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.
40 Years Ago: Billy Idol Leaves Generation X For Solo Stardom
He took their manager, their producer and their final single, which he remixed into a U.S. dance hit.
40 Years Ago: The Who Score a Final Hit With ‘You Better You Bet’
This was one of the few moments during the early '80s when Pete Townshend shared a truly great track with the band.
Deluxe Reissue of ‘The Who Sell Out’ to Include 46 Unheard Songs
There will also be a two-LP stereo vinyl package, a two-CD/two-LP mono vinyl version, a two-CD edition and a digital release.
How R.E.M. Hurtled to Superstardom With ‘Losing My Religion’
Anyone looking for the match-light moment when they exploded onto the national scene need to search no further.
40 Years Ago: Eric Clapton Rebounds on ‘Another Ticket,’ Then Falls Again
He came into the sessions without any real direction. He left the project behind in even worse shape.
35 Years Ago: Electric Light Orchestra Blow Apart on ‘Balance of Power’
The dark and downbeat album proved to be perfectly named.
All 84 Eagles Songs Ranked Worst to Best
They made their legend in a veritable blink of an eye.
40 Years Ago: John Lennon’s Mind-Bending Final Solo Sparks ‘Walking on Thin Ice’
He started by pulling out the famous Rickenbacker from the Beatles' appearance on 'The Ed Sullivan Show.'
Top 10 Secret Beatles Collaborations
Maybe they were trying to avoid hassles relating to label affiliations. Maybe they were just being silly.
Why Dave Grohl Won’t Sing Nirvana Songs in Concert
Foo Fighters are set to release their 10th album, with a rescheduled tour presumably to follow.
5 Years Ago: David Bowie Transforms Once More, Then Vanishes
He orchestrated this departure with a familiar sense of mystery and panache.
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.