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.
Why the Coronavirus Is Now Threatening Concerts and Festivals
As worry grows over large gatherings, could COVID-19 lead to cancellation of rock's biggest season?
Led Zeppelin Wins Latest ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Copyright Appeal
The Ninth Circuit reversed their prior opinion after the case was reviewed by the entire bench of judges – rather than a smaller panel.
Why Journey Are Paying Steve Perry Not to Sing
Court filings in a blockbuster lawsuit shed new light on their split.
How the Guess Who Stumbled Into a No. 1 With ‘American Woman’
It all started with a bootlegger, a broken guitar string and a curling arena in Ontario.
March 2020 New Music Releases
The list sort of cruises along until the very end of the month, when a huge slate of albums arrives.
35 Years Ago: Why Mick Jagger Went Solo With ‘She’s the Boss’
Critics in some circles – including his own band – criticized the album for being too polished.
‘Brothers of a Feather’ Acoustic Shows Preview Black Crowes Tour
Chris and Rich Robinson will play a string of intimate dates together before reuniting the band.
35 Years Ago: How a Leftover Song Changed Journey Forever
A 16-year-old battling terminal illness became the first person outside their inner circle to hear "Only the Young."
Keith Richards Has Finally Stopped Smoking
News comes as the Rolling Stones announce another round of shows.
James Taylor Announces New Album, Tour With Jackson Browne
He also released a new song, "Teach Me Tonight."
Surviving Doors Members to Stage Rare Reunion at Charity Show
They've appeared onstage together only a few times since ending a lengthy legal battle in 2013.
2020 New Music Releases
The slowest period for the music business is typically early in the new year. 2020 was the exception.