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.
Lineups Announced for Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins Tribute Shows
Members of Rush, Queen, the Police, Pretenders and others will join Dave Grohl.
Artists Who Should Be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
As another group marches in, let's pause for a moment to recognize the many artists who've yet to be recognized.
72 Musicians Who Are Totally Lying About Their Names
Their names are forever etched in our collective musical memory – or are they?
13 Bands With No Original Members
As we see in this list of bands with no original members, not everybody can be U2.
April 2021 New Music Releases
Spring has sprung – at least in the aisles of your local record shop.
March 2021 New Music Releases
Neil Young looks back, while members of the Beatles, Kiss and Iron Maiden offer new sounds.
35 Years Ago: Space Shuttle Challenger Breaks Apart on Live TV
We've been told that a nation watched in horror as the space shuttle exploded. But that's not exactly what happened.
February 2021 New Music Releases
This month quickly picks up steam before culminating with a signature last Friday overstuffed with new sounds.
Tanya Roberts Confirmed Dead at 65 After False Initial Report
Roberts' death was confirmed following an earlier incorrect report.
2021 New Music Releases
Time off the road amid the pandemic apparently gave rockers plenty of space to complete studio recordings.
December 2020 New Music Releases
Month gets off to a fast start before settling in for the traditional long winter's nap.