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.
50 Years Ago: Hiding Away Helps Led Zeppelin to Greatness on ‘IV’
Their best studio album is one that was, quite literally, the most lived in.
35 Years Ago: ‘Sid and Nancy’ Empathizes With a Doomed Sex Pistols Bassist
Sid Vicious became a symbol of how the punk aesthetic could devolve into pointless self-destruction.
Daniel Craig Doesn’t Believe Next James Bond Should Be a Woman
He's set to return as 007 for the fifth – and final – time in the upcoming 'No Time to Die.'
40 Years Ago: The Rolling Stones Rescue ‘Start Me Up’ From Obscurity
Nearly half a decade passed before they wisened up.
ZZ Top Cancel Tonight’s Show in Wake of Dusty Hill’s Death
Longtime guitar tech has been filling in on tour with Billy Gibbons and Frank Beard.
How R.E.M. Hurtled to Superstardom With ‘Losing My Religion’
Anyone looking for the match-light moment when they exploded onto the national scene need to search no further.
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.
Dave Grohl Says Canceling Foo Fighters Shows Was an Easy Decision
"Playing a gig with a sock full of broken bones is one thing ... "
Why the Coronavirus Is Now Threatening Concerts and Festivals
As worry grows over large gatherings, could COVID-19 lead to cancellation of rock's biggest season?
Kirk Hammett Admits Metallica Wasted Their Time Fighting Napster
They sued after discovering a leaked demo of "I Disappear" was circulating on the file-sharing service.
Have Eddie Van Halen’s Health Issues Kept Van Halen Off the Road?
David Lee Roth stoked new conjecture by linking hints of a cancer relapse with his newly confirmed solo shows.
Beatles Announce Expanded 40-Song ‘Abbey Road’ Reissue Box Set
The official announcement arrives 50 years to the day after they walked across the street outside of EMI Studios for the album's cover image.