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Joey Ramone

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2014

    Overkill Schools Us On Classic East Coast Thrash-Metal

    As the screamin' front man for New Jersey thrash-metal legends Over Kill since the group's formation, Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth has seen, experienced, and learned a lot in three and a half decades. So what is the one piece of advice that his 2014 self might offer the 1980 Blitz? "Give up the fucking ... More >>

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    September 4, 2014

    Casting Martin Scorsese's New Ramones Movie

    Last weekend, word got out that an upcoming Ramones biopic would be helmed by one of America's greatest living filmmakers, Martin Scorsese. The movie would be one of several band-related projects slated for 2016, the 40th anniversary of the bruddas' debut album, Ramones. Scorsese isn't that odd a ... More >>

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    November 26, 2013

    We Listened to Eight Solid Hours of Holiday Music... Why?

    Most of the year Houston's Sunny 99.1 FM is a ratings powerhouse that plays pop music familar enough that it keeps you more awake than actively tuned in. Sunny calls itself "Houston's at-work station," but it's good for just about any activity short of having sex or attending a concert: driving, sho ... More >>

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    September 5, 2013

    One Band, One Local Bar, All Night Long. What'll It Be?

    This one's pretty simple: Recently Rocks Off asked our writers to tell us if they could choose any artist, living or dead, active or defunct, to perform all night long at one local bar or club, who would that be and where? Sam Cooke at the Continental Club I would love to see tons of musicians live ... More >>

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    July 9, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Ash Kay, the Freakouts' Punk Vocal Head-Butt

    Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? Ash Kay is the mouth of The Freakouts, ... More >>

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    January 2, 2013

    It Came From the Bowery: Punk Magazine Returns

    The Best of Punk Magazine Edited by John Holstrom It Books. 372 pp., $30. While the thought of a hardcover, slick-papered, coffee-table book anthologizing the decidedly low-rent, ragtag Punk magazine might seem the antithesis of punk, even a curmudgeon like Johnny Rotten would have to spit a gob in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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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    September 19, 2012

    Why Is Cee Lo Green's "Blitzkrieg Bop" Cover Not a National Emergency?

    The United States has a lot on its plate these days. Things like the looming presidential election, whatever the hell is going on in the Middle East at the time of this writing, and just a general feeling of panic, paranoia and resigned fear. Rewind: Say No to Cee Lo: 5 Musicians Who Should Get Sit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2012

    Start the Revolution! 10 Songs About Historical Events

    If you ever look at music throughout time, along with a history book -- they kind of complement each other. Some of the greatest songs in rock, R&B and rap have chronicled history both social, major news events, sports, entertainment and political. In my opinion, many times, the song is about what ... More >>

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    May 4, 2012

    Star Wars Day: Recasting The Movie With '70s Rock Stars

    Today is Star Wars Day, or "May the 4th be with you." Something less than a national holiday but more than a horrific pun, it's evidence that we still very much live in a Star Wars world 35 years after the movie was released, as well as that once the Internet gets ahold of an idea, the rest of us mi ... More >>

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    January 9, 2012

    Iron Men: Five Rock 'n' Roll Cancer Survivors

    Sad news emerged today that heavy metal godfather Tony Iommi has been diagnosed with the early stages of lymphoma. It was a big shock for Black Sabbath fans, as the group's original lineup have a new album and a world tour planned for 2012. Though already counted among rock and roll's ultimate sur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2011

    Comfortably Numb: Songs For Your Deathbed

    "My ride's here."​Rocks Off has never died, it's true. Though we sometimes find ourselves dying in small doses day to day when we spy an old man clip his toenails in the nude at the gym, or we open up a dozen emails from record label PR folk touting a five-date national tour. Living humans a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    R.I.P Joey Ramone: Top 10 Ramones Songs...

    Besides "I Wanna Be Sedated" And "Blitzkrieg Bop" Dawkeye via Wikipedia​It was ten years ago today that the world lost their first Ramone, when Joey Ramone succumbed to lymphoma in New York City at the age of 49, one month shy of turning 50. The iconic punk frontman would lead the Ramones in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    Five Vices That Need Celebrity Endorsements

    Ed. Note: Rocks Off does not advocate trying any of the products mentioned in this article (even if they exist) or, really, following any of Jef With One F's advice about anything at all. ​When Marilyn Manson put out Mansinthe, that was cute. Then David Lynch put out his own brand of coffee, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2011

    Ronald Reagan: Biggest Punk Icon Of The '80s

    ​Forget names like Henry Rollins, Jello Biafra, Joe Strummer, Sid Vicious or even Joey Ramone. The most iconic figure of the '80s punk and hardcore scenes wasn't a dude with liberty spikes or a three-inch gash in his forehead. It was the retired film actor, father of five, former governor of C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    UC Radio's Mike Yusi: How To Succeed In Podcasting

    "Traditional radio is as dead as Joey Ramone." ​Last year, Rocks Off's editor - who will be played by upcoming Celebrity Apprentice contestant Gary Busey for the duration of this article - hauled us into his office and said, "Dammit, With One F! This radio on the Internet thing is blowing up ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2010

    Top 10 Non-Traditional Christmas Songs

    "Baby Jesus, born to rock..." ​Amidst the time of year when we're bombarded with cliché holiday tunes and trite Christmas-carol covers, Rocks Off will now take time to appreciate a few original nontraditional takes on festive songs. Whether they're dismal adaptations of holiday malaise, tale ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2010

