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    July 4, 2014

    Five Artists Cameron Crowe Should Base His TV Show On

    Director Cameron Crowe has never made a TV show before, but he's currently at work developing one for Showtime, treading some familiar territory for him: rock bands. Specifically, he'll be turning his attention onto roadies, and the trials and tribulations they go through while working for famous ro ... More >>

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    May 19, 2014

    5 Rock Bands Made Better by Switching Vocalists

    Every now and then, switching things up in a band isn't the end of the world. In fact, recruiting a new singer can revitalize and expand the horizons of a band in completely unexpected ways, bringing them out of obscurity or to previously unheard of levels of success. We've covered this ground befo ... More >>

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    February 12, 2014

    The 10 Best Bad Music Videos of the '80s

    One of my favorite things about looking back on the past is how things that were perhaps state-of-the-art at the time are now so cheesy and dated removed from their original contexts. It should probably come as no surprise that I'm a massive fan of the slasher genre, especially the later films in th ... More >>

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    November 12, 2013

    Five Metal Bands Who Overcame the Odds

    The Slayer road show hits Bayou Music Center this evening, but don't get your hopes up too high. This is Slayer practically in name only, thanks to the tragic passing of guitarist Jeff Hanneman in May and the firing of drummer Dave Lombardo. Frankly, I'd prefer if remaining members Kerry King and To ... More >>

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    August 8, 2013

    The World's 10 Finest Superstar Musical Collaborations

    Well, folks, it appears we're getting a Superman/Batman movie whether we like it or not. Comics fanboy and Frank Miller obsessive Zack Snyder broke the news a couple weeks back at San Diego Comic-Con that his big-budget sequel to Man of Steel will find a way to shoehorn in the Dark Knight. A much mo ... More >>

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    July 26, 2013

    Well, It's Official: Ozzy Osbourne Can't Sing Anymore

    Thursday night at the Woodlands was the first night of the reunited Black Sabbath's world tour, and to say that anticipation was running high would be underselling it a bit. The band is fresh off the release of its first new album together in 35 years, 13, which went straight to No. 1. Clearly, fans ... More >>

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    July 25, 2013

    Out of the Past

    Houston's Top 25 closed music venues.

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    July 25, 2013

    The Alamo Is Under Attack! (It's Not Ozzy This Time)

    Texans don't screw around when it comes to the Alamo. We're raised to talk about the "13 days of glory" with misty eyes and a defensiveness along the lines of how the Brits talk about the Queen. Once Ozzy Ozbourne was caught urinating near it - he was peeing on the Alamo Cenotaph, legend has it -- ... More >>

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    July 19, 2013

    Ozzy Speaks: Reunion Proves Once Again That Black Sabbath Is Unkillable

    It's pretty much a given at this point that Ozzy Osbourne is going to die onstage. Nothing short of the Grim Reaper himself can keep the man away from that spotlight. Through 45 years of professional triumphs, personal trauma and drug-induced mania, the original heavy metal wailer has effortlessly c ... More >>

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    July 17, 2013

    Perry Mason: Five Songs for a Legal Legend

    Today is the birthday of one Erle Stanley Gardner, with whose name you may or may not be all that familiar. Undoubtedly you know his most famous creation, defense attorney Perry Mason, star of prose, radio, and screen. Gardner was suspended from law school because he spent all his time boxing, but ... More >>

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    April 30, 2013

    Your Obscure Black Sabbath Primer: 10 Deep Cuts For Beginners

    It seems so fitting that the most exciting year in Black Sabbath news since they hooked up with Dio again in 2007 ends with the number "13." That's also the name of the band's new record, which undoubtedly you've already heard the first single, "God Is Dead?", if you're a Sab fan at all. "God is De ... More >>

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    February 14, 2013

    Black Sabbath Teases New Album With YouTube Clip

    Yesterday Black Sabbath released a three-minute YouTube clip for their new upcoming album, 13, which is due to hit the streets in June. Producer Rick Rubin is behind the boards and Rage Against the Machine's Brad Wilk is on drums, as Bill Ward is still involved in a contract dispute with his estra ... More >>

