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Guitar Hero III

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2013

    Mountain Man Leslie West Once Had Houston at His Fingers

    "You're in Houston, so let me ask you something," a gravelly, low voice asks on the other end of the phone. "Is the bed you're sleeping on from Finger Furniture?" An odd question to hear outside of a TV commercial, to be sure. But even odder since the voice asking the question -- and now laughing - ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    RIP Guitar Hero: 10 Songs The Game Gave New Life

    ​Thursday, Activision killed the musical video game Guitar Hero after six years of turning young ears into heshers, glammers, and classic-rock devotees. The debt that older bands like the Ramones, Poison, Black Sabbath and Rush owe to the game is immense. True, the kids (and drunk adults), wer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2010

    South Houston Eighth Graders Tell Us What Music Is Good

    ​Teaching is often cast as a thankless, glamour-free job. Nothing could be further from the truth. For the past five years, Rocks Off has taught at a Title 1 (read: poor) school in Hispanic-heavy South Houston. We've been thanked several times for several things. And we've been to several 4- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2010

    Presenting... Theremin Hero!

    Every day Rocks Off trolls the tubes of you in search of videos deemed worthy to share. If you have something you think deserves to be video of the day, send a link to jef_rouner@yahoo.com. ​You're thinking, "It's a joke or a parody or a trick," but you are so, so wrong. Grieg Stewart has act ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2010

    Our Texas High School Rock Off Preview, Part 3: Backslash, Searching for Signal and Disfunkshun

    This Friday, House of Blues hosts the first (and perhaps only) Texas High School Rock Off, co-sponsored by Fuse, Sonicbids and Rocks Off our own damn selves. See here for information on tickets, which start at the allowance-friendly price of $8. The winner receives $500, a trophy and an opening slot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2009

    Things the Devil Should Have Done Besides Go Down to Georgia

    Today marks the 30th anniversary of the release of the Charlie Daniels Band's "The Devil Went Down To Georgia." The song, which climbed all the way to No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and lives on today as a "boss battle" in Guitar Hero 3, made its first appearance on the group's 1979 album Million M ... More >>

  • Film

    May 21, 2009

    Behind the Metal

    Revealed: Everything you wanted to know — or didn't — about Canuck headbangers Anvil.<

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2008

    Sam Houston's Not The First Politician To Be In A Cheesy Ad

    If you needed any more evidence that Comcast was an agent of evil on par with Al Qaeda or whomever makes those peanut-butter-filled pretzels, look no further than the cable company's inescapable local commercials featuring Sam Houston. The former Texas President/Governor is shown engaging in a varie ... More >>

  • Music

    November 13, 2008

    Metallica's Death Magnetic

    Fade to Plastic via Guitar Hero III

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2008

    Musical Hurricane Preparedness Kit, Part 1: Storm Song Sampler

    As you are no doubt aware by now, Tropical Storm/Hurricane Edouard is set to make landfall around Galveston Bay sometime overnight and be in Houston proper by tomorrow morning. We're all for being prepared - for Rocks Off, that means a couple of foot-long Subway sandwiches and a 12-pack of Lone Star ... More >>

  • Music

    January 31, 2008
  • Music

    January 31, 2008
  • Home Entertainment

    December 27, 2007

    The Best Games of 2007

    A look back at gaming's greatest hits

  • Music

    December 13, 2007
  • Home Entertainment

    December 13, 2007

    Rock Band

    It's never been easier to start your own (fake) band

  • Home Entertainment

    November 15, 2007

    Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock

    You wanted the best — you got the best: Guitar Hero III

  • Home Entertainment

    November 23, 2006

    Encore Performance

    Don't fret. Guitar Hero II kills the opening act

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