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.
May 2020 New Music Releases
The month will be dominated by solo records from members and ex-members of Styx, INXS, the Monkees and Yes.
Rolling Stones Surprise With a New Song, ‘Living in a Ghost Town’
Song is the band's first original in eight years.
Roger Dean Invites Fans to Watch Him Create Yes’ Next Album Cover
His completed art will be used for upcoming 'The Royal Affair: Live' project.
Why the Black Crowes Don’t Want to Record a New Album Yet
Their planned reunion tour is set to begin in June, unless the novel coronavirus pandemic postpones things.
45 Years Ago: Bad Company Roars Back With ‘Straight Shooter’
There may have been bumps ahead, but for now they remained over the next horizon.
Ross Valory Countersues Bandmates as Journey Split Widens
He's asking a judge to decide who has the right to move forward under the band name.
Top 10 Beatles Guitar Solos Not by George Harrison
Others subbed for him as far back as 1964's "You Can't Do That."
50 Years Ago: Mike Nesmith Buys His Way Out of the Monkees
He'd already begun recording with his First National Band, drawing upon a deep well of unrecorded songs.
How Soon Should Concerts Return, and Will They Ever Be the Same?
Is live music going to return as normal later this year – or are we in the middle of a historic COVID-19-based shift?
Iggy Pop Box Set to Focus on First Two David Bowie-Produced LPs
'The Bowie Years' previews with an alternate mix of "China Girl."
Tommy Lee Insists Motley Crue Reunion Dates Are ‘Still a Go’
The Stadium Tour, which also features Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett, is slated to kick off on June 18.
John Prine Dies at 73 After Coronavirus Battle
Beloved singer-songwriter dies after a battle with the coronavirus.