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Billy Ray Cyrus

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    July 3, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: Breelan Angel, Dirty Little Secret Keeper

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? If there's one thing the ... More >>

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    December 12, 2013

    Megadeth's Dave Mustaine Back In the Day: "We Were Probably a Little Snotty"

    While metal masters Megadeth arrive in Houston tonight as part of the tour to promote their most recent record, Super Collider, this year the band also released the CD/DVD Countdown to Extinction Live. The sonic souvenir of last year's tour celebrated the 20th anniversary of the popular release in ... More >>

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    August 29, 2013

    Miley Cyrus' VMA Performance: The Definitive Zapruder

    Back in 2008, my daughter Judy Anne was ten years old. Like most young girls between the ages of 5 and 12 back in 2008, she was an avid fan of the television show Hannah Montana. Like a BIG fan, to the extent that I would find random Hannah Montana songs in the "Purchased" folder on my iPod every ti ... More >>

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    September 7, 2012

    Wouldn't It Be Cool If the Houston Texans Only Played Texas Music at Games?

    Much like most Houstonians, I will be in front of a television on Sunday watching our Houston Texans play the Miami Dolphins at Reliant Stadium. It's a big and promising year for our team, one of only professional sports franchises in town that are successful. Did you know that Billy Ray Cyrus is ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012
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    January 25, 2012

    No-Fun Number Ones: The Worst Chart Toppers Since Tiffany

    It's no secret that chart success is no real guarantor of musical quality. Hell, "(How Much Is) That Doggie in the Window?" went number one way back in 1952, pissing kids off so badly that they had to invent rock 'n roll. Twenty-five years ago this week, however, Billboard reached a new low when m ... More >>

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    January 23, 2012

    Enjoy Your Lunar New Year With Some Of Music's Greatest Butts

    According to Chinese reckoning, today marks the lunar new year. It's the Year of the Dragon. Specifically, the Year of the Water Dragon, which I'm told will bestow a peaceful energy on the coming year, favoring the ideals of negotiation and forward thinking. I know, right? BOOORING. We Americans kn ... More >>

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    January 5, 2012

    Tori, Tool, TLC And The Other Musical Debuts Of 1992

    1992 was a pretty heady year for music in general, with the masses gobbling up all the gangsta rap, grunge, and pop-country they could. That year would see the release of not only R.E.M.'s Automatic For The People, Peter Gabriel's Us, Pantera's Vulgar Display Of Power, but also what is arguably The ... More >>

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    December 6, 2011

    Taking Apart Yesterday's Facebook Music Screed

    ​Yesterday, about a half-dozen of my Facebook friends forwarded a gloom-and-doom listicle from a site called Buzzfeed entitled "12 Extremely Disappointing Facts About Popular Music." Now up to over one million hits, the doom-and-gloom piece is subtitled "This is the saddest thing you'll read a ... More >>

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    November 29, 2011

    Pop Rocks: The Kardashians' Popularity, Explained

    America, you have serious problems: It was business--big business--as usual for Kourtney & Kim Take New York and The Walking Dead. Here's what the shows' Sunday-night TV ratings performances meant: For Kourtney & Kim, the reality-show's season premiere, which scored a series-best 3.2 million view ... More >>

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    November 28, 2011

    Miley Cyrus Smokes Weed! Pot Party in the USA!

    OMG y'all, Miley Cyrus smokes weed, according to this video from the multimillionaire pop and TV star's 19th birthday party last Wednesday. Okay, she's not really a music star, but that whole Hannah Montana dual personality stuff was pretty popular. Truth be told, we think Cyrus has more than earn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2011

    Pop Rocks: 10 Actors Whose Former Creepiness We Can't Get Over

    Eww.​So I'm being forced to watch The Good Wife last Sunday, and I see that Colin Sweeney, a semi-recurring character Alicia once defended for murdering his wife, was apparently involved in testifying for Alicia's firm for one reason or other (give me a break, the entire hour was me wrestling ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2011

    George Strait's Top 20 Songs Of All Time: Nos. 5-1

    ​As Rocks Off dives into the top slots of our favorite George Strait songs from his 30-year career - see Nos. 20-16, 15-11 and 10-6 - we are waiting anxiously to see if King George was able to knock Lil' Wayne's Tha Carter IV from atop the Billboard 200. A top seat for the brand-new Here For a ... More >>

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    July 15, 2011

    Your Shameful Musical Secrets Collected: #gotcha!

