With HBO Special
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35 Years Ago: How Everything Went Wrong With ‘St. Elmo’s Fire’
Life, it's fair to say, kept getting in the way.
Rolling Stones Solo Albums Ranked Worst to Best
They didn't necessarily become huge commercial or critical hits, but some produced career-changing moments anyway.
How R&B Created a Foundation for the Beatles: ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll is Black’
"Black music started the revolution in the world, the so-called youth revolution," John Lennon argued.
How COVID-19 Suddenly Halted Music, and What May Be Next
At first, the threat actually ran parallel to business as usual.
How Soon Should Concerts Return, and Will They Ever Be the Same?
Is live music going to return as normal later this year – or are we in the middle of a historic COVID-19-based shift?