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.
June 2022 New Music Releases
Look for a massive new album series and some equally massive reissue packages.
55 Years Ago: Pink Floyd Unveil Stunning Surround Sound Concert
Nick Mason has called groundbreaking show the "beginning of the concept we spent the next 20-odd years doing."
40 Years Ago: Toto ‘IV': Beyond ‘Africa’
Their lone chart-topper remains a concert sing-along staple and their signature song. But there's more to the LP.
Eagles Lineup Changes: A Complete Guide
Glenn Frey's partnership with Don Henley formed the band's centerpiece, but they've gone on without him.
40 Years Ago: Rolling Stones Punch Back With ‘Hang Fire’
Single boasted a hard-eyed relevance that was worlds away from their most recent work.
Phil Collins and Peter Gabriel Albums Ranked Worst to Best
They led Genesis through their most celebrated eras. Here's what happened next.
13 Bands With No Original Members
As we see in this list of bands with no original members, not everybody can be U2.
Five Reasons a Tribe Called Quest Should Be in the Rock Hall
The question was never if hip-hop acts are "rock 'n' roll." Of course, they're not.
Led Zeppelin Solo Albums Ranked Worst to Best
There have been vanity projects, weird detours and huge disappointments – but also some of the best LPs of the succeeding eras.
March 2022 New Music Releases
Guitarists who rose to fame with the Rolling Stones and Tom Petty will make some solo noise this month.