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.
March 2021 New Music Releases
Neil Young looks back, while members of the Beatles, Kiss and Iron Maiden offer new sounds.
35 Years Ago: Space Shuttle Challenger Breaks Apart on Live TV
We've been told that a nation watched in horror as the space shuttle exploded. But that's not exactly what happened.
Why Dave Grohl Won’t Sing Nirvana Songs in Concert
Foo Fighters are set to release their 10th album, with a rescheduled tour presumably to follow.
2021 New Music Releases
Time off the road amid the pandemic apparently gave rockers plenty of space to complete studio recordings.
45 Years Ago: A Chance Encounter Sparks Eagles’ Story Song ‘Lyin’ Eyes’
Every element of this wry narrative about a gold digger's empty life unfolds with a writerly knack for detail.
2020 Rock Hall of Fame Live Ceremony Replaced With HBO Special
Officials have called off an in-person gathering in Cleveland, after initially postponing the event.
How COVID-19 Suddenly Halted Music, and What May Be Next
At first, the threat actually ran parallel to business as usual.
Why the Coronavirus Is Now Threatening Concerts and Festivals
As worry grows over large gatherings, could COVID-19 lead to cancellation of rock's biggest season?
5 Reasons the Dave Matthews Band Should Be in the Hall of Fame
They've dominated the fan-ballot voting. But that's not the only reason this group should get in.
Cars Frontman Ric Ocasek Died After Unnamed Surgical Procedure
He was apparently expected to make a full recovery.