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.
Led Zeppelin Solo Albums Ranked Worst to Best
There have been vanity projects, weird detours and huge disappointments – but also some of the best LPs of the succeeding eras.
2023 New Music Releases
Metallica's surprise lockdown-recorded LP and a huge tour got the new year off to a fast start.
72 Musicians Who Are Totally Lying About Their Names
Their names are forever etched in our collective musical memory – or are they?
The Most Underrated Song From Each David Gilmour and Roger Waters LP
Their shared time together brought Pink Floyd's highest acclaim, but it never seemed to come easy.
Why Van Halen Didn’t Change Band Names When Sammy Hagar Joined
David Lee Roth's replacement eventually helped the group to four consecutive chart-topping albums.
Reggae Legend Bunny Wailer Dies at 73
He was a quiet figure who became one of the genre's founding fathers.
Tanya Roberts Confirmed Dead at 65 After False Initial Report
Roberts' death was confirmed following an earlier incorrect report.
RSD Black Friday Releases Include George Harrison, Dio and Stones
These special releases follow a trio of smaller events called RSD Drops.
Led Zeppelin Finally Appear to Have Won ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Case
U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear arguments, leaving in place a lower-court ruling that found no copyright infringement.
Record Store Day Returns With First of Three ‘RSD Drops’
A novel coronavirus changed everything this year, including this huge annual vinyl sale.