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.
Ranking 35 Classic Rock Songs Not Sung by the Lead Singer
Looking back on those times when the frontman took a backseat.
45 Years Ago: Blues Brothers’ Debut Becomes a Labor of Love
At first, some questioned whether John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd meant it or not.
Classic Rock’s 20 Worst Lyrics
Some are bad poetry, while others spark head-scratching confusion. Still others are just plain wrong.
100 Metal Facts You Might Not Know
Behind-the-scenes details and lesser-known information about some of the biggest bands.
The Best Song From Every Eagles Album
A lot changed over the years, but everything – including this list – ultimately centered on Glenn Frey and Don Henley.
10 Best B-Sides Ever
Counting down the Top 10 non-album B-sides of all time.
Rolling Stones Album Art: The Stories Behind 27 Famous LP Covers
Their narrative could often be broadly understood from the vantage point of any local music-store shelf.
50 Years Ago: Ringo Starr’s ‘Ringo’ Becomes a Partial Beatles Reunion
At this point, he'd yet to record a proper pop album as a solo artist.
Daryl Hall Has Filed a Sealed Lawsuit Against John Oates
He's said "it's very annoying to be a duo."
40 Years Ago: U2 Become Arena-Rockers on ‘Under a Blood Red Sky’
A lot of things went wrong before this live project helped made them one of the '80s' biggest concert acts.