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.
All 141 George Harrison Solo Songs Ranked Worst to Best
He relished taking the fight to scoundrels but also celebrated the light that surrounds it all.
40 Years Ago: Nick Mason’s Solo Debut ‘Fictitious Sports’ Takes a Surprising Turn
He had left 'The Wall' behind before Pink Floyd finished mixing the troubled project, determined to reengage with music again.
Ron Wood Says He’s Beaten Cancer Again
Rolling Stones guitarist reveals diagnosis of rare form of the disease during lockdown.
Rolling Stones, ‘Sticky Fingers': Track by Track
If 'Exile on Main St.' is considered the band's creative peak, this album helped get them most of the way there.
Why Van Halen Didn’t Change Band Names When Sammy Hagar Joined
David Lee Roth's replacement eventually helped the group to four consecutive chart-topping albums.
AC/DC’s Brian Johnson Announces New Memoir, ‘The Lives of Brian’
"I've gone from choirboy to rock 'n' roll singer," he says. "And now I've gone and written a bloody book about it."
Led Zeppelin’s ‘Presence': A Track-by-Track Guide
A look back at seven hard-blues songs from the band's cathartic seventh album.
40 Classic Rock Songs With #$&%-ing Curse Words
The music of youth rebellion was bound to say something naughty, right?
How the Beatles Ditched Psychedelia With ‘Lady Madonna’
Fats Domino-inspired U.K. chart topper served notice that 1967's technicolor dream was over.
How R.E.M. Threw Out the Rule Book Then Became Superstars With ‘Out of Time’
Gutsy and creatively free, 'Out of Time' did things other R.E.M. albums hadn't.
Lou Ottens, Inventor of the Audio Cassette, Dies at 94
"I got annoyed with the clunky, user-unfriendly reel-to-reel system," the Dutch engineer once admitted.
10 Years Ago: R.E.M. Draw to a Close on ‘Collapse Into Now’
They didn't fall apart amid the usual rock-band squabbles; they left the world's stage on their own terms.