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.
John Mellencamp Albums Ranked Worst to Best
A pre-fab pop singer turned heartland rocker turned rootsy moralist, John Mellencamp has had almost as many career turns as names.
Toto Announce Headlining U.S. Tour
These new concerts follow a series of headlining U.S. shows last summer that marked Toto's first in more than a decade.
Recording Console Used for Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ to be Auctioned
One of two custom made by EMI's engineers, the console was in use at Abbey Road from 1971-83.
Joe Perry Explains Why Steven Tyler Hated ‘This Is Spinal Tap’
Like many musicians, Joe Perry connected right away with This Is Spinal Tap, but his Aerosmith bandmate Steven Tyler had a much different reaction.
John Mellencamp Says Racist Comment Led to Split With Columbia Records
"I just said, 'Get me off this label – now,'" John Mellencamp reveals.
Todd Rundgren Announces Spring Tour Dates to Support New Album ‘White Knight’
'White Knight' will be Todd Rundgren's first recording as a leader since 2015's 'Global.'
40 Years Ago: Journey Begin Period of Dramatic Change With Transitional ‘Next’
Journey's shift toward a platinum-selling pop sensibility was already in motion when their third studio album arrived in February 1977
Unconfirmed Rumor: Axl Rose and Angus Young Prepping New AC/DC Album
Guns N' Roses' touring commitments are reportedly the only thing holding up a possible new AC/DC studio project featuring Axl Rose.
Eddie Van Halen Has Donated 75 of His Guitars to Public Schools
Eddie Van Halen's passion for music began as a child, and he's working to make sure future generations have the same opportunity.
Butch Trucks Remembered by Allman Brothers Band Alumni, Family and Friends
Among those on hand for the private event were former bandmates Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, Oteil Burbridge and Jaimoe, among others.
Grammy Producer Apologizes to Metallica, Blames Onstage Extra for Unplugged Mic
A clearly frustrated James Hetfield knocked down his microphone stand in anger after the song ended.
Styx, REO Speedwagon and Don Felder Announce ‘United We Rock’ Summer Tour
This new tour, dubbed “United We Rock,” will cross the U.S. between June and August.