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Nikki Sixx

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    November 1, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Cage the Elephant, Acidic, Rusted Root, etc.

    Cage the Elephant Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, November 2 Kentucky-bred Cage the Elephant has emerged as one of the more successful alt-rock bands of the 2010s, as well as one of the quirkier and most eclectic. (Coincidence?) The Bowling Green quintet first turned heads with robust but radio-re ... More >>

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    April 18, 2013

    Transcribing Is a Bitch: The Collected Craig Hlavaty Interviews

    My last official day at the Houston Press is tomorrow, so these past two weeks I have been sifting through my body of work here at Rocks Off, almost seven years of words. I've been gleefully overdosing on nostalgia here at my desk, and I have (almost) no regrets. I'll have some more words on my depa ... More >>

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    January 17, 2013

    Essential Rock and Roll Literature For Budding Music Writers

    Right about now young, budding rock writers and nerds are sitting on gift cards and credit from the holidays, and may need to know what books to pick up at the local bookstore or Amazon to further their education. It's not enough to just read every new music blog or (gasp!) pick up a few music mag ... More >>

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    August 31, 2012

    Lita Ford: Still Living Like A Runaway

    In the '80s, Lita Ford was one of the most prominent female voices in hard rock. With hits such as "Kiss Me Deadly" (which was named the 76th "Greatest Hard Rock Song Of All-Time" by VH1), "Back To The Cave," and "Close My Eyes Forever," she was on a winning tear. Plus she still had (and has) oodl ... More >>

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    August 28, 2012

    Wanna Feel Old? These Are Pamela Anderson And Tommy Lee's Kids

    Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee and pinup gal Pamela Anderson were one of the most read-about and photographed couples of the '90s. Their leaked honeymoon sex tape would make millions for porn company IEG and it would cement Lee's legend as a wangsman of the highest order and make lonely men and young ... More >>

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    May 17, 2012

    Girls, Girls, Girls At 25: Anatomy Of A Strip-Club Classic

    Mötley Crüe, those depraved kings of '80s sleaze, took a major step toward strip-club immortality 25 years ago this week when the band released its fourth album, Girls, Girls, Girls.. Glossy, debauched heavy metal ruled the charts in the summer of 1987 -- Whitesnake, Ozzy, Bon Jovi and Poison all ... More >>

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    April 27, 2012

    Happy 80th Birthday, Casey Kasem: At Least We Still Have You

    Last week the world mourned the loss of famed television producer, idol maker and eternal teenager Dick Clark, who suffered a massive heart attack and died at the age of 82. Today, one of his contemporaries, Casey Kasem, turns 80 years old. The Lebanese vegan has logged more than 50 years of broad ... More >>

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    March 29, 2012
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    March 28, 2012

    Turn The Radio On: Top 10 Musicians Who Should Be DJs

    A few years ago, Van Halen front man David Lee Roth filled in for Howard Stern on his nationally syndicated radio show. Roth also served a stint as a deejay for New York's 92.3 Free FM. This is nothing new, because many artists have at some point served as DJs, such as Greg Kihn of the Greg Kihn ba ... More >>

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    January 12, 2012

    Heavy Fuel: How to Drink Like a Rock Star

    If you want to be a real rock star, you can go ahead and forget about those Red Bull and vodkas you're so fond of. Legit rockers are fueled by bigger, harder and flat-out weirder doses of alcohol than the mere mortals hitting on the bartender at your local watering hole. Sure, a few of our musical ... More >>

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    January 12, 2012

    How To: Drink Like a Rock Star

    Sure, most rock stars are probably happy with any bottle that happens to be within reach. Some rock stars, however, prefer to refine and perfect their booze intake, settling on a signature cocktail that suits their outsized personalities and consequence-free lifestyles. Rocks Off salutes these exc ... More >>

