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David Bowie

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    February 6, 2014

    10 More Aging Pop-Star Tours We'd Like to See

    This Saturday night, Houston will be greeted by two very familiar faces: Sting and Paul Simon. The two are legends in their respective fields, and although their music doesn't quite sound similar, the tour is welcome all the same. It's sort of like Elton John and Billy Joel, only a little less obvio ... More >>

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    July 23, 2013

    Six Artists Practically Unrecognizable On Their First Records

    The things you did when you were young are often extremely embarrassing as you get older. The old joke used to be about people's high school yearbook photos, and a cursory search on the Internet will show you the embarrassing evidence of these when it comes to famous celebrities. Nowadays, you can f ... More >>

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    May 20, 2013

    Seven Recent Albums By '60s Artists That Don't Suck

    Age gets us all eventually. I'm only in my early twenties and already I'm having to do stupid things like eating healthier, quitting the smokes, and watching my blood pressure. So it really shouldn't come as any surprise that musicians start to slow down in their old age, especially if they've been ... More >>

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    April 2, 2013

    Top 10 Musicians Who Have Written Children's Books

    Today is International Children's Book Day, celebrated every April 2 on the birthday of Little Mermaid author Hans Christian Andersen. It's a day to honor the joy of reading to your children (which I do with Lovecraft because, well, I'm kind of a bad person), and some wonderful musicians have gotten ... More >>

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    March 6, 2013

    The 10 Most Bizarre David Bowie-Themed Items on Etsy

    Somehow I became an expert in messed-up offerings on Etsy at this job, and today I'm hear to show you what dedicated, and slightly lunatic, fans of the Thin White Duke are handmaking just for you. Necklace It's not that this necklace is bad, necessarily. The setting is nice and the quote from Labyr ... More >>

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    January 17, 2013

    David Bowie By the Threes: A 50-Year Retrospective, Part 2

    When we left off Wednesday, David Bowie had reached an unprecedented commerical peak on hit 1983 albumLet's Dance. As it turns out, the rest of the '80s and early '90s found the former Thin White Duke largely spinning his wheels. Rewind: David Bowie By the Threes: A 50-Year Retrospective, Part 1 ... More >>

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    January 16, 2013

    David Bowie By the Threes: A 50-Year Retrospective, Part 1

    David Bowie's career has been one filled with unparalleled changes, and no, that's not a pun on his hit song. The man has literally undergone so many career diversions and redirections that it's almost impossible to keep up with where he has been at any one point in time. Rewind: 2013 RULES: David ... More >>

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    January 7, 2013

    2013 RULES: David Bowie Announces New Album And Single

    Late Monday just before midnight, the music world and social media stood agog as David Bowie's official website teased a new album, set for a March release, entitled The Next Day, produced by Tony Visconti. Fuckin' Tony Visconti. Just check out his discography why don't ya? Just half of Bowie's ca ... More >>

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    December 13, 2012

    Top 10 Heartbreaking Holiday Covers

    Last week we took a look at some of the most holiday spirit-dampeningly awful songs ever recorded. We aren't quite done ruining your holiday spirit just yet however, as this week we have compiled ten of the saddest holiday cover songs ever recorded. Rewind: The 10 Worst Holiday Cover Songs Ever ... More >>

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    November 29, 2012

    5 Albums I'd Like to Read

    I suppose it was inevitable that Rush wrote a book. To move from long-form albums with intricate plot-lines and involved character development to a multi-hundred-page novel with the same isn't really much of a leap, after all, and prog has always been at least a bit about bombast. What could be more ... More >>

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    October 23, 2012

    The 5 Worst Cover Albums of All Time

    I think when they're just starting out, every musician dreams of making a cover album at some point down the road. We all have our favorite songs that we wish we had written and we all fantasize about singing and playing them ourselves. It's why karaoke bars exist. Of course, everyone thinks they w ... More >>

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    October 12, 2012

    5 Bands That Thankfully Still Aren't Getting Back Together

    With all the bands reuniting these days, it's hard to say anything is forever in the world of music. Bands are even getting smart and putting themselves on "indefinite hiatus" rather than actually "breaking up." See, they're just going away for a while. A "break up" would be too much of a commitment ... More >>

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    May 22, 2012

    Sproing! 10 Musicians Who Should Have Their Own Comic Books

    Ahhh, comic books! A place where you can escape into another realm. Most artists have somewhat cartoonish onstage personalities, but some have so much that they deserve their own comic book or graphic novel. Like these.

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    May 16, 2012

    Top 7 Promotional Music Gimmicks -- Both Used & Unused

    One of the most interesting things in the music business is how managers and record companies promote and market their artists. Sometimes they do a great job, and other times they fail. When they do fail, their like that hickey you got three weeks ago -- still there. But, like a hickey, people even ... More >>

  • Music

    April 19, 2012

    Playing for Keeps: Vinyl Essentials

    Here's our must-haves if you're kick-starting a record collection.

