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Meat Loaf (Entertainer)

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2014

    Anthrax's Scott Ian Spins Tales From the Thrash Side

    Like many men currently in their mid-to-late forties, Anthrax co-founder/rhythm guitarist Scott Ian was a huge, practically obsessive KISS fan growing up. "My KISS window was about '75-'78, when I was 11 to 14 years old," Ian says. "The older kids all hated KISS because they thought it was only ab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2014

    The 10 Biggest Rock Stars Who Live In Texas

    By Chris Gray and Matthew Keever TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION (Honorable Mention 2) Some of our more genteel readers may be wondering who the hell Texas Hippie Coalition even is, not to mention how they landed on a list that purports to (informally) rank the Lone Star State's biggest rock stars. (Note: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2014

    Carry That Weight: Musicians, Fitness & Body Image

    So, February is here and it's time to reflect back on your recent promise to eat less, exercise more and lose weight. The first month of 2014 was filled with hope for a lighter and brighter tomorrow. How did you do? If you shed even a few L-Bs, congratulations to you, friend. You're one out of ev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2013

    Real Riff Raff vs Imposter Riff Raff, aka JoDY HiGHROLLER

    Our fair city is getting an early holiday present, in the form of a thing called Riff Raff. Riff Raff, aka Jody Highroller, will be gift-wrapping and delivering his syrupy, nonsensical rhymes at Warehouse Live this Sunday. We're excited, because Riff Raff's brand of nonsense is entertaining as hel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2013

    Top 5 Albums Lost to Us Because of Thieving Dicks

    Songs are like babies. Some of them drop into the world with barely a push, while others require yanking out with a wicked set of tongs after a long labor. Generally the latter is more common than the former, which is why any musician worth his or her salt carries around some sort of notebook to kee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2012

    Happy Saturnalia! 5 Songs for the Original Holidays

    Why do we celebrate the birth of Christ in December? There's no solid date on the actual birth date of Jesus, but you have to pick a day. Why that one? Well, a lot of it has to do with the festival of Saturnalia, which begins today. Saturnalia was one of the most widespread holidays in the Roman em ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    Meat Loaf vs. Bonnie Tyler In the Jim Steinman Power Ballad Battle

    Allmusic.com describes the work of Jim Steinman as theatrical, visceral and rousing. It also describes it as campy, indulgent, and silly. They're exactly right: His work is all of those things, which is why it's awesome. A member of the Songwriting Hall of Fame, Steinman is best known as the Bernie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2012

    The Voice Is Still Gone: 10 More Singers Who Have Lost It Live

    Per your comments, we here at Rocks Off realized that a whole lot more singers have lost their voices over the years than just Axl Rose and the five included in last week's look at the subject. It's unfortunate, but it seems that many, many pop and rock singers are struggling along in their middle-t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2012

    The Length of a Song Should Not Dictate the Length of Its Music Video

    I review a lot of music videos here on Rocks Off because I remain completely fascinated with them, since the days when I was a kid glued to MTV trying as hard as I could to understand exactly what was the meaning behind Metallica's "Unforgiven." I still believe that short musical films are the best ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2012

    La La Love You: Top Ten Cheesiest Love Songs For Valentine's Day

    It's that time of year again. Everything is red and full of hearts. Chocolates and roses are marked up. Couples are showing off and singles are desperately searching online dating services for a quick set-up to give them their own special day. That's right, it's about to be Valentine's Day! Some are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    The 10 Coolest Houston Fire Station Patches: Skulls, Gangs & Singed Balls

    With everyone watching the wildfires blazing around the state, it's a good time to think good thoughts about the people who risk their lives as firefighters. Each Houston Fire Department station has its own patch, and some of them are very cool. Or odd. Here are the 10 best, in our humble opinion. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    Happy International Youth Day: 6 Songs For The Young

    Kenneth Freeman​Rocks Off has become obsessed lately with finding playlists to celebrated some of the more obscure holidays on the calendar, and thankfully the United Nations is just great at providing those. Today is International Youth Day, a holiday that started in 2000 and is designed to b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    RIP Ryan Dunn: 15 Car Crash Songs

    film.com​Rocks Off has always been a Jackass fan. The exploits of Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Steve-O and the recently deceased Ryan Dunn may not be for everyone, but we've always maintained it's better to be a willing participant in mayhem and physical abuse than not (*cough* America's Fun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2011

    Four Comic Books That Would Make Better Musicals Than Spider-Man

    superpunch.blogspot.com​Rocks Off has gotten through our lives so far without watching a single episode of American Idol, and we are justly proud of that fact. However, even we had to view the clip of the show after we heard that the most murderous musical of the modern era was going to be fea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    Dark Side of the Moon: Best Blockbuster Album Ever?

    ​Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd's seminal album about mental illness, the inevitability of death, and anxiety born of living in modern society, turns 38 today. It remains one of the most successful... Wait a minute? DSotM is 38 years old? How is that possible? It seems like just yesterday ... More >>

  • Music

    August 26, 2010

    The Ladies' Man

    Meat Loaf says he's outdone Bat Out of Hell

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    Ten Iconic Musical Nicknames, And 25 You May Never Guess

    ​You know what sucks? Getting saddled with a really awkward family nickname when you are younger and it following you until it takes a frenzied freak-out to stop it. We were once called "Pooter" by our mother until an eight-year-old Rocks Off gave her a terse look right before third grade star ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2009

    Eyeballin': Little Feat and Meat Loaf Via Rockin' German TV Show Rockpalast

    ​We can blame the Germans for a lot of things. World War I...World War II..."99 Luftballoons." But classic rock fans can at least thank them for Rockpalast. Running on German TV and broadcast throughout much of Europe since the mid-'70s, "Rockpalast" has presented concert-length shows from hundred ... More >>

  • Film

    October 21, 1999

    Thelma Kills a Mockingbird

    Crazy's strong cast can't overcome a combo script

  • Film

    October 14, 1999

    Beyond Despair

    Tired plotlines pummel Fight Club

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