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Clay Aiken

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2012

    Turning 10, American Idol Struggles to Make New Stars -- But Mostly Misses

    It's hard to imagine it now, just a shade less than a decade later, but at one time American Idol was able to crank out star after star in a succession of seasons. Most people couldn't name at least one of the last five winners of Fox's cash-cow pop show, even as ratings have remained healthy (if no ... More >>

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    January 6, 2012

    Five Other Reality Shows We Wish Clay Aiken Would Guest On

    ClayMates, start your engines! Your hero and American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken just joined the cast of the next cycle of Donald Trump's Celebrity Apprentice set to premiere on February 12 on NBC. This cycle, filmed a few months back, is sure to have some proverbial fireworks, with the opinionated ... More >>

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    July 7, 2011

    Iggy Pop, the Bordeaux Connoisseur: The Funniest Food Requests on Riders

    ITO EN, you're all that I wanted in a tea.​The next time someone calls you a picky eater, direct them to Weezer's backstage rider for their 2010 tour. Weezer demands that both regular and Canadian bacon be available for breakfast, that there be almond butter but no peanut butter, that there m ... More >>

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    March 11, 2011

    Idol Beat: The First Of The Fallen

    Fox​American Idol, the show that dares answer the question: "Who or what the hell is 'Diddy Dirty-Money?'" Ryan Seacrest kicks the show off by introducing our "beloved finalists," and I couldn't help but think of Rick's line from Casablanca ("They're not particularly my beloved finalists"). T ... More >>

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    February 15, 2011

    Last Night: Clay Aiken At Jones Hall

    Photos by Groovehouse​Clay Aiken Jones Hall February 14, 2011 While most people celebrated Valentine's Day last night, we headed to Jones Hall to see former American Idol contestant Clay Aiken. While it wasn't necessarily our ideal way to spend the most romantic of all holidays, we'd by lying ... More >>

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    February 3, 2011
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    February 3, 2011

    Idol Beat: Austin, So Much To Answer For

    ​Rocks Off would like to apologize for last week's outrageous behavior by Pete Vonder Haar. He has been warned, and assures us he will never compare Marc Anthony to an extra from Dawn of the Dead again. Steven Tyler dropped an F-bomb on this week's audition episode, which definitely warrants ... More >>

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    January 5, 2011

    A Musical Field Guide To National Bird Day

    yourfashion.com​Today is National Bird Day, and we are all gonna celebrate. Every year bird enthusiasts pick this day to promote bird watching, XTREME bird watching, bird adoption, and just plain ol' loving the unholy hell out of birds. All kidding aside, the holiday is dedicated to raising aw ... More >>

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    December 24, 2010

    Awkward Price is Right Videos! Merry Christmas!

    Oh, hockey, keep trying​If we can all agree that the four major sports in this country are baseball, football, basketball, and hockey (sorry Dynamo fans), then I'd like to take a moment just to make an analogy on the marketing and strategic direction of each sport. Let's use a language that a ... More >>

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    August 24, 2010

    Upcoming: Clay Aiken, The Cult, Old 97's, Smashing Pumpkins, Etc.

    ​36 Crazyfists, Straight Line Stitch, Taking Dawn: Wed., Sept. 29. Scout Bar Clear Lake. Attack Attack!, Emmure, Pierce The Veil, Of Mice & Men, In Fear & Faith: Thu., Dec. 2. House of Blues. Bob Schneider: Fri., Nov. 12. House of Blues. Bright Men Of Learning: Sat., Sept. 18, 3 p.m. Cactu ... More >>

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    July 22, 2010

    The Internet's Freakiest Fan-Drawn Musical Art

    Lady Gaga​Rocks Off scoured the Interwebs for at least an hour Thursday looking for the worst musical fan art we could find. Aside from being mildly sidetracked by pictures of Katy Perry and Britney Spears, we also found plenty of ghastly fan-made visages of their favorite rock and pop stars. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2010

    Dave Chappelle and Other Memorable Celebrity Airplane Freak-Outs

    Victoria Osteen: No Dave Chappelle​Because celebrities are better than regular people and therefore fly a lot, it's only natural that the friendly skies are occasionally subjected to the inexplicable fame-fueled freakout.The latest famous person to go bananas at 30,000 feet was comedian Dave ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2010

    No Lady Gaga: Celebrities We Wish Had Sex Dolls Made Of Them

    He's no Johnny Depp​Yesterday on the Rocks Off blog we unveiled the Lady Gaga sex doll, Lady Gag Gag. Comments were mixed on the doll, ranging from utter confusion and strange attraction from both sexes. One commenter claimed that the model on the box was even more attractive than the real G ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2010

    Top 10 Worst Music-Related Tattoos

    ​As the sole in-house bearer of the Rocks Off tattoo load (aside from Brandon K. Hernsberger and Brittanie Shey), we get asked to do a lot of tattoo-related musical blogs. It's cool, because worse things could happen. We aren't killing dogs at the pound nor are we the lead singer of Slightly Stoop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2010

    American Idol: Release The Kracken!

    ​Last night's American Idol results show was present in association with Warner Bros.' Clash of the Titans, and the intro featured -- I swear -- movie footage and text like "Heroes are not born, they are made," as if these kids aren't just trying to land a record contract but somehow save all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2010

    Idol Beat: Release The Kraken!

