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.
1972’s Best Rock Albums
Over the course of a strikingly diverse 12-month period, these bands hit upon just the right mixture of creativity, gumption and timing.
40 Years Ago: Joe Jackson Grows Up on ‘Night and Day’
He set the scene with a stylish art deco cover and that Cole Porter-inspired title.
June 2022 New Music Releases
Look for a massive new album series and some equally massive reissue packages.
50 Years Ago: David Bowie Gives ‘All the Young Dudes’ to Mott the Hoople
"I told them I'd write them a hit single," he later said, "and I did."
May 2022 New Music Releases
One of the biggest hitmakers of the '80s is back.
72 Musicians Who Are Totally Lying About Their Names
Their names are forever etched in our collective musical memory – or are they?
50 Years Ago: Electric Light Orchestra Debut, Then Splinter
Issues included costs, the sound and the fragile creative partnership between Roy Wood and Jeff Lynne.
Eagles Lineup Changes: A Complete Guide
Glenn Frey's partnership with Don Henley formed the band's centerpiece, but they've gone on without him.
40 Years Ago: Rolling Stones Punch Back With ‘Hang Fire’
Single boasted a hard-eyed relevance that was worlds away from their most recent work.
April 2022 New Music Releases
Record Store Day is returning to full throttle.
13 Bands With No Original Members
As we see in this list of bands with no original members, not everybody can be U2.
Led Zeppelin Solo Albums Ranked Worst to Best
There have been vanity projects, weird detours and huge disappointments – but also some of the best LPs of the succeeding eras.
March 2022 New Music Releases
Guitarists who rose to fame with the Rolling Stones and Tom Petty will make some solo noise this month.
50 Years Ago: Self-Titled Linda Ronstadt LP Allows Eagles to Fly
Ironically, it was an abysmal chart failure, stalling at No. 163 on the 'Billboard' pop album chart.
February 2022 New Music Releases
It's a good month to be a Guns N’ Roses fan.
2022 New Music Releases
Guns N' Roses fans fans are having a heck of a year.