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Johnny Thunders

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2013

    Forget the Acting, Songs Tell CBGB's Cinematic Story

    CBGB, the movie about the iconic club, opens in theaters in a week; but, in an exclusive arrangement with DirecTV Cinema, it's been playing on demand for the last month. So, I rented the movie because it's cheaper to pay 11 bucks and drink PBR at home than take the family to the theater and pay 11 b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2012

    Last Night: Buckcherry & James Durbin At Warehouse Live

    Buckcherry, James Durbin Warehouse Live April 25, 2012 I confessed I walked into Warehouse Live last night solely for the purpose of hearing Buckcherry play "Lit Up" and "Crazy Bitch", two of the biggest songs of a career that has now reached a decade and a half. There was a time in 2006 when you c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2011

    Gene Kurtz, "Treat Her Right" Co-Writer, Passes Away

    Photo by Winker​Bassist Gene Kurtz, who co-wrote Roy Head's 1965 hit "Treat Her Right" and went on to play with a wide range of artists across rock, R&B, jazz and country, passed away Sunday night, according to a post on his Facebook page. Kurtz had just celebrated his 69th birthday last week. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2011

    10 Things You May Not Know About G N' R's Use Your Illusion Albums

    For the past few weeks, the music world has been firmly entrenched in Nirvana nostalgia. Hell, even Rocks Off took a crack at it, looking up all the expensive memorabilia on eBay related to the band. But in September 1991, another album hit the store shelves that had a lot of impact too, for better ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2011

    Friday Night: Motley Crue & Poison At Toyota Center

    Photos by Jay Lee​Motley Crue, Poison, New York Dolls Toyota Center June 10, 2011 "This drink tastes like rank hooker ass," says the man in the club-level bar, clad in an oversized Motley Crue shirt from one of the last Crue Fest jaunts in Houston. It must be a bad batch of Bud Light coming f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx: The Rocks Off Interview

    "I'm dying for rock and roll to become exciting again" ​Tonight, the grand rock and roll triumvirate of Motley Crue, Poison, and the New York Dolls pulls into the Toyota Center. Each band comes armed with decades of experience, great songs, and a boatload of modern influence, including the Do ... More >>

  • Music

    June 9, 2011

    Walk on the Wild Side

    One tour unites three very different faces of glam-rock.

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    Bankrobbers: The Clash Family Tree

    ​Rocks Off cried the night he heard Joe Strummer died. It was December 2002, and we sat on our family couch and let it all out. That fabled Clash reunion that seemed just months away would never happen. Strummer died of a heart attack at 50, just three days before Christmas, leaving behind a w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2010

    Going Platinum: Artists We'd Pay $10,000 To See - And When

    ​It started one night on the patio of Big Star Bar in the Heights; over Lone Star and cigarettes, a handful of Houston music wags debated the shows they would pay top dollar to see from lartists, iving or dead. We argued the aspects of an At the Drive-In reformation, seeing Sam Cooke in 1963, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2009

    Local 7-Inches of the Week: A Ditchwater Double Dip

    Dead Roses "Sleep Dep."/ "Liar" Ditchwater RecordsRalf Armin, Houston punk/glam pioneer and sometime Balaclavas sax-man could be the city's most underrated musicians. Between his works with Truth Decay, the late lamented Swarm Of Angels, and his seminal work with The Pain Teens and Really Red, Armin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2009

    Aftermath: New York Dolls & Black Joe Lewis at the House Of Blues

    Photos by Daniel Kramer Aftermath is not going to purport to know what the New York Dolls were like live, in their Thundered and Killer-ed heyday of kitsch and campy kiss-offs. We weren't even in Pre-K when Buster Poindexter was singing "Hot Hot Hot" on Saturday Night Live. But for chrissakes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2009

    Happy Birthday, "Louie Louie"

    Forty-six years ago today, a group of teenagers gathered in a Portland, Oregon, studio to record a ridiculously simple anthem that would go on to become one of the most influential - and most misunderstood - songs in rock history. The group was the Kingsmen - none of whom was over age 17 - and the s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2008

    Reverberations: Born Liars and The Heys

    New noise from the Bayou City and across the pond: Born Liars 7" (Cutthroat) “Go Back One Day” roars from start to finish with the same cymbal-crashing moxie as Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers, building and thrashing on top of a late-night bar shuffle that makes very clear that we ... More >>

  • Music

    December 11, 2003

    Rocket Redux

    Cleveland legends come roaring full-throttle out of the tombs

  • Calendar

    November 27, 2003

    Oh, Say Can You See

    The Star Spangles regurgitate the best of a punky rock stew

  • Music

    October 9, 2003

    Time Trial

    After nine months in a body cast and years of neglect in his home country, aging rocker Ed Hamell still aims to conquer America

  • Music

    August 7, 2003

    Racket

    Great moments at the Press's Music Awards Showcase

  • Music

    June 26, 2003

    Faux Strummer, Bogus Buzzcocks and Phony Ramones

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

  • Music

    June 26, 2003

    Super Mario Brother

    The youngest Escovedo rides his sin-breathing Dragons into town

  • Music

    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

    May 2, 2002

    Golden Gate Garage

    Reliving the seamy underbelly of the 1970s with the young Richmond Sluts

  • 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

    November 21, 1996

    Songs and Sickness

    That's what it's about with D Generation, man

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