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.
July 2022 New Music Releases
For some, July will mark the end of a long silence.
40 Years Ago: How ’16’ Both Revitalized and Divided Chicago
David Foster arrived as the former experimental jazz rockers were at a low ebb.
40 Years Ago: Joe Jackson Grows Up on ‘Night and Day’
He set the scene with a stylish art deco cover and that Cole Porter-inspired title.
30 Years Ago: Los Lobos Finally Leave ‘La Bamba’ Behind on ‘Kiko’
Album was influenced by the band's East L.A. roots but not bound to them.
June 2022 New Music Releases
Look for a massive new album series and some equally massive reissue packages.
50 Years Ago: David Bowie Gives ‘All the Young Dudes’ to Mott the Hoople
"I told them I'd write them a hit single," he later said, "and I did."
55 Years Ago: Pink Floyd Unveil Stunning Surround Sound Concert
Nick Mason has called groundbreaking show the "beginning of the concept we spent the next 20-odd years doing."
40 Years Ago: The Clash Fire Topper Headon Amid Downward Spiral
They were mere days away from releasing 'Combat Rock,' featuring the drummer's signature song.
50 Years Ago: Billy Preston Pioneers Rock Shows at Radio City Music Hall
Rising crossover star was moving to the world's biggest stages after working with the Beatles and Rolling Stones.
May 2022 New Music Releases
One of the biggest hitmakers of the '80s is back.