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: Rolling Stones Punch Back With ‘Hang Fire’
Single boasted a hard-eyed relevance that was worlds away from their most recent work.
April 2022 New Music Releases
Record Store Day is returning to full throttle.
Steely Dan Drop Aimee Mann From Opening Slot on 2022 Tour
Donald Fagen is refuting her assertion that the decision was made based on gender.
Phil Collins and Peter Gabriel Albums Ranked Worst to Best
They led Genesis through their most celebrated eras. Here's what happened next.
13 Bands With No Original Members
As we see in this list of bands with no original members, not everybody can be U2.
David Gilmour and Roger Waters Solo Albums Ranked Worst to Best
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Led Zeppelin Solo Albums Ranked Worst to Best
There have been vanity projects, weird detours and huge disappointments – but also some of the best LPs of the succeeding eras.
20 Years Ago: U2 Pay Tribute to 9/11’s Fallen at the Super Bowl
Surprise attack had just changed the New York City skyline forever while leaving thousands dead.
40 Years Ago: Why a B-52’s Collaboration With David Byrne Fizzled
Troubled 'Mesopotamia' sessions ultimately yielded only six complete songs.
45 Years Ago: Hall and Oates Notch Their First No. 1 With ‘Rich Girl’
Believe it or not, there was a downside.
George Martin Discusses Meeting Beatles in Newly Revealed Clip
"Well, that's a silly name for a start," the late producing legend remembers saying.
50 Years Ago: Self-Titled Linda Ronstadt LP Allows Eagles to Fly
Ironically, it was an abysmal chart failure, stalling at No. 163 on the 'Billboard' pop album chart.