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.
Neil Young Sues to Stop Donald Trump From Playing His Songs
He's specifically targeting campaign broadcasts of "Rockin' in the Free World" and "Devil's Sidewalk."
45 Years Ago: A Chance Encounter Sparks Eagles’ Story Song ‘Lyin’ Eyes’
Every element of this wry narrative about a gold digger's empty life unfolds with a writerly knack for detail.
Alan Parker, Director of ‘Pink Floyd: The Wall,’ Dies at 76
He was initially unhappy with the project, admitting as much in early '80s-era press material.
Top 20 Unfinished Beatles Songs That Ended Up on Solo Projects
The drawn-out 'Let It Be' sessions account for a list-leading 10 tracks; the White Album era produced seven others.
August 2020 New Music Releases
First of three COVID-inspired reformulations of Record Store Day highlights this month's list.
Top 25 Partial-Beatles Reunion Songs
A look at the best post-breakup solo songs featuring two or more members of the Fab Four.
35 Years Ago: Why ‘A View to a Kill’ Couldn’t Save Duran Duran
Song represented a bold step toward modernity for the James Bond franchise, which had long relied on silky crooned ballads for its themes.
Why Guitarist Steuart Smith Is Still Not a Member of Eagles
He's been a key contributor since replacing Don Felder in 2001, yet remains a shadowy figure.
35 Years Ago: How Everything Went Wrong With ‘St. Elmo’s Fire’
Life, it's fair to say, kept getting in the way.
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.