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    January 15, 2014

    Carmine Appice Drums Up Lost Music on Rocker Records

    They were one of the most underappreciated hard rock 'n' boogie bands of the era, but few would have predicted their short, but prickly story would still not be finished in 2014. Formed in 1969 and hailed (somewhat prematurely) by Creem magazine as "the American Led Zeppelin," Cactus was a semi-su ... More >>

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    April 17, 2013

    Billy Joel: Still Kicking Ass (Second Leg)

    Here are my Top 5 Billy Joel songs that take names, after Tuesday's post that ran down the songs that do that other thing that comes before taking names. Rewind: Billy Joel: Still Kicking Ass (FIrst Leg) 5. "All For Leyna," Glass Houses Kicks Ass Because: It Rocks

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    January 10, 2013

    22 Coots and Codgers Making the Rest of Us Look Bad

    While the rest of the music business has been slow to awaken from its holiday slumbers, the biggest shows in Houston this weekend come from two artists who have been up a long, long time -- 87 years, to be exact: Bluesman B.B. King and country crooner Ray Price. (Actually, Price will turn 87 on Satu ... More >>

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    July 16, 2012

    Wait a Minute! Who Is That? Top 10 Videos With Famous Actor Cameos

    When you are an actor, you take basically whatever will feed you just as long as you get to perform. Many actors either got their start in music videos or they will appeared in one after they got famous. Oftentimes, they are pretty memorable.

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    July 4, 2012

    Start the Revolution! 10 Songs About Historical Events

    If you ever look at music throughout time, along with a history book -- they kind of complement each other. Some of the greatest songs in rock, R&B and rap have chronicled history both social, major news events, sports, entertainment and political. In my opinion, many times, the song is about what ... More >>

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    April 24, 2012

    Nicky Hopkins: Classic Rock's Go-To Piano Man

    ...and on piano... Nicky Hopkins: The Extraordinary Life of Rock's Greatest Session Man By Julian Dawson Though his name is known mostly to classic-rock liner note readers, even the casual fan has heard his piano work: The wistful opening of Joe Cocker's "You Are So Beautiful," the pumping keys on ... More >>

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    March 15, 2012

    Pulling A Cee-Lo: 11 More Contemporary Artists Who Need Their Own Vegas Residency

    ​Cee-Lo Green raised eyebrows a couple of weeks ago when he announced that he was settling down -- in Las Vegas. The Grammy-winning "Fuck You" singer says that his new semi-permanent show, "Loberace," will launch Aug. 29 at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on the Vegas Strip and run at least throu ... More >>

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    February 6, 2012

    Crazy Times: 5 Festivals That Need DVD/Blu-Ray Box Sets

    Music festivals have played an indefinite part of pop culture history. From the various Woodstock festivals, Us Festivals, and even Lollapalooza - they have played a part in defining their generations. Unfortunately some of these amazing festivals have only seen the light of day in the form of eit ... More >>

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    February 2, 2012

    Forever Young: Musicians Who Refuse To Age

    The other day, looking around on YouTube for Pantera stuff -- did you know that this month Vulgar Display Of Power turns 20? -- I found a relatively recent clip of lead singer Phil Anselmo VH1 Classic's That Metal Show from late 2010. The current Down crooner and mouth from the south was guesting on ... More >>

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    January 24, 2012

    Supermodels Make Hot Supermodels: Top 10 Supermodel Children

    Last week pictures of Cindy Crawford's daughter surfaced across the intertubes. The little stunner is already following in her mother's footsteps and modeling, at the ripe age of ten! That may seem a bit young to be hitting the catwalk, but you have to admit she has a look (no discernible moles as f ... More >>

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    January 20, 2012

    RIP Etta James: A Dynamic Voice And An R&B Legend

    ​Etta James, whose fiery voice helped influences generations of R&B singers, has died at the age of 73, after a long bout with leukemia. James, known best for her ballad "At Last", had been ill for sometime, and had went home to be with family just a few weeks ago around the holidays. Accord ... More >>

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    December 7, 2011

    Six Songs We Bet You Didn't Know Were Written by Burt Bacharach

    ​A number of years ago, Rocks Off went to see Burt Bacharach perform with the Houston Symphony. We knew a little bit about his music and were familiar, or so we thought, with many of his bigger hits like "Do You Know the Way to San Jose," "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head" and "What the World ... More >>

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    December 7, 2011

    No Surprises: Rock Hall Set To Induct Guns N' Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys

    Photo By Marco TorresGuns N' Roses are Rock Hall bound, but which version of GNR will show up? ​This morning (well, it leaked last night) the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland announced their 2012 class of inductees. Included on the list are Guns N' Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Bo ... More >>

