Angus Young

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    August 13, 2014

    Bio Paints Complex Portrait of AC/DC's Mighty Youngs

    The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC By Jesse Fink, 320 pp., $25.99. The mere mention of AC/DC to even the most casual of fans will bring up one image: the short, frenetic guitarist Angus Young dressed as a schoolboy and running around the stage like a maniac -- even while pushing 60 years of a ... More >>

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    June 18, 2012

    Last Night: Explosions In the Sky at Warehouse Live

    Explosions In The Sky, Zammuto Warehouse Live June 17, 2012 Our neighbors from just a few hours away, Explosions In The Sky, dropped in Sunday night to keep the Texas pride going and share more of their elaborate musical talents with not a single lyric spoken. Many may know, Explosions in the Sky ... More >>

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    May 31, 2012

    From Beyond: A Excellent 9-Minute Year

    Once upon a time I fell in love with a band called Thunderkunt... because they were called Thunderkunt. What can I say? I am a man of simple pleasures. Sadly, that band didn't quite hold its center, and from its decaying orbit send it slowly onto the sun rises From Beyond, helmed by former Kunters ... More >>

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    November 29, 2011

    Memoir From Early AC/DC bassist Mark Evans Sheds Light On Band's Beginnings

    Get Lit: Dirty Deeds - My Life Inside/Outside of AC/DC By Mark Evans 288 pp., $19.95, Bazillion Points Books The Thunder from Down Under that is AC/DC has been blasting eardrums for nearly four decades, continuing to move millions of records and tour huge arenas worldwide. And though the lineup ha ... More >>

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    July 14, 2011

    Rock & Roll's Top 10 Brawlin' Brothers

    Note: Not real brothers. We just liked the picture.​Brothers share a link that is unique and special. Same DNA, same familial backgrounds, quirks, talents, and sometimes musical taste. They can also argue, get physical, try to overpower one another, and hold grudges over years that are hard to ... More >>

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    May 6, 2011

    "Satisfaction": The Mother Of All Rock & Roll Riffs?

    ​Today is the 46th anniversary of Keith Richards rolling over in his sleep in a Florida hotel, humming the main riff of "Satisfaction" into a bedside tape recorder and going back to slumber, or nodding off. The Rolling Stones would record the song months later and make it their calling card, t ... More >>

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    May 3, 2011

    Who Will Write The First "Osama Is Dead" Hit Song?

    ​Now that more details are starting to emerge about Sunday's Navy SEAL helicopter raid that resulted in the death of Osama Bin Laden and several members of the al-Qaeda jefe's entourage - especially how the months-long planning and 40-minute firefight was planned in total secrecy, and executed ... More >>

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    March 16, 2011

    Music's Five Most Notorious Killers, Besides The Band

    ​On St. Patrick's Day 1985, serial killer Richard Ramirez (right) murdered two women in Los Angeles, beginning a killing spree that would eventually tally over 14 people and leave him with the nickname "The Night Stalker." From a young age, Ramirez was fascinated and inspired by the occult and ... More >>

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    February 18, 2011

    30 Seconds With Gen, Genitorturers' No. 1 AC/DC Fan

    Kym O'Donnell​Rocks Off has been a big fan of the Genitorturers ever since we saw a bumper sticker that read, "My honor student got sodomized at the Genitorturers show!" We sat down with Gen, the lead singer of the long-running industrial band to see what we could learn about her in 30 seconds ... More >>

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    November 26, 2010

    AC/DC's High Voltage Rock 'N' Roll, In Pictures

    ​AC/DC: High Voltage Rock 'n' Roll - The Ultimate Illustrated History By Phil Sutcliffe Voyageur Press, 224 pp., $35 A genuine coffee table book on the greatest exports to ever come from Down Under is cool enough, but the fact that the cover has a cut-out circle that allows you to "spin" Angu ... More >>

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    October 29, 2010

    Pocket Rockers: Ten Musicians 5'5" And Under

    Photo illustration by Monica Fuentes; click image to enlargeThe Tall Guys, l-r: Ric Ocasek (The Cars), John Mayer, Joey Ramone​Saturday night, closet cat lover and reigning Dark Lord Glenn Danzig will be in town for a headlining gig over at Warehouse Live. The diminutive, but no less awesome, ... More >>

