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Brian Jones

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    January 7, 2014

    27: The Musical Club With a Grim Entry Fee

    27: A History of the 27 Club Through the Lives of Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain, and Amy Winehouse By Howard Sounes Da Capo Press, 360 pp., $26.99 When reached for comment shortly after the world found out that Nirvana singer/guitarist Kurt Cobain had committed ... More >>

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    June 6, 2013

    The Turtles: The Raunchiest Band of the '60s?

    Even the most voracious reader or rock-music biographies and autobiographies would be hard-pressed to find a better opening sentence than Howard Kaylan, lead vocalist of The Turtles, has in his new memoir Shell Shocked. "I was snorting coke on Abraham Lincoln's desk in the White House," it reads. T ... More >>

  • 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

    April 3, 2013

    New Rolling Stones Tour Bypasses Houston For Now

    The Rolling Stones announced the dates of their 2013 North American tour Wednesday morning, and Houstonians who were hoping to see the band on the North American edition of their 50th anniversary celebration will have to either hop on a plane or wait for a possible second leg. The tour, announced o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2012

    Rolling Stones Let Psych Flag Fly On '67's Their Satanic Majesties Request

    The Rolling Stones' 1967 album, Their Satanic Majesties Request, turns 45 today. The album's subject matter and oddity make it a strange holiday release, but hey it was the '60s. Best-known for the saccharine "She's a Rainbow" and oft-covered "2000 Man," the album gets lost in the Stones' greater l ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 10, 2012
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    November 2, 2011

    The Rolling Stones On Ed Sullivan Collected In New DVD Package

    "Show me your teeth!": Jagger On Ed Sullivan​The Rolling Stones are literally our favorite band of all-time. Yeah, the title of this here music blog should have already given that away, but watching a decade or so of vital Stones history fly by over six episodes on the new The Ed Sullivan Show ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2011

    Top 5 Musical Ed Sullivan Show Controversies

    theselvedgeyard.wordpress.com"You want me to sing WHAT now?"​To the right-wing conservatives, religious groups, and self-proclaimed family organizations raising hell over Chaz Bono's "assault on family values" as the first transgender contestant on Dancing With the Stars, Rocks Off asks the q ... More >>

  • News

    August 25, 2011

    The Great Gulf

    Readers discuss The Fish That Got Away

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2011

    10 Things You May Not Know About The Beatles' Revolver

    ​First released in the UK on August 5, 1966, the Beatles' Revolver was born into tumultuous times for the band. The "Bigger Than Jesus" debacle was reaching its height in the United States, as some fans who took John Lennon's flippant remark about his band's popularity as heresy burned Beatles ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    Four Artists Who Died Before Playing Houston

    theindependent.co.uk​When Amy Winehouse died Saturday, almost everyone noted how the troubled British soul singer had joined the "27 Club," the list of legendary musicians who passed away at that age that also includes Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain, Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    The Music World Remembers Amy Winehouse On Twitter #amywinehouse

    ​The music world was rocked on Saturday afternoon by the news that British singer and tabloid fixture Amy Winehouse had passed away in her London home. Results of an autopsy may be released as early as today, and authorities were only saying that the cause of death was unknown. She was 27. H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    R.I.P.: Remembering The 27 Club - Jimi, Jim, Janis, Kurt...

    ​As a student of rock music since he was born and sat in front of MTV and VH1, Craig's Hlist has grown up hearing constant aching throb of the number 27, the end-marker for a collection of rockers who died at that hallowed age, due mostly to their own chemical and/or personal misadventures. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2010

    The Rolling Stones At Hofheinz Pavilion In 1972, Firsthand

    Ed. Note: Rocks Off's own Lonesome Onry and Mean himself, William Michael Smith, attended the Rolling Stones concert at Hofheinz Pavilion in June 1972 that was filmed for the movie Ladies and Gentlemen, The Rolling Stones. Since the movie screens at 7:30 p.m. tonight at several Houston-area theaters ... More >>

  • Culture

    July 15, 2010

    The Story of Matthew

    Theatre New West conjures horror — and hope — with The Laramie Project.

