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.
October 2020 New Music Releases
Latest edition of Record Store Day's RSD Drops offers another round of exclusive and limited-edition finds.
30 Years Ago: Bruce Hornsby Plays His First Grateful Dead Show
He may have seemed like an unlikely figure to find onstage, but it was practically a moment of destiny.
Record Store Day Returns With First of Three ‘RSD Drops’
A novel coronavirus changed everything this year, including this huge annual vinyl sale.
September 2020 New Music Releases
Another edition of Record Store Day's new RSD Drops arrives next month.
Beatles Album Art: The Stories Behind 16 Famous LP Covers
In some ways, these images could be just as fascinating as the music inside.
August 2020 New Music Releases
First of three COVID-inspired reformulations of Record Store Day highlights this month's list.
2020 Rock Hall of Fame Live Ceremony Replaced With HBO Special
Officials have called off an in-person gathering in Cleveland, after initially postponing the event.
Ennio Morricone, Celebrated Movie Composer, Dies at 91
His broadly influential work impacted a number of rockers, perhaps most notably Metallica.
July 2020 New Music Releases
The list is tinged with nostalgia, as several huge acts take long looks back – but there are some notable new offerings too.
Could Quarantine Lead to a Flood of New Classic Rock Albums?
It's not all bad news.