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.
2023 New Music Releases
Metallica's surprise lockdown-recorded LP and a huge tour get the new year off to a fast start.
Why Robert Plant Can’t Wait So Long For the Next Alison Krauss LP
'Raise the Roof' has earned three Grammy nominations, following 2007's platinum-selling 'Raising Sand.'
50 Years Ago: Paul McCartney’s Next Band Takes Flight on Wings Over Europe Tour
His main goal was to slip out from behind the Beatles' long shadow.
Most Disappointing Albums: More Than 100 Times Rock’s Biggest Bands Let Us Down
They aren't always an artist's worst record.
72 Musicians Who Are Totally Lying About Their Names
Their names are forever etched in our collective musical memory – or are they?
10 Surprising Songs Never Performed Live by the Beatles
Ranking the most astonishing concert omissions – together and as solo artists.
40 Years Ago: The Rolling Stones Rescue ‘Start Me Up’ From Obscurity
Nearly half a decade passed before they wisened up.
Underrated John Lennon: The Most Overlooked Song From Each LP
These often share little in common, and that's certainly fitting.
Top 10 Ringo Starr Songs Written by the Other Beatles
The best examples of how Fab Four bandmates helped animate their drummer's quirky personality.
March 2021 New Music Releases
Neil Young looks back, while members of the Beatles, Kiss and Iron Maiden offer new sounds.