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.
U2’s ‘Achtung Baby': A Track-by-Track Guide
Album provided a hard shove against whatever you thought you knew about the band.
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.
Beatles Solo Albums Ranked Worst to Best
Included are albums that still feel like time-stamped baubles and others that have only grown in estimation.
Elvis Presley Drummer D.J. Fontana Dies at 87
The drummer played on Elvis Presley's most important and well-known recordings – including "Hound Dog," "Heartbreak Hotel," "Jailhouse Rock" and "Don't Be Cruel."
How Journey’s ‘Frontiers’ Could Have Been Their Best ’80s Album
A record-label guy screwed everything up.
Elton John Retiring From Road After ‘Farewell’ Tour
Elton John will mount a three-year farewell tour, then leave the road forever.
Moody Blues’ Ray Thomas Dies at 76
Ray Thomas wrote or co-wrote more than 25 Moody Blues songs, but he will perhaps always be best remembered for his distinctive contributions on flute.
Paul McCartney ‘Putting the Finishing Touches’ on New Album
Paul McCartney's long-awaited follow up to 2013's 'New' is apparently nearing completion.
Ozzy Osbourne’s Former Mansion Is Back on the Market: Photos
The Georgian mansion where a drug-addled Ozzy Osbourne tried to strangle his wife is for sale again in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, England.
New Beatles Box Set Collects Their Christmas Records
The Beatles' collectible holiday records for fan club members will be reissued in a new limited-edition box.
AC/DC Producer George Young, Brother of Malcolm and Angus Young, Dies
George Young produced several of his younger siblings' most successful AC/DC releases.
Here’s How Venues Are Working to Make Concerts Safer – And What You Can Do
Mass shootings at concerts in Las Vegas and Manchester, U.K., raise important questions about fan safety.
Beatles’ Next Expanded Reissue Project Will Focus on the White Album
The Beatles have already set their sights on the next expanded reissue project after this year's look back at 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.'
Eagles Lineup Changes: A Complete Guide
Glenn Frey's partnership with Don Henley formed the band's centerpiece, but they've gone on without him.
Neal Schon Has a Theory on Why Steve Perry Didn’t Sing at Journey’s Hall of Fame Induction
Neal Schon didn't get to perform with Steve Perry, but he still came away with a treasured memory.
Bob Dylan Will Finally Get His Nobel Prize
So ends a strange saga of recognition, confusion and then outright avoidance.
5 Reasons Journey Should Be in the Hall of Fame
Journey have been eligible for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since 2000, but didn't earn their first nomination until 2016.
Joe Walsh Pulls Out of Republican National Convention Concert, Says He Was Misled
Joe Walsh once ran a tongue-in-cheek campaign for the presidency, but that doesn't mean he wants to be associated with this year's race.
Paul McCartney Announces New Solo Compilation, ‘Pure McCartney’
Paul McCartney has made official his plans to release an updated solo career-spanning compilation – but there's a twist.
Why John Lennon and Paul McCartney’s Final Session Was a Bust
It was more than enough to prompt years of comeback rumors.