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    January 31, 2013

    5 Bands Studies Show Make You a Bad Person

    We've been hearing for years that rock music makes us bad people. We've heard it from our parents, from teachers, from those goody-goody kids at school. AC/DC has probably written at least 100 songs about the subject. But what if I told you that scientists in the Netherlands have proved definitively ... More >>

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    November 28, 2012

    Welcome Back: 5 "Retired" Artists Who Have Returned

    Retirements in everyday life are often final, rewarding caps to distinguished careers so that the retirees can pursue lifelong hobbies and ambitions. Alternatively, they move to Florida and join a country club. In music, however, retirements are often little more than an excuse to sell concert tick ... More >>

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    November 8, 2012
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    November 2, 2012

    Black Sabbath For Kids: A New Book Swaddles Children In The Majesty Of Ozzy & Company

    I remember scouring my elementary and middle-school libraries for every book I could find on music, any kind of music. Books about composers, Broadway folk, and everything in between. Sometimes you could get lucky and find a book about the '60s with a few sentences about the Beatles, the Stones, or ... More >>

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    September 14, 2012

    Squeezing the Lemon: Led Zeppelin & the 10 Most Shocking Rock and Roll Reunions

    Five years ago this week, Led Zeppelin fans young and old squeezed their pants full of lemon juice when the band's three surviving golden gods -- Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones - announced that they'd be reuniting for a one-off concert in London. John Bonham's son Jason would man the s ... 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 3, 2012

    ¿Como se dice "Whoops?": 5 Musicians' Romney-esque Blunders In Foreign Lands

    Mitt Romney had a troublesome time during his recent trip abroad, pissing off politicians and citizens in England, Palestine, and Poland (although to be fair, that last one was simply a guy who worked for Romney, not Romney himself). Besides providing a potential future Ted Nugent album name -- "Ki ... More >>

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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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2012

    You Got Served: The Top 10 Legal Battles In Rock History

    Ten years ago last week, one of the most vicious legal battles in rock history took another ugly turn. Ex-Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic and drummer Dave Grohl found themselves in King County Superior Court over a dispute with Kurt Cobain's widow, Courtney Love, over the band's considerable royalti ... More >>

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    February 7, 2012

    Drum Kit From Hell: With Bill Ward Out, 5 Replacement Drummers For Black Sabbath

    Drummer Bill Ward, furthest right, has left the band.​Black Sabbath's big reunion plans seem to be cursed. First, guitarist and the only consistent member of the band Tony Iommi was diagnosed with lymphoma. Then they had to drop out of playing Coachella due to Iommi's diagnosis. The latest spe ... More >>

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    October 6, 2011

    Ozzy Osbourne Headed To Conroe For Book Signing

    Conroe is a sleepy little East Texas town on the northern fringes of the greater Houston area. And now it's about to get a jumbo-size shot of wake-up juice from the Prince of Darkness himself. No shit: Ozzy Osbourne will sign copies of his new book, Trust Me, I'm Dr. Ozzy: Advice From Rock's Ultima ... More >>

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    May 31, 2011

    Out Today: My Morning Jacket Back In Form, Vedder's Ukulele Slays

    ​This week brings a new My Morning Jacket album, an Eddie Vedder ukulele outing, the umpteenth Dave Matthews Band live collection, and Ozzy's past barks at the moon. We are just now hitting the busy summer release period, so these blogs in the next few weeks will be getting jam-packed. In th ... More >>

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    February 3, 2011

    Musicians Will Shill Literally Anything For A Buck

    gossip-juice.com​This Sunday, the Super (Marketing) Bowl will enlist the help of the Prince of Darkness to target a new demographic: The Glee-ber market. With Glee's season premiere directly following the game, advertisers hope to seduce younger spectators into watching through bait like Justi ... More >>

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    January 20, 2011

    Yngwie and Ozzy: Nothing Beats Your First Concert

    Yeah, I said it.​"How long will it be before I get my hearing back?" My girlfriend Cathy's 12-year-old niece, Jade, asked me that question Monday night after the final strains of "Paranoid" had finished reflecting off the walls of the Toyota Center. "It will probably be a couple days," I said ... More >>

