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.
Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, Has Died
She was the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Arctic Monkeys Aren’t Previewing Songs From Their New Album
Fans won't be getting any early samples of Arctic Monkey's upcoming sixth studio album.
72 Musicians Who Are Totally Lying About Their Names
Their names are forever etched in our collective musical memory – or are they?
Tom Petty Never Abandoned His Values, Or His Band, Over a Remarkable Career
Even as Tom Petty's career branched out, the Heartbreakers always remained a touchstone.
Billy Corgan Announces New Solo Album ‘Ogilala,’ Shares First Single ‘Aeronaut’
The Smashing Pumpkins frontman's most recent solo album was 2005's 'TheFutureEmbrace.'
Five Years Ago: Black Keys Follow Their Breakthrough With a Roar on ‘El Camino’
'El Camino' wasn't so much as a sequel to the Black Keys' most acclaimed release as trip around its outer edges.
Metallica, Soundgarden and Others Set to Appear at Rock on the Range
Metallica and Soundgarden headline Rock on the Range, set for next May in Columbus, Ohio.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2017 Nominees to be Revealed This Week
Pearl Jam and PJ Harvey are among the newly eligible acts who might hear their names called as the Class of 2017 nominees are announced this week.
Beck’s Back Catalog Featured in New Vinyl Reissue Campaign
Most of Beck's catalog is set for vinyl reissue, beginning with a trio of albums including 1996's multi-platinum 'Odelay.'
Kings of Leon’s New Album Will Take On Personal Themes
Caleb Followill's personal life serves as a principal inspiration for the upcoming album from Kings of Leon.