Ben Ratliff

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2013

    Please, Rick Rubin: Leave Metal Bands Alone

    Unless you live under a rock, you've probably heard that Black Sabbath recently released their long awaited comeback album, 13. It's their first with Ozzy Osbourne on vocals since 1978's Never Say Die, and riding high at No. 1 on the UK Charts, their first No. 1 hit since 1970's Paranoid. So: comeba ... More >>

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    September 23, 2010
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    September 14, 2010

    ZZ Top Takes Manhattan, Loudly And "Perfectly"

    Mark C. AustinZZ Top at the Woodlands, July 2009​Rocks Off has had next Friday, when ZZ Top and Tom Petty play The Woodlands, circled in red on our Rhino Records wall calendar for months. God, is that next Friday already? We added a few more red rings this morning after we read The New York Ti ... More >>

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    November 8, 2007

    Ben Ratliff and the Greg Osby Five

    The New York Times jazz critic opens the Greg Osby Five concert with a talk