    ​Last night's American Idol results show was present in association with Warner Bros.' Clash of the Titans, and the intro featured -- I swear -- movie footage and text like "Heroes are not born, they are made," as if these kids aren't just trying to land a record contract but somehow save all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2010

    Pop Rocks: The Sublime Genius Of Heidi Montag

    "Are you being ironic, dude?""I don't even know anymore."​So I see Heidi Montag's album dropped a couple of weeks ago.There will be more than a few of you who feel compelled to ask "Who?" when they hear that name. In that case, the first thing I'd like to do is welcome my Chinese readers who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2009

    Go Ask Alice: Shock-Rockers Who Can Hang With Mr. Cooper

    ​Before Lady GaGa, before Clay Aiken, before Marilyn Manson, the nation's ultimate ghastly shock-rocker and parent-baiting troublemaker was Detroit's own Alice Cooper. Cooper and his band weren't the first rockers to shock and frighten the masses with tales of ghouls and blood, but they were one o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2009

    It's 4:30 p.m. and Taylor Hicks, Clay Aiken, John Mayer, Nickelback and ICP Still Suck

    Er... no comment. OK, maybe one or two...​In the world of rock writing, there are just some artists' fans that you can't help but fuck with. While you're alternately enamored and disgusted by their chosen obsession, they exert a near religious fanaticism for their fixation of worship, making them ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2009

    Idol Beat: The One

    Mea culpa: Yi. I typed this entire post - then accidentally closed the Mozilla Firefox window and lost everything. Let this be a lesson to every blogger out there: compose in Word. For real.Photos by Ray Mickshaw/ FoxAmerican Idol winner Kris Allen practices his "Who, me?" showbiz face. Let's not be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2009

    RIP Bob Dylan?

    At first, when Rocks Off saw this flyer (right) come over ye olde MySpace, we didn't really give it much thought. It looked like a decent night of tunes from a bunch of dead rockers - maybe some "Lithium", a little "Purple Haze." After all, the night is dedicated to rockers who have gone on to the b ... More >>

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    February 26, 2009
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    February 13, 2009

    The Scientifically Engineered Worst Song in the World

    Crazy science, will you ever learn? Just because you can do something, doesn't mean you should. Sure, we could start transplanting monkey heads on humans, but you shouldn't. The atom bomb sure as hell ended World War II, but it began an era of atomic fear and guilt. We ended up with all kinds of has ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2008

    Four Lost Neil Diamond Covers

    Few musicians polarize critics like Neil Diamond, but, love him or hate him, you can’t deny his ability to write unforgettable pop numbers. Just consider how many of Diamond’s songs have become standards and then, as covers, became standards again. While trying to catalogue such a list, we disco ... More >>

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    September 29, 2008
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    June 4, 2008

    Clay Aiken Is Going to Be a Daddy? For Realz?

    Susan Svirsky Click here for more Clay Aiken art... Okay, is this shit for real? Not to start out this post of my normally eloquent and thoughtful column so bluntly, but seriously, is this shit for real? Is Clay Aiken actually fathering a child via artificial insemination? Because if it is true, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2008

    Lame Stunt: Clay Aiken in Spamalot

    Cart Driver: Bring out your dead. [a man puts a body on the cart] Large Man: Here's one. Cart Driver: That'll be ninepence. Body: I’m not dead. ****************** Body: I'm getting better. Large Man: No you're not, you'll be stone dead in a moment. Cart Driver: Well, I can't take him ... More >>

  • Music

    July 12, 2007

    American Idols Live

    Which megatour is really more punk rock?

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2007

    Listen Up! The Clay Aiken Interview

    The day Clay-mates all across Texas have waited for is finally here - Clay Aiken is in Houston, in concert, tonight. Performing with our own world-class Houston Symphony, Aiken will be taking his pop songs and giving them the full orchestral treatment. Make the jump for a look at our art contest w ... More >>

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    May 3, 2007
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    May 2, 2007

    Aiken Alert

    Okay, all you Aiken haters just scroll on over to the next post. All you Aiken lovers, turn the page ...

  • News

    April 19, 2007

    Mail Call

    Special Clay Aiken Edition

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2007

    Still Aching for Aiken?

    Pat, Louisiana. The response from Clay Aiken fans to a slightly negative posting we ran recently was surprising. Since we like to keep our readers happy, we thought we'd do something nice for all you Clay-mates and make it up to you. So, here's the deal: a two-part contest. Part one, a contest f ... More >>

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    April 6, 2007
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    April 2, 2007
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    March 30, 2007
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    March 28, 2007
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    March 28, 2007
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    January 18, 2007

    Idol Chatter

    Opening day for America's fourth national sport is upon us

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    January 16, 2007
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    December 28, 2006

    Welcome back, Rock Star

    Dilana comes home to the reality after reality TV

  • Music

    December 21, 2006

    Slay Bells

    An X-mas mixtape from hell

  • Calendar

    December 7, 2006
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    February 17, 2005

    He's Gone Country

    The Nightfly tries out as the next Bocephus at Sam Houston Race Park

  • Music

    December 2, 2004

    Get Back, Honky Cat

    Barry Manilow whites the songs. Is that so wrong?

  • News

    September 16, 2004
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    September 2, 2004
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    March 25, 2004

    Vienna Teng

    Thursday, April 1

  • Music

    February 26, 2004

    Boobs Versus Prudes

    Only Prince can walk the tightrope between sensuality and artistry

  • Culture

    December 18, 2003

    A Fan's Notes

    Ideas that were forgotten but not gone in 2003

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