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Mick Jagger

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2014

    The Rolling Stones' Rocky Road to Exile on Main Street

    Ain't It Time We Said Goodbye: The Rolling Stones on the Road to Exile By Robert Greenfield Da Capo Press, 196 pp. $25.99. Like estranged lovers who can't quite quilt each other, music journalist Robert Greenfield and the Rolling Stones have kept coming back together through the decades...at least ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2013

    Rolling Stones Attempt to Tell Their Own Story On Crossfire Hurricane

    The Rolling Stones: Crossfire Hurricane Eagle Rock, $14.98 DVD/$19.98 Blu-Ray, 147 mins. Originally shown on HBO last year, Crossfire Hurricane is the latest release from the Stones camp to commemorate the band's 50th anniversary, and meant to be the definitive documentary on their career. But wha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2012

    Rolling Stones Let Psych Flag Fly On '67's Their Satanic Majesties Request

    The Rolling Stones' 1967 album, Their Satanic Majesties Request, turns 45 today. The album's subject matter and oddity make it a strange holiday release, but hey it was the '60s. Best-known for the saccharine "She's a Rainbow" and oft-covered "2000 Man," the album gets lost in the Stones' greater l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2012

    5 Bands That Thankfully Still Aren't Getting Back Together

    With all the bands reuniting these days, it's hard to say anything is forever in the world of music. Bands are even getting smart and putting themselves on "indefinite hiatus" rather than actually "breaking up." See, they're just going away for a while. A "break up" would be too much of a commitment ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2012

    Muddy Waters and the Stones Get Their Mojo Workin'

    Muddy Waters and the Rolling Stones Live at the Checkerboard Lounge Chicago 1981 Eagle Rock, 106 min., $14.98 DVD/$19.98 DVD/CD What a great time it is be a classic-rock fan with eyes as well as ears. Between a trove of rare and unreleased concert and TV appearance videos readily available on YouTu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2012

    Sex Expert Rachel Khona's Steamy Road-Sex Soundtrack

    Nevermind the bushes, the parking garage, the vacant tollbooth, the Wendy's bathroom, the Walmart gardening center. I guess we've all been there, when the urge and vapors and blood flow gets to be so troublesome that we just gotta have sex in the car. It has to happen in the car. No exceptions. Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2012

    9 Rock Stars & Their Favorite Books

    Musicians like to read as much as the next person and being a creative lot they tend to draw inspiration from their favorite books. Which pieces of literature have struck a chord in the hearts of our favorite rock stars? 9. Billie Joe Armstrong, Catcher in the Rye: This probably isn't a surprise si ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2012

    SXSW 2012: Our Inner Monologue (Day One)

    Rocks Off has only been here in Austin for SXSW for a little more than a day, and our brains are already swimming in confusion. Taco Bell hotels, gigantic Doritos stages, girls dressed like Roseanne, everyone wearing ill-fitting cold-weather clothing, and somewhere in the din of it all, your new fav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2012

    Top 5 Bands We'd Like To See At The Ballet

    Tonight, Houston Ballet performs Rooster, Associate Choreographer Christopher Bruce's dance interpretations of eight Rolling Stones songs including "Little Red Rooster," "Paint It Black" and "Sympathy for the Devil." If that sounds a little lowbrow for the ballet, the program also includes two works ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2012

    Eyeballin' - The Rolling Stones: Some Girls Live in Texas '78

    In the multi-fractured musical landscape of time, even "the world's greatest rock and roll band" found themselves in a precarious position in 1978. Joe Strummer and the Clash had declared "No Elvis, Beatles or Rolling Stones in 1977," and subgenres like punk, funk, disco, new wave, reggae, and eve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2011

    Happy Birthday David Knopfler: 7 Lesser Known Rock Music Siblings

    In the holiday movie Fred Claus, Vince Vaughn plays Fred, the bitter older brother of Santa Claus. In one scene, he goes to a group counseling session with the brothers of Sylvester Stallone, Bill Clinton, Alec Baldwin and others to vent his frustration. Today is the 60th birthday of David Knopfler. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2011

    The Rolling Stones On Ed Sullivan Collected In New DVD Package

    "Show me your teeth!": Jagger On Ed Sullivan​The Rolling Stones are literally our favorite band of all-time. Yeah, the title of this here music blog should have already given that away, but watching a decade or so of vital Stones history fly by over six episodes on the new The Ed Sullivan Show ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    Some Girls: When Rock Met Disco And Disco Met Rock

