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    March 6, 2014

    10 Awesome Hair-Band Videos You Probably Forgot

    Sorry, but we refuse to start spamming the Rocks Off Twitter account with gnarly photos of our '80s mullets and half-shirts. No one needs to see that. So instead, we're going to take things old-school in another way -- spamming your eyeballs with some of the sweetest hair-band videos known to man. ... More >>

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    November 1, 2013

    Head Out On the Highway: A Lone Star Rally Playlist

    Don't let those thunderclouds fool you: That low rumbling you hear in the distance is the Lone Star Rally, the state's largest gathering of bikers, absolutely terrorizing the good people of Galveston. Until the last chopper rolls out on Sunday evening, the Island will be ground zero for bandanas and ... More >>

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    September 19, 2012

    Are These the Most Anticipated Albums of 2013? Seriously?

    A Web site (magazine?) called Loudwire posted their list of the most anticipated rock albums of 2013. The first question we have is "anticipated by whom?" Because if the answer is "people who love music," then we've got some major problems here. 10. Motley Crue Really? The tenth most anticipated n ... More >>

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    July 5, 2012
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    June 7, 2012

    Years of Refusal: 8 More '80s Icons Who Should Follow Morrissey Into Retirement

    Morrissey announced this week that he plans to retire in two years. That's tragic news in some circles, but we think it's a good move. In 2014, he'll turn 55, and the Smiths thing is never happening. How much longer is he supposed to do this? Another ten years 'til he's 65? He's Morrissey, not a Chi ... More >>

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    May 10, 2012

    When Car Commercials And Rock And Roll Collide

    This weekend is the big Houston Art Car Parade, where children and adults of all ages can gander at their fellow Houstonians' labors of car love. Each car is a marvel to the ingenuity and the insanity of this race known as the modern Texan. The Art Car festivities have cars on our brains. Rock a ... More >>

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    April 18, 2012

    Don't Play It Again, Sam: More Terrible Remakes Of Great Songs (By The Original Artists)

    Rocks Off covered Eric Clapton's "Layla" and several other awful updates in January. Sometimes an artist hits it big with one great song. Real big, real fast. Before they know it, they're the hot-button item, on the lips of the hip and influential across the world. Of course, a sudden rise to fame ... More >>

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    March 20, 2012

    Kiss, Motley Crue Hit Houston Together August 3

    Kiss and Motley Crue are set to go on tour this year together, hitting the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion August 3, in the the thick of what will probably be a nasty, hot Texas summer. What should they call this tour? Maybe the "Shout It Loud at the Devil Tour"? Or how about "Detroit Rock City Bo ... More >>

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    November 17, 2011
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    September 15, 2011
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    July 7, 2011

    Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap: Music Fans Love Their A-Holes

    You rotten flexible bastard.​Sting. He's the artist we love to hate. From The Atlantic: Sting, everyone's favorite somnambulant acoustic pop star, has developed a somewhat checkered experience in Central Asia. In 2009, Gulnara Karimova - herself a fledgling pop singer under the name GooGooSha ... More >>

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    June 30, 2011
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    June 14, 2011

    Zoo Station: A Noah's Ark Of 75 Animal Songs

    And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be male and female. Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two of every sort shall come unto thee ... More >>

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    June 13, 2011

    Friday Night: Motley Crue & Poison At Toyota Center

    Photos by Jay Lee​Motley Crue, Poison, New York Dolls Toyota Center June 10, 2011 "This drink tastes like rank hooker ass," says the man in the club-level bar, clad in an oversized Motley Crue shirt from one of the last Crue Fest jaunts in Houston. It must be a bad batch of Bud Light coming f ... More >>

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    June 12, 2011

    Motley Crue At Toyota Center: A Taste

    Photos by Jay Lee​Rocks Off had to run by the (rocks) office this afternoon, so we thought we'd post a few photos from Friday's Motley Crue/Poison/New York Dolls glamstravaganza at Toyota Center while we were up here, plus a few tweets from the show. See our full review, and more photos, tomor ... More >>

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    June 10, 2011

    Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx: The Rocks Off Interview

    "I'm dying for rock and roll to become exciting again" ​Tonight, the grand rock and roll triumvirate of Motley Crue, Poison, and the New York Dolls pulls into the Toyota Center. Each band comes armed with decades of experience, great songs, and a boatload of modern influence, including the Do ... More >>

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    June 9, 2011

    Walk on the Wild Side

    One tour unites three very different faces of glam-rock.

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    June 9, 2011

    Dirty Diaries: The Motley Crue Literary Canon

    ​Anyone who knows this member of Rocks Off will know that he owns most every book written about Motely Crue, or written by a member of Motley Crue. Yes, next to Howard Zinns's A People's History of the United States and a well-worn copy of American Psycho, sits the collected literary works of ... More >>

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    February 16, 2011

    Who's Vroomin' Who: Top 10 Songs With Motorcycle Sounds

    ​Craig's Hlist has been on a Motley Crue kick for the past few months. We may have just finished reading The Dirt for the fourth time, and we really enjoyed Nikki Sixx's Heroin Diaries book, which tells the story of how he spent 1987 mired in a haze of junk and almost every other drug imaginab ... More >>

