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Billy Bob Thornton

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2013

    The Nine Worst Live Acts We've Ever Seen

    Rocks Off is not going to lie. The prospect of getting into concerts for free is what leads many people to become music writers/reviewers in the first place. Though it's not true of everyone, we've generally found that with experience comes plenty of practice in the art of grading on a curve. But n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2013

    The Top Five Most Disastrous Musician Interviews Ever

    At Rocks Off, we know a thing or two about interviews, for better or worse. Most of them go pretty good, alright, nothing special. Someone has something to promote and we want to talk to them and then it goes up, people read and enjoy it, and we all go about our lives. It's a pretty rare and special ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 22, 2011
  • Music

    July 7, 2011
  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    Out Today: Danger Mouse In Rome, Nick Cave & Queen Reissued

    ​It's back to the usual grind for Rocks Off after last night's late-night Austin City Limits Festival lineup announcement. Sadly, we will not be seeing the Foo Fighters play songs from Wasting Light in Austin come September. And yes, still playing it, along with a steady diet of Guns N' Roses. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2011

    Billy Bob Thornton Producing ZZ Top Biopic, Sources Say

    Craig HlavatyBillys Gibbons (left) and Bob Thornton at Fitzgerald's, December 2009​How how how how will this not be Rocks Off's favorite movie of all time after it comes out? If the rumors coming out of Hollywood and last month's SXSW conference are true, the story of that Lil' Ol' Band from T ... More >>

  • Music

    December 31, 2009

    2010 Musical Resolutions

    In which we advise our favorite people in the Houston scene on their goals for the coming year.

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2009

    Pop Rocks: Your George Bailey-Free Christmas Viewing List

    Christmas, Christmas time is here. Time for ulcers to bleed freely and the roughly 22 percent of the U.S. population who identify themselves as "other than Christian" to smile through clenched jaws and wait for the adult contemporary stations to stop playing Bruce Springsteen's "Santa Claus is Comin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2009

    Aftermath: Billy Bob Thornton's Boxmasters, and Special Guest Billy Gibbons, at Fitzgerald's

    Photos by Craig Hlavaty‚ÄčA sad part of being a major celebrity and starting a rock band on the side is that inherently people will show up out of nowhere to see your band and ignore your music because they just want to see "you." Sometimes the music somehow ends up overshadowing the celebrity ... More >>

  • Music

    December 17, 2009
  • Blogs

    April 27, 2009

    Listening Room: What's Been Tickling Our Earholes Lately

    As Rocks Off has noted in our periodic Mail Call entries, even though the tide of promo CDs has been greatly reduced by the digital revolution - Rocks Off can count on one finger (the middle one) the times he's actually used the streaming/download email link publicists are ever more fond of these d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2009

    SXSW: Billy Bob Thornton and the Boxmasters at Smokin' Music

    We caught Billy Bob Thornton and the Boxmasters set last night at Smokin' Music, a venue appropriately sponsored by American Spirit cigarettes. His brand of "mod-country" is ridiculously catchy. It's like rockabilly through a British Invasion filter. He must have smoked about five cigs within the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2009

    Seen at SXSW: Matthew McConaughey

    Craig HlavatyThe star of such films as Sahara and Fool's Gold was spotted at the Billy Bob Thornton show last night.

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2009

    Doug Sahm Tribute Album Due March 24

    Vanguard Records (Billy Bob Thornton & the Boxmasters, Kim Richey, the Watson Twins) announced today it will release Keep Your Soul: A Tribute to Doug Sahm, a 14-song disc honoring the late musican known as Sir Doug, March 24. Artists include Delbert McClinton, Los Lobos, Alejandro Escovedo, Da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2008

    Five Worst Hangovers In The Movies

    The holidays are upon us, and whether you're dealing with 8-hour layovers at O'Hare or sleeping on your aunt's rollout bed with the bar that lays right across your sacroiliac joint or "entertaining" your brother and his brood of monstrous offspring, chances are you're going to drink. A lot. To help ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2008
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    July 17, 2008
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    July 17, 2008
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    March 20, 2008
  • Film

    February 22, 2007

    Fly Me to the Moon

    Astronaut Farmer dares to dream

  • Music

    October 12, 2006

    Looking for a hit

    Mike Stinson, Nashville and an eight-minute bottle of wine

  • Film

    September 28, 2006

    Men Behaving Badly

    Bad Santa meets Napoleon Dynamite in tepid man-child comedy

  • Calendar

    July 13, 2006

    Well-known Unknown

    Stringin' up horrifying honky-tonk

  • Music

    January 12, 2006

    Bayou City Music Mindbender, Part II

    Another chance to test your knowledge of local lore

  • Music

    November 17, 2005

    True Blue Confessions

    Let's join Madonna for a friendly round of Celebrity Breach of Confidentiality

  • Film

    July 21, 2005

    Bad News

    One more awful remake strikes out

  • Culture

    May 26, 2005

    Excess Hollywood

    In the season of sequels and Happy Meal toys, '05 may be a pleasant surprise.

  • Film

    January 13, 2005

    Not Rockne

    A worthy actor rides the bench in the listless Coach Carter

  • Music

    January 13, 2005

    Method Rocking

    Minnie Driver and Juliette Lewis have started bands. Come on, you know you're curious.

  • Film

    October 7, 2004

    Hell of a Catch

    Friday Night Lights goes deep -- a rare route for football movies

  • Film

    April 8, 2004

    Messin' with Texas

    The Alamo gets what it always needed: a happy ending

  • Calendar

    January 29, 2004

    Turntable Roundtable

    Hip-hop notables get together to rap about responsibility

  • News

    January 1, 2004

    Crash Course

    A stuntman is mightily impressed by Houston's rail crashes

  • News

    December 18, 2003

    You Better Watch Out

    These Saint Nicks can be real pricks

  • Calendar

    December 11, 2003

    Still Toxie After All These Years

    Lloyd Kaufman's gross-out Troma Studios has a long history of setting the pace for mainstream movies

  • Film

    November 27, 2003

    The S-Word

    Bad Santa is crude and rude and the jolliest Christmas movie ever

  • Calendar

    July 3, 2003

    Downtown's Got Soulphilia

    A superbad shindig at Dean's

  • Film

    February 7, 2002

    Sexual Healing

    A racist Billy Bob gets funky in Monster's Ball

  • Film

    October 11, 2001

    Hairy Situation

    Bandits holds out for a hero and gets two: Bruce Willis and Billy Bob Thornton

  • Film

    December 21, 2000

    Mexican Combo Plate

    Billy Bob's adaptation of Pretty Horses mixes together too many ingredients, all of them undercooked

  • Film

    November 4, 1999

    Far East Epic

    Princess Mononoke struggles with evil and English adaptation

  • Film

    April 22, 1999

    Control Freaks

    Quality acting overcomes a thin plot in Pushing Tin

  • Film

    January 21, 1999

    Wonderfully Wicked

    A Simple Plan spins gold from stark greed

  • Film

    December 31, 1998
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    July 2, 1998

    All Climax

    Feeling is forgotten in hard-sell Armageddon

  • Film

    March 19, 1998

    Clinton Without Contrasts

    Primary Colors gets the libido, misses the idealism

  • Film

    January 29, 1998

    God Help Us

    The Apostle's road to hell is paved with good intentions

  • Film

    October 2, 1997

    Pulp Without Politics

    Can Oliver Stone leave his obsessions behind?

  • Film

    February 20, 1997

    A Deep Cut

    Thornton's haunting, droll Sling Blade draws rich blood

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