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.
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.
Neil Young Remembers Happier Times With David Crosby
They'd long been estranged when his former CSNY bandmate died this week.
2023 New Music Releases
Metallica's surprise lockdown-recorded LP and a huge tour get the new year off to a fast start.
Why Robert Plant Can’t Wait So Long For the Next Alison Krauss LP
'Raise the Roof' has earned three Grammy nominations, following 2007's platinum-selling 'Raising Sand.'
Eagles Extend ‘Hotel California’ Tour With Five More Dates
They're playing 1976 LP in its entirety and then returning for another set of greatest hits.
November 2022 New Music Releases
Another Record Store Day brings exciting new releases, but November has lots more to offer.
October 2022 New Music Releases
Beatles reissue arrives with new albums from the Cult, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Todd Rundgren and Skid Row.
35 Years Ago: Pink Floyd Takes Off Again With ‘Learning to Fly’
David Gilmour's attempts to overcome a long-held fear led to the band's first-ever Billboard rock chart No. 1.
35 Years Ago: Roger Waters Breaks Up ‘Radio K.A.O.S.’ to No Avail
Pink Floyd mastermind ended up releasing four singles from the LP but none charted.