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.
Joni Mitchell Set to Perform First Full Concert in Decades
Comeback show with friend and collaborator Brandi Carlile is scheduled for next June.
November 2022 New Music Releases
Another Record Store Day brings exciting new releases, but November has lots more to offer.
October 2022 New Music Releases
Beatles reissue arrives with new albums from the Cult, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Todd Rundgren and Skid Row.
35 Years Ago: Pink Floyd Takes Off Again With ‘Learning to Fly’
David Gilmour's attempts to overcome a long-held fear led to the band's first-ever Billboard rock chart No. 1.
50 Years Ago: The Band Boldly Reshapes With ‘Rock of Ages’
If it all sounded a little nervy and off the cuff, that's because it was.
Lemmy Kilmister’s Favorite Ozzy Osbourne Album Was No Surprise
Their long-time friendship was marked by brutal honesty – about work and life.
35 Years Ago: ‘The Lost Boys’ Resets the Vampire Genre
Joel Schumacher's film smashed Hollywood's tired Transylvanian tropes with a dirt biker's chortle.
55 Years Ago: Yardbirds’ ‘Little Games’ Stumbles, Despite Jimmy Page
There was freedom in the air. Just not in throwback producer Mickie Most's sessions.
30 Years Ago: George Harrison’s ‘Live in Japan’ Celebrates a Brief Return
Concert recording seemed to herald a new era for the typically reclusive former Beatle.
50 Years Ago: Paul McCartney’s Next Band Takes Flight on Wings Over Europe Tour
His main goal was to slip out from behind the Beatles' long shadow.