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Quiet Riot

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2014

    The Top 40 Charting Hard-Rock Songs: Part 1

    Numbers. The applications to which they are used in various fields can yield results ranging from the trivial to the catastrophic if not interpreted properly. If you are involved with numbers at NASA or the military, lives could hang in the balance if something is miscalculated or misrepresented. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2013

    10 Bands Who Have No Original Members

    Photo by Mark BritainHeart at House of Blues in 2010Just about every famous band has featured a lineup switch at some point. Even Rush, whose lineup has been static for 39 years, had a different drummer for their first album. But every now and then we see a band whose lineup gradually erodes. The sw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2013

    Your Easy Guide to Purchasing Houston Concert Tickets... In 1983

    I went to see Paul McCartney at Minute Maid last year. A friend bought the tickets, and I asked if he'd mail mine so I could hold it in my hand and marvel at this new, treasured souvenir. He said he would just email it to me as a PDF once he'd received a confirmation in his inbox. Rewind: Last Nig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2013

    The Cavern and the Top 10 Iconic Rock Clubs In History

    Last week back in 1957, the most famous rock club in England opened in Liverpool. There was absolutely no rock and roll on the bill that night. The Cavern Club was originally opened to mimic the cellar jazz bars that owner Alan Synter visited in Paris. There was a strict jazz-only policy in place ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    Explaining Classic Rock Bands to Kids

    This past Sunday, The New York Times ran a piece by Paul Greenberg where the author explained how important the Beatles were to music and pop culture to his five-year old son. The child didn't know that the band had albums, but only knew the Fab Four from iTunes playlists. "When the Beatles record ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2012

    Life Out Loud: Remembering Jim Marshall's Amplifier Legacy

    I was about 12 years old and in the hallway outside the gymnasium of my school when I heard it. Someone had a guitar and he was playing it LOUD. I knocked open the double doors and a friend was wailing on a beautiful cherry sunburst Les Paul and it was so damn LOUD. I got a little closer and there ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2011

    Upcoming: Big & Rich, Kinky Friedman, Lemonheads, Young Jeezy, Etc.

    ​The '71s, Otenki, El Bodo: Sun., Nov. 13. Scout Bar Clear Lake. The Adicts: Fri., Feb. 3. House of Blues. Big & Rich, Gretchen Wilson: Thu., Dec. 8. Nutty Jerry's (Winnie).

  • Film

    October 13, 2011

    Footloose 2011

    There Will Always Be a Time to Dance

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    Dark Side of the Moon: Best Blockbuster Album Ever?

    ​Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd's seminal album about mental illness, the inevitability of death, and anxiety born of living in modern society, turns 38 today. It remains one of the most successful... Wait a minute? DSotM is 38 years old? How is that possible? It seems like just yesterday ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    Friday Night: Blue Oyster Cult & Marshall Tucker Band At Arena Theatre

    Photos by Bob RuggieroMarshall Tucker Band​Blue Oyster Cult, Marshall Tucker Band Arena Theatre March 18, 2011 An odd co-headlining bill on the surface had the Marshall Tucker boys opening Friday's show. Though only singer Doug Gray remains from the classic lineup, the rest of the group are a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2011

    The Rock & Roll Fantasy Camp From Hell

    Rocks Off recently got invited to cover something known as Rock & Roll Fantasy Camp, which works a lot like baseball fantasy camp, except none of the participants can field a line-drive grounder. Among the idols rock campers will meet include 3 Doors Down, Mark Farner, the drummer from the Hooters a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2010

    Waiting Room: The Brand-New Health-Care Package Needs Its Own Soundtrack

    ​This past week, the health-care reform debate reached an end, as the bill was passed by Congress Sunday night and signed into law by President Barack Obama on Tuesday. At stake was the health and well-being of millions of uninsured Americans who now stand to be covered by socialized governmen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Music

    September 10, 2009

    Ghosts of Washington Avenue

    Noise goes whistling through the scenester artery's music venue graveyard.

  • Music

    September 11, 2008
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    June 19, 2008

    On Weezer's Mystifying Red Album

    The world has turned and left them here, and it'll take more than a great video to redeem them

  • Music

    December 27, 2007

    Music Deaths

    The Greil Marcus Rock Death Meter returns

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2007

    Drenched In Blog: Mental Death

    Just as my memories of singing “Cum on Feel the Noize” at a dive bar in Friendswood began to fade came today’s news that Quiet Riot lead singer Kevin DuBrow was found dead in his home over the weekend. Score another one for God, I guess. Long a fixture on various metal documentaries, DuBrow ... More >>

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    October 15, 2007
  • Music

    July 26, 2007

    Vince Neil, Quiet Riot, Slaughter

    Vince Neil, Quiet Riot and Slaughter perform Friday, July 27, at Sam Houston Race Park, 7575 N. Sam Houston Parkway West, 281-807-8700.

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2006

    O Christmas Song, O Christmas Song

    Slampo's Place has finally gotten into the swing of the season with a discussion of the greatest Christmas songs ever, so it's time we did over here at HouStoned too. Slampo stole some of our thunder, as we agree that Charles Brown's "Please Come Home for Christmas," Robert Earl Keen's "Merry Christ ... More >>

  • Music

    July 7, 2005

    The Golden Boy

    Producer-remixer Jake Childs wants to turn Houston's house scene upside down

  • Music

    October 21, 2004

    An ABBA to Zebra of Guilty Pleasures

    Music figures tell all abou their most shameful faves

  • Music

    March 4, 2004

    Yngwie Malmsteen

    Friday, March 5

  • Music

    March 4, 2004

    One Hundred Million Reasons to Go See Great White

    "Once Bitten Twice Shy" ain't one of 'em

  • Music

    April 10, 2003
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    May 24, 2001

    Party On, Dude

    The Me Generation hasn't stopped believin' in its own soundtrack

  • Music

    December 9, 1999

    Heavy Neglect

    Local Music News

  • Film

    April 29, 1999

    Hands Up

    Ganja, gore and good humor the fun's back in a horror flick

  • Music

    May 18, 1995
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    December 2, 1993

    And I Ran (From the '80s)

    I couldn't get away: The Houston music underground salutes our recently departed decade

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