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    March 10, 2014

    Selena Gomez at Reliant Stadium, 3/9/2014

    Selena Gomez Reliant Stadium March 9th, 2014 There are plenty of reasons why Selena Gomez may have mailed in Sunday night's performance at RodeoHouston. Perhaps she didn't take the Daylight Saving Time change well. Perhaps as a North Texas native, she has an irrational dislike of Houston. Perhaps s ... More >>

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    March 4, 2014

    Only Google Knows Musicians' Darkest Secrets

    Have you ever Googled something only to find that their autofill feature suggests some really strange stuff? This has been the source of Tumblr blogs and memes alike. It has also been the reason many a person has lost faith in humanity, seeing ridiculous questions on obvious subjects. Just type "why ... More >>

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    February 11, 2014

    Astros Pitcher Jarred Cosart Picks A Bad Day To Tweet A Gay Slur About Justin Bieber

    They say timing is everything. When you consider that the Astros are coming off of a third consecutive season with more than 100 losses, when you consider Jim Crane is the perceived scourge of the town in the Great Comcast Standoff of 2014, and when you consider that Missouri and soon-to-be NFL de ... More >>

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    January 29, 2014

    Five Artists (Other Than Trace Adkins) Who Should Fight Their Impersonators

    Leave it to a wily country artist to get into some serious shenanigans with his impersonator, while on a cruise dedicated to himself. The lyrics to the twangy, semi-obnoxious song nearly write themselves, don't they? So, if you haven't heard, Trace Adkins, the country music crooner who brought you ... More >>

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    October 25, 2013

    GWAR at Warehouse Live, 10/24/2013

    GWAR Warehouse Live October 24, 2013 When the history of this insignificant planet is written -- haphazardly and on a discarded sanitary napkin, probably -- it will likely note the key role played by our alien overlords GWAR, the Scumdogs of the Universe who were banished to Earth eons ago. Now awa ... More >>

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    May 30, 2013

    Slapping Bey's Ass May Have Been a Poor Life Choice, Dude

    I'm just going to go with the obvious here and say that when you're at a concert, there's a golden rule that one should follow, both with your fellow concertgoers and with the performers. It's a rule that has been reiterated since the dawn of man: keep your hands to yourselves. Sticky paws are not w ... More >>

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    May 29, 2013

    Urban Dictionary's Top 10 Musician Slang Terms

    Fapulous 1. Orgasmic, amazing, awesome. 2. Really, really hot. "Did you see that ass?" 'Yeah. It was Fapulous!" "Urban Dictionary is flat-out fapulous." And it's true. Urban Dictionary is fapulous, always available to help a blogger out with a never-ending supply user-submitted definitions th ... More >>

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    April 17, 2013

    Today's Musicians Have All Lost Their Damn Minds

    It seems that there's something in the musician water lately, and it's causing an epidemic of WTF-inducing choices that are just begging to be written about. Headlines are popping up daily about abandoned pet monkeys, pixelated photos, and Skrillex hair, and this shit's getting weird. But rather t ... More >>

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    March 20, 2013

    Five Artists Who Have Grown Up Too Soon

    Most child stars go through a ton of things being in the spotlight and hitting puberty in front of America. We've all seen it from Britney to Lindsay, their going from Disney to "Daaaamn" way too fast. Although I love it -- and at 24, I grew up with some of them -- I still have a hard time hearing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2013

    Friends In High Places: 5 Weird Actor/Musician Friendships

    You or I may not be a fan of Justin Bieber, but you know who is? Mike Tyson, that's who. As Iron Mike explained a little while ago, he thinks Bieber is "pretty awesome." Apparently the ex-heavyweight champ got turned into a Belieber through his wife, who hooks Tyson up with most of his music. This ... More >>

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    December 11, 2012

    Grammy Snubbed: Should We Really Feel Bad for Justin Bieber and Grizzly Bear?

