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.
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: 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.
Lindsey Buckingham Returns With an Exclusive Streaming Concert
He's been sidelined since early 2019 when a procedure damaged his vocal cords during open-heart surgery.
Underrated Beatles: The Most Overlooked Song From Each Album
Even a group as celebrated as this one has a few tucked-away moments of brilliance.
40 Years Ago: Eagles Introduce Timothy B. Schmit on ‘I Can’t Tell You Why’
He arrived with the makings of this first showcase moment with the group.
Underrated Eagles: The Most Overlooked Song From Each Album
The BBC once reported that "Hotel California" airs on U.S. radio every 11 minutes. So, let's dig deeper.
November 2020 New Music Releases
The list is topped by a surprise return of AC/DC.
Top 80 John Lennon Songs
The Beatles star was slow to reveal himself. Once he decided to get real, however, the floodgates opened.
Led Zeppelin Finally Appear to Have Won ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Case
U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear arguments, leaving in place a lower-court ruling that found no copyright infringement.
Rod Stewart Covered Tom Petty, but He Wasn’t Really a Fan
His update of a 'Wildflowers'-era leftover reached the Top 10 on the adult-contemporary chart in 1995.
Listen to Cheap Trick Cover David Bowie’s ‘Rebel Rebel’
Band again turns to history for inspiration.
Doobie Brothers Send Bill Murray Hilarious Letter in Song Dispute
They're claiming copyright infringement over the use of "Listen to the Music" in a commercial for golf clothing.