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 Rockers Remembered John Lennon in Song
They inevitably channeled grief over his murder into their craft.
Pink Floyd Album Art: The Stories Behind 19 Trippy LP Covers
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Record Store Day Returns With First of Three ‘RSD Drops’
A novel coronavirus changed everything this year, including this huge annual vinyl sale.
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
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2020 New Music Releases
The year actually got off to a pretty fast start before a novel coronavirus shut things down.
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.