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David Crosby

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    May 15, 2014

    Ex-Eagle Don Felder's Solo Flight Takes a Road to Forever

    For anyone making a Top 10 list of classic rock's most iconic songs, of course there has to be a slot for "Hotel California." Right up there with "Hey Jude," "Stairway to Heaven," "Layla" and "Smoke on the Water," the 1977 Eagles song -- written by band members Don Henley, Glenn Frey, and Don Felder ... More >>

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    September 25, 2013

    Graham Nash: CSNY's "Mellow One" Spins Some Wild Tales

    Wild Tales: A Rock & Roll Life By Graham Nash Crown Archetype, 368 pp., $28 When David Crosby walked out of the gates of Texas' Huntsville State Prison on August 8, 1986 after serving nine months for drugs and weapons charges, two people were waiting to greet him: Crosby's Manager Bill Siddons, and ... 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 >>

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    March 21, 2013

    Jailhouse Rock: When Artists Face Hard Time

    Nothing earns an musician instant street cred quite like a night or two in the pokey. It's basically a rite of passage -- a guarantee that if you sign up for the public eye, you will, indeed, screw it up at least once in order to delight us with your antics. From the likes of good ol' boys like Mer ... More >>

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    November 8, 2012

    Mo' Money, Mo' Problems: 5 Musicians Who Had to File for Bankruptcy

    Recently it was revealed that Cat Power was not only suffering from a serious illness called angiodema that was threatening to stop her European tour, but also that she has filed for bankruptcy. That tour has indeed been postponed, but Cat Power is hardly the first musician to be running low on cash ... More >>

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    September 5, 2012

    The Erratic Flight Pattern of the Byrds' Gene Clark

    Mr. Tambourine Man: The Life and Legacy of the Byrds' Gene Clark By John Einarson Backbeat Books, 339 pp., $19.99, www.backbeatbooks.com The pun has been too good for most music writers (including, sadly, this one) to not use in describing Gene Clark as "The Byrd Who Wouldn't Fly." But the reason t ... More >>

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    August 16, 2012

    Last Night: Crosby Stills & Nash at The Woodlands

    Crosby Stills Nash Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion August 15, 2012 As a trio, duo, solo, in their previous bands, or with that Neil guy dropping in once in a while, there's no doubt that David Crosby, Stephen Stills, and Graham Nash have collectively baked a respectable slice of the Classic Rock P ... More >>

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    August 15, 2012

    Hey, Let's Put David Crosby Moustaches On Everyone

    Pared down to just David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash (Neil Young is now touring with Crazy Horse), Wednesday night with these three geriatric strummers whose list of influential cuts starts with 1969's "Marrakesh Express" is a good way to knock a few legends off of your concert bucket lis ... More >>

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    August 9, 2012
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    May 24, 2012

    2012 Summer Guide: It's a Scorcher

    A summer concert season to melt your face off.

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    May 9, 2012

    Gregg Allman's Cross To Bear: Not Gonna Catch the Midnight Writer

    My Cross to Bear By Gregg Allman with Alan Light William Morrow, 400 pp., $27.99 If there were a classic-rocker version of the TV show Survivor, Gregg Allman would surely be one of the last contestants on the island, perhaps engaging in stealth coconut-bombing wars with Keith Richards, Eric Clapton ... More >>

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    April 25, 2012

    The Damn Quails & 10 Other Bird-Brained Bands

    Tonight the Houston Press Concert Series resumes at Pub Fiction with Oklahoma duo the Damn Quails. The Quails' song "Fools Gold," from their 2011 album Down the Hatch, is tearing it up on Texas country and roots-rock radio right now, landing them three Lonestar Music Awards and airplay on BBC roots ... More >>

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    April 18, 2012

    Supergroups: 10 Bands That Sprang From Other Bands

    From the remnants of other great bands are often birthed more great bands. Oftentimes these little side projects go under the radar unless you are a hardcore fan, or the new band itself gains a lot of airplay or word of mouth. Either way, some of the greatest rock bands of all time have been birthe ... More >>

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    March 2, 2012

    6 Musicians Who Messed With Texas

    Today, March 2, is Texas Independence Day, the day a bunch of old white politicians and landowners declared this part of the Mexican state of Coahuila y Tejas to be its own sovereign republic in a cabin near Washington-on-the-Brazos. For some inexplicable reason, Rocks Off does not have the day off ... More >>

