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.
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.
‘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.
Keith Richards Has Finally Stopped Smoking
News comes as the Rolling Stones announce another round of shows.
Def Leppard Unveil Five-Disc ‘Early Years’ Box Set
Preview the never-released Nick Tauber-produced version of 1979's "Rock Brigade."
Lynyrd Skynyrd Invites Styx Over For Four-Day Simple Man Jam
The Simple Man Cruise is morphing into a land-based musical festival.
Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode Celebrate Hall of Fame Inductions
They're joining the Doobie Brothers, T-Rex, Whitney Houston and the Notorious B.I.G. in this year's class.
December 2019 New Music Releases
It's rare to have an important album still left unheard so late. This year is different.
Motley Crue to Reunite for Tour With Def Leppard, Poison: Report
Band members have stoked rumors of impending dates by retweeting a fan request that they return to the road.
30 Years Ago: Neil Young Roars Back With ‘Rockin’ in the Free World’
This late-period triumph couldn't have been created in a more offhanded manner.
30 Years Ago: Rolling Stones Go Old-School for Last Top 40 Hit, ‘Rock and a Hard Place’
The song's success was born out of getting-reacquainted sessions held in early 1988 in Barbados.
November 2019 New Music Releases
The other Record Store Day returns late in the month, but there are lots of other titles arriving on and around Black Friday.
Listen to Bob Dylan Demo ‘Wanted Man’ With Johnny Cash
Carl Perkins was also on hand for these oft-bootlegged Columbia Studio A sessions.