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Paul Rodgers

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    July 30, 2014

    Five Classic Bands Who Need New Names

    As we often talk about here on Rocks Off, band names are important. They're a brand for your merry group of music-playing ladies and gentlemen, but problems can arise when the brand ends up superseding important things like quality. There are a few bands running around today either in shambles due ... More >>

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    July 10, 2014

    Queen Adam Lambert Doesn't Add Up for Either Party

    Queen Adam Lambert Toyota Center July 9, 2014 Put yourself in these two situations: A. You're a member of a Hall of Fame-level band who wrote some of the most famous, popular songs in rock music. Your lead singer was perhaps the greatest of all time, but he's no longer with us. You can still pla ... More >>

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    July 9, 2014

    Queen Minus Freddie Mercury? No Thank You

    Friends have urged me unsuccessfully to attend tonight's Queen concert with them. As the band and guest singer Adam Lambert tour, I imagine this scene unfolding for others elsewhere. Some are excited to see Brian May, a we're-not-worthy, guitar-playing legend. Others are interested in Lambert, who ... More >>

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    November 19, 2013

    Upcoming: Arcade Fire, Beach Boys, Elefante, Journey/Steve Miller Band, Kem, etc.

    6400 featuring DJ Xcess: Sat., December 7, 9 p.m., $10. Numbers, 300 Westheimer, Houston, 713-526-6551. Arcade Fire: Wed., April 9, 7:30 p.m., $30.50 to $60.50. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Dr., Spring, 281-363-3300. The Beach Boys: Sat., January 18, 8 p.m., $59.50. Arena The ... 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 14, 2013

    10 Musicians Who Have Retired and Stayed Retired

    Though it isn't marked by a specific holiday, today is the anniversary of the day that the Social Security Act was enacted, 78 years ago in 1935. That means babies born on the day the bill was signed into law are currently reaping the rewards of the system they paid into for years. For many, this is ... More >>

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    July 12, 2013

    Lynyrd Skynyrd & Bad Company at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 7/11/2013

    Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bad Company Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion July 11, 2013 While there have been numerous personnel changes over the years for both Lynyrd Skynyrd and Bad Company, the songs were still there Thursday at the Woodlands Pavilion. That's all that mattered. It was a night of drunken sing ... More >>

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    July 9, 2013

    Bad Company's Paul Rodgers Is All Right Now

    It is an interesting bit of cultural exchange that many English teenagers of the early '60s were simply mad for American R&B and blues music -- even moreso than their similarly-aged former colonists. And in a pre-iTunes time, finding said vinyl imports from Across the Pond was not easy. The more in ... More >>

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    October 12, 2012

    5 Bands That Thankfully Still Aren't Getting Back Together

    With all the bands reuniting these days, it's hard to say anything is forever in the world of music. Bands are even getting smart and putting themselves on "indefinite hiatus" rather than actually "breaking up." See, they're just going away for a while. A "break up" would be too much of a commitment ... More >>

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    September 19, 2012

    Is There Any Chance the New Thin Lizzy Album Won't Suck?

    This week, Rolling Stone and NME got wind of the fact that '70s hard-rock heroes Thin Lizzy will hit the studio this fall to record their first new album since band founder/leader/icon Phil Lynott's death 26 years ago. The news was actually broken by HotPress.com last week, but it took a while for w ... More >>

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    November 15, 2011

    Jerry Shirley: A Slice of the Pie Has His Say

    ​English lad and budding drummer Jerry Shirley was all of 16 years old in late 1968 when he received the phone call that would change his life forever. On the other line was Steve Marriott, the singer/guitarist for mod group the Small Faces ("Itchycoo Park"). Shirley's musical hero and new a ... More >>

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    July 22, 2011

    The Worst Hairpieces In Rock & Roll (And We Mean Bad)

    Photo manipulations by John Seaborn Gray​Getting older is no fun. Your body starts to hurt for no reason, you lose all your energy, you stop being able to digest certain foods, you realize just about everyone in the world is an asshole (including yourself), you get cranky and curmudgeonly and ... More >>

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    July 14, 2011

    Bad Company Steps Out Of Led Zeppelin's Shadow

    ​Bad Company Live at Wembley Eagle Vision, 110 mins., $14.98. Though they were originally billed as Led Zeppelin's "little brother band," sharing both a label and manager, Bad Company forged their own mark with a string of powerful records in the '70s and a bunch of hits that have become FM-r ... More >>

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    April 15, 2011

    New Queen Bio Separates Real Life From Fantasy

    ​Is This the Real Life? The Untold Story of Queen By Mark Blake Da Capo Press, 384 pp., $25. Drawing on other sources, his extensive previous interviews with guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor, and more than 100 new subjects, Blake (Comfortably Numb: The Inside Story of Pink Floyd) ... More >>

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    April 13, 2010

    Free Forever, A Band Much More Than Just "All Right Now"

    ​Long before Paul Rodgers started singing with a couple of Queens and he and drummer Simon Kirke enlisted in the hitmaking machine Bad Company, the pair joined guitarist Paul Kossoff and bassist Andy Fraser in Free. And though unfortunately most-remembered today for just the warhorse "All Right No ... More >>

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    November 27, 2009

    Buyer Beware: Bands With Different Lead Singers Are Almost Never Up to the Original Standards

    A few Saturdays ago, Rocks Off was in the grocery store a few blocks from our house, slumming around Oak Forest wearing sandals and an old Misfits T-shirt when a group of junior-high punk rockers approached and applauded us for our good taste. We got to talking about the band, and they remarked tha ... More >>

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    February 26, 2009
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    February 13, 2009

    It's Mardi Gras Time In Galveston

    Mardi Gras organizers hope for big crowds of revelers over the next two weeks to help rejuvenate Galveston and show people that the island is, in fact, still there. "It's going to be a bigger and better event this year as compared to last year," RoShelle Gaskins, spokesperson for the visitors bureau ... More >>

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    February 12, 2009

    Oh, Christ: Original Limp Bizkit Lineup to Reunite

    Because things aren't already bad enough out there right now, the original lineup of crotch-rocking mooks Limp Bizkit annouced today they are reuniting. Here, according to a joint statement by the band's Fred Durst and Wes Borland, is their reasoning: "We decided we were more disgusted and bor ... More >>

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    March 27, 2008

    Drenched in Blog: Dr. Pepper, Axl Rose and Chinese Democracy

    Dr. Pepper, that little old soda company from Waco, has jumped onboard the Chinese Democracy Hating Train that began sometime at the end of Bill Clinton's second term in office. Everyone knows that Guns N' Roses frontman Howard Hughes (I mean Axl Rose) has been working on this Spruce Goose for the ... More >>

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    October 12, 2007

    Paul Rodgers: All Right Now

    With one of the most soulful and distinctive voices in rock history, Paul Rodgers has fronted not one but two of the genre’s great bands in Free and Bad Company. He also helmed a short-lived collaboration with Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page as the Firm. But when it was announced a few years back tha ... More >>

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    October 11, 2007
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    April 19, 2007

    Paul Rodgers

    Paul Rodgers performs Friday, April 20, as part of Grand Prix of Houston at Reliant Park, 8400 Kirby, 832-667-1400.

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    August 7, 2003

    The Black Keys

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    June 22, 2000

    Born in the USO

    Created by the folks who provide "entertainment" to military bases, VQ Live hopes to keep the non-GI Joes happy

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    October 10, 1996

    Mining the Mainstream

    Stir is out to whip Hootieat their own game

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    December 2, 1993

    Hendrix: Dead, Live and Unearthed

    A spate of tributes and reissues that hit and miss

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