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.
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.
February 2021 New Music Releases
This month quickly picks up steam before culminating with a signature last Friday overstuffed with new sounds.
Why Dave Grohl Won’t Sing Nirvana Songs in Concert
Foo Fighters are set to release their 10th album, with a rescheduled tour presumably to follow.
Soundgarden Take Back Benefit-Theft Claims Against Vicky Cornell
It's unclear why they dropped counterclaim, though her attorney had threatened to file for sanctions.
David Lee Roth Crashed a Bachelor Party, but Nobody Knew Him
He discovered someone blasting Van Halen in a nearby hotel room and decided to drop by.
Frank Zappa Hologram World Tour Dates Announced
Shows will include new music from the late rocker, as well as former bandmates.
Radiohead’s Thom Yorke Will Skip Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction
On the other hand, an Oscar would be cool.
Journey’s Arnel Pineda Will Be Subject of Biopic by ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Director
Discovered via YouTube, Arnel Pineda has been fronting the suddenly resurgent hitmakers since 2007.
5 Reasons the Cure Should Be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Eligible for induction since 2004, they were a finalist once, in 2012.
Pink Floyd Solo Albums Ranked Worst to Best
The band's solo projects tend to get overlooked when 'The Dark Side of the Moon' stays on the charts for nearly a generation.