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.
35 Years Ago: Queen Steal the Show at Live Aid
Expectations weren't all that high for one of the festival's signature moments.
Little Richard, Rock Pioneer, Dies at 87
Hits like "Tutti Frutti," "Long Tall Sally" and "Good Golly Miss Molly" were influential to many, especially the Beatles.
Rolling Stones Surprise With a New Song, ‘Living in a Ghost Town’
Song is the band's first original in eight years.
Why the Coronavirus Is Now Threatening Concerts and Festivals
As worry grows over large gatherings, could COVID-19 lead to cancellation of rock's biggest season?
Rush Drummer and Lyricist Neil Peart Dies
The band completed their final tour in 2015.
December 2019 New Music Releases
It's rare to have an important album still left unheard so late. This year is different.
30 Years Ago: Neil Young Roars Back With ‘Rockin’ in the Free World’
This late-period triumph couldn't have been created in a more offhanded manner.
Hear Steve Perry’s Newest Christmas Song, ‘Silver Bells’
He released "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" during the 2018 holiday season.
15 Years Ago: Queen Re-Form With Bad Company’s Paul Rodgers
Many fans questioned their attempts to meld glittery flamboyance with gritty soul.
35 Years Ago: Paul McCartney Stumbles With ‘Give My Regards’ Film
Roger Ebert said the former Beatles star's script was "to put it charitably, idiotic."