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    October 18, 2011

    Some Girls: When Rock Met Disco And Disco Met Rock

    Rent money is for posers anyway. ​Tonight for one night only at the Houston Marq*E Stadium 23, Rolling Stones fans can finally catch The Rolling Stones: Some Girls Live In Texas, a 1978 concert from the band's Fort Worth stop. The tour came on the heels of the May 1978 release of the band's So ... More >>

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    September 28, 2011

    Father Figures: 100 Famous Musicians' Paternal Professions

    If you're a Texan of a certain age, this week you've probably spent some time mourning the death of Jerry Haynes, the children's TV host better known as Mr. Peppermint. Haynes' show on WFAA-TV in Dallas, Peppermint Place, ran from the '60s to the '90s and was widely syndicated across the state, incl ... More >>

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    June 10, 2011

    Top 10 Songs Famous Because Of A Movie

    ​Wednesday night, surf-guitar hero Dick Dale played to a packed Continental Club, in what Rocks Off's buddy Lonesome Onry and Mean and several others have since said was one of the best shows they've ever seen. The song that sent everyone home with their ears ringing and their fingers on fire ... More >>

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    April 19, 2011

    Out Today: Glee Warbles, Gorillaz Fall, Kinks Ride Again

    ​It's been a week since the Foo Fighters' album, Wasting Light, hit the stores, and Rocks Off has probably averaged at least one or two spins of the solid disc per day. Right now, we are actually on track four. Will anything top Light this week? That remains to be seen. Next week will bring ... More >>

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    April 8, 2011

    You Talkin' to Me? Seven Musical Moments in Martin Scorsese Films

    ​We scoured the Internet, like we do for at least nine hours a day, for an excuse to embed Scorsese clips into one, organized blog post. Lucky for us, we found that timeliness was applicable: the 35th anniversary edition of Taxi Driver is out on Blu-Ray! We'll probably stick to our used copy t ... More >>

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    March 9, 2011

    Rocks Off's Fantasy RodeoHouston Lineup

    Photos courtesy of Houston Livestock Show & RodeoGeorge Strait in 1996​If you walk through Reliant Center, hanging from the ceiling are banners listing almost every musical performer RodeoHouston has hosted since the '60s. The names reflect the hallowed history of country and fleeting fancies ... More >>

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    February 16, 2011

    Boz Scaggs: Your Mom Loved Him... And Still Does

    ​These days, it's good to be the Wizard of Boz. In recent times, Boz Scaggs has been recording and touring as he pleases, including a highly successful road jaunt with Donald Fagen of Steely Dan and ex-Doobie Brother Michael McDonald as "The Dukes of September." Outside of music, he's got a Sa ... More >>

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    February 15, 2011

    Gabrielle Giffords's Set List: A Critical Appraisal

    Gabrielle Giffords: An eclectic, but marred, set list​It's difficult to imagine anyone not happy with the progress being made at the Texas Medical Center by Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. She's walking, talking and, according to an e-mail from her mother obtained by the Houston Chronicle, ... More >>

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    January 21, 2011

    Who's Too Old To Rock & Roll?

    ​It's entirely possible that the Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney will each go on tour this year. With ages ranging from 63 to 69 among the four remaining core Stones, the band is obviously the oldest continuing touring rock act, capable of breaking ticket records almost 50 years into the gam ... More >>

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    December 15, 2010

    Apathy For The Devil: Adrift In The Snowblind '70s

    ​Apathy for the Devil: A 70s Memoir By Nick Kent Da Capo Press, 416 pp., $17.95. While Cameron Crowe's wonderful but fictional Almost Famous told a sanitized story of music-journalist-meets-bands in the '70s, Former New Musical Express writer Nick Kent's memoir is a warts/coke spoons/social d ... More >>

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    June 25, 2010

    FAIL: Weezer, Mariah Carey, Christina Aguilera, ASCAP

    ​Weezer to Team Up with Ryan Adams: Set Expectations Bar to "Low": Remember when Bryan Adams teamed up with Rod Stewart and Sting on that song "All For Love" on the Three Musketeers soundtrack? We bring it up not to once again give Ryan Adams shit about his name, but to point out that all thre ... More >>

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    June 16, 2010

    Here Come The Nice: British Boxsets Invade DVD Players

    ​ The new British Invasion collection are the latest DVDs from Reelin' in the Years, featuring long-lost performances with bandmember interviews. Wisely eschewing the over-anthologized bigger-named performers, this initial series offers individual releases on The Small Faces, Herman's Hermits ... More >>

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    June 9, 2010

    25 Weird And/Or Hilarious Soccer Chants

    ​Rocks Off spent June 2006 in Salamanca, Spain during the World Cup, and we can tell you it's difficult to exaggerate what an event this is to pretty much every country in the world but America. (Although the U.S. is reportedly gaining.) While watching the games, we would leave the window open ... More >>

