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 2023 New Music Releases
Alice Cooper offers some fresh material, while Neil Young dusts off some unreleased stuff.
Journey Co-Founder George Tickner Reportedly Dies at 76
He played on their self-titled debut and then contributed important songs to the next two LPs.
The Worst Song on Every Genesis Album
They were a band of many eras, with each of them capable of producing a real stinker.
Paul Rodgers Returns With First Solo Music in Nearly 25 Years
Check out first single from eight-song 'Midnight Rose' LP, "Living It Up."
John Mellencamp, ‘Orpheus Descending': Album Review
Determination and hope from the best of his turn-of-the-2010s material return.
July 2023 New Music Releases
Look for a pair of key live dates, some star-studded projects and the latest from one of the heirs to rock's throne.
Why the Doobie Brothers Are Covering Steely Dan’s ‘Pretzel Logic’
Patrick Simmons talks to UCR about how Tom Johnston's absence has impacted their set list.
The Worst Song From Every Eagles Album
Each LP made room for that one inherently skippable track.
Joe Walsh Albums Ranked Worst to Best
He's a funny guy. That's both the blessing of his long career and its lasting curse.
The Worst Song From Every George Harrison Album
Any rock legend can release a great LP with a misstep (or two) along the way.