Nick DeRiso is associate editor of Ultimate Classic Rock. 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, he previously oversaw a daily section that was named Top 10 in the nation by the AP.
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April 2020 New Music Releases
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Sessions for 1975's 'Hearts' began with pulling this future chart-topping song off the trash heap.
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