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Jon Bon Jovi

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    March 19, 2014

    Five Great Singers In Bad Bands

    A couple of months back, we discussed how so many great bands have ended up with some pretty bad singers in them, usually because they couldn't find a decent lead singer around when they started or they started off playing a wildly different style and eventually took a detour that forced their front ... More >>

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    November 2, 2012

    A Playlist for Tonight's Hurricane Sandy Telethon

    The music business was hardly spared the effects of Hurricane Sandy. As reported by our New York sister blog, Sound of the City, dozens of shows in the New York-New Jersey area were postponed or canceled; the resulting travel snafu has scuttled touring plans as far away as tonight's (former) Houston ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    Death Be Not, Uh... True: The 8 Most Asinine Musician Death Hoaxes

    Why do people perpetrate death hoaxes? Why would someone deliberately set out to spread rumors of a famous person's demise that they know simply aren't true? Is it some kind of Munchausen-By-Proxy thing, where they hope to absorb some of the residual sympathy and outpouring of goodwill? Is it a mad ... More >>

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    July 19, 2012
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    July 11, 2012

    Eight is Enough: Rockets Logjam at Power Forward Dissected

    As the Rockets head into summer league play with their ultra-young roster, a question has arisen among fans: what exactly are they going to do with eight power forwards? It's a valid question. They currently have eight guys who play the position -- some can split time at other spots, but more on tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2012

    Who's Got the Power?: The Musicians On Forbes's Most Powerful Celebrities List

    Fame and fortune might not be the ultimate goal for every person to ever write a song or learn an instrument, but it is for a lot of people out there. It would be lovely to believe that music is done 100% of the time for the "right" reasons, but most of us are cynical enough to know otherwise. Some ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2012

    Not A List: Your Favorite Musicians As Food

    Sometimes an idea comes from the basest regions of your brain. Sometimes you think of something so stupid that you need to share it with your art director. Sometimes the snow comes down in June, and sometimes the Sun goes 'round the Moon, right? Anyone with a Tumblr who isn't addicted to free porn ... More >>

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    February 16, 2012

    Shanti: Music's Top 10 Yoga Enthusiasts

    This weekend, the Texas Yoga Conference hits town at the University of Houston Recreation and Wellness Center. It's like a big party where everyone practices yoga and learns or improves yoga techniques. At the end of the weekend, there will be musical performances by the Desert Dwellers, Tyagaraja, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    Forever Young: Musicians Who Refuse To Age

    The other day, looking around on YouTube for Pantera stuff -- did you know that this month Vulgar Display Of Power turns 20? -- I found a relatively recent clip of lead singer Phil Anselmo VH1 Classic's That Metal Show from late 2010. The current Down crooner and mouth from the south was guesting on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    10 Rock Stars the GOP Should Nominate for President

    As the 2012 presidential race begins to heat up in earnest, Rocks Off can't help but feel that the front-runners for the Republican nomination are lacking a certain je ne sais quoi. Call it star power. Call it sex appeal. Whatever it is, these guys ain't got it. If the GOP is serious about wresti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    He's Alive! Top 9 Musician Death Hoaxes of 2011

    It seems like 2011 was the year of the celebrity death hoax which involved many musicians. We use that term loosely for the sake of this blog. Death is never a joking matter but you can't help but chuckle at the thousands of folk who got punked over fake death reports. Let's run through the most m ... More >>

  • News

    May 26, 2011

    Five Jobs for Fastow

    Enron honcho needs work.

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    Last Night: Bon Jovi At Toyota Center

    Photos by Groovehouse​Bon Jovi Toyota Center May 17, 2011 Keep the faith with Bon Jovi and their hordes of Houston fans in our slideshow. It's no easy feat to emerge relatively unscathed from the ruins of the '80s metal boom. Bon Jovi's more glam-oriented contemporaries can no longer hope to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    UH Students Go Inside Bon Jovi's Space-Age Stage

    Photos by Matthew Keever​As if he hadn't done enough already, we can add philanthropy to the list of John Bon Jovi's accomplishments. Already world renowned for his music, the rock icon and No. 1 worldwide touring act of 2010, according to Billboard and Pollstar, is out to help people, and a l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    Jon Bon Jovi, Mayor Parker SEARCH For Youth Answers

    Photos by Allison WagonerHouston Mayor Annise Parker and Jon Bon Jovi stand with their autographed plates that will be featured on SEARCH's "Wall of China."​Jon Bon Jovi has a concert at Toyota Center Tuesday, but he came to Houston a day early to do some voluntary community-service work for t ... More >>

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    May 17, 2011

    Bon Jovi Rides His Steel Horse to Meet Annise Parker

    Photos by Allison WagonerHouston Mayor Annise Parker and Jon Bon Jovi stand with their autographed plates that will be featured on SEARCH's "Wall of China."​Even though there's a famous APB on him, Jon Bon Jovi met with Mayor Annise Parker yesterday and was not arrested. Bon Jovi has a concer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2010

    Idol Beat: Jamie Foxx, Officially Not Giving a Crap Since 1992

    ​Last night's Idol took us down to the top three contestants, but as expected, it took a long time to get there. The thing is, at this point the filler doesn't even feel like filler any more, just as the eliminations don't even feel real. This is the end of the 18th week of the season, and the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2010

    American Idol: Jamie Foxx, Officially Not Giving a Crap Since 1992

    ​Last night's Idol took us down to the top three contestants, but as expected, it took a long time to get there. The thing is, at this point the filler doesn't even feel like filler any more, just as the eliminations don't even feel real. This is the end of the 18th week of the season, and the ... More >>

  • Music

    May 28, 2009
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    May 21, 2009

    Local Album of the Week: Low Man's Joe's Where I Stand

    Low Man's Joe Where I Stand www.myspace.com/lowmansjoeBefore "Wanted Dead or Alive," before "It's My Life," before Jon Bon Jovi went off to Hollywood and took the Lost Highway through Nashville in 2007, Bon Jovi was a pretty decent hard-rock band. Poppier than most, definitely, but Jon's Springsteen ... More >>

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    October 2, 2008
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    August 25, 2008
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    April 5, 2007
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    February 16, 2006

    Bon Appétit!

    Have a Nice Day with some ´80s heartthrobs

  • Music

    January 12, 2006

    Bunnyface Killahs

    A veteran Liverpudlian rock band and a kung-fu-obsessed Staten Island MC have more in common than you think

  • News

    December 29, 2005

    Podnography

    And you thought those audio files were only used for music

  • Music

    November 11, 2004

    Jimmy Eat World

    Futures (Interscope)

  • Film

    July 8, 2004

    King Artless

    Bruckheimer's knights go for grit but lose the glory

  • Music

    December 19, 2002

    Rodeo's Gonna Git You, Sucka

    When the Fat Show calls, you better answer

  • Film

    July 18, 2002

    Sub: Par

    Kathryn Bigelow's Widowmaker cruises into choppy seas

  • Film

    October 19, 2000

    Paid In Full

    Sensitive, saccharine and practically messianic, Pay It Forward works like a charm

  • Film

    April 20, 2000

    Boot Camp

    A pumped-up U-571 recalls Wolfgang Petersen's famous German submarine drama

  • Film

    May 7, 1998

    Deja Vu All Over Again

    The cocktail party never ends in le cinema du Henry Jaglom

  • Film

    March 26, 1998

    No Going Forward

    Edward Burns hasn't improved with practice

  • Music

    July 17, 1997
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    December 26, 1996
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