    Pocket Rockers: Ten Musicians 5'5" And Under

    Photo illustration by Monica Fuentes; click image to enlargeThe Tall Guys, l-r: Ric Ocasek (The Cars), John Mayer, Joey Ramone​Saturday night, closet cat lover and reigning Dark Lord Glenn Danzig will be in town for a headlining gig over at Warehouse Live. The diminutive, but no less awesome, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2010

    Seven Songs To Mourn A Beloved Pet

    R.I.P. Cholula​The Craig's Hlist family had an emotional time this past week, to say the least. We had to say goodbye to our chihuahua Cholula after 11 years of bright-eyed yapping and begging for scraps and cookies. She had a bad back, which basically rendered her hind legs paralyzed the last ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2010

    6 Ideas: How to Dress Like A Rock Star

    ​This Saturday we'll be Partying Like A Rock Star with Allen Hill and DJ Psychedlic Sex Panther... and maybe Tina Turner, Pink, Zombie Michael Jackson, and probably a few Elvii... or at least some people in attire inspired by famous singers. The event at House of Dereon is a fundraiser benefit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2010

    Last Night: Hole At House Of Blues

    Photos by Groovehouse / Click here for a slideshow​Hole House of Blues July 6, 2010 It wasn't a train wreck. And we all had such high hopes. Courtney Love and the four-man retinue she calls Hole these days - mostly distinguishable by their wardrobe (dreadlocked drummer, Scally-capped keyboar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    The Top 10 Music-Video Riots

    From Agnostic Front's "Riot, Riot Upstart"​Just like the Stones said, "Summer's here and the time is right for fighting in the street, boy." Only the best social insurrections and riots happen in the heat of the summer. It makes us wonder why Houston hasn't had more angry, heat-stoked street ... More >>

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    April 29, 2010
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    April 29, 2010

    Rock 'N' Roll High School Revisited

    ​As a producer and director, Roger Corman earned his reputation as "King of the B Movies" with efforts like Attack of the Crab Monsters and Galaxy of Terror. Shout! Factory is issuing many of them on DVD, including this cult classic. The gloriously campy 1979 Rock 'n' Roll High School centers arou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2010

    Get Lit: I Slept with Joey Ramone by Mickey Leigh with Legs McNeil

    ​Though the title indicates this might be a juicy memoir from a punk-rock groupie, it's actually by the brother of the Ramones singer, who did indeed share a bedroom with the tall boy born Jeffrey Hyman for many years. The crux of the book follows Leigh's (born Mitchell Hyman) extremely up-and-dow ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 29, 2009

    "Day of the Dead Rock Stars"

    Carlos Hernandez turns Día de los Muertos into an homage to rockers

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2009

    We Still Miss You, Joey Ramone

    Even though he's been gone for almost a decade now, we still love Joey Ramone. We defy anyone to find a more perfect way to spend 30 or so minutes than listening to the band's self-titled 1976 debut. It cures what ails ya. The lead howler of the Ramones, born Jeffrey Hyman, would have been 58 Tuesd ... More >>

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    October 30, 2008
  • Music

    April 17, 2008

    Byron Dean's Matagorda Island Discs

    (In which locals sound off on the ten records they would take to Matagorda Island, the nearest major unpopulated sandbar to Houston.)

  • Music

    June 15, 2006

    Double Vision

    Jess and Lisa Origliasso give teen pop a harmonic jolt as the Veronicas

  • Calendar

    June 9, 2005

    Legendary Beats

    Get a heady dose of drum 'n' bass at Planet of the Drums

  • Music

    December 23, 2004
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    March 18, 2004
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    January 22, 2004

    Love Bites

    Mosquitos meld the Big Apple and Brazil

  • Music

    December 11, 2003

    Rocket Redux

    Cleveland legends come roaring full-throttle out of the tombs

  • Music

    June 26, 2003

    Faux Strummer, Bogus Buzzcocks and Phony Ramones

    Never mind the bollocks, here's Rudyard's punk karaoke night

  • Music

    May 22, 2003
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    November 28, 2002

    Glamorous Youth

    Sharon Osbourne put the local kids of Pure Rubbish in front of millions on MTV. Then things fell apart.

  • Music

    March 28, 2002

    Rock and Roll Swirlie

    Manhattan's Toilet Boys keep '80s hair metal and '70s glam rock from circling the drain

  • Music

    March 14, 2002

    Joey Ramone

    Don't Worry About Me (Sanctuary Records)

  • Music

    July 5, 2001

    A Punk Looks at 50

    Billy Idol's mind is still the devil's workshop

  • Music

    June 14, 2001

    The Sperlings

    Green Manilow (Self-released)

  • Music

    March 11, 1999

    Quiet Riot

    The indie movement that is Sleater-Kinney keeps getting bigger

  • Film

    December 10, 1998

    Punk Put-On

    Hard Core Logo takes a mock-documentary lookat musicians lost

  • Music

    November 6, 1997
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    December 19, 1996
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    August 15, 1996

    Learning Curve

    Once the music's in place, what, the Orphans ask, comes next?

  • Music

    August 25, 1994

    A Taste of the Hellhole

    Justice plans to "reinvest" in the community with a sampler of local bands

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