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.
2022 New Music Releases
Guns N' Roses fans fans are having a heck of a year.
Top 10 Post-‘Achtung Baby’ U2 Songs
It's easy to dismiss anything that follows their acknowledged peak, but that doesn't mean there aren't gems to be uncovered.
Listen to Cheap Trick Cover David Bowie’s ‘Rebel Rebel’
Band again turns to history for inspiration.
Pink Floyd Album Art: The Stories Behind 19 Trippy LP Covers
The images work to frame their impish humor, wild imagination, sharp commentary and flair for the absurd.
Alan Parker, Director of ‘Pink Floyd: The Wall,’ Dies at 76
He was initially unhappy with the project, admitting as much in early '80s-era press material.
Could Quarantine Lead to a Flood of New Classic Rock Albums?
It's not all bad news.
How COVID-19 Suddenly Halted Music, and What May Be Next
At first, the threat actually ran parallel to business as usual.
John Prine Dies at 73 After Coronavirus Battle
Beloved singer-songwriter dies after a battle with the coronavirus.
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?
Kirk Hammett Admits Metallica Wasted Their Time Fighting Napster
They sued after discovering a leaked demo of "I Disappear" was circulating on the file-sharing service.
Metallica’s Commemorative ‘S&M2′ Concert to Screen in Theaters
The first show celebrating 1999's symphonic live album sold out so quickly that some fans suspected online bots were involved.
Led Zeppelin’s ‘Stairway’ Trial Has Revealed a Stunning Copyright Issue
The band's return to court over its most famous song might have sweeping implications for federal law.