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.
40 Years Ago: How Gregg Rolie Said Goodbye on Journey’s ‘Dream, After Dream’
Their most overlooked album provided a fitting, though little-heard, swan song for co-founding keyboardist.
How Rockers Remembered John Lennon in Song
They inevitably channeled grief over his murder into their craft.
35 Years Ago: ‘Spies Like Us’ Falters When It Gets to the Spy Part
This action comedy actually began life as a sort of homage to the legendary 'Road' pictures starring Bob Hope and Bing Crosby.
20 Years Ago: Roger Waters Becomes a Touring Juggernaut With ‘In the Flesh’
Pink Floyd's former mastermind didn't enter the dates documented here with any great ambition.
55 Years Ago: How the Beatles’ ‘We Can Work It Out’ Became a Group Triumph
The single reached No. 1 in the U.K. just three days after release, then matched that feat in the U.S.
50 Years Ago: How Derek and the Dominos Grew Out of George Harrison’s Debut
'All Things Must Pass' did more than launch his post-Beatles solo career.
George Harrison’s ‘All Things Must Pass’ Set for Expanded Remix
Updating the Phil Spector co-produced album was one of the former Beatles star's long-held goals.
RSD Black Friday Releases Include George Harrison, Dio and Stones
These special releases follow a trio of smaller events called RSD Drops.
50 Years Ago: The Rise and Fall of George Harrison’s ‘My Sweet Lord’
The first No. 1 hit by a former member of the Beatles quickly became the subject of a high-profile lawsuit.
December 2020 New Music Releases
Month gets off to a fast start before settling in for the traditional long winter's nap.