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.
Rush Drummer and Lyricist Neil Peart Dies
Rush drummer and lyricist Neil Peart has died, following a quiet three-year battle with brain cancer. He was 67.
Ringo Starr Confirms Box Set Reissue of Beatles ‘Abbey Road’
They have already remastered and expanded 1967's 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' and 1968's self-titled 'White Album.'
How is the Resurgence of Vinyl Impacting Our Environment?
After more than a decade of phenomenal growth in vinyl sales, the question of sustainability remains.
How John Lennon Told the Story of His Love for Yoko Ono in Song
These narratives continued through a posthumous album released years after the ex-Beatles star's murder.
How a Rule Change Helped Topple a Signature Beatles Chart Record
The mark stood for more than a half century, until 'Billboard' updated the way songs enter the Hot 100.
Lawyer Has a Secret Weapon in Ongoing Suit Against Led Zeppelin
Francis Malofiy, the Pennsylvania attorney who's still trying to prove that Led Zeppelin stole "Stairway to Heaven," isn't above using a little black magic in the retrial.
Lindsey Buckingham’s Emergency Heart Surgery Damaged His Voice
Lindsey Buckingham suffered vocal-cord damage during emergency open-heart surgery last week. He is recovering at home, his wife Kristen said in an official statement.
Why the Blues Brothers’ ‘Briefcase Full of Blues’ Was Such a Labor of Love
When John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd gathered for this album, there was still some question as to whether they meant it or not.
Jefferson Airplane Co-Founder Marty Balin Dead at 76
The singer for both Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship has died of unknown causes at the age of 76.
All-Star Elton John Grammy Salute Concert Set for January
Elton John's career in music will be celebrated by a slew of artists at a special concert called "I'm Still Standing: A Grammy Salute," to be held at 8PM on Jan. 30 at the Theatre at Madison Square Garden.