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.
Hear Yes’ First New Song Without Chris Squire, ‘The Ice Bridge’
Climate change-themed track will kick off their upcoming album 'The Quest.'
35 Years Ago: Van Halen Leave Planet Earth on ‘Love Walks In’
This wasn't Sammy Hagar's first song about aliens, but it was by far the biggest.
July 2021 New Music Releases
Record Store Day's second RSD Drops event of the year highlights the list.
Eric Clapton Sets Only 2021 North American Shows
His touring band will include Paul Carrack of Squeeze and Mike + the Mechanics.
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.
Ron Wood Says He’s Beaten Cancer Again
Rolling Stones guitarist reveals diagnosis of rare form of the disease during lockdown.
May 2021 New Music Releases
Highlights include a long-awaited album from a first-timer and a long (really long, actually) player from a longtimer.
Why Van Halen Didn’t Change Band Names When Sammy Hagar Joined
David Lee Roth's replacement eventually helped the group to four consecutive chart-topping albums.
AC/DC’s Brian Johnson Announces New Memoir, ‘The Lives of Brian’
"I've gone from choirboy to rock 'n' roll singer," he says. "And now I've gone and written a bloody book about it."