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Motley Crue

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    October 13, 2014

    Motley Crue at The Woodlands, 10/11/2014

    Motley Crue, Alice Cooper Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion October 11, 2014 Could this really be it? Was Saturday night really, honestly the last time Motley Crue will ever darken the door of a Texas venue? Can their claims of calling it quits really be taken seriously? Pretty hard to predict, one w ... More >>

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    October 10, 2014

    The 10 Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Katy Perry, Motley Crue, Erasure, Untapped...

    Katy Perry Toyota Center, October 10 & 11 People can hate on pop concerts all they want, but they're probably viewing them all wrong. If they attend expecting a musical experience that rattles their very core, they will likely be disappointed. But approach it as a spectacle, and the experience is a ... More >>

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    October 10, 2014

    Five of the Many, Many Times Motley Crue Should Have Retired Already

    To hear Motley Crue tell it, Saturday night will be the last time they perform for a Houston crowd together. The glam-metal archetypes, storied rock and roll survivors all, say that this is it for them. The Final Tour. They even made a big show of signing a contract pledging never again to perform a ... More >>

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    September 12, 2014

    Five More Epic '80s Tours That Deserve The Wall Treatment

    Ex-Pink Floyd bandleader Roger Waters celebrated his 71st birthday in typically dramatic fashion last Saturday: he premiered a new movie at the Toronto International Film Festival. Roger Waters: The Wall is a documentary chronicling the songwriter's massive, three-year world tour, "The Wall Live," f ... More >>

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    August 20, 2014

    The Top 40 Charting Hard-Rock Songs: Part 2

    Welcome back to the show! We're counting down the Top 40 hard rock songs of all time, according to Billboard (sort of...). I'll take a moment to recap Nos. 40-31. 40. "Don't Tell Me You Love Me," Night Ranger 39. "Cumbersome," Seven Mary Three 38. "Trampled Underfoot," Led Zeppelin 37. "Back In Bla ... More >>

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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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    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 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 >>

  • Music

    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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    April 21, 2009

    New York Dolls, Green Day Headed for Houston

    Good news if you're into punk rock, whether you think it was invented by Iggy Pop or Kurt Cobain. Platform-heeled glamour boys the New York Dolls, a direct and deep influence on everyone from the Ramones to Motley Crue - and, lest we forget, former NYD fan-club president Morrissey - are co ... 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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    July 22, 2008

    Tonight: Are You Ready for Cruefest?

    This somewhat giddy reporter sure was, as Motley Crue's Vince Neil and Tommy Lee gave her an "exclusive" backstage interview before the tour's Palm Beach stop. My, how times have changed - anyone who's read The Dirt knows what "exclusive backstage interview" used to mean. Now apparently the Crue sit ... More >>

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    April 18, 2008

    Weekend Music: A Speeding Motorcycle and Lots More

    Despite the rash of festivals this weekend, those who prefer to confine their musical pursuits to indoors have precious little to complain about. Everyone who missed the late Infernal Bridegroom Productions' Daniel Johnston-inspired tour de force Speeding Motorcycle gets a second chance of sorts whe ... More >>

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    February 14, 2008
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    January 3, 2008

    Drenched in Blog: Radiohead Gets Nekkid!

    Whatever happened to normal music videos? These days all we see are things going backwards, crazy-ass French animation, and people making asses of themselves on treadmills. What became of the clips featuring pseudo-religious iconography and she-males puking in toilets? Remember "Smack My Bitch Up"? ... More >>

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    September 27, 2007
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    September 20, 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 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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    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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    December 3, 1998
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    November 6, 1997
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