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.
March 2021 New Music Releases
Neil Young looks back, while members of the Beatles, Kiss and Iron Maiden offer new sounds.
35 Years Ago: Electric Light Orchestra Blow Apart on ‘Balance of Power’
The dark and downbeat album proved to be perfectly named.
Top 10 Secret Beatles Collaborations
Maybe they were trying to avoid hassles relating to label affiliations. Maybe they were just being silly.
February 2021 New Music Releases
This month quickly picks up steam before culminating with a signature last Friday overstuffed with new sounds.
Neil Young Sells Half of His Catalog for a Reported $150 Million
It's unclear how the company will leverage this huge new acquisition, since 1988's "This Note's for You" made clear his anti-commercial stance.
How ‘Please Come Home for Christmas’ Emerged From Eagles Time-Out
Sessions for a follow-up to 'Hotel California' were dragging on, and their label was growing concerned.
2021 New Music Releases
Time off the road amid the pandemic apparently gave rockers plenty of space to complete studio recordings.
50 Years Ago: How Derek and the Dominos Grew Out of George Harrison’s Debut
'All Things Must Pass' did more than launch his post-Beatles solo career.
George Harrison’s ‘All Things Must Pass’ Set for Expanded Remix
Updating the Phil Spector co-produced album was one of the former Beatles star's long-held goals.
RSD Black Friday Releases Include George Harrison, Dio and Stones
These special releases follow a trio of smaller events called RSD Drops.