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.
Joni Mitchell Set to Perform First Full Concert in Decades
Comeback show with friend and collaborator Brandi Carlile is scheduled for next June.
30 Years Ago: Keith Richards Settles Into a Groove on ‘Main Offender’
Touring with his X-Pensive Winos side band impacted the tone and approach of second solo LP.
November 2022 New Music Releases
Another Record Store Day brings exciting new releases, but November has lots more to offer.
Neil Young’s ‘Harvest’ Expanded in 50th Anniversary Box Set
Previously unheard live version of the No. 1 hit "Heart of Gold" advances the set.
50 Years Ago: Miles Davis Gets Funky and Weird With ‘On the Corner’
Gone was the cool jazz of old, replaced by the kind of dark, heavy grooves that could bring down tenement buildings.
October 2022 New Music Releases
Beatles reissue arrives with new albums from the Cult, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Todd Rundgren and Skid Row.
35 Years Ago: Pink Floyd Takes Off Again With ‘Learning to Fly’
David Gilmour's attempts to overcome a long-held fear led to the band's first-ever Billboard rock chart No. 1.
Beatles’ ‘Revolver’ Remix Wouldn’t Be Here Without Peter Jackson
Producer Giles Martin wasn't sure four-track-era LPs like this one could be properly reissued. Then came 'Get Back.'
45 Years Ago: Why Doobie Brothers Stumbled With ‘Livin’ on the Fault Line’
They suddenly had a blank canvas, with none of the biker-boogie band constraints from their early years.
September 2022 New Music Releases
New material from a pair of metal titans is joined by a long-delayed remix.