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Don Henley

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    January 10, 2013

    22 Coots and Codgers Making the Rest of Us Look Bad

    While the rest of the music business has been slow to awaken from its holiday slumbers, the biggest shows in Houston this weekend come from two artists who have been up a long, long time -- 87 years, to be exact: Bluesman B.B. King and country crooner Ray Price. (Actually, Price will turn 87 on Satu ... More >>

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    December 13, 2012

    The Biggest Surprises From the Texas 30 Ballots

    Perusing the final ballots for the Texas 30 with a few highlighters this past week was a blessed odyssey into the past three decades of all things Texas music. For as many no-brainers as there were, there were plenty of head-scratchin' exclusions. Rewind: The 30 Best Texas Albums (cover story) Sl ... More >>

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    November 28, 2012

    Welcome Back: 5 "Retired" Artists Who Have Returned

    Retirements in everyday life are often final, rewarding caps to distinguished careers so that the retirees can pursue lifelong hobbies and ambitions. Alternatively, they move to Florida and join a country club. In music, however, retirements are often little more than an excuse to sell concert tick ... More >>

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    September 24, 2012

    Friday Night: Eric Church at Toyota Center

    Eric Church Toyota Center September 24, 2012 Eric Church is the most curious country artist to come along in a while. He says he sips Jack Daniel's in concert and (despite my assumption) talks it up in his shows without taking a dime from the Tennessee distiller, which is a sight different from Tob ... More >>

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    September 14, 2012

    Donald Fagen Turns In Essay/Press Release For New Album

    Rewind: Last Night: Dukes of September Rhythm Revue at The Woodlands The press release that went out in advance of Donald Fagen's newest solo album, Sunken Condos, is the most exhaustive one I have ever seen in recent memory. I thought I knew the gist of Fagen's career, from his jazz beginnings, ... More >>

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    March 13, 2012

    Bill & Ted's Alex Winter Examines Napster's Fall In SXSW Doc Downloaded

    Alex Winter (Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, The Idiot Box) has spent the last decade trying to make a movie about Napster, the revolutionary peer-to-peer filesharing site that changed the music industry forever. Winter met Napster founder Shawn Fanning in 2002 and was instantly energized by the p ... More >>

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    January 26, 2012

    Before We Cared: 10 Bit Players Who Became Superstars

    On this day in 1965, British songstress Petula Clark reached number one on the charts with "Downtown," a pop classic with an unforgettable hook that has become a mainstay of oldies radio, film soundtracks and TV advertisements in the years since. The song even served as a plot point in an episode o ... More >>

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    May 2, 2011

    Saturday Night: Bob Seger At Toyota Center

    Photos by Jay Lee​Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band Toyota Center April 30, 2011 If Saturday night was supposed to be Bob Seger's final farewell to Houston on what is reported to be his last go-round through the country as a performer, then he picked a stellar set list: 25 songs full of hist ... More >>

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    December 16, 2010

    R.I.P.: A Toast to the Restaurants We'll Miss the Most

    Photo by Robb WalshAlas! No more salchi-burgers from Brisa Cocina Mexicana.​While toasts are usually reserved for happier events or for New Year's Eve, we thought it appropriate to toast the dearly departed restaurants which closed this past year, wishing those who had to close them future suc ... More >>

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    October 5, 2010

    Five Songs Classic Rock Radio Should Kill NOW

    ​Rocks Off is a prisoner of the airwaves. At home we can listen to just about anything we want thanks to the comforts of 24-7 satellite radio. Actually, we rarely tune in anything besides Outlaw Country, but that's another story. We can't bring the satellite receiver to work, where we spend th ... More >>

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    June 16, 2010

    Bill White In Drag: Desperate Times Call For Desperate Measures

    We assume White has just sucked down a joint​Bill White is embracing the bald.As part of a birthday celebration (and a way to get e-mail addresses), the campaign is urging people to send White a e-card wishing many happy returns of the day.Each time you do, a hair will be added to White's picture, ... More >>

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    May 20, 2010

    Which ACL Headliners Will Play Houston?

    www.eaglesband.comWho knew the Eagles shot their publicity stills for The Long Road Out of Eden at ACL 2005?​When the Austin City Limits festival lineup is released every spring, one of Rocks Off's favorite parlor games besides wondering what sort of Biblical weather-related calamity God will visi ... More >>

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    December 28, 2009

    Hit the Road, Jack: 10 More Notable Musical Deaths From the Past Decade

    ​ Looking back, this past decade wasn't too kind to rock and roll as a whole. We lost plenty of people who weren't exactly disgustingly huge as Michael Jackson or as monolithic as Johnny Cash. This decade took its share of people who were massively influential and iconic, but not on the grand worl ... More >>

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    December 9, 2009

    What Rocks Off Found When We Hacked Tiger Woods' iPod

    Since Rocks Off kindly suggested several musicians who would perhaps have made better trysting partners for Tiger Woods than waitresses, porn stars and what have you, the number of the maritally embattled golf superstar's alleged paramours has risen from nine to 11. Whoops, it's gone up from 11 to ... More >>

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    November 12, 2008
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    October 9, 2008
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    April 11, 2008
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    January 29, 2007
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    November 3, 2005

    Charlie In Charge

    Sexton has gone from child roots rocker to Spin cover boy to Dylanesque bard

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    March 24, 2005

    I Love Me

    Joseph Arthur says narcissism is the only way to make real art

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    September 23, 2004

    A Thin Line...

    Introducing the most hated men in rock (besides Sting)

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    September 2, 2004

    Classics Rock

    Which Greek god is your favorite musician?

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    July 22, 2004

    Music Awards Survey

    A rundown of every act on this year's bill

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    April 29, 2004

    The Dirty Thirty

    The worst songs of all time from Texas

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    March 25, 2004

    Adieu, Monsieur Mojo

    ...And other SXSW adventures

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    July 17, 2003

    Reconsider Him

    At the end, Warren Zevon's past is finally unearthed

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    June 19, 2003

    A Prickly Pair of Problems

    Cactus Music and Video battles to keep its marquee and to get the Eagles on its shelves

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    February 7, 2002

    Ruffled Feathers

    The Dixie Chicks and other musicians are fighting for their rights -- and a bigger check

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    January 11, 2001

    Shelf Life

    Long after Britney Oops her way to obscurity, these releases will continue to sing

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    November 12, 1998
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    October 29, 1998
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    March 26, 1998

    Tangled Web

    From Mexico to L.A. via Alaska and El Paso, Tito Larriva has seen it all -- and more

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    December 25, 1997

    Last Man Standing

    Kim Wilson is the sole T-Bird on the band's best release in years. But is anyone listening?

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    December 11, 1997
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    November 13, 1997
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    April 24, 1997
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    March 20, 1997
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    August 22, 1996
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    August 31, 1995

    Critic's Choice

    Let Bobby Inside Your Head

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    June 15, 1995

    The Future of Rock and Roll

    We've seen it in a crystal ball and the pictures aren't pretty

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    November 3, 1994
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    April 28, 1994
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