Don Kirshner, the music-business impresario responsible for hits by the Monkees and the Archies, as well as introducing scores of pre-MTV American youth to rock via his late-night network program Don Kirshner's Rock Concert, died Monday. Kirshner, a songwriter, producer and publisher, was 76 and ... More >>
Far be it from Rocks Off to rain on anyone's Super Bowl parade, but are we the only ones bothered by this massive, conveniently timed outpouring of love and affection for New Orleans? It started right after the Saints beat the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship Game, when admitting you were ... More >>
The short but storied past of Houston's legendary live music venue.
Who Dat? Taste was an Irish, blues-based rock power trio formed in 1966 in Cork, fronted by teenage prodigy Rory Gallagher (vocals/guitar) with Eric Kitteringham (bass) and Norman Damery (drums). The group played in Hamburg and Ireland, but the mix didn't work out musically, so Gallagher rebooted t ... More >>
By the time of his 1995 death at the age of 47 due to complications from liver transplant surgery, Rory Gallagher was already a giant blues-rock guitar hero - albeit in pretty much every country besides the U.S. And it's a shame that these shores never cottoned to the Irishman, who in his prime cert ... More >>
Who has the upper hand in various musician-celebrity marriages?