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.
How Soon Should Concerts Return, and Will They Ever Be the Same?
Is live music going to return as normal later this year – or are we in the middle of a historic COVID-19-based shift?
Bill Withers Dies of ‘Heart Complications’ at 81
Singer-songwriter scored a string of ageless '70s-era hits, including "Lean on Me," "Use Me" and "Ain't No Sunshine."
Bon Jovi Announce New Tour With Bryan Adams
Dates conclude with a two-night stand at Madison Square Garden.
How False Beatles Rumors Almost Derailed the Concerts for Kampuchea
A cool old-school-meets-new-school cast played four shows meant to raise money for war-torn Cambodia.
5 Reasons the Doobie Brothers Should Be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
They've had huge hits and health issues, breakups and hiccups, and seemingly countless comings and goings, then reunion and triumph.
30 Years Ago: Rolling Stones Go Old-School for Last Top 40 Hit, ‘Rock and a Hard Place’
The song's success was born out of getting-reacquainted sessions held in early 1988 in Barbados.
November 2019 New Music Releases
The other Record Store Day returns late in the month, but there are lots of other titles arriving on and around Black Friday.
How Talking Heads’ ‘Stop Making Sense’ Changed Concert Films Forever
It was no accident the band and director Jonathan Demme found each other.
How to Make the Perfect LP From Paul McCartney’s Recent Albums
The playlist is limited to 12 songs and roughly 45 minutes - just like a classic vinyl release!
Ric Ocasek Through the Years: Photo Gallery
It seems fitting that the Cars' well-traveled singer had a band with a transportation-themed name.