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: Peter Gabriel Begins Unusual Path to Fame With ‘Shock the Monkey’
Eccentric take on new wave seemed like a lot of things that it actually wasn't.
35 Years Ago: Roger Waters Breaks Up ‘Radio K.A.O.S.’ to No Avail
Pink Floyd mastermind ended up releasing four singles from the LP but none charted.
Motown Songwriting Legend Lamont Dozier Dies at 81
He helped shape popular music in the '60s with Brian and Eddie Holland.
18 Rockers These Bands Tried to Erase
A list of musicians who either toiled in strange obscurity or are now completely ignored by their former groups.
72 Musicians Who Are Totally Lying About Their Names
Their names are forever etched in our collective musical memory – or are they?
Eagles Lineup Changes: A Complete Guide
Glenn Frey's partnership with Don Henley formed the band's centerpiece, but they've gone on without him.
13 Bands With No Original Members
As we see in this list of bands with no original members, not everybody can be U2.
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.
50 Years Ago: Al Green Finds Himself With ‘Let’s Stay Together’
Album's success helped him popularize a more tenderhearted blend of gospel and R&B.
45 Years Ago: Hall and Oates Notch Their First No. 1 With ‘Rich Girl’
Believe it or not, there was a downside.