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.
February 2021 New Music Releases
This month quickly picks up steam before culminating with a signature last Friday overstuffed with new sounds.
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.
2021 New Music Releases
Time off the road amid the pandemic apparently gave rockers plenty of space to complete studio recordings.
How Rockers Remembered John Lennon in Song
They inevitably channeled grief over his murder into their craft.
Underrated Beatles: The Most Overlooked Song From Each Album
Even a group as celebrated as this one has a few tucked-away moments of brilliance.
Underrated Eagles: The Most Overlooked Song From Each Album
The BBC once reported that "Hotel California" airs on U.S. radio every 11 minutes. So, let's dig deeper.
November 2020 New Music Releases
The list is topped by a surprise return of AC/DC.
Led Zeppelin Finally Appear to Have Won ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Case
U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear arguments, leaving in place a lower-court ruling that found no copyright infringement.
Doobie Brothers Send Bill Murray Hilarious Letter in Song Dispute
They're claiming copyright infringement over the use of "Listen to the Music" in a commercial for golf clothing.
45 Years Ago: David Bowie Scores His First No. 1 Hit With ‘Fame’
John Lennon collaboration grew out of worries that he might become a prisoner to his own career.