    You may have heard that the Grammy nominations were released this past week. It has some great choices from the committee, surprisingly enough. You've got nominations for extremely deserving artists such as Fiona Apple, Frank Ocean, Bjork, and Tom Waits. Even the Album of the Year award is a competi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2012

    Vengeance for Beliebers: Justin Bieber Ticket Forger Gets Lengthy Prison Sentence

    A Florida man with a lengthy rap sheet ran afoul of two powerful forces yesterday: the long arm of Texas law and the mystical might of Justin Bieber. Forty-year-old Robert C. Grusczynski pleaded guilty in Montgomery County district court to one count of second-degree felony forgery. Judge Fred Edwa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2012

    The 10 Worst Holiday Cover Songs Ever

    It's the thought that counts, right? Because they had the common decency to make original garbage, this list pardons holiday atrocities like New Kids on the Block's "Funky Funky Christmas" and "Last Christmas" by Wham! The ten "artists" on this list couldn't even be bothered to wrap their own turds ... More >>

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    November 13, 2012

    Justin, Selena and Music's Top 10 Heartbreaking Split-Ups

    By now, we've all had a few days to digest the awful, shocking news that North America's sweethearts, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez, have decided to buck destiny and call it quits. We're not entirely sure how this could have happened, but Obama was just reelected. Clearly, our worst fears are alrea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    Explaining Classic Rock Bands to Kids

    This past Sunday, The New York Times ran a piece by Paul Greenberg where the author explained how important the Beatles were to music and pop culture to his five-year old son. The child didn't know that the band had albums, but only knew the Fab Four from iTunes playlists. "When the Beatles record ... More >>

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    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2012

    Spotify's Houston Top 10 Singles Is, Uh, Yeah...

    This past weekend I was at Academy near my house filling out paperwork to buy a shotgun and the One Direction single "What Makes You Beautiful" was playing over the store speaker system. Before that moment I had thought that One Direction only existed in emails from PR agents, my music listings, and ... More >>

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    June 19, 2012

    Justin Bieber's Believe: Dubstep, Dick Talk, Nicki Minaj & Exactly One Good Song

    I listened to the new Justin Bieber album, Believe, twice this afternoon so I could write this. I am not looking for sympathy because I took it upon myself. I did this so you wouldn't have to, though if you are cool enough to read our blog, the thought of listening to Justin Bieber's Believe wasn't ... More >>

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    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

    March 22, 2012

    Boy Bands Are Back In Fashion, But Did They Ever Go Away?

    One Direction, the newest UK pop import to make it to colonial shores, announced a full-scale summer tour Tuesday, including a Houston date on June 24 up at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Pretty big venue for a group that is just now breaking in America, and the Brit-Irish boy band just sold ... More >>

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    December 16, 2011

    Remember Max Headroom?: Creepy And Stupid Christmas Videos From Holidays Past And Present

    ​Yeah! It's almost Christmas! With each minute we are all one step closer to the day when we can stop posting lists about things pertaining to the holiday. Seriously, by the second week in December you almost type "Christmas" instead of your own name sometimes, and your brain atrophies wheneve ... More >>

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    December 6, 2011

    Taking Apart Yesterday's Facebook Music Screed

    ​Yesterday, about a half-dozen of my Facebook friends forwarded a gloom-and-doom listicle from a site called Buzzfeed entitled "12 Extremely Disappointing Facts About Popular Music." Now up to over one million hits, the doom-and-gloom piece is subtitled "This is the saddest thing you'll read a ... More >>

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    July 27, 2011

    Justin Bieber, Britney Spears Tweeting to Help Houston Family

    Das Bieberino is on the case!! Justin Bieber, Britney Spears and other celebrities (and some wanna-be celebrities) are tweeting in support of Houston kids whose parents were killed in a West texas car crash. Two of the three Berry children are paralyzed from the waist down. ​

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    July 21, 2011

    7 Ridiculous Fan Nicknames, And 1 That Doesn't Suck

    ​And a woman asked, Master, what about fandom? And he answered: You would coin a name for your disciples. A true star must have pet names for her fans, as a frat boy has nicknames for his dipper. Pop the hood for the most ridiculous celebrity fan nicknames.

