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.
Top 10 Guest Performances on Beatles Songs
Our look back found at least one instance where they improved upon the initially released version.
How COVID-19 Suddenly Halted Music, and What May Be Next
At first, the threat actually ran parallel to business as usual.
Brian May Imagined His Own Funeral After Heart Scare
Doctors have implanted three stents in an effort to maintain proper blood flow.
June 2020 New Music Releases
The music industry, like the wider global economy, is starting up again.
Little Richard, Rock Pioneer, Dies at 87
Hits like "Tutti Frutti," "Long Tall Sally" and "Good Golly Miss Molly" were influential to many, especially the Beatles.
Rolling Stones Surprise With a New Song, ‘Living in a Ghost Town’
Song is the band's first original in eight years.
How Soon Should Concerts Return, and Will They Ever Be the Same?
Is live music going to return as normal later this year – or are we in the middle of a historic COVID-19-based shift?
Tommy Lee Insists Motley Crue Reunion Dates Are ‘Still a Go’
The Stadium Tour, which also features Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett, is slated to kick off on June 18.
Bill Withers Dies of ‘Heart Complications’ at 81
Singer-songwriter scored a string of ageless '70s-era hits, including "Lean on Me," "Use Me" and "Ain't No Sunshine."
Why the Coronavirus Is Now Threatening Concerts and Festivals
As worry grows over large gatherings, could COVID-19 lead to cancellation of rock's biggest season?