    Rent money is for posers anyway. ​Tonight for one night only at the Houston Marq*E Stadium 23, Rolling Stones fans can finally catch The Rolling Stones: Some Girls Live In Texas, a 1978 concert from the band's Fort Worth stop. The tour came on the heels of the May 1978 release of the band's So ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2011

    Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice: Top 5 Songs about Sugar, Spices & Herbs

    photo: elsaelsa.comEdison Lighthouse ​While pondering the "Top 5 Songs about Food"...I figured, why not be a little more specific? I mean, I'm sure there are 5 different songs about ice cream, or cheeseburgers, or chicken or candy (all in good time, my pretties...). Wanting to highlight some o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2011

    More Labor Day Music: 5 Secret Anti-Labor Songs

    ​Work sucks. You know it, Rocks Off knows it, and just because your boss magnanimously decides to throw you one day off between July 4th and Thanksgiving doesn't change that fact. So you take your solace where you can, in the little things, like music. Musicians are hard workers like you, ri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2011

    Spice Up Your Labor Day With Five Songs About Sugar & Herbs

    Rocks Off is grateful to Eating Our Words for sharing this blog with us; it was written by EOW contributor Ginny Braud. What smells so good in here? photo: elsaelsa.comEdison Lighthouse​While pondering the "Top 5 Songs about Food"...I figured, why not be a little more specific? I mean, I'm su ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2011

    Top 10 Musician Movie Cameos

    Rocks Off has no idea why Mick Jagger might prefer Performance to Ned Kelly.​Over recent years, Rocks Off has been repeatedly surprised by the quality performances of musicians in films. Naturally, there are some duds in the mix; even Mick Jagger himself, who starred in 1970's Ned Kelly, disow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2010

    Ten Rock-Star Crushes We Still Haven't Outgrown

    ​Artists like Elvis Presley, Madonna, and Mick Jagger undoubtedly helped define the consumate rock star crush. But there have been a handful of worthy others along the way - armed with that certain je ne se quoi - who haven't left our radar. Years later, turns out we're still smitten with thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2010

    The Quotable Keith Richards: "I'm Happy To Be Anywhere"

    ​As anyone with half a brain and persistent hacking cough knows, today is a very special day. Today Little, Brown and Company publishes Life, Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards' autobiography as told to/pieced together by British journalist James Fox. Life has already received a fair amo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2010

    Stones In Exile Still Stuck In 1972

    ​With its recent hugely successful reissue and - depending on how much extra cash you want to shell out - bonus tracks, limited-edition postcards and a 10cc sample of genuine Mick Jagger semen (OK, maybe not), deservedly or not Exile on Main Street continues to be the most lauded and discussed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2010

    Rocks Off Is Bleeding, Torn And Frayed

    ​Exile on Main Street is not Rocks Off's favorite Rolling Stones album. Never has been. That honor rests with Let It Bleed, and not for "Gimme Shelter" (OK, that's a lie), "Midnight Rambler" or "You Can't Always Get What You Want." No, for us it's always been the songs sandwiched around "Rambler": ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2010

    Allergic To Myself: Songs Guaranteed Not To Make You Sneeze

    ​ If you're new to Houston, you may be wondering what all that yellow crap on your car (and on the road, and in your hair...) is. Well, it's oak pollen, and along with sweltering humidity, infuriating traffic, and the occasional hurricane, it's one of the things that makes living here such a delig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2010

    Yes, We Admit It: We Have No Clue How To Judge A Two-Step Contest

    Rocks Off has no idea how to judge a country two-step competition. A few weeks ago we were asked if we would take time out of our Friday night to judge Reliant Energy's Two-Step Showdown at Rebels Honky Tonk on Washington Avenue. Yes, that Washington Avenue. The one we spent our January mired in, r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2010

    He Said She Said: Songs That Make Us Feel Like a Man, Baby!

    Mad Men's Christina Hendricks makes us feel like a man in the best possible way...​He Said's view of manhood wasn't built on sweat and labor the way most guys would probably say. Early on in our musical journey, we always equated music to being sleazy and slithery, or just dancing. It makes sense ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2010

    New iPhone? Rocks Off Has an App for That.

