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 COVID-19 Suddenly Halted Music, and What May Be Next
At first, the threat actually ran parallel to business as usual.
How Soon Should Concerts Return, and Will They Ever Be the Same?
Is live music going to return as normal later this year – or are we in the middle of a historic COVID-19-based shift?
John Prine Dies at 73 After Coronavirus Battle
Beloved singer-songwriter dies after a battle with the coronavirus.
Top 10 John Prine Rock Cover Songs
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominee has plenty of famous fans outside of country music.
Kirk Hammett Admits Metallica Wasted Their Time Fighting Napster
They sued after discovering a leaked demo of "I Disappear" was circulating on the file-sharing service.
2020 New Music Releases
The slowest period for the music business is typically early in the new year. 2020 was the exception.
Ozzy Osbourne Solo Albums Collected in Huge Vinyl Box
'See You on the Other Side' will include 1986's long-out-of-print 'The Original Sin,' among other goodies.
Restoring Led Zeppelin Images on Facebook Could Take a While
How Journey Ended Up With That ‘Cheeseball’ Video for ‘Separate Ways’
For some reason, someone came up on the idea of playing air guitar. And air drums and air bass and air synths.
45 Years Ago: Rush’s First U.S. Show Becomes a Complete Disaster
They were set to arrive with a very big bang. Then everything went wrong.
The Best Song From Every Tom Petty Album
There's a common thread here, and it's the Heartbreakers.
15 Years Ago: Why Guns N’ Roses Tried to Stop Their Own Greatest Hits LP
Compilation reached the Top 5 in the States after topping U.K. charts.