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    January 14, 2011

    The Worst Concert Rip-Offs We've Ever Seen

    jackslackofrestraint.blogspot.com​On this day in 1978, the rapidly disintegrating Sex Pistols finally fell apart for good. Conveniently enough, they did it onstage at San Francisco's Winterland Ballroom, on the final night of the ill-fated U.S. tour that also lurched its way through San Antoni ... More >>

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    December 9, 2010

    Today's High Schoolers Shrugging Off New Music

    ​During this part of the year, your humble narrator treks from school to schools selling contest music to bands and orchestras. It's a good gig, and it enables us to get a good gander at what the next generation of musicians look like. However, after several years of doing it, we started noti ... More >>

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    November 10, 2010

    Top 10 Rock Tell-All Autobiographies

    ​Craig's Hlist just cracked into his copy of Life, by Keith Richards. It's the first time that the Rolling Stones guitarist and god among men has taken time to document his rock and roll journey for anyone. Sure there have been Stones oral histories from the band, but this is Richards' chance ... More >>

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    July 27, 2010

    Premiere: Fat Tony's "Like, Hell Yeah" Video (Slightly NSFW)

    Marc Brubaker​Rocks Off is proud to be the first to premiere the first clip of Fat Tony's "Like, Hell Yeah," which is also up for Best Song in this year's Houston Press Music Awards. The music video was filmed inside a house in Montrose and features enough Houston indie scene luminaries to clo ... More >>

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    June 25, 2010

    When Keeping It Real Goes Wrong: Metal Edition

    ​Dave Chapelle teaches us that the art of "keeping it real" may sometimes go awry. According to urbandictionary.com, this occurs when "in the act of keeping it real, the outcome is unexpected and usually has a negative effect on the individual who decided to keep it real." Rock stars are not i ... More >>

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    May 20, 2010
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    April 14, 2010

    Omotai Is Ready To Go All "Band Member Assassin" On Houston's Indie Scene

    Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to sheaserrano@gmail.com. ​Fact: If Will Smith makes a m ... More >>

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    November 13, 2009

    He Said She Said: Songs from the Year We Were Born That We Still Listen To, Part 2

    ​When He Said began researching the music that came out the year we were born, 1983, we were taken aback by how much of this music has warped, shaped and informed our life. Pretty much all of the albums and bands that were prevalent that year are still on our turntables and playlists. Why just thi ... More >>

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    August 24, 2009

    MP3 of the Day: Morgue City, Not Metal But Still Plenty Dark

    ​Rocks Off was sure that Houston's Morgue City was a metal band - it's a perfect metal name, that's for sure. Not quite. The Houston duo, descended from bondage-loving former HPMA Best Industrial winners Bozo Porno Circus, plays a brand of "noiz" not far off from KMFDM or My Life With the Thrill K ... More >>

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    August 6, 2009
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    July 7, 2009

    Single-Album Sets We'd Like to See, Part 1: Bob Dylan, George Strait, The Pogues and More

    Initiated by indie-rockers like Sonic Youth, Slint and Built to Spill at mid-2000s festivals - UK/U.S. hopover All Tomorrow's Parties and its various tie-ins being the most prominent - playing a beloved LP front to back in concert is now the hottest thing going on the classic-rock circuit. Within th ... More >>

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    June 12, 2009

    Talking With Air Guitar Master Bjorn Turoque

    For the past six years, Dan Crane, aka "Bjorn Turoque" has been the preeminent ambassador for the world of air guitar. He retired from competition in the Air Guitar World Championships in 2005 and made a lateral move to being the touring roadshow nightly MC - or the "Master of Air-emonies," as he ca ... More >>

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    January 12, 2009

    Metalocalypse: Texas Hippie Coalition

    Denison-based Texas Hippie Coalition, or THC to fans, lays claim to the title "Kings of Red Dirt Metal," and will more than likely rock you the eff out. These guys feel like Pantera meets Lynyrd Skynyrd, so horns most definitely up. (Plus, the drummer goes by "Cowboy.") Lead singer Big D ... More >>

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    July 24, 2008
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    April 18, 2008
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    February 14, 2008
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    January 3, 2008
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    September 27, 2007
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    September 20, 2007
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    September 6, 2007
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    May 31, 2007

    Rock and Roll Autobiographies

    Stars' tell-all stories

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    March 23, 2006

    Mtley Cre

    Friday, March 24, Toyota Center, 1510 Polk, 713-758-7200

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    December 29, 2005

    Comeback Clips

    A music-video renaissance is afoot -- but it's strictly on the download

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    September 22, 2005

    Cre Cuts

    On the phone with the Mtley bunch

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    September 15, 2005

    Every Time I Die, with the Red Chord

    Monday, September 19, at the Engine Room, 1515 Pease, 713-654-7846.

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    August 11, 2005

    Avril Lavigne, with Gavin DeGraw and Butch Walker

    Tuesday, August 16, at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2025 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, 281-363-3300.

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    January 27, 2005

    Pattern Recognition

    Can defunct German bands become the sheezy in '05? Ja, they Can. We explore these and other of this year's trends.

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    November 21, 2002

    Too Hot for Love

    The Donnas out-Crüe the Crüe with a new spin on the old sex-and-excess glam formula

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    March 28, 2002

    Rock and Roll Swirlie

    Manhattan's Toilet Boys keep '80s hair metal and '70s glam rock from circling the drain

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