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.
15 Years Ago: Drive-By Truckers Explore Widescreen Themes With ‘Southern Rock Opera’
The Drive-By Truckers hurtled to wider attention with this hard-eyed, politically astute double album based loosely on the Lynyrd Skynyrd saga.
How Pink Floyd Rebounded for ‘The Division Bell’
If the songs often weren’t as narratively strong, the music portrayed a renewed sense of musical camaraderie.
Why John Lennon and Paul McCartney’s Final Session Was a Bust
It was more than enough to prompt years of comeback rumors.
The Death of Randy Rhoads
Ozzy Osbourne's 25-year-old guitarist was killed in a fiery plane crash, despite having a reported fear of flying.
The History of AC/DC and the ‘Night Stalker’ Murders
Richard Ramirez spent a portion of 1984 and '85 committing a string of unspeakable crimes under cover of darkness.
When Jim Morrison Allegedly Exposed Himself Onstage
Did he or didn't he?
The Day the Eagles Fired Don Felder
Only two members had enjoyed longer tenures when he was let go. They were the only two who mattered.
Motorhead’s Lemmy Kilmister Remembered During Emotional Service
"I miss you already, Lemmy," Motorhead drummer Mikkey Dee said. "Try to take it a little easier on the other side."