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.
Spencer Davis Dies of Pneumonia at 81
His eponymous group provided a springboard for Steve Winwood's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame career.
Led Zeppelin Finally Appear to Have Won ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Case
U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear arguments, leaving in place a lower-court ruling that found no copyright infringement.
Listen to Cheap Trick Cover David Bowie’s ‘Rebel Rebel’
Band again turns to history for inspiration.
Doobie Brothers Send Bill Murray Hilarious Letter in Song Dispute
They're claiming copyright infringement over the use of "Listen to the Music" in a commercial for golf clothing.
How the Eagles Finally Pieced Together ‘Heartache Tonight’
They topped the charts for a final time with this jigsaw puzzle of a song.
45 Years Ago: ‘Welcome Back, Kotter’ Debuts to a Brief Boycott
The show moved into TV's Top 10 most-watched shows six weeks later and remained there until it went off the air.
10 Worst Eagles Songs
They scored four No. 1 albums and five No. 1 singles, but not every track went the distance.
How Duane Allman’s Death Changed Everything for Joe Walsh
First came an important shift in playing style, and then a signature song.
Hear Neil Young Take on Bob Dylan’s ‘Times They Are a-Changin”
He's featured on guitar, harmonica and vocals in a largely faithful recording made in June during "fireside sessions."
30 Years Ago: Curtis Mayfield Paralyzed During an Outdoor Concert
The composer of classic songs like "People Get Ready" and "Superfly" was just 48 years old.
40 Years Ago: ‘Xanadu’ Brings Down the Electric Light Orchestra
There were several hit songs, but the band's profile among rock listeners was changed forever.
Neil Young Sues to Stop Donald Trump From Playing His Songs
He's specifically targeting campaign broadcasts of "Rockin' in the Free World" and "Devil's Sidewalk."