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Mariah Carey

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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 3, 2013

    Musicians' Five Greatest Drunken Moments

    For better or worse, I recently began to think about my last three birthdays in a row and realized that I've been blackout drunk throughout all three. It's not something I do often, but when my friends and I get together for a special occasion, it turns into something akin to The Hangover. Which I ... More >>

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    July 11, 2013

    Music's Top 12 "Boner-Killers"

    The writers at Rocks Off are huge fans of boners, and we look for every excuse we can to write about them. We love terms like trouser snake and meat thermometer, and we're not afraid to say so, because boners are awesome. Even with half of the writers of this list sporting only X chromosomes, we'll ... More >>

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    May 22, 2013

    Shallow Pool: Adding Musicians (and Silly Theme Songs) to TV's Splash

    As often as I've been complemented on my taste in music, I've been ridiculed for the horrible television programs I sometimes watch. Case in point: my DVR's arteries were recently clogged with episodes of the ABC celebrity competition, Splash. For those who may have missed it, Splash was a taped an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2013

    10 Other Musicians Who Should Have Said "Blow Me"

    The line between rock star and cranky toddler can be a fine one; deny them their candy and you've got tears welling up and naughty words being shrieked at ear-bursting decibels. Every once in a blue moon, though, a rational thought will pipe up from said rock star, and it deserves a little bit of no ... More >>

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    January 23, 2013

    5 Easy Ways to Spruce Up American Idol

    You may not have noticed, but American Idol started a new season last week. If you're like most people, you apparently didn't watch because the ratings are way down. This could be for any number of reasons. Idol has been on the air for what feels like forever, with pretty much the same formula all ... More >>

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    January 16, 2013

    American Idol Returns, Selling More Drama Than Music

    If you can believe it, American Idol kicks off its twelfth season tonight on Fox. But not just on Fox. Here is how One India Entertainment, "India's No. 1 Language Portal," announced the news at 18:03 IST (India Standard Time) today: MUMBAI: After the successful run of The X Factor USA while cashin ... More >>

  • Music

    December 20, 2012

    Radioactive Duo

    Classic-rock station 93.7 The Arrow yanks controversial morning DJs Walton and Johnson off the air.

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    December 13, 2012

    Remember Jenni Rivera, Even If You Didn't Know Her

    I almost dismissed the life and death of 43-year-old Jenni Rivera, the "Diva of Banda" who died in a plane crash early Sunday, as another headline not applicable to me. Rewind: Fans Mourn Popular Mexican-American Banda Singer Jenni Rivera's Death A Facebook post in my timeline changed that. "R ... More >>

  • Music

    December 6, 2012

    Rest of the Best

    Houston's top 5 local music venues.

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    November 28, 2012

    So This Is 5 Years of Listening to Sunny 99.1's Christmas?

    2008: An Hour in Sunny 99.1's Holiday Hell Every year, Sunny starts playing non-stop, 24/7 Christmas tunes by the end of November. You can pretty much bet that by the time you hop in the car after Thanksgiving dinner that Perry Como will be riding shotgun with you up to the gas station for smokes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2012

    Turning 10, American Idol Struggles to Make New Stars -- But Mostly Misses

    It's hard to imagine it now, just a shade less than a decade later, but at one time American Idol was able to crank out star after star in a succession of seasons. Most people couldn't name at least one of the last five winners of Fox's cash-cow pop show, even as ratings have remained healthy (if no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2012

    Top 5 People Who Should Be Judging American Idol

    Over the weekend American Idol, struggling to remain relevant in the face of the televised singing-competition series it spawned like The Voice and X Factor, announced its final judges' panel for the upcoming 12th season that begins in January. According to Entertainment Weekly, joining the previous ... More >>

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    June 28, 2012

    Top 10 Musical Moments on The Arsenio Hall Show

    One of the greatest late-night talk show hosts of all time was Arsenio Hall. He was the quintessential Ed Sullivan for the '80s and early '90s. He featured all kinds of musical artists, but most importantly, he helped introduce rap music into the mainstream. Hall, who won Donald Trump's most recent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2012

