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 Classic Rock Songs With #$&%-ing Curse Words
The music of youth rebellion was bound to say something naughty, right?
How the Beatles Ditched Psychedelia With ‘Lady Madonna’
Fats Domino-inspired U.K. chart topper served notice that 1967's technicolor dream was over.
How R.E.M. Threw Out the Rule Book Then Became Superstars With ‘Out of Time’
Gutsy and creatively free, 'Out of Time' did things other R.E.M. albums hadn't.
Lou Ottens, Inventor of the Audio Cassette, Dies at 94
"I got annoyed with the clunky, user-unfriendly reel-to-reel system," the Dutch engineer once admitted.
40 Years Ago: Billy Idol Leaves Generation X For Solo Stardom
He took their manager, their producer and their final single, which he remixed into a U.S. dance hit.
Deluxe Reissue of ‘The Who Sell Out’ to Include 46 Unheard Songs
There will also be a two-LP stereo vinyl package, a two-CD/two-LP mono vinyl version, a two-CD edition and a digital release.
How R.E.M. Hurtled to Superstardom With ‘Losing My Religion’
Anyone looking for the match-light moment when they exploded onto the national scene need to search no further.
40 Years Ago: Eric Clapton Rebounds on ‘Another Ticket,’ Then Falls Again
He came into the sessions without any real direction. He left the project behind in even worse shape.
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.'
Top 10 Secret Beatles Collaborations
Maybe they were trying to avoid hassles relating to label affiliations. Maybe they were just being silly.
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.