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 COVID-19 Suddenly Halted Music, and What May Be Next
At first, the threat actually ran parallel to business as usual.
How Technology Might Help Live Music Survive COVID-19
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Why the Black Crowes Don’t Want to Record a New Album Yet
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Why the Coronavirus Is Now Threatening Concerts and Festivals
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Kirk Hammett Admits Metallica Wasted Their Time Fighting Napster
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Chris Cornell’s Widow Is Suing Soundgarden
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Fans Start Doomed Petition to Name Black Hole After Chris Cornell
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Queensryche Say They’ve Been ‘Bamboozled’ by PledgeMusic
Fans apparently won't get an upcoming new album project – or their money back – from the embattled crowdfunding company.
How the 2019 Grammy Awards Basically Ignored Rock and Metal
It certainly wasn't rock music's biggest night.
Metallica, Foo Fighters and Former Bandmates Set for Chris Cornell Tribute Show
Concert honors Soundgarden frontman who died in May 2017 of an apparent suicide.
Vinnie Paul to Be Buried in a Kiss Kasket, Just Like Dimebag
Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley are reportedly providing the custom casket, which was offered as a gift at the request of Vinnie Paul's family.
KK Downing Is Selling His Share of Judas Priest’s Catalog
The guitarist announced the sale after a failed investment in a luxury golf resort.