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Bonnie Tyler

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2012

    5 Movies That Used the Power of Rock to Slay Demons

    I have it on very good and not at all fruitcaked authority that rock and roll is the devil's music. It corrupts the minds of young people, turning them all into savages that breed and destroy in an orgy of murder-boinking that caused the end of the America we all remember so well. Or, you know, not ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    Meat Loaf vs. Bonnie Tyler In the Jim Steinman Power Ballad Battle

    Allmusic.com describes the work of Jim Steinman as theatrical, visceral and rousing. It also describes it as campy, indulgent, and silly. They're exactly right: His work is all of those things, which is why it's awesome. A member of the Songwriting Hall of Fame, Steinman is best known as the Bernie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2012

    The American Bandstand (Extended) Hot 100

    Somehow it's hard to believe that Dick Clark was only 82 years old when he died after suffering a "massive heart attack" Wednesday morning in Santa Monica, Calif. (Since I managed to survive one myself, I've noticed that anytime someone dies of a heart attack, it's always "massive."). Despite his yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2012

    Speed Limit: 10 Songs About Fast Driving That Aren't By Sammy Haggar

    ​On this day in 1974 Richard Nixon signed into law that mandated lowering the speed limit to 55 mph. Now, the reason for this was to make the country preserve gasoline in the middle of an OPEC embargo (which it did), but they also sold the bill to us as a march towards safety. After all, speed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    Vive La France: 14 French Lessons From English Pop Songs

    Shutterstock/faqs.org​Happy Bastille Day, everybody. Today France celebrates the day in 1789 when an angry mob stormed the eponymous (our new favorite word) prison in central Paris, freed all seven prisoners - they were really after the guns and ammunition, Clash-style - and touched off the Fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2011

    Four Comic Books That Would Make Better Musicals Than Spider-Man

    superpunch.blogspot.com​Rocks Off has gotten through our lives so far without watching a single episode of American Idol, and we are justly proud of that fact. However, even we had to view the clip of the show after we heard that the most murderous musical of the modern era was going to be fea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2010

    Total Eclipse Of A LEGO

    Every day Rocks Off trolls the tubes of you in search of videos to share. If you have something that you think deserves to be video of the day, send a link to jef_rouner at yahoo dot com. ​If there are two things that Rocks Off is certain we loved as children in the late '80s and early '90s, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    Glee: Redemption Songs

    ‚ÄčOur favorite show that doesn't at all remind us of Fame halted the steady slide into mediocrity we've been witnessing since it returned from hiatus with a rather frenetic episode dedicated to the idea that reputations, like songs, can be redeemed.So the assignment this week -- prompted by Kurt po ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    Glee: Redemption Songs

    ‚ÄčOur favorite show that doesn't at all remind us of Fame halted the steady slide into mediocrity we've been witnessing since it returned from hiatus with a rather frenetic episode dedicated to the idea that reputations, like songs, can be redeemed.So the assignment this week -- prompted by Kurt po ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 5, 2009
  • Music

    November 11, 2004

    Songs of Planet Krypton

    The Man of Steel's pop-culture appeal is inscribed in decades of lyrics

  • Film

    October 11, 2001

    Hairy Situation

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

  • Culture

    July 8, 1999

    Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

    Clune's Chicks takes a cheeky look at the '70s

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