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.
50 Years Ago: Sly and the Family Stone Splinter on ‘Family Affair’
This was their first new song in almost two years and their third No. 1 single. What it wasn't, however, was a family affair.
40 Years Ago: Allman Brothers Implode, Again, With ‘Brothers of the Road’
They were missing the camaraderie of the band's past incarnations and certainly a vision for the future.
ZZ Top Cancel Tonight’s Show in Wake of Dusty Hill’s Death
Longtime guitar tech has been filling in on tour with Billy Gibbons and Frank Beard.
Why the Beatles Haven’t Remixed ‘Rubber Soul’ or ‘Revolver’ Yet
Producer Giles Martin discusses the challenges of updating their four track-era gems.
35 Years Ago: Neil Young Plugs In the Synths for ‘Landing on Water’
He'd been fighting his record company, his muse and the era itself for most of the '80s. This was the sound of capitulation.
45 Years Ago: David Coverdale Quits as Deep Purple Disintegrate
Pieces started falling off long before the band finally came crashing down in the '70s.
All 84 Eagles Songs Ranked Worst to Best
They made their legend in a veritable blink of an eye.
Little Richard, Rock Pioneer, Dies at 87
Hits like "Tutti Frutti," "Long Tall Sally" and "Good Golly Miss Molly" were influential to many, especially the Beatles.
Watch Peter Frampton Close Out Final Tour With a Beatles Cover
Surprisingly, his last song wasn't a big hit like "Show Me the Way" or "Do You Feel Like We Do."
How Paul McCartney Carefully Constructed Badfinger’s Breakout Song
Before "Come and Get It," their career highlight had been 1968's "Maybe Tomorrow," which stalled at a disappointing No. 67.
How Journey Ended Up With That ‘Cheeseball’ Video for ‘Separate Ways’
For some reason, someone came up on the idea of playing air guitar. And air drums and air bass and air synths.
David Lee Roth Crashed a Bachelor Party, but Nobody Knew Him
He discovered someone blasting Van Halen in a nearby hotel room and decided to drop by.