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.
How Tragedy and Triumph Sparked Deen Castronovo’s Comeback
He got the call to rejoin Journey in the wake of a terrible loss.
50 Years Ago: Stevie Wonder’s ‘Sunshine of My Life’ Somehow Finds Joy in Pain
His love for Syreeta Wright endured even in heartbreak.
40 Years Ago: U2 Dives Headlong Into Love With ‘Two Hearts Beat as One’
Their third album 'War,' like all other wars, still had time for a flicker of passion.
45 Years Ago: Paul McCartney Finds Hope Amid Second Wings Split
There's a reason "With a Little Luck" has a yacht-rock vibe: It was actually recorded on a boat.
COVID and War Concerns Prompt Yes to Cancel Leg of 2023 Tour
They're struggling to find insurance options that were widely available before the pandemic and Ukraine conflict.
Journey Reunion Stirs 50 Years of Memories for Gregg Rolie
Two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee also built the foundation for Santana.
40 Years Ago: Why David Bowie Regretted ‘Let’s Dance’ So Much
His biggest hit found a home on his first platinum album.
Eric Clapton Leads All-Star Tribute Concert for Jeff Beck
Already confirmed guests include Rod Stewart, Billy Gibbons and Derek Trucks, among others.
How Deen Castronovo’s Revolution Saints Rebuilt on ‘Eagle Flight': Exclusive Interview
Journey drummer turned frontman discusses his first album with Joel Hoekstra and Jeff Pilson.
Lynyrd Skynyrd Guitarist Gary Rossington Dead at 71
The last remaining founding member of Lynyrd Skynyrd had battled health issues in recent years.
50 Years Ago: Imploding Faces Uncover Timeless Truths in ‘Ooh La La’
Rod Stewart initially rejected the single before covering it 25 years later.
Five Reasons the Spinners Should Be in the Hall of Fame
Silky-smooth purveyors of '70s soul have been nominated four times.
60 Years Ago: Black-Owned Vee-Jay Introduces the Beatles to America
First single played on U.S. radio wasn't released by EMI, Parlophone or Capitol Records.
Five Reasons Willie Nelson Should Be in the Rock Hall of Fame
Another candidate with Dolly Parton's canny blend of crossover fame and frisky rebelliousness.
March 2023 New Music Releases
March comes charging in with huge box-set remembrances, tons of live stuff and some new thoughts on old favorites.
Five Reasons Joy Division/New Order Should Be in the Rock Hall
Their shared history was formed in a crucible of loss after Ian Curtis' suicide.
25 Years Ago: ‘My Father’s Eyes’ Sends Eric Clapton to Top 30 One Last Time
Lead single from 'Pilgrim' explored a family life defined by jarring, heartbreaking surprises.
50 Years Ago: ‘Wattstax’ Movie Expands on a Huge Cultural Moment
Unfortunately, the producers had a problem when it came to the industry's rating system.
30 Years Ago: Sting Changes Gears With ‘If I Ever Lose My Faith in You’
His last non-soundtrack Top 20 hit showed that some truths were easier to get at than others.
Why You Misheard That Word on Manfred Mann’s ‘Blinded by the Light’
Song had initially disappeared into obscurity after its release on Bruce Springsteen's debut album.