    Photo illustrations by John Seaborn Gray​ We know a ton of you got iPhones over the holiday break. Well, good news: Rocks Off has spent the last few months developing our own iPhone applications (or "apps," as the urban kids are saying) and we're thrilled to debut them here. All inquiries, critici ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2009

    Eyeballin: Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out! - the Rolling Stones In All Their Late-'60s Satanic Majesty

    In late 1969, the Rolling Stones were at a musical crossroads. They were two years away from the deep blues of Sticky Fingers and its follow-up, the majestically scuzzy Exile On Main Street. Mick Jagger and Keith Richards were still very much tinkering with their new bluesier direction that would t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2009

    He Said She Said: Hot, Sweaty, Angry Workout Songs

    ​When it comes to exercise, men and women don't have many different reasons for doing it. Mainly, both genders want to look better naked if perchance they find themselves without clothes on around a stranger they want to sleep with. Life expectancy, general health, and mental well-being are all se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2009

    Happy Birthday Charlie Watts!

    Charlie Watts, drummer of the Rolling Stones, turns 68 years young today. The "Wembley Whammer" has been drumming for the Stones since 1962, when he was recruited from his day job at a London advertising firm to play for a group of nicotine-stained, drunken, blues-obsessed teenagers. Watts doesn't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2009

    Is She Really The "Heidi Fleiss of Houston"?

    Sometimes one flip remark transforms things.One Houston cop calls a woman "The Heidi Fleiss of Houston," and the media goes nuts (Hey, including us.)But we're really not convinced Debbie Turbiville is up to Heidi Fleiss's standards.Until we see Joel Osteen's name on a credit-card bill, we're withhol ... More >>

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    February 5, 2009
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    December 22, 2008

    Classic Rock Corner: The Greatest Band Logos of All Time, Part 2

    An early example of rock art... We're back to reveal the best of the best, the cream of the crop, the cappo di tutti cappi of classic-rock band logos evah! And when we say "greatest," we look for a combination of things including memorability, longevity, graphic design, influence and appearances. ... More >>

  • Music

    August 28, 2008
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    August 7, 2008

    Shine a Light, The Stones and Scorsese

    This film is a treat for movie and music fans alike

  • Film

    April 3, 2008

    Some Country for Old Men: Shine a Light

    Seniors Scorsese and the Stones together again

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2008

    Drenched In Blog: Car Stereo (Blogs)

    If anyone knows Drenched, you know we love to dance. The moves have been described by bystanders as looking something like Henry Rollins being molested by Mick Jagger, fueled by whiskey, amaretto and denim. Tonight at Boondocks, the official bar of Drenched In Blog, Austin's Car Stereo (Wars) will ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2007

    Drenched in Blog: Happy 25th, Thriller

    If you didn’t already have enough reasons to feel old, tomorrow is the 25th anniversary of Michael Jackson’s Thriller, released December 1, 1982. Thriller still holds or shares several of the music business’s most prestigious records: It’s the best-selling album of all time at more than 104 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2007

    Drenched In Blog: Sir Mick's Greatest "Hits"

    This week, Sir Mick Jagger, the guy that sings in the Rolling Stones, released a compilation of his solo hits. Calling these songs “hits” is a stretch in the most sincere form. You could call it more of an album of tracks that Keef shot down during sessions. He probably produced a switchblade an ... More >>

  • Music

    May 10, 2007

    Kings of Leon

    With a No. 1 album in the UK, the Kings of Leon are all but exiled from Main Street, USA

  • Music

    January 4, 2007

    The Chieftains

    The Chieftains perform with the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pops, Friday through Sunday, January 5, through January 7, at Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana, 713-224-7575.

  • News

    June 15, 2006
  • Music

    August 25, 2005

    Rock Floozies Write

    Wack peruses some doozies in the groupie tell-all canon

  • Calendar

    August 19, 2004

    The Bends

    Theatre New West presents a historic play about homosexuals persecuted during WWII

  • Film

    October 17, 2002

    To Die For

    Mick Jagger transforms Andy Garcia into The Man from Elysian Fields

  • Music

    January 17, 2002

    Musical Chairs

    It's never the same show with the Good Luck Band

  • Culture

    April 5, 2001

    Blowin' Smoke

    Ted Demme and Denis Leary are a match made in effin' heaven

  • Calendar

    November 23, 2000

    Left Stone Cold

    Gimme Shelter

  • Music

    November 11, 1999

    Bored? Tired?...

    L7 delivers a message of defiance to all those prepackaged rockers

  • Music

    June 17, 1999

    Living Doll

    Mary Chapin Carpenter's new tour will rekindle old flames

  • Music

    October 2, 1997
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