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.
The One Great Song on These Terrible Albums
They're unquestionably bad but somehow still have a noteworthy moment to recommend.
The Worst Classic Rock Songs
No one is immune.
Top 10 Beatles Solo No. 1 Singles
Almost 20 chart-toppers followed the band's turn-of-the-'70s demise, but they weren't all created equally.
November 2023 New Music Releases
Black Friday Record Store Day once again returns to anchor the month.
45 Years Ago: Aerosmith Bails Out Fans After a Concert Pot Bust
Cops invaded a show in Fort Wayne, Ind., arresting dozens of kids for possession.
Doors, Motley Crue and Faces Top Black Friday Record Store Day
Grateful Dead, Joni Mitchell and Gov't Mule also part of a long list of gift ideas for the holiday season.
Roger Waters, ‘The Dark Side of the Moon Redux': Album Review
Where there once were soaring interludes, he now offers grave, grumbled new commentary.
October 2023 New Music Releases
Recent months have been defined by box sets and expanded reissues – but this one is different.
40 Years Ago: A Black Rock Icon Shapes David Bowie’s ‘Modern Love’
Hint: It wasn't Nile Rodgers.
40 Years Ago: Elvis Costello Breaks in America but Hates It
He wanted a hit. That is until he got one.