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.
40 Classic Rock Songs With #$&%-ing Curse Words
The music of youth rebellion was bound to say something naughty, right?
Lou Ottens, Inventor of the Audio Cassette, Dies at 94
"I got annoyed with the clunky, user-unfriendly reel-to-reel system," the Dutch engineer once admitted.
Reggae Legend Bunny Wailer Dies at 73
He was a quiet figure who became one of the genre's founding fathers.
40 Years Ago: The Who Score a Final Hit With ‘You Better You Bet’
This was one of the few moments during the early '80s when Pete Townshend shared a truly great track with the band.
Deluxe Reissue of ‘The Who Sell Out’ to Include 46 Unheard Songs
There will also be a two-LP stereo vinyl package, a two-CD/two-LP mono vinyl version, a two-CD edition and a digital release.
All 84 Eagles Songs Ranked Worst to Best
They made their legend in a veritable blink of an eye.
Top 10 Secret Beatles Collaborations
Maybe they were trying to avoid hassles relating to label affiliations. Maybe they were just being silly.
35 Years Ago: Space Shuttle Challenger Breaks Apart on Live TV
We've been told that a nation watched in horror as the space shuttle exploded. But that's not exactly what happened.
How Neal Schon Made Peace With Jonathan Cain to Revive Journey
If the band was going to survive, it would have to rebuild a relationship that dates back to the "Don't Stop Believin'" era.
Neil Young Sells Half of His Catalog for a Reported $150 Million
It's unclear how the company will leverage this huge new acquisition, since 1988's "This Note's for You" made clear his anti-commercial stance.
How ‘Please Come Home for Christmas’ Emerged From Eagles Time-Out
Sessions for a follow-up to 'Hotel California' were dragging on, and their label was growing concerned.
How Rockers Remembered John Lennon in Song
They inevitably channeled grief over his murder into their craft.
20 Years Ago: Roger Waters Becomes a Touring Juggernaut With ‘In the Flesh’
Pink Floyd's former mastermind didn't enter the dates documented here with any great ambition.
55 Years Ago: How the Beatles’ ‘We Can Work It Out’ Became a Group Triumph
The single reached No. 1 in the U.K. just three days after release, then matched that feat in the U.S.
Top 20 Weirdest Beatles Songs
An intriguing pattern emerges, as Paul McCartney dominates this list.
Lindsey Buckingham Returns With an Exclusive Streaming Concert
He's been sidelined since early 2019 when a procedure damaged his vocal cords during open-heart surgery.