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    January 14, 2010

    Album Covers You'll Never, Ever See on Any UK Stamps

    ​ The UK's Royal Mail recently unveiled a series of stamps based on classic British album covers, including the Rolling Stones' Let It Bleed and The Clash's London Calling. Rumor has it Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here was rejected due to the burning man on the cover, with the Royal Mail electing t ... More >>

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    January 8, 2010

    Another Side - Several, Actually - of Willie Nelson

    It's easy for older Willie Nelson fans to overlook his modern works, where he saw his influence dig out tributaries away from the safer riverbeds. In the past two decades, he has ventured out from his hearty country roots into reggae, spooky Daniel Lanois-produced noir, pop standards, Spanish-tinte ... More >>

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    December 24, 2009

    2009 Concert Rewind, July: Beyonce, Coldplay, Aerosmith/ZZ Top, Judas Priest, Rod Stewart... and the Trae Day Gunplay

    Craig Hlavaty​ Wooden Birds, Other Lives, Walter's on Washington, July 2: "This is Andrew Kenny's latest project away from American Analog Set. That band is currently on hold while Kenny and the rest of the group go off to pollinate elsewhere. The Birds don't fall far from the AmAnSet tree at all, ... More >>

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    November 11, 2009

    Dancing With the Stars: Puppet Theater of Doom

    Goodbye, sweet douchebag. Fare thee well.​It's the eighth week of Dancing With the Stars, and I think we all deserve a warm thanks for making it so far. Although really, most of you aren't watching the show and only read these blog posts with a sick fascination to see if I've actually snapped ... More >>

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    October 30, 2009

    Five Last-Minute Halloween Costumes for Geeks and Nerds

    Friday, October 30th. The day before Halloween. Not that we think this fact has escaped you, dear, dear reader. But we know exactly what predicament you're in. It's clear by the panic on your face. You don't have a Halloween costume, do you? Shame shame. But we figured. Although it's usually par f ... More >>

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    October 22, 2009

    More Musical Medocrity For Houston's Private Party Of The Year

    ​For those folks out there wondering if superlawyer Mark Lanier had suddenly -- after all these years -- finally developed good musical taste, you can rest assured: He hasn't.Tort King Lanier is famous for his Christmas parties, elaborate (if liquor-free) bacchanals that feature kiddie rides, top- ... More >>

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    May 14, 2009

    Sean Hannity To Torture Houston's Wallets

    Photo courtesy bobgo29What would you pay to see Sean Hannity in concert? No, we don't mean seeing him be waterboarded -- although he said he'd do that for charity, and Keith Olbermann offered to pay $1,000 to an Army charity for every second Hannity stood it, Sean-o somehow hasn't agreed to it yet.H ... More >>

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    May 5, 2009

    Get Lit: I Hate New Music: The Classic Rock Manifesto by Dave Thompson

    If productivity alone conferred greatness, then flinty rock scribbler Dave Thompson would be the Trollope of pop-culture quick reads. I Hate New Music is the latest of over 100 titles this insta-book wizard has blinked into being. And dig the intro penned by the legendary Richard Meltzer, the Big Ba ... More >>

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    April 23, 2009

    Hello, Houston!

    Noise breaks down the months of live music ahead

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    January 15, 2009

    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inducts Metallica, Run-DMC, Jeff Beck, Wanda Jackson

    Yesterday marked a tremendous day for rappers and thrashers across the world: Metallica and Run-DMC were announced as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's newest inductees, along with Jeff Beck, Wanda Jackson, Little Anthony and the Imperials, Bobby Womack, two members of Elvis Presley's backing band ... More >>

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    July 24, 2008
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    May 8, 2008
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    October 10, 2007
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    September 27, 2007

    Houston's Ten Worst Songs

    and we're still not as bad as Dallas

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    September 13, 2007
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    April 5, 2007

    Ted Leo & the Pharmacists

    Coming to Numbers

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    January 18, 2007

    Idol Chatter

    Opening day for America's fourth national sport is upon us

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    October 26, 2006

    Ian McLagan & the Bump Band

    Ian McLagan & the Bump Band perform Saturday, October 28, at the Continental Club, 3700 Main. Call 713-529-9899 for more info.

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    September 18, 2003

    Drastic Unilateral Action

    Universal hopes to JumpSTART flagging CD sales with aggressive price cuts. Who benefits the most?

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    March 19, 1998
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    October 16, 1997
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    June 29, 1995
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    June 15, 1995

    The Future of Rock and Roll

    We've seen it in a crystal ball and the pictures aren't pretty

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