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.
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.
Neil Young Sues to Stop Donald Trump From Playing His Songs
He's specifically targeting campaign broadcasts of "Rockin' in the Free World" and "Devil's Sidewalk."
Top 20 Unfinished Beatles Songs That Ended Up on Solo Projects
The drawn-out 'Let It Be' sessions account for a list-leading 10 tracks; the White Album era produced seven others.
Top 10 Rolling Stones Songs Without Keith Richards or Charlie Watts
This list ended up underscoring often-overlooked contributions by Mick Taylor and Jimmy Miller.
10 Best Eagles Songs Not Sung by Glenn Frey and Don Henley
The group always featured other voices, even if the balance of power eventually shifted.
How Jimmy Page Ended Up Jamming With Keith Richards on ‘Scarlet’
Long-lost collaboration will finally see the light of day when it's bundled with the Rolling Stones' 'Goats Heads Soup' reissue.
Top 25 Partial-Beatles Reunion Songs
A look at the best post-breakup solo songs featuring two or more members of the Fab Four.
August 2020 New Music Releases
First of three COVID-inspired reformulations of Record Store Day highlights this month's list.
35 Years Ago: Why ‘A View to a Kill’ Couldn’t Save Duran Duran
Song represented a bold step toward modernity for the James Bond franchise, which had long relied on silky crooned ballads for its themes.
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.