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.
November 2020 New Music Releases
The list is topped by a surprise return of AC/DC.
Led Zeppelin Finally Appear to Have Won ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Case
U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear arguments, leaving in place a lower-court ruling that found no copyright infringement.
Bon Jovi Doesn’t Shy Away From Criticism Over Political ‘2020’
New album was ready for release when the quarantines began, giving the band plenty of time to rethink tone and content.
Listen to Cheap Trick Cover David Bowie’s ‘Rebel Rebel’
Band again turns to history for inspiration.
October 2020 New Music Releases
Latest edition of Record Store Day's RSD Drops offers another round of exclusive and limited-edition finds.
How the Eagles Finally Pieced Together ‘Heartache Tonight’
They topped the charts for a final time with this jigsaw puzzle of a song.
Pink Floyd Album Art: The Stories Behind 19 Trippy LP Covers
The images work to frame their impish humor, wild imagination, sharp commentary and flair for the absurd.
How Duane Allman’s Death Changed Everything for Joe Walsh
First came an important shift in playing style, and then a signature song.
September 2020 New Music Releases
Another edition of Record Store Day's new RSD Drops arrives next month.
Rolling Stones Album Art: The Stories Behind 26 Famous LP Covers
Band's narrative could often be broadly understood from the vantage point of any local music-store shelf.