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.
40 Years Ago: Toto ‘IV': Beyond ‘Africa’
Their lone chart-topper remains a concert sing-along staple and their signature song. But there's more to the LP.
13 Bands With No Original Members
As we see in this list of bands with no original members, not everybody can be U2.
David Gilmour and Roger Waters Solo Albums Ranked Worst to Best
LPs provided lasting insights into the parts of the past that they still wanted to carry forward.
20 Years Ago: U2 Pay Tribute to 9/11’s Fallen at the Super Bowl
Surprise attack had just changed the New York City skyline forever while leaving thousands dead.
Monkees Co-Founder Michael Nesmith Dead at 78
He emerged from their pre-fab beginnings to become a musical pioneer in his own right.
55 Years Ago: How ‘Moods of Marvin Gaye’ Changed Everything
He actually revealed himself as more than the typical Motown factory drone well before 1971's 'What's Going On.'
40 Classic Rock Songs With #$&%-ing Curse Words
The music of youth rebellion was bound to say something naughty, right?
All 84 Eagles Songs Ranked Worst to Best
They made their legend in a veritable blink of an eye.
40 Years Ago: John Lennon’s Mind-Bending Final Solo Sparks ‘Walking on Thin Ice’
He started by pulling out the famous Rickenbacker from the Beatles' appearance on 'The Ed Sullivan Show.'
35 Years Ago: Space Shuttle Challenger Breaks Apart on Live TV
We've been told that a nation watched in horror as the space shuttle exploded. But that's not exactly what happened.