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Neil Diamond

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2014

    Top 10 Songs to Download While Drunk

    Boozy playlists are the very best, better still when they randomly appear on your playlist the day after you've knocked back a few beers. Your drunk brain always knows what kind of music the sober you needs. Or most of the time, anyway. Unfortunately, sometimes drunken downloading can be just about ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2013

    Sony's Christmas Music Elderly Cat Lady = Internet Win

    This is not something you expect a major record label to ever do. It's also a little horrifying. Over the years hundreds of artists have recorded for Columbia, CBS, Epic and the other labels (past and present) now under the Sony umbrella. Most of them have recorded at least one holiday album. Now S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2013

    Musicians, Music Offer Sweet Relief After a Terrible Week

    Life can get pretty dreary at points, and last week was, without a doubt, the dreariest week in a long time. From the massive fertilizer-plant explosion that devastated West, Texas to the Boston Marathon bombing and everything in between, our nation faced some pretty horrific tragedies in which many ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2013

    Artists Who Need Their Own Sirius/XM Channel Already

    I've had satellite radio in my life since Christmas. Nothing is better than falling asleep on the couch on a Saturday afternoon after a big fat lunch with Willie's Roadhouse playing; waking up every few hours to piss during a Ray Price cut and then falling back to sleep. What I love the most, besi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 25, 2012

    Christmas Past: The Lost Sinatra Group Christmas Episode

    While we celebrate the holidays, Rocks Off is resurrecting a few of our best Christmas-themed blogs from the past few years. (Wait... resurrecting is Easter. Never mind.) This blog originally appeared December 22, 2010. Through the magic of Christmas, Rocks Off has received a copy of the transcript ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2012

    Return to Glory: Rick Rubin's 5 Best Comeback Productions

    Recently, Black Sabbath confirmed that record magnate and production auteur Rick Rubin would be twiddling the knobs on their new record, set to be released next year. It will be their first with Ozzy Osbourne on vocals since 1978, and a lot of their reputation is riding on this. Not that it will ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2012

    Who Should Play RodeoHouston In 2013?

    On October 30, just a few days from now, RodeoHouston will announce its first round of performers for the 2013 edition of the star-studded, yeehawin', nearly three-week event at Reliant Park. The booking the last few years has been getting more adventurous, with the likes of Kid Rock, KISS, Mary J. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2012

    10-Plus Vinyl Albums You'll Always See at Thrift Stores

    I have been cursed with an affliction to mindlessly buy vinyl at thrift stores, garage sales, flea markets, and estate sales, without regard for how much room I have at home. The problem now encompasses compact discs too. It's a genetic trait. My father collects containers. His garage looks like the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2012

    Bartender Chat: PJ of PJ's Sports Bar

    This week, we stayed close to home because of the shitty weather and walked over to PJ's Sports Bar. Although it wasn't raining when we left the house, it was pouring five minutes into the 10-minute walk. We arrived with wet hair, soaked to the bone and a little raccoon-eyed...(Where were you on tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 29, 2012

    RIP Davy Jones, Monkees Singer And Pop Idol

    Davy Jones, lead singer of '60s pop sensations and television band The Monkees has died at the age of 66 in his hometown of Indiantown, Florida, according to the Martin County medical examiner's office. He suffered a heart attack. The Monkees were created initially to be a sort of "safe" Beatles b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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

    May 16, 2011

    Saturday Night: Josh Groban At Toyota Center

    Photos by Jay Lee​Josh Groban Toyota Center May 14, 2011 Josh Groban is an unusual pop star. Unusual for 2011, anyway. One hundred years ago, many "pop stars" as we think of the term today drew their repertoires from light opera and Italian bel canto. The vocal techniques and subject matter ... More >>

  • Music

    April 14, 2011

    Meet at the Junction

    Finally, a sports bar that your girlfriend won't hate.

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2011

    Top 10 Musical Scenes In Quentin Tarantino Films

    ​Sunday, Quentin Tarantino, one of the best modern film directors not named Uwe Boll, turns 48 years old. It's hard to believe the beloved hipster director has now been on the public radar for almost 20 years, with his feature-length debut and breakout movie Reservoir Dogs turning the big 2-0 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2011

    Neil Diamond's Top Six Pop-Culture Moments

    ​Happy Birthday to the undisputed "Jewish Elvis," Mr. Neil Diamond, who can make a grown man weep with a few bars of "You Don't Bring Me Flowers," swiveling his hips and swaying his hair while wielding a deadly acoustic guitar. Diamond turns 70 years young today, and he seems to only be get ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 30, 2010
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    December 22, 2010

    The Lost Sinatra Group Christmas Episode

    ​Through the magic of Christmas, Rocks Off has received a copy of the transcript of the "Sinatra Group" sketch that was filmed in an alternate reality last weekend, one in which Phil Hartman never died, and Saturday Night Live is currently in one of its funniest seasons to date. What else cou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2010

    More Like "Hall Of Lame," Am I Right?

