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.
December 2020 New Music Releases
Month gets off to a fast start before settling in for the traditional long winter's nap.
Top 20 Weirdest Beatles Songs
An intriguing pattern emerges, as Paul McCartney dominates this list.
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.
25 Years Ago: Pierce Brosnan’s ‘GoldenEye’ Revives James Bond
Was 007 even relevant in a post-Cold War age?
Doobie Brothers Officially Join the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Eligible since 1996, the band enters after its first nomination.
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.
When Prince Joined the Bangles on Stage for ‘Manic Monday’
Their version of his not-quite-secretly written song had peaked at No. 2 earlier in the year.
November 2020 New Music Releases
The list is topped by a surprise return of AC/DC.