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.
40 Years Ago: The Rolling Stones Rescue ‘Start Me Up’ From Obscurity
Nearly half a decade passed before they wisened up.
Beatles’ Dashed-Off ‘She Loves You’ Was Actually Carefully Made
They took weeks constructing the song, between stops as Roy Orbison's opening act, then hours recording it.
How Chuck Berry Overcame Royalty Ripoffs and Racists: Exclusive Clip
Watch a preview of upcoming episode of PBS' 'In Their Own Words' focusing on the rock pioneer.
August 2021 New Music Releases
The month is capped by a pair of key 50th-anniversary reissues, but there's new stuff to get excited about, too.
The Most Underrated Song on Each LP by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
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Eric Clapton Sets Only 2021 North American Shows
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Underrated John Lennon: The Most Overlooked Song From Each LP
These often share little in common, and that's certainly fitting.
Alice Cooper Leads Star-Packed 2022 Monsters of Rock Cruise
Slate of artists includes Queensryche, Tom Keifer of Cinderella, Skid Row and L.A. Guns, among many others.
Why Van Halen Didn’t Change Band Names When Sammy Hagar Joined
David Lee Roth's replacement eventually helped the group to four consecutive chart-topping albums.
Toto Move All Tour Dates Forward to 2022
Steve Lukather confirms still-expanding Dogz of Oz dates will dig deeper into the group's catalog.