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.
Monkees Co-Founder Michael Nesmith Dead at 78
He emerged from their pre-fab beginnings to become a musical pioneer in his own right.
Why Neil Young Still Has No Plans to Tour
"I can't do it," he admits. "It gives me a sick feeling."
Why Van Halen Didn’t Change Band Names When Sammy Hagar Joined
David Lee Roth's replacement eventually helped the group to four consecutive chart-topping albums.
Toto Move All Tour Dates Forward to 2022
Steve Lukather confirms still-expanding Dogz of Oz dates will dig deeper into the group's catalog.
How Neal Schon Made Peace With Jonathan Cain to Revive Journey
If the band was going to survive, it would have to rebuild a relationship that dates back to the "Don't Stop Believin'" era.
Lindsey Buckingham Returns With an Exclusive Streaming Concert
He's been sidelined since early 2019 when a procedure damaged his vocal cords during open-heart surgery.
Doobie Brothers Send Bill Murray Hilarious Letter in Song Dispute
They're claiming copyright infringement over the use of "Listen to the Music" in a commercial for golf clothing.
10 Best Eagles Songs Not Sung by Glenn Frey and Don Henley
The group always featured other voices, even if the balance of power eventually shifted.
Why Guitarist Steuart Smith Is Still Not a Member of Eagles
He's been a key contributor since replacing Don Felder in 2001, yet remains a shadowy figure.
Brian May Imagined His Own Funeral After Heart Scare
Doctors have implanted three stents in an effort to maintain proper blood flow.
Rolling Stones Surprise With a New Song, ‘Living in a Ghost Town’
Song is the band's first original in eight years.
Tommy Lee Insists Motley Crue Reunion Dates Are ‘Still a Go’
The Stadium Tour, which also features Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett, is slated to kick off on June 18.
Bill Withers Dies of ‘Heart Complications’ at 81
Singer-songwriter scored a string of ageless '70s-era hits, including "Lean on Me," "Use Me" and "Ain't No Sunshine."
Why Journey Are Paying Steve Perry Not to Sing
Court filings in a blockbuster lawsuit shed new light on their split.
Steve Perry Sided With Ousted Rhythm Section in Journey Dispute
Ross Valory and Steve Smith were fired this week after the band said they attempted a "coup."
Why Simple Minds Almost Passed on ‘Don’t You (Forget About Me)’
The chart-topping smash remains as a touchstone moment in every band profile, an obligatory part of every interview and a set-list stalwart.