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 2020 New Music Releases
First of three COVID-inspired reformulations of Record Store Day highlights this month's list.
2020 Rock Hall of Fame Live Ceremony Replaced With HBO Special
Officials have called off an in-person gathering in Cleveland, after initially postponing the event.
Ennio Morricone, Celebrated Movie Composer, Dies at 91
His broadly influential work impacted a number of rockers, perhaps most notably Metallica.
Which Classic Rock Band Has Had the Most Total Members?
Unless you're ZZ Top or U2, bandmates tend to come and go.
Motley Crue Still Haven’t Decided Whether to Postpone Reunion
"Our goal," they said in a new statement, "is to have an official update to everyone by June 1."
Rolling Stones Surprise With a New Song, ‘Living in a Ghost Town’
Song is the band's first original in eight years.
Ross Valory Countersues Bandmates as Journey Split Widens
He's asking a judge to decide who has the right to move forward under the band name.
Bill Withers Dies of ‘Heart Complications’ at 81
Singer-songwriter scored a string of ageless '70s-era hits, including "Lean on Me," "Use Me" and "Ain't No Sunshine."
45 Years Ago: Journey Jam Out on Their Self-Titled Debut
Band replicated a fiery interplay that defined its early shows. Problem was record buyers weren't on board.
Lynyrd Skynyrd Reschedule March Dates as Coronavirus Fears Grow
Last of the Street Survivors farewell tour currently has confirmed shows through August.