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.
John Prine Dies at 73 After Coronavirus Battle
Beloved singer-songwriter dies after a battle with the coronavirus.
Why the Coronavirus Is Now Threatening Concerts and Festivals
As worry grows over large gatherings, could COVID-19 lead to cancellation of rock's biggest season?
Led Zeppelin Wins Latest ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Copyright Appeal
The Ninth Circuit reversed their prior opinion after the case was reviewed by the entire bench of judges – rather than a smaller panel.
Keith Richards Has Finally Stopped Smoking
News comes as the Rolling Stones announce another round of shows.
James Taylor Announces New Album, Tour With Jackson Browne
He also released a new song, "Teach Me Tonight."
Kirk Hammett Admits Metallica Wasted Their Time Fighting Napster
They sued after discovering a leaked demo of "I Disappear" was circulating on the file-sharing service.
Surviving Doors Members to Stage Rare Reunion at Charity Show
They've appeared onstage together only a few times since ending a lengthy legal battle in 2013.
Bon Jovi Announce New Tour With Bryan Adams
Dates conclude with a two-night stand at Madison Square Garden.
Rush Drummer and Lyricist Neil Peart Dies
The band completed their final tour in 2015.
5 Reasons the Dave Matthews Band Should Be in the Hall of Fame
They've dominated the fan-ballot voting. But that's not the only reason this group should get in.
Why the Beatles Reordered the ‘Abbey Road’ Medley
Known during the sessions as "The Long One," this sequence initially unfolded a different way.
Grateful Dead Lyricist Robert Hunter Dies at 78
He also wrote songs with Elvis Costello, Bruce Hornsby and – perhaps most famously – Bob Dylan.