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Simon Le Bon

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2012

    Pop Rocks: So Who's Going to Perform at Next Year's Super Bowl Halftime Show?

    If Janet Jackson's nip slip in 2004 threw ice water on the practice of using current entertainers for Super Bowl halftimes, M.I.A.'s middle finger salute dumped it in the Bering Sea. Finally, after eight years of K. Billy's Sounds of the '70s and Pete Townshend's belly (which somehow didn't draw *an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2011

    Static Jacks: Floating Approximately 3ft Off the Ground for No Reason

    It's a well-known fact that most band names are essentially gobbledygook, but here at Rocks Off we're trying hard to find meaning in the oddest monikers. ​Originally this week's What's in a Name column was to be a breakdown of the Radio Dept.'s name. Oh it would've been glorious, but they wen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2011

    Top 10 Songs About Other Musicians

    When you make music your life, it's only natural that you'd look at the people around you doing the same and find someone who just moistens the muse's panties. What we've tried to put together here is a list of those best efforts. Bear in mind, with one notable exception we've steered clear of fell ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2011

    Saturday Night: Clan Of Xymox At Numbers

    Photos by Erica O'Brien​Clan of Xymox, Provision Numbers May 7, 2011 Rocks Off would like to thank Erica O'Brien for saving our tushies and providing these pics when ye old camera when kaput. Is it really possible that we've been hanging around Numbers for almost a decade and somehow never s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2011

    Last Night: Duran Duran at Warehouse Live

    Photos by groovehouse​Duran Duran Warehouse Live April 6, 2011 Check out our slideshow from the show. The Duran Duran frenzy began last night before the band even took the stage. Droves of women indiscreetly huddled around the band's tour bus before the show, anticipating a mere glimpse of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    Top 5 Albums: Duran Duran

    ​It's Duran Duran Day in Houston, everybody. Word has it that fans are already lining up at Warehouse Live for the band's sold-out club show, and you can bet that it will be a hot evening inside the venue until the last strains of "Rio" echo out onto the street after the lights come up. We h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    Duran Duran Through the Eyes of David Lynch

    ​Better start off by telling you that Duran Duran is huge in the House With One F. The wife has an immense collection of rare singles on vinyl and CD, and bassist John Taylor is referred to only as "Happy Birthday Sweetheart" after wishing her just that when they met at the Four Seasons in Aus ... More >>

  • Music

    March 31, 2011
  • Blogs

    October 27, 2010

    Ten Videos That Will Creep The Hell Out Of You (NSFW)

    "This was the first time we realized we were scared of needles being shoved into our faces..." ​Craig's Hlist has spent the past 27 years of our life mired in music videos. The family got cable at the exact same time that MTV was hitting its stride, so you could say that our first babysitter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2009

    This Just In: Kings Of Leon To Hit Toyota Center In October

    Mark C. AustinIn the course of five years, Kings of Leon has managed to go from playing a Camel-sponsored show at the Meridian to possibly selling out the Toyota Center. KOL was just in Houston this past fall for a sell-out at Verizon Wireless Theater, and we thought the show was middling to fair an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2008

    Aftermath: Duran Duran at Verizon Wireless Theater

    Photos by Chris Gray Alone among its pretty-boy peers in the early and mid-'80s, Duran Duran was the blackest band to regularly hit the pop charts from either side of the pond. Only the Aussies in INXS had anywhere near the same level of interest in funk and disco, and the chops to pull it off. ... More >>

  • Music

    December 4, 2008
  • Blogs

    November 18, 2008

    The Five Best Bond Themes

    Critics may have found the 22nd James Bond caper, Quantum of Solace, "grim and downcast" (The New York Times), but audiences didn't seem to mind, turning out in sufficient numbers for Quantum to set a new 007 opening-weekend record of more than $70.4 million (domestic). But never mind the movie ... More >>

  • Music

    September 11, 2008
  • Music

    January 27, 2005

    Pattern Recognition

    Can defunct German bands become the sheezy in '05? Ja, they Can. We explore these and other of this year's trends.

  • Music

    September 18, 2003

    Gilding the Lily

    Studio tricks ruin what could have been for the Dandy Warhols

  • Music

    July 31, 2003

    Invisible Man

    Kenna doesn't care if you see him. He just wants you to hear him.

  • Culture

    July 27, 2000

    The American Scream

    A hysterical Tamarie Cooper rescues herself from suburbia in the free-association comedy Tamalalia 2000

  • Music

    November 27, 1997
  • Music

    May 25, 1995

    Duran, Again

    The pretty boys return from the '80s, and insist they've never been away

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