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.
How Roger Moore Became a New James Bond for ‘Live and Let Die’
"I never saw what the fuss was about," he later said. "Hundreds of actors have played Hamlet."
Rolling Stones Solo Albums Ranked Worst to Best
They didn't necessarily become huge commercial or critical hits, but some produced career-changing moments anyway.
How Randy Meisner’s ‘Take It to the Limit’ Fractured the Eagles
He'd begun to dread the moment when he was meant to shine.
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.
The John Lennon Song That Healed the Beatles After ‘Let It Be’
Without it, the group might never have rebounded from crushing disappointment to complete 'Abbey Road.'
Brian May Imagined His Own Funeral After Heart Scare
Doctors have implanted three stents in an effort to maintain proper blood flow.
45 Years Ago: How Eagles Turned a Corner With ‘One of These Nights’
Chaffing at their country-rock roots, they regrouped to construct a "nasty track with pretty vocals."
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.
Which Classic Rock Band Has Had the Most Total Members?
Unless you're ZZ Top or U2, bandmates tend to come and go.
Motley Crue Still Haven’t Decided Whether to Postpone Reunion
"Our goal," they said in a new statement, "is to have an official update to everyone by June 1."
Why the Black Crowes Don’t Want to Record a New Album Yet
Their planned reunion tour is set to begin in June, unless the novel coronavirus pandemic postpones things.
50 Years Ago: Mike Nesmith Buys His Way Out of the Monkees
He'd already begun recording with his First National Band, drawing upon a deep well of unrecorded songs.