Nick DeRiso is UCR's assistant managing editor, and author of 'Journey: Worlds Apart.' He has been named columnist of the year five times by the Associated Press, Louisiana Press Association, and Louisiana Sports Writers Association, and previously oversaw a daily newspaper section that was named Top 10 in the nation by the AP.
Eagles Trial Reveals New Don Henley Teen Overdose Details
Never-before-seen documents from an unrelated legal matter contradict what he's long maintained about this ugly incident.
Roger Waters Calls Bono an ‘Enormous S—‘ After Israel Tribute
U2 dedicated 'Pride (In the Name of Love)' to victims of a music festival attack by Hamas.
20 Protest Songs That Changed History
Some are so catchy that listeners might miss their hard truths.
1989’s Best Classic Rock Albums
Important records arrived from across a dizzying spectrum, but it was also a great year for the tried and true.
The Worst Classic Rock Songs
No one is immune.
Top 10 Denny Laine Songs
Some simply considered him the guy in Wings who wasn't Paul McCartney – but he was much more.
Classic Rock’s 20 Worst Lyrics
Some are bad poetry, while others spark head-scratching confusion. Still others are just plain wrong.
40 Years Ago: U2 Become Arena-Rockers on ‘Under a Blood Red Sky’
A lot of things went wrong before this live project helped made them one of the '80s' biggest concert acts.
The Hidden Talents of Your Favorite Rock Stars
Their main aptitude is often plainly obvious. The others, not so much.
Classic Rock’s 20 Worst Mistakes
Some mishaps are eventually forgotten over a lengthy career. Others have bigger implications.
Top 10 Beatles Solo No. 1 Singles
Almost 20 chart-toppers followed the band's turn-of-the-'70s demise, but they weren't all created equally.
November 2023 New Music Releases
Black Friday Record Store Day once again returns to anchor the month.
Doors, Motley Crue and Faces Top Black Friday Record Store Day
Grateful Dead, Joni Mitchell and Gov't Mule also part of a long list of gift ideas for the holiday season.
Roger Waters, ‘The Dark Side of the Moon Redux': Album Review
Where there once were soaring interludes, he now offers grave, grumbled new commentary.
October 2023 New Music Releases
Recent months have been defined by box sets and expanded reissues – but this one is different.
40 Years Ago: A Black Rock Icon Shapes David Bowie’s ‘Modern Love’
Hint: It wasn't Nile Rodgers.