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.
10 Surprising Songs Never Performed Live by the Beatles
Ranking the most astonishing concert omissions – together and as solo artists.
2022 New Music Releases
Guns N' Roses fans are in for a heck of a year.
Monkees Co-Founder Michael Nesmith Dead at 78
He emerged from their pre-fab beginnings to become a musical pioneer in his own right.
Jimmy Page and Alan Parsons Project Vocalist John Miles Dies at 72
He scored a solo Top 5 U.K. hit with "Music."
December 2021 New Music Releases
More awesome releases than usual mark this holiday season.
45 Years Ago: Queen Scale R&B Gospel Heights With ‘Somebody to Love’
No. 2 U.K. smash shared the layered complexity of "Bohemian Rhapsody" – but with a church pew-rattling soulfulness.
U2’s ‘Achtung Baby': A Track-by-Track Guide
Album provided a hard shove against whatever you thought you knew about the band.
Hear Unearthed Song Featuring George Harrison and Ringo Starr
Beatles stars stopped by Suresh Joshi's sessions while on a break from recording "Hey Jude."
50 Years Ago: Hiding Away Helps Led Zeppelin to Greatness on ‘IV’
Their best studio album is one that was, quite literally, the most lived in.
How Led Zeppelin’s ‘Going to California’ Crushed on Joni Mitchell
Robert Plant said this song "might be a bit embarrassing at times lyrically, but it did sum up a period of my life when I was 22."