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    February 22, 2012

    Here's The Pitch: Top 10 Commercials Starring Musicians

    Madonna's infamous "Like a Prayer" Pepsi ad, 1989​Every now and then, name-brand companies need a little extra pizzazz when it comes to advertising, and often they turn to the music world to do this. Either way, it's a win-win situation for both the artist and the company because the artist us ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2012

    The Best LP Side Ones Ever

    Spurred on by the realization that both David Bowie's commercial breakthrough Let's Dance and Queen's News of the World had solid, sturdy side ones on their vinyl releases, I then began the hunt for other great vinyl slabs with amazing side ones. Of course, the idea is that this could only include ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    Screwed Up Eyes And Screwed Down Hairdo: David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust Turns Forty

    David Bowie's space-hippie, proto-punk, peace freak, interstellar rock 'n roll ambassador Ziggy Stardust character debuted 40 years ago today in London at a gig at the Toby Jug pub. The rail-thin Bowie, resplendent in dyed red hair, androgynous clothing, and a beat mixing The Velvet Underground, The ... More >>

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    January 13, 2012

    Lord Lordy, Look Who's Forty: The Best Albums Of 1972

    Last week I told you about the best debut albums of 1992, making a lot of us feel old in the process. Hell, I was only nine when those came out and I felt feeble making the list. This week we look at the best albums of 1972, now four decades in the hole, but no less fulfilling and influential. Wha ... More >>

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    December 1, 2011

    The Revival of the Silent Film and 7 Movies We Would Like to See Without Words

    In a big step forward, or step back, however you would like to think about it, the silent film The Artist was just named the best film by the New York Film Critics Circle. This comes on the heels of the stunning response it has already received from the festival circuit, including a best actor award ... More >>

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    November 24, 2011
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    November 22, 2011

    5 Bands Your Musician Friends Love...But You Don't

    austinpost.comYep. Robert Plant "copped everything" from this guy.​In a 2005 interview with Esquire, Johnny Depp discusses the unwavering authenticity of Hunter S. Thompson, and likens his late friend to another great, often-troubled mind, saying: "...like Roky Erickson and the 13th Floor Elev ... More >>

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    September 1, 2011

    Nothing's Shocking: Thank You, Iggy Pop

    singinglamb.caA young Iggy Pop has his way with a microphone stand c. 1968​Cyberspace was all abuzz on Monday, thanks to Lady Gaga's "shocking" VMA performance of "You and I" dressed as a young Ralph Macchio, or at least that's what it looked like from here. It was creative and bold, and defin ... More >>

  • Music

    July 28, 2011

    The Honey Drippers

    How much is too much? Glam-rock heroes Roky Moon & BOLT! haven't found out yet.

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    July 28, 2011

    Four Fictional Faces Of David Bowie

    dishuponastar.wordpress.com​Recently, Rocks Off was sitting here predicting the end of the world, like we do most weeks, when we got the opportunity to plug one of our favorite animated films of all time, Rock and Rule. Now, there are lots of cool things about this film: The soundtrack is awes ... More >>

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    July 11, 2011

    Ground Control To Major Tom: Happy Birthday "Space Oddity"

    On this day in 1969, David Bowie released what would arguably become his (first) calling-card track, "Space Oddity." The version you see and hear above is one that the world would briefly know (we found it in promo reel Love You Till Tuesday) before he became the Bowie that we all know and love. ... More >>

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    June 16, 2011
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    March 11, 2011

    The Ultimate Musical Space Shuttle Crew

    ​The first man to ever leave the Earth and venture into space was a Russian cosmonaut named Yuri Gagarin, who, if he hadn't died at the young age of 34 in a plane crash he would be 77 years old today. Garagrin was launched into space on April 12, 1961, and orbited once around the planet in 108 ... More >>

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    January 20, 2011

    The Seven Ages Of Goth

    ​This is not meant as a complete history of goth, as that would be a huge book. Instead, we're aiming to give a simple overview of the musicians, songs and albums that have most defined the genre. Many deserving artists have been left out, and some that we're sure some people feel are not wor ... More >>

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    January 5, 2011

    The Best Concert Movies Of All Time

    ​A quick note before CHL starts this hlist. We define a concert movie as a flick that documents one or more shows on a tour. More narrative-oriented rock flicks like D.A. Pennebaker's Bob Dylan mash note Don't Look Back, Charles Peterson's grunge chronicle Hype!, and of course the lighthearted ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    Busted! 20 Musician Mugshots

    ​ Getting arrested and booked isn't the end of the world, by any means. Well unless you just killed a shit-ton of people at a bowling alley or something, it really is. But if you are a rocker or a celebrity who committed a minor offense, it's just a funny footnote in your public life you can look ... More >>

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    May 25, 2010

    Top 5 Animated Album Covers

    Animate!​The farther down the Tumblr rabbit hole Rocks Off goes, the more and more we find that it's chockfull of musical amazing. This link gives you a good run down of sites to get you started, with every site leading you to a whole plethora of others that will suit your proverbial fancy. The th ... More >>

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    January 14, 2010

    He Said She Said: 10 Artists Who Never Got Their Due

    In the course of music history, some bands get that extra push by pop culture and become uber-iconic, while others, though just as deserving, go largely unnoticed except by those who choose to dig even deeper. For every Elvis Presley, there is a seedier Carl Perkins off to the side. David Bowie get ... More >>

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    January 7, 2010

    Electric Warriors

    Life's a gas for local glam-rock sensations Roky Moon & BOLT.

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    April 30, 2009
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    February 12, 2009

    Labyrinth

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    December 11, 2008
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    August 21, 2008
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    April 30, 2008
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    February 14, 2008
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    December 13, 2007

    Labyrinth

    What do George Lucas, Jim Henson, Jennifer Connelly and David Bowie have in common?

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    November 15, 2007
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    October 18, 2007
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    August 9, 2007
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    June 1, 2006

    Bauhaus

    Bauhaus appears with Nine Inch Nails and TV on the Radio on Sunday, June 4, at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, 281-363-3300

  • Home Entertainment

    November 24, 2005

    For Those About to Rock

    Guitar Hero cranks rhythm-gaming up to 11

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    August 25, 2005

    Rock Floozies Write

    Wack peruses some doozies in the groupie tell-all canon

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    June 10, 2004

    Monster Mash-up

    DJs Z-Trip and P deliver one of the first album-length mash-ups

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    May 30, 2002

    Peter Murphy

    Thursday, May 30

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