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    July 8, 2011

    Top Five Most Overpaid Musicians In The World

    ​Last month Forbes released their list of the 25 highest-earning musicians of 2010, and the list contains several talents Rocks Off is happy to see keeping the lights on. No. 1 on the list, U2, is still a favorite of ours after all these years, and it's always good to see Tom Petty, Jay-Z, and ... More >>

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    June 28, 2011

    Pop Rocks: Non-Transformers Robot Movies We'd Like to See

    ​I have nothing against robots, per se. Some of the greatest antagonists in sci-fi have been fearsome automatons like those found in Fred Saberhagen's Berserker series, or the Terminator, or the...Battle Android Troopers (B.A.T.s) from G.I. Joe. I guess. And although robot offerings in recent ... More >>

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    April 21, 2011
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    April 14, 2011

    Pop Rocks: Remake My Day III (John Hughes Edition)

    They wouldn't dare...​We've done this on Pop Rocks a few times already, not that it's made any difference. All those upcoming crimes against cinema -- from The Birds to Fright Night to Escape From New York -- are all due to be released in the next few years (Fright Night this summer). And ther ... More >>

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    March 29, 2011

    Top 20 Despised, Yet Wildly Popular, Bands And Musicians

    Scott Stapp, lead singer of Creed (above), stops at House of Blues tonight on his current acoustic tour. More than likely you have already clicked off this blog, or at least already gone on auto-pilot to call him a fuck-ass in the comments section. We'll wait a sec for you to come back. OK, the ... More >>

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    February 15, 2011

    15 Gets You 20: Rock & Roll Jailbait Through The Years

    theprettyreckless.com​Friday night, The Pretty Reckless (above) pulls into town for a gig at House of Blues. The band, led by Gossip Girl star Taylor Momsen, is known largely for the 17-year-old singer's penchant for wearing something resembling lingerie, chain-smoking and basically being a te ... More >>

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    February 3, 2011

    Musicians Will Shill Literally Anything For A Buck

    gossip-juice.com​This Sunday, the Super (Marketing) Bowl will enlist the help of the Prince of Darkness to target a new demographic: The Glee-ber market. With Glee's season premiere directly following the game, advertisers hope to seduce younger spectators into watching through bait like Justi ... More >>

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    January 18, 2011

    New Local Rap From A Madman, A Menace And A Monster

    "No Hard Feelings" from Roosh Williams & friends.​Back around the time the first Ask A Rapper column was running (June 2009), Rocks Off had a conversation with an out-of-town publicist who was trying to get her out-of-town act an interview for the spot. When told that AAR was reserved for Hous ... More >>

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    January 6, 2011

    The Ten Worst Movies of 2011...In Advance

    Oh, don't act surprised.​2011 is barely out of the oven and I'm already filled with dread. Could it be the fact I've spent the entire year so far coughing up chunks of green lung tissue? That I've finally despaired of ever finding a writing gig that doesn't involve "Lady Gaga sex tape" Google ... More >>

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    January 3, 2011

    8-Bits Ain't Nothin' But Hos And Tricks

    ​Rocks Off got Donkey Kong Country Returns for Wii for Christmas. Big deal, right? We're willing to bet there are less than a thousand 29-year-old American males who didn't receive some kind of video game as a gift, but it's a big deal for us. See, we actually kind of did grow out of video ga ... More >>

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    December 31, 2010

    The Worst Music Trends Of 2010

    ​Editor's Pick: Shit. I spent my whole year either avoiding or ignoring trends. No reason to change now. Marc Brubaker: Many a person instructed me to place Ke(Dollar Sign)ha in this spot, but she's become so ubiquitous that I can't help but laugh when I hear her now. No, fine sirs, this awa ... More >>

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    December 23, 2010

    The Ten Most Spectacular Cyber Attacks of 2010

    According to 4chan, Tea Party folks think cocaine is a helluva drug.​As the internet becomes a primary source for everything from news and entertainment to commerce and business, it makes sense that groups and hackers would be busier than ever. Websites are far more vulnerable to attack than, ... More >>

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    December 3, 2010

    Aeros Battle Fergie's Humps and Screaming Kids

    Screaming kids and Fergie's girlie parts make for a strange day of hockey​Toyota Center was packed with screaming kids and befuddled adults yesterday. But the kids weren't there for a Hannah Montana concert. And Justin Bieber was nowhere to be found.Instead, they were there for a strange day ... More >>

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    October 26, 2010

    Five Very Lame Pet Costumes For Halloween

    You're set for Halloween: You've got your Justin Bieber wig or your Situation six-pack.But what about your pet? No self-respecting Halloween nerd can get through the holiday without dressing up his or her little best friend.You can do this the right way, but more likely you're going to do it the wro ... More >>