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    September 22, 2010

    Rocks Off's 10 Favorite Family Bands

    ​Tonight Kings of Leon plays their fourth Houston date in three years at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. The band of three Followill brothers and one cousin can't stay away from us, or touring, or recording. This date precedes the upcoming release of the band's new album, Come Around Sund ... More >>

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    August 23, 2010

    House Of Blues Extends Tax-Free Merch Sale Through 7 p.m. Today

    ​House of Blues has extended its "Great Rock 'N' Roll Sample Sale" to a second day, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today in the Bronze Peacock Room. Sales tax for all merchandise, available for as low as $3 for CDs and hats (Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, KISS) or even $1 for tour programs (Springstee ... More >>

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    July 21, 2010

    Top 10 Celebrity Music-Video Cameos

    ​Ratt, "Round and Round" Thursday night, Ratt hits up Warehouse Live with what passes for their original line-up. At their peak, the band was a gritty and decadent alternative to bands like Poison, skewing closer to Motley Crue in terms of excess and drug abuse. ​The band managed to ... More >>

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    May 27, 2010

    The 6 Absolute Ugliest Custom Guitars On The Planet

    ​Rocks Off is currently in the market for a good guitar yet has next to no money, so for the past few months we've been tantalizing ourselves by poring over the multitude of guitars of the Internet. There are some mighty pretty signature guitars out there, including Angus Young's signature Gib ... More >>

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    April 22, 2010

    Girl's Got Rhythm

    Hell's Belles guitarist Adrian Conner isn't put off by "Givin' the Dog a Bone."

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    March 10, 2010

    "We're Ashamed The President Is From Texas" And Other Acts Of Career Suicide

    Seven years ago this week, the Dixie Chicks had the No. 1 country single in the U.S. with Bruce Robison's lump-raising "Travelin' Soldier." Meanwhile, in Washington, D.C., the Bush Administration was putting the finishing touches on its Iraqi invasion strategy, which prompted Chicks lead singer Nat ... More >>

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    November 9, 2009

    Aftermath: AC/DC, Deja Vu All Over Again - Except Maybe Better - at Toyota Center

    Photos by Daniel KramerYes, you've seen these photos before - hey, it's not our fault. Trust us, the band pretty much looks the same.​ Aftermath suspected AC/DC's return to Toyota Center might be a little similar to the ageless Aussies' December 2008 Black Ice tour stop here because, well, we chea ... More >>

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    December 22, 2008

    Classic Rock Corner: The Greatest Band Logos of All Time, Part 2

    An early example of rock art... We're back to reveal the best of the best, the cream of the crop, the cappo di tutti cappi of classic-rock band logos evah! And when we say "greatest," we look for a combination of things including memorability, longevity, graphic design, influence and appearances. ... More >>

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    December 15, 2008

    Aftermath: AC/DC at Toyota Center

      Photos by Daniel Kramer In this season of hard times, there could have been no better band to close out Houston's banner concert year than original Aussie working-class heroes AC/DC, who still look the part to a T. And Aftermath can't think of a better way to begin his review of last night' ... More >>

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    December 12, 2008

    An Hour With AC/DC

    A pacer by nature, Rocks Off is already so excited about Sunday's AC/DC show he can hardly sit down long enough to type a complete sentence. So imagine how difficult it was to sit at the keyboard while listening to a solid hour of Sirius/XM's "AC/DC Radio" channel. Or don't, actually, because there' ... More >>

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    November 13, 2008
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    August 26, 2004

    Let's Get Nuts

    The Nightfly and his twin land at the Marq*E and win a free trip to Vegas

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    August 22, 2002

    No Mo' Pogo

    Time to say "ska-dios" to the Suspects; also, the Music Awards jinx strikes again

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    July 26, 2001


    The Cult

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    January 18, 2001

    Silent Type

    The multitalented Alejandro Escovedo prefers to let the music do the talking

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    September 7, 2000

    The Riff Factory

    AC/DC still works its balls off to achieve rock godhood

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    September 30, 1999

    Murfreesboro Rocks

    The next Seattle is in...Tennessee?

  • Film

    August 12, 1999

    KISS Off

    Detroit Rock City wallows through teens and concert tickets

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    January 25, 1996

    Old-Fashioned Lust Songs

    After two decades, AC/DC still stands for down and dirty fun

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    February 16, 1995

    !Quermos Rock!

    The chords are the same, but the lyrics are en espanol. The rockeros like it, yes they do.