    ​Ladies and gentlemen, your 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is ready to admit a new class: Alice Cooper, Tom Waits, Neil Diamond, Darlene Love and Dr. John have all been inducted for 2011, the foundation announced Wednesday. With the exception of Wai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2010

    Young Man, Older Woman: Top Ten Cougar Anthems

    ​Congratulations to Houston folksinger Glenna Bell. Her "The Cougar Anthem," from this year's Perfectly Legal: Songs of Sex, Love and Murder, was singled out Tuesday alongside Aaron Neville, Keith Richards, Norah Jones and Paul McCartney & Wings in USA Today's weekly "The Playlist" feature. I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2010

    Bon Jovi, Rock & Roll Hall Of Famers? It Could Happen...

    Stay classy, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame...​This morning the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announced this year's ballot of nominees, with the winners to be announced in December and inducted next March in New York. Fifteen names are on this year's ballot, ranging from hip-hoppers, proto-metal icons, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    Get Him To The Greek: Win Free Tickets; Three Questions The Movie Needs To Answer

    Get Him to the Greek stars Russell Brand as a drug-infested rock star and Jonah Hill as the uptight assistant whose job it is to get him to a gig at the Greek Theater in LA.Three questions that can be resolved only by seeing the movie:

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2010

    sIngs' Brett Taylor: One Musician, Two Songs, Same Name... He Makes The Call

    ​ Saturday night at Mango's, sIngs debuts its new EP, Hells, to what is sure to be a full house. Also on the bill are the reawakened Sharks & Sailors, Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, Young Mammals and B L A C K I E. Casiotone was to play a gig at The Husk next to Khon's, but when that venue ... More >>

  • Music

    December 24, 2009

    Midwinter Graces

    The sounds of Christmas 2009 from Bob Dylan, Sting, Tori Amos, Rob Halford and more.

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    Get Lit: Neil Diamond is Forever: The Illustrated History of the Man and His Music by Jon Bream

    ​Neil Diamond's hipster cachet has increased greatly in the past few years: The Rick Rubin albums, Saving Silverman, ultimate Neil tribute band Super Diamond and Will Ferrell's deadly funny SNL impression, in which "America" is presented as an anti-immigration number. But his fans have long been a ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 27, 2009
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    August 26, 2009

    Stirred and Shaken: Christian's Tailgate Lunch Box

    Photo by Troy Fields​Friday night is karaoke night at Christian's Tailgate (2000 Bagby, 713-527-0261), which can only mean one thing: drunken idiots. To stand up and belt it out in front of a room full of people, most of us need to be seriously soused. Spectators, in order to endure the aur ... More >>

  • Music

    May 14, 2009

    Going Viral

    The infestation of classic-rock threatens the cultural legacy of an entire generation and must be stopped.

  • Music

    February 5, 2009

    The Story of Los Volcanes and Neil Diamond

    A chance Texas encounter gives a Seattle conjunto band the shot of a lifetime

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2009

    Neil Diamond Turns On His Heart Light For H-Town (Again)

    When Neil Diamond hit Houston last October, he told us in the crowd that the proceeds from that night's merchandise sales were going into a Hurricane Ike relief fund. He had traveled around our area with Mayor Bill White and seen the destruction and utter insanity that the hurricane had brought us, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2009

    Craiged In Blog: My Year in Concerts

    Metallica, Toyota Center, November 20: When Death Magnetic came out in September during Hurricane Ike, initially I dismissed it as I was knee-deep still in the new Black Keys and Beck albums and fence rubble. But somewhere along the line I picked this up again and destroyed my car stereo speakers. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2008

    Damn the Torpedoes, Live Nation is Full Steam Ahead

    Start saving those nickels and dimes, kids, because the biggest tour of 2009 (so far) is headed for Houston. At a press conference in House of Blues' Foundation Room this morning, Live Nation President Bob Roux and Toyota Center General Manager Doug Hall announced Elton John and Billy Joel will br ... More >>

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    October 15, 2008
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    October 14, 2008
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    July 3, 2008
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    May 22, 2008

    Americans Recording Mexican Songs

    The Bueno, the Bad and the Muy Ugly

  • Music

    September 6, 2007

    Arthur Alexander

    Lonely Just Like Me: The Final Chapter

  • Music

    June 7, 2007

    Bjrk

    Middle-aged pixie

  • Music

    December 22, 2005

    The Hanukkah Songs

    Wherein we find the coining of our new favorite word: Jewpergroup

  • Music

    December 8, 2005

    They Did What?

    The top WTF moments of 2005

  • Music

    November 17, 2005

    Neil Diamond; Bobby Bare

    12 Songs; The Moon Was Blue

  • Music

    June 23, 2005

    How Low Can You Go?

    Let's see with the last installment of our guilty-pleasures project

  • Music

    October 21, 2004

    An ABBA to Zebra of Guilty Pleasures

    Music figures tell all abou their most shameful faves

  • Music

    January 8, 2004

    Oral Surgery

    Reconstructing Smash Mouth

  • Film

    February 8, 2001

    Dumb and Dumbest

    Saving Silverman takes Hollywood's juvenile craze to a new low

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    December 2, 1999
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    November 21, 1996
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    November 14, 1996
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    April 18, 1996
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