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: The Blues Brothers’ ‘Soundtrack’ Shares Their Newfound Spotlight
After their smash 1978 debut, the only question was how big the follow-up album would be.
July 2020 New Music Releases
The list is tinged with nostalgia, as several huge acts take long looks back – but there are some notable new offerings too.
Could Quarantine Lead to a Flood of New Classic Rock Albums?
It's not all bad news.
Rolling Stones Solo Albums Ranked Worst to Best
They didn't necessarily become huge commercial or critical hits, but some produced career-changing moments anyway.
How Randy Meisner’s ‘Take It to the Limit’ Fractured the Eagles
He'd begun to dread the moment when he was meant to shine.
How R&B Created a Foundation for the Beatles: ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll is Black’
"Black music started the revolution in the world, the so-called youth revolution," John Lennon argued.
How COVID-19 Suddenly Halted Music, and What May Be Next
At first, the threat actually ran parallel to business as usual.
Brian May Imagined His Own Funeral After Heart Scare
Doctors have implanted three stents in an effort to maintain proper blood flow.
Top 10 Beatles Songs Without John Lennon
The '90s-era 'Anthology' sessions weren't the first time they recorded without him. More like the 20th.
45 Years Ago: How Eagles Turned a Corner With ‘One of These Nights’
Chaffing at their country-rock roots, they regrouped to construct a "nasty track with pretty vocals."
Which Classic Rock Band Has Had the Most Total Members?
Unless you're ZZ Top or U2, bandmates tend to come and go.
Motley Crue Still Haven’t Decided Whether to Postpone Reunion
"Our goal," they said in a new statement, "is to have an official update to everyone by June 1."