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: How Journey’s ‘Generations’ Led to Steve Augeri’s Early Exit
He'd already endured the pressures of following Steve Perry, only to suffer lingering throat problems.
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A novel coronavirus changed everything this year, including this huge annual vinyl sale.
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Every element of this wry narrative about a gold digger's empty life unfolds with a writerly knack for detail.
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2020 Rock Hall of Fame Live Ceremony Replaced With HBO Special
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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 COVID-19 Suddenly Halted Music, and What May Be Next
At first, the threat actually ran parallel to business as usual.
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."
June 2020 New Music Releases
The music industry, like the wider global economy, is starting up again.
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Pre-breakup music continues to define their concerts, but solo contributions are moving up the list.
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Unless you're ZZ Top or U2, bandmates tend to come and go.