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: 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."
50 Years Ago: Billy Preston Pioneers Rock Shows at Radio City Music Hall
Rising crossover star was moving to the world's biggest stages after working with the Beatles and Rolling Stones.
40 Years Ago: Clash Tour Postponed After Joe Strummer Vanishes
He was having a typical rock star's day, even doing a promotional interview for upcoming shows in Scotland.
50 Years Ago: Electric Light Orchestra Debut, Then Splinter
Issues included costs, the sound and the fragile creative partnership between Roy Wood and Jeff Lynne.
Eagles Lineup Changes: A Complete Guide
Glenn Frey's partnership with Don Henley formed the band's centerpiece, but they've gone on without him.
40 Years Ago: Rolling Stones Punch Back With ‘Hang Fire’
Single boasted a hard-eyed relevance that was worlds away from their most recent work.
Phil Collins and Peter Gabriel Albums Ranked Worst to Best
They led Genesis through their most celebrated eras. Here's what happened next.
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.
Led Zeppelin Solo Albums Ranked Worst to Best
There have been vanity projects, weird detours and huge disappointments – but also some of the best LPs of the succeeding eras.
‘Jeffersons’ Star Sherman Hemsley Was Prog Rock’s Biggest Fan
In fact, he dropped a major clue in a scene from the hit sitcom.
35 Years Ago: How ‘Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now’ Split Starship
On paper, the chart-topping single had all the markings of a career-capping triumph.
George Martin Discusses Meeting Beatles in Newly Revealed Clip
"Well, that's a silly name for a start," the late producing legend remembers saying.