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.
August 2021 New Music Releases
The month is capped by a pair of key 50th-anniversary reissues, but there's new stuff to get excited about, too.
45 Years Ago: David Coverdale Quits as Deep Purple Disintegrate
Pieces started falling off long before the band finally came crashing down in the '70s.
July 2021 New Music Releases
Record Store Day's second RSD Drops event of the year highlights the list.
The Most Underrated Song From Each David Gilmour and Roger Waters LP
Their shared time together brought Pink Floyd's highest acclaim, but it never seemed to come easy.
Underrated John Lennon: The Most Overlooked Song From Each LP
These often share little in common, and that's certainly fitting.
Underrated Paul McCartney: The Most Overlooked Song From Each LP
With a discography stretching across 25 rock albums, there are still plenty of nooks and crannies to explore.
June 2021 New Music Releases
There's very good news for fans of Styx – and the latest installment of RSD Drops, with a slew of exclusive and limited-edition finds.
Alice Cooper Leads Star-Packed 2022 Monsters of Rock Cruise
Slate of artists includes Queensryche, Tom Keifer of Cinderella, Skid Row and L.A. Guns, among many others.
45 Years Ago: Alan Parsons Project Make Bold Start on ‘Tales of Mystery and Imagination’
Ultimately, he had Edgar Allan Poe, Pink Floyd and, most of all, partner Eric Woolfson to thank.
Rolling Stones, ‘Sticky Fingers': Track by Track
If 'Exile on Main St.' is considered the band's creative peak, this album helped get them most of the way there.