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.
45 Years Ago: A Chance Encounter Sparks Eagles’ Story Song ‘Lyin’ Eyes’
Every element of this wry narrative about a gold digger's empty life unfolds with a writerly knack for detail.
Alan Parker, Director of ‘Pink Floyd: The Wall,’ Dies at 76
He was initially unhappy with the project, admitting as much in early '80s-era press material.
How Jimmy Page Ended Up Jamming With Keith Richards on ‘Scarlet’
Long-lost collaboration will finally see the light of day when it's bundled with the Rolling Stones' 'Goats Heads Soup' reissue.
10 Best Eagles Songs Not Sung by Glenn Frey and Don Henley
The group always featured other voices, even if the balance of power eventually shifted.
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.
Which Songs Have Eagles Played Most in Concert?
Pre-breakup music continues to define their concerts, but solo contributions are moving up the list.
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?
John Prine Dies at 73 After Coronavirus Battle
Beloved singer-songwriter dies after a battle with the coronavirus.
35 Years Ago: Phil Collins Takes the 808 Drum Machine Mainstream With a Ballad
Wait, a ballad? By one of rock's most recognizable drummers?
Why Journey Are Paying Steve Perry Not to Sing
Court filings in a blockbuster lawsuit shed new light on their split.
Jon Bon Jovi Turned to JFK for Inspiration on ‘Bon Jovi 2020′ Cover
Main image for the band's most political album ever was modeled after a notable political figure.
Rush Drummer and Lyricist Neil Peart Dies
The band completed their final tour in 2015.