Nick DeRiso is UCR's assistant managing editor, and author of 'Journey: Worlds Apart.' He has been named columnist of the year five times by the Associated Press, Louisiana Press Association, and Louisiana Sports Writers Association, and previously oversaw a daily newspaper section that was named Top 10 in the nation by the AP.
Five Reasons Willie Nelson Should Be in the Rock Hall of Fame
Another candidate with Dolly Parton's canny blend of crossover fame and frisky rebelliousness.
2023 New Music Releases
Metallica's surprise lockdown-recorded LP and a huge tour got the new year off to a fast start.
July 2022 New Music Releases
For some, July will mark the end of a long silence.
How Rockers Remembered John Lennon in Song
They inevitably channeled grief over his murder into their craft.
RSD Black Friday Releases Include George Harrison, Dio and Stones
These special releases follow a trio of smaller events called RSD Drops.
Joe Perry Says Aerosmith Are Planning a Lengthy Farewell: Exclusive Interview
joe Perry admits that he shares bandmate Brad Whitford's uncertainty about how things will actually conclude with Aerosmith.
A Tour Featuring the Ronnie James Dio Hologram Is Taking Shape
Jeff Pezzuti, CEO of the company that created the hologram, says these concerts will showcase different eras of Ronnie James Dio's career.
How Rock Music Was Reshaped on the Morning of 9/11
The tragedy cast a long shadow on the rock world and, in the days that followed, that shadow only lengthened.
Vince Neil Sued for $75,000 by Single Mom After Las Vegas Fight
A single mother is seeking $75,000 in damages after a violent video-taped incident with Vince Neil in April.
Alleged Chris Cornell Stalker Arrested Outside Louisville Concert
Venues along Chris Cornell's on-going solo tour had been warned to be on the look out for Jessica Robbins.
Jury Set in Led Zeppelin Plagiarism Trial, After Huge Fan Is Dismissed
The group reviewing evidence in a trail to decide whether "Stairway to Heaven" featured a copied riff won't include one of Led Zeppelin's biggest fans.
Super Bowl 50’s Classic Rock Commercials
Super Bowl 50 offered another Sunday of pro football pageantry in 2016 – sandwiched in between some of the best commercials of the year.