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Henry Rollins

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    April 16, 2014

    One Writer's Most Profound Musical Man-Crushes

    The Man Crush. It's what made John Wayne an American icon. When The Duke was riding, it wasn't entirely acceptable for another man to admit an overwhelming fondness for him or his true grit. But, c'mon -- those movie theaters screening his films weren't exactly teeming with women. Nowadays we men ... More >>

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    December 5, 2013

    Five Musicians You Probably Didn't Know Are Straight-Edge

    Here at Rocks Off we talk a lot about alcohol. We've celebrated the great drunken moments of rock stars and taken a look at those who sell their own brands of booze. There's a reason for that old sex, drugs, and rock and roll cliché. It doesn't apply universally. though. The straight-edge genre of ... More >>

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    April 18, 2013

    Transcribing Is a Bitch: The Collected Craig Hlavaty Interviews

    My last official day at the Houston Press is tomorrow, so these past two weeks I have been sifting through my body of work here at Rocks Off, almost seven years of words. I've been gleefully overdosing on nostalgia here at my desk, and I have (almost) no regrets. I'll have some more words on my depa ... More >>

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    December 14, 2012

    Houston's Top 5 Alternative Venues

    5. NUMBERS Numbers fell off. Numbers ain't what it used to be. No one goes there anymore. Blah, blah, blah. Sure, the venue may be a far cry from what it was during its heyday, when the likes of Iggy Pop and Henry Rollins were stomping through town and nearly tearing its walls down. But Houston, as ... More >>

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    October 19, 2012

    Top 10 Dirt Cheap Rock Star Halloween Costumes

    Yep, it's that time again. Almost Halloween, and you with no costume. There's no time left to execute some grand vision that might impress people you'd like to sleep with. (Unless you want to try these, from our sister blog Art Attack.) That leaves you with only a couple of options: Sit around alon ... More >>

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    May 10, 2012
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    May 7, 2012

    Y'all, We Have All Been Doing "Punk" Wrong

    When you think of punk rock, images of a bloodied Sid Vicious in a leather jacket may come to mind. Skinheads flipping off a camera. Henry Rollins and Black Flag destroying a crowd in a basement. Jello Biafra jumping into a surging pit of people after screaming about holidays in Cambodia. The Clash ... More >>

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    March 9, 2012

    Henry Rollins Details His 1982 Run-In With A Houston "Fan"

    Former Black Flag frontman, public speaker, actor, and author Henry Rollins has a regular blog he writes for our sister blog, LA Weekly's West Coast Sound, in which he delves into current events and sometimes gives us musical history lessons. This week's blog, entitled "Justice, Texas Style", featur ... More >>

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    December 29, 2011

    On the Rocks: Cocktails Named After Musicians for New Year's Eve

    Have a G.G. Allin and bring in the New Year indecently!​Everything is more exciting, sometimes even redeeming, when it has a cool name: Sexual acts, alcoholic beverages, movies, albums, etc. OK, maybe just sexual acts and drinks. Since there are thousands of sites that have the former covere ... More >>

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    December 6, 2011

    Still Thirsty And Still Miserable: Black Flag's Damaged Turns 30 Years Old

    Photo By Edward CulverCheck out this great Q&A with Damaged photographer Edward Culver​Every modern punker has a story relating to Black Flag's Damaged, which turns 30 years old today. Some hate it, some love it, some blame it for the everything good or bad that happened in their lives since t ... More >>

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    November 11, 2011

    Never Say Die!: Black Sabbath Reforming In 2012 For Tour & Album

    ​Today in Los Angeles, legendary, pioneering heavy metal group Black Sabbath convened in front of reporters at the Whiskey A Go Go to announce a 2012 reunion tour and album, set for a fall release. The event, hosted by Henry Rollins, was telegraphed by a countdown clock on the band's official ... More >>

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    October 5, 2011

    Ask Me Anything: What Would You Ask Your Favorite Artist?

    "What do you love about music?" ​Part of the job here at Rocks Off - this daily Make-A-Wish kid circus - is talking to musicians and people in the musical know. One of the most fun parts of the job is booking an interview with an artist coming to town and cramming for a few days into the nook ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2011

    Turn It On, Leave It On: MTV's 10 Best Music Series

    "Henry Rollins asks Kevin Shields how much he can bench on the next 120 Minutes..."​This week marks the 30th anniversary of the beginning of MTV, that loud, hyper-colored behemoth that changed pop culture and the music industry forever, endlessly providing viewers with visual and mental stimul ... More >>

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    June 14, 2011

    Happy (Black) Flag Day, Everybody

    #blackflagnerdstuff​Today is Flag Day, a day where we honor the institution of the first United States flag in 1777. You know, Old Glory, the flag that looks really killer on bikinis in the '80s or when B L A C K I E wrapped himself in it at Free Press Summer Fest two weeks ago. The flag is a ... More >>

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    April 8, 2011

    Last Night: B L A C K I E in 3-D at Warehouse Live

    ​B L A C K I E Warehouse Live April 7, 2011 Well it wasn't quite 3-D, because real life itself is already four dimensional (props, Jim), but nonetheless, last night's experimental B L A C K I E gig in the studio space at Warehouse Live was eye-popping as hell. The show, opening with the Scr ... More >>

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    March 24, 2011

    Recasting MTV's Daria With Real-Life Musicians

    ​There was once a brighter time in the history of MTV when the network occasionally played interesting animated series and occasionally even music videos. Now, instead of Daria, there's Snooki; instead of Beavis and Butt-Head, there's The Situation and Pauly D. Growing up, Daria (1997-2002) w ... More >>

