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.
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.
Beatles Album Art: The Stories Behind 16 Famous LP Covers
In some ways, these images could be just as fascinating as the music inside.
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."
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.
Top 20 Unfinished Beatles Songs That Ended Up on Solo Projects
The drawn-out 'Let It Be' sessions account for a list-leading 10 tracks; the White Album era produced seven others.
Top 10 Rolling Stones Songs Without Keith Richards or Charlie Watts
This list ended up underscoring often-overlooked contributions by Mick Taylor and Jimmy Miller.
The History of Led Zeppelin Crossovers With the Rolling Stones
"Scarlet," Jimmy Page's soon-to-be-released jam with Keith Richards, isn't the first time the two bands worked together.
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.
August 2020 New Music Releases
First of three COVID-inspired reformulations of Record Store Day highlights this month's list.
Top 25 Partial-Beatles Reunion Songs
A look at the best post-breakup solo songs featuring two or more members of the Fab Four.