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.
40 Years Ago: Foreigner Change Gears With ‘Waiting for a Girl Like You’
No. 2 smash ballad altered their career trajectory forever.
Bruce Springsteen to Release ‘Legendary 1979 No Nukes Concerts’
Full footage of the E Street Band's entire set has never been officially issued.
October 2021 New Music Releases
The month boasts five Fridays, making for an overstuffed slate of notable rock releases.
50 Years Ago: ‘Columbo’ Does More Than Debut a Crafty Sleuth
'Murder by the Book' was written and directed by a pair of youngsters who would alter the landscape of TV and film.
Doobie Brothers Albums Ranked Worst to Best
They remain an intriguing dichotomy of a band.
Beatles’ Dashed-Off ‘She Loves You’ Was Actually Carefully Made
They took weeks constructing the song, between stops as Roy Orbison's opening act, then hours recording it.
September 2021 New Music Releases
There have been periods during the pandemic with little or no new music. This is not one of those months.
50 Years Ago: Paul McCartney Breaks Every Rule on ‘Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey’
His first solo No. 1 single actually hearkened back to the way he worked toward the end of his time with the Beatles.
Why the Beatles Haven’t Remixed ‘Rubber Soul’ or ‘Revolver’ Yet
Producer Giles Martin discusses the challenges of updating their four track-era gems.
Yes Update Songwriting Credits After Geoff Downes’ Tape Mix-Up
Mislabeled old work reel inadvertently included music from Curved Air cofounder Francis Monkman.