    ​For the past few days on Twitter, Rocks Off has been imploring our followers, our precious 3,250 friends (and counting), to tell us their shameful musical secrets by using the hashtag #shamefulafternoonsecrets or #shamefulmorningsecrets, the latter which could sound like a sordid booty call h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    Top 5 Country Music Feuds

    The great mullet smackdown of 1992, starring Travis Tritt and Billy Ray Cyrus​Country music singers, Hank Williams Jr. once sang, are a real close family. And like most families, sometimes they don't get along. But unlike rap or British rock, where there are so many feuds it can be hard to ke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    Musical Dads & Daughters: The Good, The Bad & The Awkward

    OK Magazine​Blood, they say, is thicker than water. When Matthew Knowles and Beyonce ended their business relationship earlier this week, both stressed the fact that family is still family. "He is my father for life and I love my dad dearly," Beyonce said in her statement. "I love my daughter ... More >>

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    March 8, 2011

    Pre-Bieber, Five Memorable Musician Interview Gaffes

    ​Remember in the days before "Bi-winning," when Twitter was all up in arms about Justin Beiber's interview with Rolling Stone? Was it really a surprise that some of the pop star's opinions, as told to the magazine last month, would be half-baked and maybe even a bit ignorant? Put aside for a ... More >>

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    February 15, 2011

    15 Gets You 20: Rock & Roll Jailbait Through The Years

    theprettyreckless.com​Friday night, The Pretty Reckless (above) pulls into town for a gig at House of Blues. The band, led by Gossip Girl star Taylor Momsen, is known largely for the 17-year-old singer's penchant for wearing something resembling lingerie, chain-smoking and basically being a te ... More >>

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    December 28, 2010

    It's Good To Be Old(er)

    We've all been there, sweetheart.​I'm sure you've been busy with your familial obligations this past week, but just in case you missed the Big News, Miley Cyrus has gone and done it again: Racy new photos of Miley Cyrus were leaked online last night including a shot of her assistant pretendin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2010

    Island Of Misfit Christmas Albums: Teen Pop Meltdown

    ​It happens like this: You are in charge of a major teen-pop act who can sell anything with their face or voice on it, be it training bras, shaving cream, or caskets. You have a week off in the summer from touring. Do you let the talent go home and sleep in their own beds or do you shove the ... More >>

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    August 25, 2010

    Mullets & More: 17 Signature Musical Hairstyles

    ​If you have hair, Craig's Hlist hates you. Not in a "you shot my whole family" or "you are the serial killer who dissolved my sibling in a vat of acid" way, more in a "you got the last sausage and cheese kolaches at the office" way. Our hair loss began sometime in high school, when we were ... More >>

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    May 18, 2010

    Today's DVDs: The Thrill Of Victory, The Agony Of Valentine's Day

    Photo courtesy Warner Bros. Who else was Clint gonna call?​Director Clint Eastwood, actors Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon. That powerhouse trio could have chosen to tell just about any story they wanted and made it into an Academy Award worthy film. They chose Invictus, the real-life story o ... More >>

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    October 1, 2009

    "It's Hard to Kiss the Lips at Night That Chew Your Ass Out All Day Long" and Other Funny Country Titles We Found

    ​Rocks Off has been a fan of Robert Earl Keen since we heard 1994's Gringo Honeymoon, and we've really been a fan since we heard his previous album, A Bigger Piece of Sky, shortly thereafter. We got Keen's latest album, The Rose Hotel (Lost Highway), in the mail this week, and after a few listens, ... More >>

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    August 3, 2009

    Feeling The Sweet Flow Of Freedom With Sean Hannity

    Photo by Pete Vonder Haar​Conservative radio/TV host Sean Hannity began hosting his "Freedom Concert" series, benefiting Oliver North's Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund for the children of soldiers killed or disabled in action, back in 2003. Last Saturday the 2009 incarnation kicked off at the Cy ... More >>