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2010

    The 7 Most Polarizing Albums In Recent Memory

    ​This Monday night, MGMT hits the House Of Blues behind new album Congratulations, which has been getting one of the most tepid responses for a new album by a buzz band in recent media memory. The people that jumped on the bandwagon in 2008 after the Brooklyn-based then-duo released Oracular Spect ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2010

    Inquiring Minds: An Hour With The Red Krayola Mastermind Mayo Thompson

    Chris Strong/ Drag City​ Last Friday, Rocks Off had the distinct pleasure of talking to Mayo Thompson, the man behind psychedelic (or not) art-rockers The Red Krayola, whose career spans the early days of Houston label International Artists, the art worlds of New York and Europe in the '70s, a sti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2010

    Remembering Janis: Port Arthur's Pearl Would Have Been 67 Today

    Today would have been Port Arthur native Janis Joplin's 67th birthday. Rocks Off started his day at the desk with her greatest-hits collection and all her work with Big Brother & the Holding Company that gets overlooked in lieu of her bigger singles. Pearl is still seen by many as the magnum op ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2009

    Six More Mysterious Musical Deaths We'd Like to See Reopened

    That's Brian Jones, who is still dead, in the lower right corner.​Original Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones was found dead at the bottom of his swimming pool 40 years ago. It was declared "death by misadventure," a cause of death that probably didn't come as a shock to those who had been aware ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2009

    Remembering 1969, Part 1: Altamont, Rosemary's Baby, Santana at Woodstock and More

    1968 might have been - at least politically - one of the most turbulent years of the '60s. Students rioted left - specifically, the Left Bank in Paris - and right against the war in Vietnam, while back home racial tensions escalated, especially after the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The po ... More >>

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    March 12, 2008
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    March 6, 2008
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    December 14, 2007

    Get Lit: Twenty Thousand Roads: The Ballad of Gram Parsons and His Cosmic American Music, by David N. Meyer

    To his champions, Gram Parsons was a cult-hero musical genius and the primary inventor of “country rock.” But he was also a tragic figure who died prematurely, and whose work has never been properly appreciated. To his critics, Parsons was a spoiled rich-kid wastrel who rode his good looks, mar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2007

    Get Lit: Ronnie, by Ron Wood

    A band has some kind of amazing longevity if you can still be “the new guy” after 30 years in the lineup. But that’s exactly the case with Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood, who puts down his life story here. Unfortunately, Wood’s recollections consist of precious little about the music and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2007

    Get Lit: A Turtle’s Life

    Classic rock fans might not recognize the name Johny Barbata, but they’ve heard his drumming on more than 100 albums and 20 hits including Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young’s “Ohio.” He was also a full-time member of the Turtles and Jefferson Airplane/Starship, thumping skins on songs like “H ... More >>

  • Music

    June 28, 2007

    Pete Best

    Pete Best performs Friday, June 29, at Dan Electro's Guitar Bar, 1031 E. 24th St., 713-862-8707. Kozmic Pearl opens.

  • Music

    August 24, 2006

    Starry Lullabye

    Ailing Houston-area native David Schnaufer has taken the Appalachian dulcimer to the mountaintop

  • Music

    January 19, 2006

    Throw Them Horns Up

    UT's national championship and the rise of Texas rap coincidence or symbiosis?

  • Culture

    April 5, 2001

    Blowin' Smoke

    Ted Demme and Denis Leary are a match made in effin' heaven

  • Music

    April 15, 1999

    Beach Gents

    Good ole vibrations from the Beach Boys this summer

  • Music

    April 20, 1995

    Heavenly Fire

    Jason and the Scorchers reunite, and get hot in the process

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    November 24, 1994
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