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.
How Chuck Berry Overcame Royalty Ripoffs and Racists: Exclusive Clip
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Eric Clapton Sets Only 2021 North American Shows
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Alice Cooper Leads Star-Packed 2022 Monsters of Rock Cruise
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Ron Wood Says He’s Beaten Cancer Again
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40 Classic Rock Songs With #$&%-ing Curse Words
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March 2021 New Music Releases
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35 Years Ago: Space Shuttle Challenger Breaks Apart on Live TV
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Why Dave Grohl Won’t Sing Nirvana Songs in Concert
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Neil Young Sells Half of His Catalog for a Reported $150 Million
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