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    June 23, 2009

    Things the Devil Should Have Done Besides Go Down to Georgia

    Today marks the 30th anniversary of the release of the Charlie Daniels Band's "The Devil Went Down To Georgia." The song, which climbed all the way to No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and lives on today as a "boss battle" in Guitar Hero 3, made its first appearance on the group's 1979 album Million M ... More >>

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    May 26, 2009

    Distant Early Warning: The Cult, Billy Joe Shaver, English Beat, Fall Out Boy, Talib Kweli and More

    Asleep At The Wheel: Sat., Aug. 1. Sengelmann Hall (Schulenburg). Balaclavas, Cave, Twisted Wires: Thu., June 4. Mango's. Babasonicos: Thu., Aug. 20. House of Blues. Billy Joe Shaver: Tue., Aug. 4. Dosey Doe Coffee Company. "Sean Hannity Freedom Concert" with Billy Ray Cyrus, The Charlie Daniels B ... More >>

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    May 14, 2009

    Sean Hannity To Torture Houston's Wallets

    Photo courtesy bobgo29What would you pay to see Sean Hannity in concert? No, we don't mean seeing him be waterboarded -- although he said he'd do that for charity, and Keith Olbermann offered to pay $1,000 to an Army charity for every second Hannity stood it, Sean-o somehow hasn't agreed to it yet.H ... More >>

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    April 23, 2009

    Some Questions That Fox Didn't Ask Roger Clemens Last Night

    In between the first and second period of the Houston Aeros/Peoria Rivermen playoff game last night, I was walking around the Toyota Center concourse. I came up on a monitor that was showing the Astros/Dodgers game. And who do I see but Roger Clemens being interviewed by Fox Sports Houston's Patti S ... More >>

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    January 1, 2009
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    November 6, 2008

    My Guitar Hero Gently Weeps

    They're not yelling "Bruce" this time. They're booing

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    March 10, 2008
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    January 24, 2008
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    January 3, 2008

    My Daddy Died…Now Give Me Hannah Montana Tickets, Damn It!

    Okay, so now’s the time when someone explains to me two things: 1) Why the Hell is the tween set so captivated by the daughter of Billy Ray Cyrus? and 2) What kind of a world do we live in when a mother helps her daughter fake an essay about a dead dad (who does not exist) only to get concert tick ... More >>

  • Music

    October 25, 2007

    Lee Hazlewood: Stranger in This Land

    The renaissance cowboy cut a wide swath through the West, and inspired a generation of songwriters

  • Home Entertainment

    April 13, 2006

    Cowboy Up

    We just can't quit this countrified Karaoke

  • Music

    November 3, 2005

    Redneck Renaissance

    Gretchen Wilsons return to town makes us wonder, Whats really behind all these songs about Wal-Mart, cheap beer and NASCAR?

  • Music

    May 6, 2004

    Defending the Dirty Thirty

    And coping with Yankee slander

  • Calendar

    July 31, 2003

    Hair Today...

    A documentary restyles a misconstrued haircut

  • Music

    August 29, 2002

    Wood Redux

    Greg Wood puts his old band and a young heart attack behind him with Ash Wednesday

  • Culture

    November 1, 2001

    Hell of a Long Day

    24 has been the most talked-about show of the season and for all the wrong reasons

  • Film

    October 18, 2001

    Hollywood Hells

    David Lynch crashes on Mulholland Drive, but the wreckage is smashing

  • Calendar

    July 20, 2000

    James Pineapple Esq. Is Dead!

    But his creator, comic James Ladmirault, lives on

  • Music

    June 22, 2000

    Born in the USO

    Created by the folks who provide "entertainment" to military bases, VQ Live hopes to keep the non-GI Joes happy

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    June 4, 1998
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    July 10, 1997
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    June 29, 1995
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    April 28, 1994

    On the Blues Highway

    Trudy Lynn recalls her journey to musical acclaim

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