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.
45 Years Ago: ‘Welcome Back, Kotter’ Debuts to a Brief Boycott
The show moved into TV's Top 10 most-watched shows six weeks later and remained there until it went off the air.
10 Best Eagles Songs Not Sung by Glenn Frey and Don Henley
The group always featured other voices, even if the balance of power eventually shifted.
Why ‘A View to a Kill’ Couldn’t Save Duran Duran
Song represented a bold step toward modernity for the James Bond franchise, which had long relied on silky crooned ballads for its themes.
2020 Rock Hall of Fame Live Ceremony Replaced With HBO Special
Officials have called off an in-person gathering in Cleveland, after initially postponing the event.
Why Guitarist Steuart Smith Is Still Not a Member of Eagles
He's been a key contributor since replacing Don Felder in 2001, yet remains a shadowy figure.
35 Years Ago: How Everything Went Wrong With ‘St. Elmo’s Fire’
Life, it's fair to say, kept getting in the way.
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.
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.
Brian May Imagined His Own Funeral After Heart Scare
Doctors have implanted three stents in an effort to maintain proper blood flow.
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.