Nick DeRiso is UCR's assistant managing editor, and author of 'Journey: Worlds Apart.' He has been named columnist of the year five times by the Associated Press, Louisiana Press Association, and Louisiana Sports Writers Association, and previously oversaw a daily newspaper section that was named Top 10 in the nation by the AP.
Why Don’t Rock Bands Play the Super Bowl Halftime Show Anymore?
Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was still a high school freshman when the last act performed.
Top 40 Classic Rock Lyrics
Some are smart, some are funny. Some even rise to the level of poetry. And some are about getting loaded.
John Lennon’s Killer Said, ‘Gee, I’m Sorry I Ruined Your Night’
Upcoming Apple+ docu-series reveals new first-hand accounts from witnesses.
Pogues Frontman Shane MacGowan Dies at 65
They brilliantly combined traditional Irish music and punk rock, scoring a holiday classic with 'Fairytale in New York.'
Classic Rock’s 20 Worst Lyrics
Some are bad poetry, while others spark head-scratching confusion. Still others are just plain wrong.
Rock Legends Who Never Had a No. 1 Single
They had plenty of success by any other measure.
Classic Rock’s 20 Worst Mistakes
Some mishaps are eventually forgotten over a lengthy career. Others have bigger implications.
The Hidden Talents of Your Favorite Rock Stars
Their main aptitude is often plainly obvious. The others, not so much.
The Worst Classic Rock Songs
No one is immune.
Why These Classic Rock Acts Hate Their Own Records
Sometimes bands got sick of a project because it simply became too popular. Other times, something just went terribly wrong.