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.
50 Years Ago: Paul McCartney Breaks Every Rule on ‘Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey’
His first solo No. 1 single actually hearkened back to the way he worked toward the end of his time with the Beatles.
ZZ Top Cancel Tonight’s Show in Wake of Dusty Hill’s Death
Longtime guitar tech has been filling in on tour with Billy Gibbons and Frank Beard.
Why the Beatles Haven’t Remixed ‘Rubber Soul’ or ‘Revolver’ Yet
Producer Giles Martin discusses the challenges of updating their four track-era gems.
Yes Update Songwriting Credits After Geoff Downes’ Tape Mix-Up
Mislabeled old work reel inadvertently included music from Curved Air cofounder Francis Monkman.
How Chuck Berry Overcame Royalty Ripoffs and Racists: Exclusive Clip
Watch a preview of upcoming episode of PBS' 'In Their Own Words' focusing on the rock pioneer.
35 Years Ago: Van Halen Leave Planet Earth on ‘Love Walks In’
This wasn't Sammy Hagar's first song about aliens, but it was by far the biggest.
Hear Yes’ First New Song Without Chris Squire, ‘The Ice Bridge’
Climate change-themed track will kick off their upcoming album 'The Quest.'
35 Years Ago: Neil Young Plugs In the Synths for ‘Landing on Water’
He'd been fighting his record company, his muse and the era itself for most of the '80s. This was the sound of capitulation.
August 2021 New Music Releases
The month is capped by a pair of key 50th-anniversary reissues, but there's new stuff to get excited about, too.
45 Years Ago: David Coverdale Quits as Deep Purple Disintegrate
Pieces started falling off long before the band finally came crashing down in the '70s.