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    December 19, 2011

    Fly To The Angels: A Hair Metal Tribute To Kim Jong-il

    Metal Bad Boy Kim Jong-il ​Kim Jong-il and '80s hair metal were almost synonymous, and last night when the world found out that the North Korean leader passed on to the big rock show in the sky, all I could listen to was hair ballads, driving through the city in tears. Looking at things he wou ... More >>

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    August 12, 2011

    RIP Jani Lane: A Piece Of "Cherry Pie" For Breakfast

    ​Last night, word came out of Los Angeles that Warrant lead singer Jani Lane had passed away in his Woodland Hills hotel. The former Warrant lead singer was just 47, and he leaves behind a treasure trove of great '80s glam anthems like "Cherry Pie" and "Heaven," which lit up rock radio and MTV ... 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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    June 8, 2011

    The Best Songs From 1958

    ​This Saturday is Craig's Hlist's father's birthday, and the man turns 53. Sorry to out your age, Dad, but it's for science. This week while doing other research, we found that most people whose art we enjoy were actually born in 1958. People like Alec Baldwin, Prince, Jello Biafra, Jools Holl ... More >>

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    May 2, 2011

    Top 10 Musician Tweets About Bin Laden's Death

    ​Last night, this member of Rocks Off was sitting at a pizza parlor off Ella when he found out that our military killed Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan. It was a monumental moment in time, as we sat back and looked at the past decade and half of our lives, since we learned his name in 1998 with th ... More >>

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    April 1, 2011

    Solo Albums: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

    ​Tomorrow night, former Audioslave lead singer and (thankfully) current Soundgarden member Chris Cornell will be at House of Blues for a long-sold-out acoustic show. Recent set lists have included a number of Temple of the Dog songs, some solo work, the usual 'Garden and 'Slave tracks, plus a ... 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 18, 2011

    Ozzy Osbourne's Top Five Animal Moments

    ​Ozzy Osbourne rolls into town tonight for the second leg of his worldwide Scream tour. Given the guy's past, we'd be lying if we said we didn't suspect this might be the last go-round for the 62-year old former Black Sabbath front man, and Rocks Off will be at Toyota Center to chronicle what ... 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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    September 15, 2010

    Music's Top 10 Biggest Post-Drug Comebacks

    ​The list of drug casualties in rock and roll is a long and sad one. All the suicides, car crashes and the stray gang-related murder are outweighed by the amount of people who just can't stop putting junk into their system, or at least moderate it to a point where they aren't lying cold on a h ... More >>

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    December 17, 2009
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    May 11, 2009

    Surprise, Surprise: Motley Crue Can't Remember Most of Dr. Feelgood

    Sometimes when Rocks Off has had a little too much to drink, he has a little trouble remembering specific details of the night before, like how he got back upstairs. If pen and paper are handy, he'll occasionally scratch out a paragraph or two of semi-coherent, semi-legible prose, but he's certainl ... 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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    September 6, 2007
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    March 23, 2006

    Mtley Cre

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

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    February 16, 2006

    Into the Frey

    If you thought A Million Little Pieces was a pack of lies, wait till you check out the Mötley Cre biography

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    November 3, 2005

    Bling Twango

    Big & Rich delivers country music without prejudice

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    September 22, 2005

    Cre Cuts

    On the phone with the Mtley bunch

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    June 30, 2005

    The Flairest One of All

    A hometown favorite rules Sherlock's "Quest for the Best Bartender"

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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.

  • Music

    March 20, 2003

    Nü-School Drool

    Fresh out of rehab, Saliva's Chris D'abaldo hopes being on the Jägermeister tour won't make him Pavlov's dawg

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    January 30, 2003

    New Bands from Old

    Or "How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Ignore Audioslave"

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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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    April 25, 2002

    Wet Dreamer

    Andrew W.K. is oozing with gratitude. Watch out -- you might get it on your clothes.

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    January 14, 1999

    Tommy Lee Uncensored!

    The drummer with the big stick bares all about jail, Motley Crue and Pamela Anderson

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    December 3, 1998
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    November 6, 1997
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