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Behind the Music

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2013

    Rolling Stones Attempt to Tell Their Own Story On Crossfire Hurricane

    The Rolling Stones: Crossfire Hurricane Eagle Rock, $14.98 DVD/$19.98 Blu-Ray, 147 mins. Originally shown on HBO last year, Crossfire Hurricane is the latest release from the Stones camp to commemorate the band's 50th anniversary, and meant to be the definitive documentary on their career. But wha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2013

    MFAH Offers Rare Screenings of Infamous Stones Doc This Week

    It is the most infamous rock documentary of all time that the fewest people have actually seen in its entirety -- and even then mostly through third-generation VHS dubs or grainy DVDs. And its legend has only grown over the ensuing decades, as has its subjects, the Rolling Stones. The film is Cocks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2012

    Bad Beef: 4 Examples Of Musical Feuds Gone Wrong

    Competition is a good thing. It pushes people to work harder and be more creative. That drive to prove to the world that they're the best has lead musicians to some incredible heights. After all, competition gave us Pet Sounds and "Ether." Yet in the '10s, that competitive spirit has been pushed as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2012

    Burn! Music's 12 Best Insults & Jabs

    One of the not-so-fun things in the world is to get insulted or, in the words of Kelso from That 70's Show, get "burned." Now, let's imagine what it would be like to be insulted by some musician on one of their albums -- that "burn" I can only imagine was magnified by a million. Nevertheless, som ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2012

    Top 10 Most Outrageous Onstage Incidents, Antics & Meltdowns

    Everyone has their meltdown moments, no doubt about it. We make mistakes and, most of the time, we try to correct them. We have them because we are all human. Unfortunately, though, when you are in the spotlight, your hurts, tantrums, mistakes and meltdowns are all magnified for all the world to se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2012

    Notice: Mariah Carey Still Has More No. 1 Singles Than Elvis

    Four years ago this week, Mariah Carey made music history by scoring the 18th No. 1 single of her career. Think about that for a second: If you're reading this, Mariah Carey has recorded more No. 1 singles than women you've had sex with (a lot more). What makes the feat even more incredible is that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2012

    Law and Order: Top 10 Best (Or Worst) Musicians' Arrests

    Nobody is above the law - not even musicians even though some of them may think they are. However, some of their outrageous behavior has become legendary. Others have spawned rumors, killed their careers and/or made them the butt of many jokes. In fact, this makes me wonder why there is not a cele ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2012

    Pop Rocks: So Who's Going to Perform at Next Year's Super Bowl Halftime Show?

    If Janet Jackson's nip slip in 2004 threw ice water on the practice of using current entertainers for Super Bowl halftimes, M.I.A.'s middle finger salute dumped it in the Bering Sea. Finally, after eight years of K. Billy's Sounds of the '70s and Pete Townshend's belly (which somehow didn't draw *an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2012

    Randy Travis: Weird North Texas Drunk-In-Public Bust

    It may seem that we're talkin' foolish, but Randy Travis was arrested early this morning, allegedly drunk in a car parked in front of a Baptist church in the Denton County town of Sanger. (Travis reportedly owns a ranch in Tioga, 25 miles east of Sanger.) TMZ broke the story. They reported that a ... More >>

  • News

    December 8, 2011

    Joel Osteen's Reality Show

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  • Blogs

    November 29, 2011

    Joel Osteen's Reality Show: How It Will Be If Based on Any of Six Current Shows

    From the producer of Survivor.​TMZ has reported that Lakewood Church's Joel and Victoria Osteen will be the stars of a new reality show by the producer of Survivor. "The premise of the show is that ordinary people will give up several days or longer to go on a mission with Joel Osteen, one o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2011

    Tony Iommi: Music's Other Man In Black Proves His Heavy Mettle

    ​Iron Man: My Journey Through Heaven and Hell with Black Sabbath By Toni Iommi with T.J. Lammers Da Capo Press, 416 pp., $26. Imagine this passage being read in your best "Behind the Music" narration: It was in the center of a dirty, grimy sheet-metal factory in Birmingham, England, when a 1 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2011

    Friday Night: Def Leppard & Heart At The Woodlands

    Photos by Groovehouse​Def Leppard, Heart Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion September 23, 2011 Like so many of their 80s hard rock brethren, Def Leppard has always straddled the line between serious musical territory and the self-parody that threatens all bands associated with that era. On one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2011

    "Change Your Name To A Symbol" & Other Dumb Ways To Derail Your Music Career

    brightestyoungthings.comThe sign officially known as "Love Symbol #2"​Sunday marked the 18th anniversary of the date Prince changed his name to that confounded "Love Symbol", and we can't help but wonder if he would have had more success had he waited a decade or two. Like it or not, in toda ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2007

    Get Lit: Making Records: The Scenes Behind the Music, by Phil Ramone

    He’s not the long-lost brother of Joey and Dee Dee, and his name is known mostly to liner-note scourers, but Phil Ramone’s nearly 50 years behind the studio glass have given him a window on the recording techniques and temperaments of some of music’s biggest names. The 14-time Grammy winner ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2007

    Get Lit: Iggy Pop: Open Up and Bleed, by Paul Trynka

    As Iggy Pop, he was (and is) one of rock’s wildest wildmen; a performer who might abuse the worst kind of drugs imaginable, bloodily mutilate himself on stage, or launch himself into a frenzied audience that might just as easily part like the red sea as catch him safely. As James Osterberg, he w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2007

    Drenched in Blog: Kekkou desu, Mr. Roboto!

    At this point, after years of blistering irony and sarcastic hipster gushing, are Def Leppard, Styx and Foreigner really all that different from each other? Seriously, guys, wake up and smell the sweat-stained spandex. Most of these bands are sporting less than half their original members, plus they ... More >>

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