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.
Journey Albums Ranked Worst to Best
Some Journey lineups were respected but low-selling, while others were bestsellers who got critically ignored. But which one was best?
July 2022 New Music Releases
For some, July will mark the end of a long silence.
Jeff Beck Announces Album-Length Collaboration With Johnny Depp
"This Is a Song for Miss Hedy Lamarr" advances 13-track LP.
72 Musicians Who Are Totally Lying About Their Names
Their names are forever etched in our collective musical memory – or are they?
35 Years Ago: How ‘Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now’ Split Starship
On paper, the chart-topping single had all the markings of a career-capping triumph.
Monkees Co-Founder Michael Nesmith Dead at 78
He emerged from their pre-fab beginnings to become a musical pioneer in his own right.
45 Years Ago: Queen Scale R&B Gospel Heights With ‘Somebody to Love’
No. 2 U.K. smash shared the layered complexity of "Bohemian Rhapsody" – but with a church pew-rattling soulfulness.
Bruce Springsteen to Release ‘Legendary 1979 No Nukes Concerts’
Full footage of the E Street Band's entire set has never been officially issued.
50 Years Ago: ‘Columbo’ Does More Than Debut a Crafty Sleuth
'Murder by the Book' was written and directed by a pair of youngsters who would alter the landscape of TV and film.
ZZ Top Cancel Tonight’s Show in Wake of Dusty Hill’s Death
Longtime guitar tech has been filling in on tour with Billy Gibbons and Frank Beard.
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.