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.
Why the Beatles Haven’t Remixed ‘Rubber Soul’ or ‘Revolver’ Yet
Producer Giles Martin discusses the challenges of updating their four track-era gems.
35 Years Ago: Van Halen Leave Planet Earth on ‘Love Walks In’
This wasn't Sammy Hagar's first song about aliens, but it was by far the biggest.
35 Years Ago: Neil Young Plugs In the Synths for ‘Landing on Water’
He'd been fighting his record company, his muse and the era itself for most of the '80s. This was the sound of capitulation.
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.
45 Years Ago: David Coverdale Quits as Deep Purple Disintegrate
Pieces started falling off long before the band finally came crashing down in the '70s.
The Most Underrated Song on Each LP by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
On more than one occasion, the Rolling Stones were strengthened by the duo's time away.
July 2021 New Music Releases
Record Store Day's second RSD Drops event of the year highlights the list.
Underrated George Harrison: The Most Overlooked Song From Each LP
Really, they all were.
The Most Underrated Song From Each David Gilmour and Roger Waters LP
Their shared time together brought Pink Floyd's highest acclaim, but it never seemed to come easy.
Underrated John Lennon: The Most Overlooked Song From Each LP
These often share little in common, and that's certainly fitting.