    Notice: Mariah Carey Still Has More No. 1 Singles Than Elvis

    Four years ago this week, Mariah Carey made music history by scoring the 18th No. 1 single of her career. Think about that for a second: If you're reading this, Mariah Carey has recorded more No. 1 singles than women you've had sex with (a lot more). What makes the feat even more incredible is that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 15, 2011
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    November 23, 2011

    Happy Biebermas: 2011's Bumper Crop Of Holiday Albums

    Wishing You An Adorkable Christmas...​The Christmas season started back in the late summer for Rocks Off when we began getting PR e-mails about so and so's new Christmas album, and then in October they started showing up in our stacks of snail mail. This year the biggest complaint amongst ev ... More >>

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    September 16, 2011

    The Five Worst Music Movies Ever*

    * That aren't actual musicals *eye roll*​It would be easy to pick out a bunch of terrible musicals to make fun of. First off, most musicals seem stuck in the 1930s, when every song everywhere sounded like a show tune, and therefore stank. Second, we're afraid of polarizing our audience. You ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2011

    Pop Rocks: A (Not Really) Canonical List Of Wardrobe Malfunctions (NSFW)

    Bad idea.​The "wardrobe malfunction" is a phenomenon I confess I wasn't really aware of until Super Bowl XXXVIII. Half of us at the party were watching the actual Janet Jackson/Justin Timberlake halftime show, the other half were watching the South Park (or was it Family Guy?) episode running ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2011

    Pop Rocks: What's Your [Wardrobe] Malfunction? (NSFW)

    Bad idea.​The "wardrobe malfunction" is a phenomenon I confess I wasn't really aware of until Super Bowl XXXVIII. Half of us at the party were watching the actual Janet Jackson/Justin Timberlake halftime show, the other half were watching the South Park (or was it Family Guy?) episode running ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2011

    5 Great, Utterly Absurd Moments In Diva History

    ​Many performers are referred to, or refer to themselves as "divas." This happens especially when the performer in question has thrown a tantrum for little or no reason. You see, "diva" is actually French for "spoiled pain in the ass." A fine recent example comes from right here in Houston: Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2011

    The Situation is Making Us Fat

    He may be a tool, but, unlike most of us, he ain't fat.​Americans are voyeurs. We like to watch. Since the invention of the television, it has been the choice for peering into the world outside our living room and, despite the popularity of streaming video and the Internet in general, TV is ... More >>

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    December 10, 2010

    The 12 Really Most Annoying Things About Christmas Shopping

    And we didn't even mention THIS​It's getting to crunch time. You gotta buy gifts. You could do it online, but no, you want to get into the spirit of things and mingle with your fellow revelers. You will regret this decision. We asked you to give us examples of what you find most annoying ab ... More >>

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    December 2, 2010

    Top 12 Sexiest Christmas Album Covers

    ​Above is the cover of the new Christmas single by once-popular barroom grunge act Buckcherry. We have to say, we like it a lot better than we like their music. It continues a tradition of sexy yuletide album covers, which Rocks Off is proud to document for your ogling pleasure. We'll try to ... More >>

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    October 26, 2010

    It's Christmastime Already? Pass The Ammo, Please

    This is how we feel about Christmas NOW... don't even try to talk to us after Thanksgiving.​Rocks Off is not trying to interrupt your Halloween plan-making - getting a little late in the game, isn't it though? - but you might as well forget about it anyway. We feel it's our civic duty to infor ... More >>

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    September 9, 2010

    Nick Cannon

    Really? He's a mogul?

