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.
35 Years Ago: How Everything Went Wrong With ‘St. Elmo’s Fire’
Life, it's fair to say, kept getting in the way.
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."
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.
45 Years Ago: Why Wings Struggled With ‘Listen to What the Man Said’
Sessions for the smash single were actually a painstaking drag.
Why Journey Are Paying Steve Perry Not to Sing
Court filings in a blockbuster lawsuit shed new light on their split.
45 Years Ago: How the Eagles Reluctantly Hit No. 1 With ‘Best of My Love’
Ironically, they struggled mightily while trying to piece together this easy-going song.
35 Years Ago: Why Simple Minds Never Wanted to Record ‘Don’t You (Forget About Me)’
The chart-topping smash remains as a touchstone moment in every band profile, an obligatory part of every interview and a set-list stalwart.
35 Years Ago: How a Leftover Song Changed Journey Forever
A 16-year-old battling terminal illness became the first person outside their inner circle to hear "Only the Young."
35 Years Ago: Paul McCartney Stumbles With ‘Give My Regards’ Film
Roger Ebert said the former Beatles star's script was "to put it charitably, idiotic."
Doobie Brothers, Judas Priest, Soundgarden Lead New Rock Hall Nominations
The 35th annual induction ceremony will be held May 2, 2020 at Public Auditorium in Cleveland, Ohio.