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.
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.
Rolling Stones Solo Albums Ranked Worst to Best
They didn't necessarily become huge commercial or critical hits, but some produced career-changing moments anyway.
How a Movie Song Cemented Huey Lewis and the News’ Stardom
"The Power of Love" became their first No. 1 'Billboard' smash, but it didn't exactly begin with lofty expectations.
How COVID-19 Suddenly Halted Music, and What May Be Next
At first, the threat actually ran parallel to business as usual.
June 2020 New Music Releases
The music industry, like the wider global economy, is starting up again.
Little Richard, Rock Pioneer, Dies at 87
Hits like "Tutti Frutti," "Long Tall Sally" and "Good Golly Miss Molly" were influential to many, especially the Beatles.
Which Classic Rock Band Has Had the Most Total Members?
Unless you're ZZ Top or U2, bandmates tend to come and go.
How Technology Might Help Live Music Survive COVID-19
Crafty entrepreneurs and forward-thinking inventors are trying to smooth the way for a return to concerts and club shows.