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    September 16, 2014

    Overkill Schools Us On Classic East Coast Thrash-Metal

    As the screamin' front man for New Jersey thrash-metal legends Over Kill since the group's formation, Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth has seen, experienced, and learned a lot in three and a half decades. So what is the one piece of advice that his 2014 self might offer the 1980 Blitz? "Give up the fucking ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2014

    The 10 Dirtiest Band Names We Could Find

    These days it doesn't matter much what you name your band, because Bandcamp doesn't have any silly content standards for you to worry about. That's nice for punk and metal, because those dudes love to name their bands after completely sick shit. And they wonder why they have a reputation for being d ... More >>

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    July 3, 2014
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    June 5, 2014

    Five Badass Things You Didn't Know About Kenny G

    Today is the 58th birthday of one Kenneth Gorelick, better known to the world as Kenny G. Now, when I say the name Kenny G you probably picture a man whose smooth jazz saxophoning is perfect for the uptight squares of the world, but who simply cannot hang with the truly badass musicians that you lik ... More >>

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    February 14, 2014

    The 10 Best Songs for Jilted Lovers

    Let's be honest here: Valentine's Day is the most annoying, garbage holiday ever invented. It's such cloying BS, a day where corporations literally victimize the entire population of U.S. single people into feeling bad for being single, and scare the hell out of those who are in relationships lest t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2014

    Seven Bad Singers in Good Bands

    I'm willing to bet you've heard more than one band and thought, "that guy can't sing." Maybe you even liked the music, but the singer was just so awful it ruined it for you. It's not simply the domain of local bands who couldn't find a decent singer off Craigslist either. Some popular bands have sin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2013

    The Worst Music Fans of 2013

    It seems like one of the biggest things music fans hate is music fandom. Is it that fanboy antics are just really that insufferable? Is it that we hate people who like things we don't like? I don't know, but since the dawning of time, fan wars have existed and will continue. That's why this year I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2013

    Megadeth at Bayou Music Center, 12/12/2013

    Megadeth Bayou Music Center December 12, 2013 Thirty years into their storied career, Megadeth can still bring the noise. Filling Bayou Music Center to about 60 percent capacity Thursday night, the turnout was a bit disappointing for the Los Angeles-based thrash metal gurus who, despite being mid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2013

    Megadeth's Dave Mustaine's Hopes You're Still Buying

    When Megadeth founder/singer/guitarist Dave Mustaine was growing up, the troubled teen -- like a lot of his own fans would later -- found an escape from a shitty life and comforting solace in hard rock and heavy-metal music. "It was the one thing I could always count on to make me happy," he refle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2013

    Five Metal Bands Who Should Break Up Immediately

    We've talked before about bands who we thought should break up here at Rocks Off, but frankly, I think metal deserves its own little corner of this argument. How come? Because there are just so damn many metal bands who reached their expiration date a long time ago but keep milking their fans for ev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2013

    Hell Freezes Over: The Ends of Five Great Musical Feuds

    Last month marked the end of one of the great musical feuds of the 1990s. Any Britpop fan knows you can either be a fan of Oasis or of Blur, but not a fan of both. The two bands hated each other's guts and were in constant competition throughout the decade. So all of us in the press were shocked wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2013

    Def Leppard's Rick Allen and 10 More Miraculous Rock Recoveries

    Twenty-eight years ago this week (New Year's Eve), Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen became famous. Well, he was already famous, we guess, for being the drummer for one of the finest pop-metal bands of all time. But on December 31, 1984, Allen became even more famous for being pretty much the only pop- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2012

    Music's Biggest Douchebags: 2012 Edition

    The music world is bound to have a lot of douchebags. It's just an inevitability, considering that it's essentially a profession for man-children. Peter Pan syndrome? No problem in the music business. That's why you see so many rock stars going through growing pains sometime in their mid-forties. Re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2012

    When the Voice Goes: 5 Rock Singers Who Have Lost It Live

    Last week, this video of Guns n' Roses playing at the Bridge School Benefit in California surfaced on YouTube, raising a lot of eyebrows among music fans. It was an acoustic performance of "Welcome to the Jungle" which might sound like a confusing prospect in and of itself, but what has everyone tal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2012

    Where Have All Our Heroes Gone?: The Four Saddest Fallen Idols of Our Generation

    When we're kids, we'll look anywhere for idols and role models. Most often, we look to pop culture and we find our heroes there by way of idolizing whoever's work we enjoy the most. We copy them in the worst ways. We adopt their style of dress, their opinions on music, their viewpoints on the world ... More >>

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    September 26, 2012

    Yes and Zeppelin? 5 True All-Star Near-Collaborations

    Quick, what's your dream supergroup, living or dead? When I was a big prog nerd, mine was Peter Gabriel on vocals and lyrics, David Gilmour and Robert Fripp on guitar, Geddy Lee on bass, Bill Bruford on drums, Tony Levin on Chapman stick, and Rick Wakeman on keys. Come to think of it, that still sou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2012

    Drawn by Drunken Seven-Year-Olds: The 10 Ugliest Beer Labels in Texas

    I can admit it: I am a packaging whore to some extent. A nice label is bound to catch my eye, be it laundry detergent, gin, beer, heroin... By the same token, bad marketing can turn me off of what may very well be a great product. Beer is a notorious offender in the bad-packaging arena. Across the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2012

    13 Wacky Texas History Facts That Texas School Kids Need To Be Taught

    This week Mother Jones uncovered a handful of spurious, less-than-scientific facts that Louisiana grade-schoolers will be learning while attending the state's new voucher schools. Obviously, people aren't happy. A new voucher program under the watch of Governor Bobby Jindal will allot money for st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2012

