Nick DeRiso is UCR's assistant managing editor, and author of 'Journey: Worlds Apart.' He has been named columnist of the year five times by the Associated Press, Louisiana Press Association, and Louisiana Sports Writers Association, and previously oversaw a daily newspaper section that was named Top 10 in the nation by the AP.
Why Don’t Rock Bands Play the Super Bowl Halftime Show Anymore?
Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was still a high school freshman when the last act performed.
Most Disappointing Albums: More Than 100 Times Rock’s Biggest Bands Let Us Down
They aren't always an artist's worst record.
How a Record Store Clerk’s Fake Grunge Slang Became Real
Future CEO of Sub Pop Records turned 'The New York Times' into a bunch of lamestains.
How 100 of Rock’s Biggest Acts Got Their Names
Certain trends emerge as you explore how rock's 100 biggest bands got their names.
50 Years Ago: David Bowie Gives ‘All the Young Dudes’ to Mott the Hoople
"I told them I'd write them a hit single," he later said, "and I did."
55 Years Ago: Pink Floyd Unveil Stunning Surround Sound Concert
Nick Mason has called groundbreaking show the "beginning of the concept we spent the next 20-odd years doing."
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.
18 Rockers These Bands Tried to Erase
A list of musicians who either toiled in strange obscurity or are now completely ignored by their former groups.
30 Years Ago: The Cure Get Their ‘Wish,’ Then Immediately Regret It
Third consecutive U.S. platinum album came with a price.
Bands With No Original Members
Not everybody can be U2.
Five Reasons Eurythmics Should Be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Their true legacy lies not in the singles, or even the distinctive videos, but in their tireless search for the new.
20 Years Ago: U2 Pay Tribute to 9/11’s Fallen at the Super Bowl
Surprise attack had just changed the New York City skyline forever while leaving thousands dead.