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.
Pink Floyd Album Art: The Stories Behind 19 Trippy LP Covers
The images work to frame their impish humor, wild imagination, sharp commentary and flair for the absurd.
How Duane Allman’s Death Changed Everything for Joe Walsh
First came an important shift in playing style, and then a signature song.
Beatles Album Art: The Stories Behind 16 Famous LP Covers
In some ways, these images could be just as fascinating as the music inside.
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.
10 Best Eagles Songs Not Sung by Glenn Frey and Don Henley
The group always featured other voices, even if the balance of power eventually shifted.
August 2020 New Music Releases
First of three COVID-inspired reformulations of Record Store Day highlights this month's list.
35 Years Ago: Queen Steal the Show at Live Aid
Expectations weren't all that high for one of the festival's signature moments.
2020 Rock Hall of Fame Live Ceremony Replaced With HBO Special
Officials have called off an in-person gathering in Cleveland, after initially postponing the event.
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.
Ennio Morricone, Celebrated Movie Composer, Dies at 91
His broadly influential work impacted a number of rockers, perhaps most notably Metallica.
Top 10 Guest Performances on Beatles Songs
Our look back found at least one instance where they improved upon the initially released version.
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.