    Friday Night: Megadeth At Verizon Wireless Theater

    Gigantour: Megadeth, Volbeat, Lacuna Coil Verizon Wireless Theater March 2, 2012 Check out our slideshow of the Gigatour. No, Motorhead didn't play in Houston Friday night at Verizon Wireless Theater, but the rest of the 2012 Gigantour bill of Megadeth, Volbeat and Lacuna Coil made it to the Bayou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    Lacuna Coil's Cristina Scabbia Talks Gigantour, Dark Adrenaline

    Conventional wisdom used to be that the hyper-masculine world of heavy metal would never fully embrace a female superstar, but that was before Lacuna Coil's Cristina Scabbia hit the scene. Armed with a soaring contralto and a humble attitude that belies her striking beauty, Scabbia has converted mor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    Gone But Never Forgotten: Happy 50th Birthday Cliff Burton

    ​Today would have marked the 50th birthday of a bass guitarist named Clifford Lee Burton who played for a band called Metallica. You may have heard of them. Unfortunately, Cliff passed away in 1986 in a bus crash shortly before he would have turned 25. Of course, if you've ever had even a pass ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    The Value Of Being Important: How Much Would You Pay for VIP Tickets?

    Photo By Daniel KramerHow much would you pay to be in front of all of those hands in the air?​Very. Important. Person. For music fans those three words conjure up images of skipping out on standing in line, being at the side of the stage while the show takes place, and partying with the band ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    Temptations Musical Heralds End Of The World

    Mason Lankford said, "There will come a day when we forget the Rapture ever even happened," but Rocks Off is keeping an eye out for signs of our impending Armageddon. We were wrong last time, but we're totally right this time! Zoran Veselinovic​ The Temptations have been in the music business ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2010

    Last Night: Slayer, Megadeth And Anthrax At Verizon

    Photos by GroovehouseSouth of Heaven: Slayer's Tom Araya​Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax Verizon Wireless Theater September 26, 2010 With the end of this concert, Aftermath was sort of sad. Not only did it mark the end of a marathon music week in Houston and for Rocks Off, it also signaled that we ... More >>

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    September 23, 2010
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    September 15, 2010

    Music's Top 10 Biggest Post-Drug Comebacks

    ​The list of drug casualties in rock and roll is a long and sad one. All the suicides, car crashes and the stray gang-related murder are outweighed by the amount of people who just can't stop putting junk into their system, or at least moderate it to a point where they aren't lying cold on a h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2010

    "Metal, Dude!": Ten Juicy Quotes From The Ultimate Metal Movie

    ​With hair-metal legends(?) Ratt playing Warehouse Live this evening, Rocks Off decided we'd take a look back at the definitive document of that era of metal in Los Angeles: Penelope Spheeris' rockumentary The Decline Of Western Civilization II: The Metal Years. Ratt isn't featured in the fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2010

    Metallica Likes Death... A LOT

    ​This video (watch it after the jump) claims to collect every single time that Metallica has mentioned death or dying in the band's music, which tallies up to 81 instances. Somehow that seems awfully low to us, being almost life-long Metallica rats, and fans of, well, death. According to the v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2010

    Aftermath: Megadeth And Testament Power-Metal Through Irritating Fans

    Photos by Groovehouse / Click here for a slideshow​Why would you want to piss off Dave Mustaine? The Megadeth front man doesn't seem like the proverbial shrinking violet. He's a pissed-off and generally irritable redhead who sings about crushing people's heads and not taking prisoners. So wh ... More >>

  • Music

    March 25, 2010
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    March 25, 2010

    Dave Mustaine, Johnny Ramone, ZZ Top And A Few Other Right-Wing Rockers

    ​ Most people wouldn't associate right-wing conservative politics with dirty rock and rollers, but you would be surprised. Not all rock cats are card-carrying communists and lily-livered liberals trying to save the sacred animal of the week and converting their buses to biodiesel. In fact, many ol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2009

    Monoliths & Dimensions: The Best Metal Records of 2009, Part 1

    ​This year was such a good one for heavy music, I wound up having to cheat when putting this list together. I just couldn't settle on ten albums that kicked my ass the hardest in 2009; there were dozens of candidates. The best I could do was fourteen, so each of my top four slots are ties. 10. Meg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2009

    For Rosh Hashanah: Musical Mystery Jews

    There are sure to be many Rosh Hashanah celebrations this weekend, but here at Rocks Off, we'd like to suggest you "think outside the box," as the kids say, and shake up your holiday musical selection by considering a few acts that you might not have realized were composed (in some part, anywway) of ... More >>

  • Music

    December 8, 2005

    Heady Metal

    In 2005, longhairs got more progressive than ever

  • Music

    December 23, 2004

    Up from the Underworld

    This year, blood-soaked extreme metal took its rightful place in the world of heavy music

  • Year End

    December 23, 2004

    Up from the Underworld

    This year, blood-soaked extreme metal took its rightful place in the world of heavy music

  • Film

    July 29, 2004

    Head Trip

    Between hard rock and a safe place, Metallica finds itself

  • Music

    May 22, 2003

    The Hunger

    Friday, May 23

  • Music

    February 27, 2003

    Appetite for Reconstruction

    After hitting the top and then bottoming out, the Hunger refuses to go gently to the graveyard of bands

  • Music

    December 16, 1999

    Rusty

    Remember when Megadeth used to be the fastest, most talented metal band around?

  • Music

    April 2, 1998
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    January 19, 1995
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