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    May 19, 2014

    5 Rock Bands Made Better by Switching Vocalists

    Every now and then, switching things up in a band isn't the end of the world. In fact, recruiting a new singer can revitalize and expand the horizons of a band in completely unexpected ways, bringing them out of obscurity or to previously unheard of levels of success. We've covered this ground befo ... More >>

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    January 6, 2014

    Six Other Crazy Places Metallica Should Play Now

    2013 was a big year for Metallica, featuring performances in IMAX 3D and in Antarctica of all places. Let's face it, there's not a whole let left for the biggest rock band in the world to accomplish. I mean, when you're forced to start playing in Antarctica just to do something new, you've really hi ... More >>

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    October 30, 2013

    Six Horror-Movie Soundtrack Essentials

    Friends, the greatest time of year is upon us once again. It's getting a little bit chilly outside (for Texas), the nights are getting just a little bit spookier, and the magic of Halloween is in the air! I don't know about you, but I get excited for it every year. One of my favorite parts of all th ... More >>

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    October 26, 2012

    The 25 Creepiest Heavy Metal Album Covers

    BY JEFF ROCHE, LA WEEKLY Halloween is the time where it's acceptable to wallow in the creepy, the crawly, the dark, and the macabre. Sounds like the themes of heavy metal, year-round! Here then, are those most spine-tingliest metal album covers, for your All Hallow's Eve viewing pleasure. Step insi ... More >>

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    September 21, 2012

    Living on the Edge: 10 More Onstage Oopsies

    Rock stars are just like the rest of us. They eat, love, poop, age, and sometimes they just embarrassingly go ass over tea kettle. Rewind: When Gravity Attacks: 13 Memorable Onstage Stumbles The difference between them and us, besides, you know, money, fame, security, and the like, is that when w ... More >>

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    August 20, 2012

    Saturday Night: Iron Maiden at The Woodlands

    Iron Maiden, Coheed and Cambria Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion August 18, 2012 Rewind: Iron Maiden Gets Superfan Treatment in New Coffee-Table Book 10 Iron Maiden T-Shirts Sure to Prove Your Metal Cred With 15 studio albums and at least as many world tours now under its belt, Iron Maiden is not ... More >>

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    August 17, 2012

    10 Iron Maiden T-Shirts Sure to Prove Your Metal Cred

    According to the unwritten laws of concert etiquette, it's generally unacceptable to wear a band's T-shirt to their performances. It just makes you look as if you're trying a tad too hard. A notable exception to this rule, however, is the legendary Iron Maiden, who just so happen to be taking over t ... More >>

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    August 17, 2012

    Iron Maiden Gets Superfan Treatment In New Coffee-Table Book

    Rewind: 10 Iron Maiden T-Shirts Sure to Prove Your Metal Cred Maiden Nation is counting the hours before Saturday night's gig up north at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, but any self-respecting Iron Maiden fan should have been cuddled stoically studying Neil Daniels' new tome Iron Maiden: The ... More >>

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    April 12, 2012

    Up The Irons!: Iron Maiden's The Number Of The Beast Turns 30

    Woe to you, oh earth and sea For the Devil sends the beast with wrath Because he knows the time is short Let him who hath understanding Reckon the number of the beast For it is a human number Its number is six-hundred and sixty-six This spring, Iron Maiden's third album, 1982's The Number of ... More >>

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    February 15, 2012

    Iron Maiden Returning To Houston August 18

    Photo By GroovehouseMaiden lead singer Bruce Dickinson holding court at the Woodlands in June 2010​Up the Irons, y'all: Iron Maiden is returning to Houston on August 18, at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. This will be the iconic metal group's first appearance here since their June 2010 da ... More >>

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    December 2, 2011

    Happy 30th, Britney! Maybe Now You Can Finally Put These Performances Behind You

    The face that launched a thousand Bob Doles​Where were you in...'81? Rocks Off was in junior high, spending long, solitary afternoons in his bedroom listening to Moving Pictures and Dark Side of the Moon and wondering why no girls seemed to be interested in playing Squad Leader. But 1981 also ... More >>

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    March 29, 2011

    Avalon Calling: The Arthurian Myth In Pop, Goth And Metal

    ​Rocks Off got a press release the other day extolling the upcoming sixth studio album by metal band Anaal Nathrakh. We had no idea what the hell it was, and thought it was one of those weirdly-spelled porn spams we seem to get so much. Luckily, our editor knew that "Anaal Nathrakh" was the f ... More >>

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    September 9, 2010

    Last Night: Michael Bolton At Jones Hall

    Photos by Craig Hlavaty​Michael Bolton with the Houston Symphony Jones Hall September 8, 2010 It was a little over a year ago that Aftermath saw Yanni, and just a few months back that we saw Kenny G. Wednesday night we saw Michael Bolton, forming a power-trio of artists that you're not suppos ... More >>

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    August 25, 2010

    Answers To Rocks Off's Musical Nickname Quiz

    ​Rocks Off hopes you enjoyed our musical nickname quiz earlier today. We have had a few nicknames ourselves over the years - our dad called us "Boog" after former Baltimore Orioles first baseman Boog Powell, and we were known for years around the Austin Chronicle offices as "Weezer," which we ... More >>

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    June 14, 2010

    Iron Maiden Digs Back Somewhere In Time At the Woodlands

    Photos by Groovehouse / Click here for a slideshow​If you were just a casual Iron Maiden fan, Friday night's gig out at the shed in the Woodlands would have confounded and maybe even angered you. If you own the band's entire catalog on tape, vinyl, and disc, and maybe had their ghoulish mascot ... More >>

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    June 10, 2010
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    August 24, 2009

    Aftermath: Lil Wayne at The Woodlands, Cussing Up a Storm and Selling Everything That Wasn't Nailed Down

    Photos by Marco Torres​ Show of hands if any of you have ever been wrangled into a time-share scheme. Wherein you have to sit and listen to a talking head decked out in Sears' finest grind down your gears with a two-hour seminar on some delightful ocean-front property. Now, add in blaring hip-hop ... More >>

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    May 22, 2008
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    April 6, 2006

    Number of the Beeyotch

    The Iron Maidens encourage you to bring your daughter to the slaughter

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    June 30, 2005

    The Flairest One of All

    A hometown favorite rules Sherlock's "Quest for the Best Bartender"

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    February 6, 2003

    Iron Men

    Recent releases document the Maiden voyage