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    December 8, 2011

    Happy Birthday, Jim Morrison: Top 5 Songs About the Lizard King

    ​We've always felt a deep connection with Jim Morrison, so much so that we'd rather read No One Here gets Out Alive than listen to any one Doors song. The poet and legendary front man left us far too soon, and in his wake is a wealth of stories and music that continues to echo down and find an ... More >>

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    July 22, 2011

    10 Songs For Pissed-Off Travelers

    This spring, Austin honky-tonker and Pasadena native Dale Watson had some dates in Australia and made the mistake of booking a flight from Sydney to Melbourne on Singapore-based budget carrier Tiger Airways. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, not only did the airline charge Watson a $500 exce ... More >>

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    May 25, 2011

    10 Great Bob Dylan Songs Rolling Stone Left Off Its List

    Craig Hlavaty​Yesterday was Bob Dylan's 70th birthday, and to honor the milestone, Rolling Stone releaseda list of the best 70 songs from his now 50-year-old catalog. With contributors like Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, David Crosby, and Tom Morello, they came up with a stellar list, a primer f ... More >>

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    December 28, 2010

    Top 10 Worst Top 10 Lists Of 2010

    ​Now that's a headline, ladies and germs. It has the added benefit of being succinct as well. That's exactly what we're summing up here, the worst Top 10 lists our peers have written this year. Let's get started, as we've got a lot of ground to cover. 10. This One Not really, this is just t ... More >>

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    August 31, 2010

    Music's 15 Gnarliest Moustaches

    ​Moustaches are all the rage these days. From shirts to snow globes, rides, wax and tattoos, everyone wants a moustache or at least to support the cause. Rocks Off even has a moustache. When it was longer we combed it while driving or lounging, much to the chagrin of the people around us. Ce ... More >>

  • Music

    September 10, 2009

    Ghosts of Washington Avenue

    Noise goes whistling through the scenester artery's music venue graveyard.

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    November 11, 2008
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    March 21, 2008

    "Foxy Lady" to "Bitch": Dayna Steele's Houston Radio Odyssey

    For almost 20 years, she was the First Lady of Houston Rock Radio. On the air, across the stage and in the dressing rooms, KLOL’s Dayna Steele rubbed shoulders and interviewed plenty of rock icons. And her loyal legion of “Steeleworkers” made her one of the city’s most recognizable media per ... More >>

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    September 13, 2007

    David Gilmour

    Rocker hosts Remember That Night — Live at the Royal Albert Hall

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    July 5, 2007

    Another Bump

    Ten of the best coke anthems, plus a shortlist for the Cocaine Hall of Fame

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2007

    Prison Love

    Steve McVicker, former Houston Press and current Chron staffer (and David Crosby look-alike), got his name in Variety yesterday. Actor Jim Carrey has signed on for the movie version of I Love You Phillip Morris, McVicker’s chronicle of the life of Steven Russell, a conman who broke out of prison ... More >>

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    July 13, 2006

    She Will Survive

    Melissa Etheridge brings gritty, heartfelt songs to Houston

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    September 15, 2005

    The Stooges

    The Stooges (Deluxe Edition)

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    May 13, 2004

    Melissa Etheridge

    Saturday and Sunday, May 15 and 16

  • News

    June 26, 2003

    Pimpin' Ain't Easy

    Tension mounts at the Chronicle

  • Music

    November 28, 2002

    Docket Rockers

    Five lawyers and a homicide detective want to give you Death By Injection

  • Music

    August 16, 2001

    Prodigal Sons

    The Man in Black claims his Bastards

  • News

    March 22, 2001

    Welcome to His Nightmare

    Michael Bruce gave voice to Alice Cooper - until the singer killed the band

  • Music

    January 20, 2000

    Amplified

    That Lonesome Sound: Bye Bye, Clay Farmer Band

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    April 15, 1999

    Beach Gents

    Good ole vibrations from the Beach Boys this summer

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    April 3, 1997

    Still Flying

    Roger McGuinn is happy to look at the past, but he's not ready to live in it

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    December 26, 1996
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    August 1, 1996
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    April 11, 1996
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