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.
October 2020 New Music Releases
Latest edition of Record Store Day's RSD Drops offers another round of exclusive and limited-edition finds.
How COVID-19 Suddenly Halted Music, and What May Be Next
At first, the threat actually ran parallel to business as usual.
Little Richard, Rock Pioneer, Dies at 87
Hits like "Tutti Frutti," "Long Tall Sally" and "Good Golly Miss Molly" were influential to many, especially the Beatles.
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.
5 Reasons the Dave Matthews Band Should Be in the Hall of Fame
They've dominated the fan-ballot voting. But that's not the only reason this group should get in.
Doobie Brothers, Judas Priest, Soundgarden Lead New Rock Hall Nominations
The 35th annual induction ceremony will be held May 2, 2020 at Public Auditorium in Cleveland, Ohio.
How Jon Bon Jovi Finally Fell in Love With ‘Livin’ on a Prayer’
Jon Bon Jovi was initially skeptical about his eventual No. 1 hit because it was "so unique."
Bruce Springsteen Announces New Solo Album ‘Western Stars’
This is his first new music since 'High Hopes' and the EP 'American Beauty' capped a period of renewed studio activity back in 2014.
Fans Start Doomed Petition to Name Black Hole After Chris Cornell
The discovery has already been dubbed Powehi, a Hawaiian word that recognizes the island state's role in this scientific breakthrough.
Creedence Clearwater Revival Have Resolved Long-Standing Issues
Bassist Stu Cook says surviving members are "not sniping at each other anymore."