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    October 19, 2010

    Ten TV Shows That Need To Go Away Now

    ​We're barely a month into the fall TV season and have already lost three new network shows. My Generation, the show that was to catch us up on a group of high school graduates ten years after the fact (and presumably set to the music of The Who) pulled a Keith Moon after two episodes. Lone St ... More >>

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    October 18, 2010

    Urban Dictionary's 11 Best Musical Definitions

    Photo illustrations by Monica FuentesWhy is this girl crying? See No. 2.​Rocks Off's editor loves Urban Dictionary so much that he keeps hoping that a human/computer marriage amendment will somehow allow him to marry the Web site. He also uses it to argue with your humble narrator about the pr ... More >>

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    October 5, 2010

    The Eight Stupidest iPhone Music Apps

    ​Apple's foray into the social-network field failed big-time last month with the release of Ping, the iTunes-linked program that promised to connect you to your favorite artists, as long as your favorite artist is Justin Bieber. When it comes to iTunes, we at Rocks Off are a discerning sort. ... More >>

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    September 28, 2010

    Who Knew There Are So Many Songs About Rabies?

    Centers for Disease Control Library​Monday night, as the crickets sang sweet songs into the early fall air, Rocks Off hung a wreath made of rubber bats on our door, and wrapped up copies of Old Yeller and Cujo to surprise our young daughter with when she awoke the next morning. Ahhh, is there ... More >>

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    September 24, 2010

    FAIL: Carlos Santana, Anniversary Songs, Skynyrd Covers

    ​That's Enough, Carlos Santana: Carlos Santana has to be one of the most overrated rock artists of all time. Never once has his noodly, choogly brand of boring stoner-rock managed to ignite even the tiniest spark of interest for Fails. Yeah, the guy's got some serious guitar chops. But as any ... More >>

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    September 6, 2010

    Greg Abbott Goes After Google. Next: Justin Bieber, Lindsay Lohan and Lady Gaga

    Lady Gaga: Greg Abbott will get to the bottom of this, even if it means headlines​Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has gotten a lot of ink with his investigation into Google's search rankings.Abbott usually spends his time on right-wing causes like fighting the Obama health-care plan or battling ... More >>

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    August 17, 2010

    Would Juggalos Be So Quick To Throw Things At Ozzy?

    Ed. Note: Just so we're perfectly clear, despite the long-standing tradition of audiences expressing their disapproval - and indeed, in punk-rock circles, approval - by flinging projectiles at the stage, Rocks Off does not condone any concert behavior, from fans or performers, that could lead to bod ... More >>

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    August 11, 2010

    Top 5 Rejected Musician-Licensed Perfumes

    ​The Sex Pistols have their own perfume now. Go ahead and let that marinate for a second. Your brain is probably trying to reject it as fact, so maybe you'd better have a look at the press release. Lemon? Black pepper? Patchouli and leather? Sooo... it smells like someone left a lemon-pepper ... More >>

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    June 22, 2010

    Is Drake Hip-Hop's Savior... Or Its Justin Bieber?

    The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place -lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good- so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Have something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email it to sheaserrano@gmail. ... More >>

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    April 30, 2010

    FAIL - Billy Corgan, Courtney Love, Justin Bieber, Celene Dion, Apple

    If you're reading this, you're either on the Internet, or else you've mastered multi-dimensional thought-projection processes that would make Michio Kaku cry like a little girl. We'll assume the former, and just in case you don't already know, the Internet has decided that the word "failure" is too ... More >>

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    April 15, 2010

    Can Anyone Out-Twee Owl City?

    ​Owl City (really just a guy named Adam Young) is a bit of a conundrum. He's perfectly fine to listen to, as long as you pretend that his music is specifically intended for very young children, like the Wiggles or Raffi. Then you pay attention to the meticulous production and catchy hooks instead ... More >>

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    March 29, 2010

    New Devin, Scarface And Big Pokey Product, The Kanye Abides, Snoop <3s Justin Bieber, Akon Vs. Sri Lanka, Etc.

    Welcome back to Turning the Screw, Rocks Off's weekly rap post. It probably won't rhyme, at least most of the time. E-mail tips to introducingliston@gmail.com. Thanks, homies. Unexpected Fubu Advertisement Featuring Slim Thug That Bites Apple Commercials of the Week Wire to Wire Here's that Devin t ... More >>

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