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 R.E.M. Hurtled to Superstardom With ‘Losing My Religion’
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He came into the sessions without any real direction. He left the project behind in even worse shape.
35 Years Ago: Electric Light Orchestra Blow Apart on ‘Balance of Power’
The dark and downbeat album proved to be perfectly named.
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35 Years Ago: Space Shuttle Challenger Breaks Apart on Live TV
We've been told that a nation watched in horror as the space shuttle exploded. But that's not exactly what happened.
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Neil Young Sells Half of His Catalog for a Reported $150 Million
It's unclear how the company will leverage this huge new acquisition, since 1988's "This Note's for You" made clear his anti-commercial stance.
45 Years Ago: Journey Try to Shake Things Up on ‘Look Into the Future’
The band was already at a crossroads after just one jammy studio project.