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.
5 Years Ago: David Bowie Transforms Once More, Then Vanishes
He orchestrated this departure with a familiar sense of mystery and panache.
Neil Young Sells Half of His Catalog for a Reported $150 Million
It's unclear how the company will leverage this huge new acquisition, since 1988's "This Note's for You" made clear his anti-commercial stance.
45 Years Ago: Journey Try to Shake Things Up on ‘Look Into the Future’
The band was already at a crossroads after just one jammy studio project.
Tanya Roberts Confirmed Dead at 65 After False Initial Report
Roberts' death was confirmed following an earlier incorrect report.
How ‘Please Come Home for Christmas’ Emerged From Eagles Time-Out
Sessions for a follow-up to 'Hotel California' were dragging on, and their label was growing concerned.
2021 New Music Releases
Time off the road amid the pandemic apparently gave rockers plenty of space to complete studio recordings.
40 Years Ago: How Gregg Rolie Said Goodbye on Journey’s ‘Dream, After Dream’
Their most overlooked album provided a fitting, though little-heard, swan song for co-founding keyboardist.
RSD Black Friday Releases Include George Harrison, Dio and Stones
These special releases follow a trio of smaller events called RSD Drops.
December 2020 New Music Releases
Month gets off to a fast start before settling in for the traditional long winter's nap.
25 Years Ago: Pierce Brosnan’s ‘GoldenEye’ Revives James Bond
Was 007 even relevant in a post-Cold War age?