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    August 11, 2010

    Top 5 WTF Music Award Acceptance Speeches

    Dana DonovanLittle Joe Washington and a pair of enthusiastic fans at the 2007 HPMA ceremony​As we may have mentioned once or twice, tonight Rocks Off and the Houston Press reveal the winners of this year's 2010 Houston Press Music Awards over at Warehouse Live. It's a free show, with performan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2010

    FAIL: Weezer, Mariah Carey, Christina Aguilera, ASCAP

    ​Weezer to Team Up with Ryan Adams: Set Expectations Bar to "Low": Remember when Bryan Adams teamed up with Rod Stewart and Sting on that song "All For Love" on the Three Musketeers soundtrack? We bring it up not to once again give Ryan Adams shit about his name, but to point out that all thre ... More >>

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    April 1, 2010
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    February 18, 2010

    Aftermath: Mariah Carey, Trapped By The Divadom She Once Embraced

    Photos by Marco Torres​ Just what is the draw of divadom? What makes someone want to support gilded hissy fits and glittery passive-aggression brought to a high art? Better yet, how did Mariah Carey reach this level of queenliness in this day and age? Aftermath pondered those things as he walked t ... More >>

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    February 17, 2010

    Mariah Carey's Many Knuckle Children, Or The Self-Gratification Of Mimi

    [Ed. Note: You know us... always taking the high road.] mariahcarey.com"Craig! Put your hands where I can see them!"​Thanks to this new thing on YouTube called VEVO, we can watch crisp versions of our favorite music videos, young and old, without worrying about shoddy quality or mislabeling. This ... More >>

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    February 11, 2010
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    December 31, 2009

    Beasting Off the Riesling: The Most Ridiculous Lyrics of 2009, Part 1

    The lowest common denominator having been achieved in 2005 with the release of the Black Eyed Peas' Monkey Business, popular musicians have had to work extra hard in recent years to find new and inventive ways to be inane. They found great success in 2009, with artists as varied as Lady Gaga, Bruce ... More >>

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    December 17, 2009

    Handel's Messiah

    What Christmas is all about (with violins)

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    December 9, 2009

    Our Five Favorite Heavy Metal Christmas Carols

    ​Every year the Christmas gods try to throw us the same old boring and tired holiday music. Mariah Carey, Bing Crosby, Elvis Presley and Hall & Oates are just fine, but this member of Rocks Off needs the blood of the innocent and punishing power chords under his dead, decaying tree. We sought ... More >>

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    December 4, 2009

    Can Rocks Off Withstand an Entire Hour of Sunny 99.1's Holiday Programming?

    ​Since Thanksgiving night, local dentist office-core radio station Sunny 99.1 FM has been pumping out non-stop Christmas tunes as they have been doing now for quite a few years. It's a Houston phenomenon and an ominous bellwether for the coming holiday. You pretty much know when you can hear Vanes ... More >>

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    May 11, 2009

    Turning the Screw: Bun B, Trae & Lil Keke, Rihanna, Snoop, Eminem vs. Nick Cannon, Jay-Z, T.I., E-40, South Park Mexican and More

    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. Single of the Week: "Grey Cassette," Trae feat Bun B and Lil Keke Wire To Wire Ummm, we're not going to link to them, but s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2008

    Roger Clemens Is Not Alone: More Famous Dalliances between Athletes and Entertainers

    It appears our boy Rocket has outdone himself this time. Or did about a decade ago, when according to the New York Post, Clemens began blasting off with third-tier Nashville singer Mindy McCready. Also, McCready was about 15 at the time. Clemens, through his ever-vigilant attorneys, insists she's a ... More >>

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    April 3, 2008
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    December 13, 2007
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    August 31, 2007
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    June 7, 2007

    Bjrk

    Middle-aged pixie

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    May 30, 2007

    Explain Your Most Played

    Coming in at Number Seven... There’s a lot of games you can play with iTunes and winamp players and whatever. There’s magic iPod. There are those Myspace-type questionnaires that everybody fills out and forwards but nobody reads. And there are those “What’s on your iPod” features that ar ... More >>

  • Music

    September 21, 2006

    My Hips Don't Lie...But Mariah Carey's Do!

    Shakira vs. Mariah, head-to-blond-head

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    November 17, 2005

    True Blue Confessions

    Let's join Madonna for a friendly round of Celebrity Breach of Confidentiality

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    September 18, 2003

    Drastic Unilateral Action

    Universal hopes to JumpSTART flagging CD sales with aggressive price cuts. Who benefits the most?

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    August 28, 2003

    Mariah Carey

    Thursday, August 28

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    October 16, 1997
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