For this article, this wasn't supposed to be how Rocks Off interviewed Jeremy Widerman, guitarist/singer for the heavy, heavy Canadian classic rock-inspired band Monster Truck. Widerman was supposed to call from Germany, where the band was wrapping up some European dates before heading to the U.S. ... More >>
2 Chainz: Fri., March 14, 8 p.m., $37.50. Bayou Music Center, 520 Texas, Houston, 713-225-8551. 4th Annual Holiday Bash featuring thelastplaceyoulook: With Otenki, Born Again Virgins, The Soapbox Revolution, Runaway Sun., Fri., December 20, 7 p.m., $10 to $15. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houst ... More >>
It's been a fair few years since I watched professional wrestling regularly, something you can trace back to absolute mishandling of the ECW invasion and the death of women's wrestling in favor of juvenile sex fantasies. That being said, WWE Raw was on the other night and I decided to take in a few ... More >>
Well, we've done it again. Creed singer Scott Stapp's birthday came and went this week (he's 39), and we didn't get him a thing. Didn't even shout him out on Twitter. After the considerable musical gifts this man has given us over the years, that's completely unacceptable. There's only one way to ... More >>
Creed lead singer Scott Stapp talks about faith, haters and a whole lot more.
Rocks Off has always had a soft spot for Rick Nelson. Although our oldest memory of him is probably hearing about the plane crash outside Texarkana that killed him, his band and his fiancee on New Year's Eve 1985, we're also old enough to remember actually his songs like "Hello, Mary Lou," "Lonesome ... More >>
Photos by GroovehouseScott Stapp House of Blues March 29, 2011 We all knew coming into this what would happen. It was going to be a show for the fans, not the smirking cynics. Fair enough. A Scott Stapp solo acoustic show is what it was billed as, but it was really a quasi-electrified solo ... More >>
Now that's a headline, ladies and germs. It has the added benefit of being succinct as well. That's exactly what we're summing up here, the worst Top 10 lists our peers have written this year. Let's get started, as we've got a lot of ground to cover. 10. This One Not really, this is just t ... More >>
Eluveitie, 3 Inches of Blood, Holy Grail, Subdivide: Tue., Feb. 22. Warehouse Live. Alpha Rev: Wed., Jan. 12. The Bronze Peacock Room @ House Of Blues. Alter Bridge, Taddy Porter, Like A Storm: Sat., Jan. 8. Warehouse Live. Andy Dick: Thu., Dec. 16. Fitzgerald's. Back In Black (AD/DC Tri ... More >>
Courtesy of Codi RoweCodi Rowe (right) with Creed guitarist Mark TremontiRocks Off is not generally a fan of tribute bands, and even less so of Creed. We did have one guy hear who was a fan, but we left his body in the lobby as a warning to others who would embrace Stapp and Co. with arms wid ... More >>
As Gomer Pyle used to say, well surprahs, surprahs, suprahs. Billboard and several other news outlets reported yesterday that Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and Jason Bonham (son of John) will tour next summer as Led Zeppelin, which was pretty much guaranteed when last year's reunion at an Ahmet Ertegu ... More >>
Bo knows good rock when he sees it. Do Houston radio programmers?