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.
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.
40 Years Ago: Toto ‘IV': Beyond ‘Africa’
Their lone chart-topper remains a concert sing-along staple and their signature song. But there's more to the LP.
13 Bands With No Original Members
As we see in this list of bands with no original members, not everybody can be U2.
David Gilmour and Roger Waters Solo Albums Ranked Worst to Best
LPs provided lasting insights into the parts of the past that they still wanted to carry forward.
50 Years Ago: Jerry Garcia Goes Solo With Top 40 Hit ‘Garcia’
Debut ended a lengthy recording draught following Grateful Dead's 'American Beauty.'
10 Surprising Songs Never Performed Live by the Beatles
Ranking the most astonishing concert omissions – together and as solo artists.
Monkees Co-Founder Michael Nesmith Dead at 78
He emerged from their pre-fab beginnings to become a musical pioneer in his own right.
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.
Hear Eric Clapton’s Latest Protest Song, ‘This Has Gotta Stop’
He's still frustrated, but new single moves beyond recent lockdown-related complaints.
50 Years Ago: Paul McCartney Breaks Every Rule on ‘Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey’
His first solo No. 1 single actually hearkened back to the way he worked toward the end of his time with the Beatles.
How Chuck Berry Overcame Royalty Ripoffs and Racists: Exclusive Clip
Watch a preview of upcoming episode of PBS' 'In Their Own Words' focusing on the rock pioneer.
Eric Clapton Sets Only 2021 North American Shows
His touring band will include Paul Carrack of Squeeze and Mike + the Mechanics.