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.
49 Rock Stars Flipping You Off
You can't be faulted for thinking rock has lost its edge, but at least one vestige of the music's provocative spirit remains.
45 Years Ago: David Bowie Scores His First No. 1 Hit With ‘Fame’
John Lennon collaboration grew out of worries that he might become a prisoner to his own career.
How the Eagles Finally Pieced Together ‘Heartache Tonight’
They topped the charts for a final time with this jigsaw puzzle of a song.
Who Wrote the Most Beatles Songs?
It's a rundown that promises a photo finish.
October 2020 New Music Releases
Latest edition of Record Store Day's RSD Drops offers another round of exclusive and limited-edition finds.
55 Years Ago: Otis Redding Sets a New Standard With ‘Otis Blue’
In a single day, the R&B legend recorded his best album, beat the Stones at their own game and templated a future No. 1 song for Aretha Franklin.
30 Years Ago: Bruce Hornsby Plays His First Grateful Dead Show
He may have seemed like an unlikely figure to find onstage, but it was practically a moment of destiny.
45 Years Ago: ‘Welcome Back, Kotter’ Debuts to a Brief Boycott
The show moved into TV's Top 10 most-watched shows six weeks later and remained there until it went off the air.
Pink Floyd Album Art: The Stories Behind 19 Trippy LP Covers
The images work to frame their impish humor, wild imagination, sharp commentary and flair for the absurd.
15 Years Ago: How Journey’s ‘Generations’ Led to Steve Augeri’s Early Exit
He'd already endured the pressures of following Steve Perry, only to suffer lingering throat problems.