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    January 12, 2011

    The 31 Best Music Documentaries Of All Time

    ​Hands down, above all of these following music documentaries, Craig's Hlist's two favorite of all-time are The Decline of Western Civilization Part 2: The Metal Years, and The Beatles Anthology. We can watch both on repeat for days and not complain. That will probably all change once we see ... More >>

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    November 10, 2010

    Top 10 Rock Tell-All Autobiographies

    ​Craig's Hlist just cracked into his copy of Life, by Keith Richards. It's the first time that the Rolling Stones guitarist and god among men has taken time to document his rock and roll journey for anyone. Sure there have been Stones oral histories from the band, but this is Richards' chance ... More >>

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    August 12, 2010

    The Decline of Western Civilization

    This early L.A. Punk documentary

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    May 6, 2010

    Celebrate National Day Of Slayer

    lolhome.com​ Henry Rollins talks about Slayer Since 1952, every first Thursday in May has been set aside as a National Day Of Prayer. It's a day for Christians and other religious folk to gather together and pray for our country, the world and ourselves. God is awesome and all that, but thankfully ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2010

    Get In The Ring: How 7 Wrestlers Match Up With Their Rock-Star Lookalikes

    ​ While rock stars wrestle with their inner demons, the performers of the WWE wrestle with other people. A rock star may cut himself because he just needs to feel something; a wrestler will cut himself because it's the championship pay-per-view event and needs to look more intense. The rock stars ... More >>

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    February 23, 2010

    Magnolia City Mixtape: Roky Erickson, Houston Symphony, BandCamp, Solange, The Vatican, Watermarks, Featherface, Lots More

    Roky Erickson and Will Sheff of Okkervil River at Toy Joy, Austin TX from Roky Erickson w/ Okkervil River on Vimeo. Roky Erickson plays tomorrow night at the Continental Club for the second time in about six months. The Texas Psychedelic Rock blog posted a video last week of Erickson and Okkervil R ... More >>

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    February 23, 2010

    Inquiring Minds: Henry Rollins Has A Lot To Say. Surprised?

    ​Since his debut in 1981 as Black Flag's fourth, last and best lead singer, Henry Rollins has been the emissary of intelligent hardcore punk rock and its accompanying ideals. Through his five-year history with the band, from the LPs Damaged to In My Head, he brought an animalistic, poetic spirit t ... More >>

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    February 19, 2010

    Back To The Future: The Dirty Rotten Imbeciles That Meet In D.R.I.

    metal-archives.comA hometown D.R.I. gig, 1982​Tonight at Wired Live, formerly the Meridian - or still the Meridian, just not for much longer; we don't even know at this point - you can watch part of punk and hardcore history duke it out with some of the new wave. Legendary crossover thrash band an ... More >>

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    January 20, 2010

    King Cry Baby: A Team Leno Playlist

    ​If you've been keeping up with the business going on between Conan O'Brien and Jay Leno, odds are you've already picked a side. Every team needs its fight songs, and although Team Leno looks a lot smaller than Team Conan - in fact, Rocks Off isn't sure if we've even met anyone on Team Leno - they ... More >>

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    November 5, 2009

    A Few of Music's Biggest Tattoo Enthusiasts - Besides Rocks Off, Of Course

    Don't act so surprised... As we can fatefully attest, rock and roll and tattoos go hand in hand. The first time Rocks Off saw a grizzled punk rocker walk by at Fitzgerald's back in the '90s with two sleeves full of tattoos and a chest full of nautical-themed art, we mentally pointed at him and said ... More >>

  • Music

    September 17, 2009

    Overkill? No Such Thing

    Motörhead's Lemmy Kilmister has never been one to mince riffs — or words.

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    August 27, 2009

    He Said She Said: Hot, Sweaty, Angry Workout Songs

    ​When it comes to exercise, men and women don't have many different reasons for doing it. Mainly, both genders want to look better naked if perchance they find themselves without clothes on around a stranger they want to sleep with. Life expectancy, general health, and mental well-being are all se ... More >>

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    January 20, 2009

    Musicians Don't Have W. to Kick Around Anymore... So Now What?

    Now that Lil' Bush has shuffled off the Presidential coil - or will in a couple of hours, anyway - and heads off into some Dallas burg to write his memoirs and reflect on his two wild and strange terms as Commander in Chief, it seems that the writers of so many protest songs can call off their guns ... More >>

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    October 2, 2008

    Henry Rollins: Recountdown Tour

    Punk rock icon turned spoken-word artist loves animal attacks, hates homophobes

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    April 30, 2008
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    February 8, 2008
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    September 20, 2007

    Henry Rollins

    Former Black Flag frontman keeps the mike, loses the band

  • Music

    September 20, 2007
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    August 24, 2006

    Rollins Band/X

    Monday, August 28, at the Meridian, 1503 Chartres, 713-225-1717

  • Music

    December 15, 2005

    Bif Naked

    Friday, December 16, at Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Boulevard, Webster, 281-335-0002.

  • Calendar

    October 6, 2005

    Bringing Home Baby

    Homeboy made good John Rando debuts a charming love tale

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    January 15, 2004

    On the News

    Henry Rollins brings Kabul home

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000
  • Music

    April 27, 2000

    Rotation

    Cat Power -- Bloodhound Gang -- Rollins Band

  • Calendar

    February 3, 2000

    Devil May Care

    Matthew Shipp

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    May 1, 1997
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    June 20, 1996

    Prankster Punk

    Chixdiggit make a mockery of everyone -- including themselves

  • Music

    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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    March 23, 1995
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    July 21, 1994

    Miss Molly and Mattress Mac, Too

    The Houston Press has its very own blowout extraordinaire

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    May 19, 1994
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    April 14, 1994
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    March 17, 1994
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    March 3, 1994
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