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.
September 2018 New Music Releases
New studio albums by Paul McCartney, Ann Wilson, Rod Stewart and Paul Simon are on the way.
August 2018 New Music Releases
The month's key new music releases include a pair of Alices, some former Black Crowes and a slew of cool reissues.
Dan Ingram, Celebrated Top 40 Disc Jockey, Dead at 83
Defined by his irreverent and edgy style, he was one of radio's best-known Top 40-spinning jokesters.
July 2018 New Music Releases
July finds one of hard rock's most distinctive frontmen continuing his solo career, and an expanded edition of one of last year's best albums.
Green Day Rock ‘American Idiot’ + ‘Dookie’ Hits at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Green Day dug into their two best-known albums as they celebrated induction tonight into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Green Day Accept Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Honor With Eyes on the Future
Green Day talked about their indie roots, while accepting induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame tonight, but made clear they aren't done yet.
Joan Jett Thanks Nirvana, Fellow Inductees Green Day in Hall of Fame Acceptance Speech
Joan Jett insisted that she didn't intend to become emotional in accepting her Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction with the Blackhearts tonight – but it wasn't so easy.
Joan Jett Opens 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony with Dave Grohl
Joan Jett took the stage with Dave Grohl for the raucous opening to tonight's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.