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 the Eagles Finally Pieced Together ‘Heartache Tonight’
They topped the charts for a final time with this jigsaw puzzle of a song.
October 2020 New Music Releases
Latest edition of Record Store Day's RSD Drops offers another round of exclusive and limited-edition finds.
55 Years Ago: Otis Redding Sets a New Standard With ‘Otis Blue’
In a single day, the R&B legend recorded his best album, beat the Stones at their own game and templated a future No. 1 song for Aretha Franklin.
30 Years Ago: Bruce Hornsby Plays His First Grateful Dead Show
He may have seemed like an unlikely figure to find onstage, but it was practically a moment of destiny.
45 Years Ago: ‘Welcome Back, Kotter’ Debuts to a Brief Boycott
The show moved into TV's Top 10 most-watched shows six weeks later and remained there until it went off the air.
15 Years Ago: How Journey’s ‘Generations’ Led to Steve Augeri’s Early Exit
He'd already endured the pressures of following Steve Perry, only to suffer lingering throat problems.
How Duane Allman’s Death Changed Everything for Joe Walsh
First came an important shift in playing style, and then a signature song.
Hear Neil Young Take on Bob Dylan’s ‘Times They Are a-Changin”
He's featured on guitar, harmonica and vocals in a largely faithful recording made in June during "fireside sessions."
September 2020 New Music Releases
Another edition of Record Store Day's new RSD Drops arrives next month.
A Look at Key Extras From Tom Petty’s Upcoming ‘All the Rest’
Family and close musical collaborators have finally fulfilled his expanded vision for 'Wildflowers' – and then some.