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    January 19, 2011

    Last Night: Ozzy Osbourne At Toyota Center

    Photos by Groovehouse​Ozzy Osbourne Toyota Center January 18, 2011 See pics from last night's show, featuring Ozzy and opener Slash, in our slideshow. For metal fans like Aftermath, Ozzy Osbourne's now 42-year-long career represents a platinum standard of evil cool. You start with Black Sabb ... More >>

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    January 19, 2011

    Last Night: Ozzy Osbourne At Toyota Center, Part 2

    Photos by Groovehouse​Ozzy Osbourne Toyota Center January 18, 2011 See more photos of the Ozzman, opener Slash and their fans in our slideshow. How does he do it? Say there's this musician who a) overindulged to such an extent for 30 years he made Caligula look like a Southern Baptist; b) l ... 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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    January 18, 2011

    Ozzy & Sabbath Songs We'd Like To Hear Tonight (But Won't)

    ​It's the curse of being a fan. You want to hear all your favorite songs, but you know that the artist only has so much time onstage, and what with trying to shill a new album nobody has heard and playing the requisite classics, may only have time for an obscure nugget or maybe two. With Ozz ... More >>

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    January 13, 2011
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    November 23, 2010

    Dancing With the Stars ' Dream Rock-Star Cast

    ​Fluff reality show Dancing With the Stars is (shockingly) in its 11th season, which wraps up with tonight's finale. While browsing this season's "celebrity" dancers - Bristol Palin, Kurt Warner, Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, etc. - we couldn't help but fantasize about out ideal musical ve ... More >>

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    November 10, 2010

    Ten Songs We Are Sick Of Hearing At Football Games

    Take that Crazy Train right on out of here, Ozzy. Thanks.​That sound you heard Sunday was the collective shattering of the playoff hopes of thousands of Houston Texans fans as the team suffered yet another home loss, this time against the hapless San Diego Chargers, bringing their record to 4- ... More >>

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    July 22, 2010

    "Metal, Dude!": Ten Juicy Quotes From The Ultimate Metal Movie

    ​With hair-metal legends(?) Ratt playing Warehouse Live this evening, Rocks Off decided we'd take a look back at the definitive document of that era of metal in Los Angeles: Penelope Spheeris' rockumentary The Decline Of Western Civilization II: The Metal Years. Ratt isn't featured in the fi ... More >>

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    June 30, 2010

    Top 5 Songs On Jacob Black Of Twilight's iPod

    ​Well, today is the day Twilight: Eclipse is released, and a million voices are screaming, "Honey, do we hafta?" Since Gothtopia already runs a column on vampires - and may we add that Bill Compton would put some serious maim in Edward Cullen's sparkle motion? - today we're gonna talk about w ... 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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    April 20, 2010

    At 4:20 On 4/20, Music's Biggest Burnouts

    ​ You should all know what today is. Today is the day pot-smoking amateurs giggle to one another about how high they're going to be all day, while the real potheads simply wait with stoic stoner patience for the magic hour to roll around. Yeah, you'll know the real burnouts when you see them. Not ... More >>

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    February 3, 2010

    Get Lit: I Am Ozzy by John Michael Osbourne

    ​In the long line of rock and roller autobiographies, there is a tried and true formula. You must always recall your humble troubled beginnings, like Anthony Kiedis did with 2004's heroin-addled tome Scar Tissue. Or you single-handedly re-write your own already decadent folklore like Motley Crue d ... More >>

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    January 3, 2008
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    August 2, 2007
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    April 26, 2007

    Heaven and Hell

    The Heaven and Hell tour stops Wednesday, May 2, at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Robbins Dr., 281-363-3300.

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    May 18, 2006
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    April 6, 2006
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    August 25, 2005

    Ozzfest

    Saturday, August 27, at the Cynthia Mitchell Woods Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, 281-363-3300.

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    April 21, 2005

    ...And Justice for All

    Rock's prime offenders face the music

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    April 25, 2002

    Ozzy Lore

    Several Texans are trying to separate Ozzy the myth from Ozzy the man

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    November 8, 2001

    Merry Mayhem Tour

    Friday, November 9

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    January 21, 1999
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    January 4, 1996

    Stupid Is as Stupid Sells

    The Ozz man is back, as dreadfully (and delightfully) dumb as ever

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