Bob Ruggiero

Bob Ruggiero

Bob Ruggiero has been writing about music, books, and entertainment for the Houston Press since 1997, with an emphasis on classic rock. He used to have an incredible and luxurious mullet in college as well. He is the author of the band biography Slippin’ Out of Darkness: The Story of WAR.

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  • 2 days ago | Books

    Member of the Family: My Story of Charles Manson, Life Inside His Cult, and the Darkness That Ended the Sixties By Dianne Lake and Deborah Herman 384 pp. $27.99 William Morrow Dianne Lake was just 14 years old when she joined Charles Manson and hi...

  • 5 days ago | Books

    Sticky Fingers: The Life and Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Magazine By Joe Hagan 560 pp. $29.95 Knopf Joe Hagan is one smart guy. The seasoned journalist was assuredly flattered when Rolling Stone magazine co-founder and guiding light Jan...

  • 6 days ago | Books

    Rockin’ the City of Angels: Celebrating the Great Rock Shows of the 1970s In Concert, On Record, and On Film By Douglas Harr 396 pp. Diego Spade Publications $79.95 This is a book of visual delights, and they are abundant. There’s Alice Cooper in ...

  • 7 days ago | Rock

    They did not achieve the success of some of their Prog Rock contemporaries, and especially on this side of the Atlantic Ocean. But English band Gentle Giant had (and have) a hardcore fan base of their experimental music during their 1970s lifespan...

  • 12 days ago | Books

    Staying Alive: The Disco Inferno of the Bee Gees By Simon Spence 288 pp. $22.95 Jawbone Press After scoring a string of hits in their native England (where they were born), Australia (where they moved), and the United States (where they really wan...

  • 12 days ago | Books

    Cover Me: The Stories Behind the Greatest Cover Songs of All Time By Ray Padgett 240 pp. Sterling Publishing $22.95 They are some of the best-known songs of the past 60 years: “Hound Dog” by Elvis Presley; “Twist and Shout” by the Beatles; “Respec...


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