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: Why a Forgotten Debut Album Didn’t Doom Eurythmics
'In the Garden' didn't chart anywhere, and its best-selling single couldn't get past No. 63.
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.
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: Isaac Hayes Changes Soundtracks and R&B Forever
We're talkin' about 'Shaft.'
40 Years Ago: ‘Heavy Metal’ Subverts Every Animated Movie Rule
There were obvious plot holes, poor juxtapositions and clumsy horniness, but you couldn't take your eyes off of it.
How Chuck Berry Overcame Royalty Ripoffs and Racists: Exclusive Clip
Watch a preview of upcoming episode of PBS' 'In Their Own Words' focusing on the rock pioneer.
35 Years Ago: Van Halen Leave Planet Earth on ‘Love Walks In’
This wasn't Sammy Hagar's first song about aliens, but it was by far the biggest.