The Rolling Stones

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    July 17, 2014

    The 10 Best Musician-Based Pinball Tables

    I am a devoted video-game fan and a constant cheerleader for them to be considered art, but honestly I would give up most of the compelling stories and high-definition graphics in the world for the simple pinball machines. They're crafted and mechanical, and when done with a loving hand can turn alm ... More >>

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    October 14, 2013

    The Bacon Hot Dog is The Future of Travel Breakfast

    Yesterday I discovered the true purpose of the hot dog bun: It is bacon. Since I would rather eat in the car than get up one second earlier than is absolutely necessary, I am always on the lookout for a handy mobile breakfast. Protein bars, smoothies, fruit, whatever can be consumed one-handed in t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2013

    Happy Inventors Day! 5 Musical Inventors to Celebrate

    On this day in 1983, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed February 11 to be National Inventor's Day, and commanded the observation of same by all of us less awesome citizens. The day was chosen because it was the birthday of Thomas Edison, who held more than a thousand different patents, including pre ... More >>

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    January 31, 2013

    The Yeah Yeah Yeahs Album-Cover "Controversy" Bores Me

    The release of the "controversial" cover art for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' forthcoming album, Mosquito, has managed to stir up quite a bit of buzz. (Leave me alone. I like puns.) If you've somehow managed to escape the album-cover hype, I'll let you in on a little secret: you're not missing much in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2013

    Essential Rock and Roll Literature For Budding Music Writers

    Right about now young, budding rock writers and nerds are sitting on gift cards and credit from the holidays, and may need to know what books to pick up at the local bookstore or Amazon to further their education. It's not enough to just read every new music blog or (gasp!) pick up a few music mag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2012

    Last Night: Everclear at Scout Bar

    Everclear, Eve 6 Scout Bar November 7, 2012 Halfway through Everclear's performance at Scout Bar Wednesday night, the crowd had been thoroughly hyped and innumerable expletives had been shouted. Vocalist Art Alexakis then addressed the crowd. "Six years ago, we got to play two shows with the Rolli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2012

    Black Sabbath For Kids: A New Book Swaddles Children In The Majesty Of Ozzy & Company

    I remember scouring my elementary and middle-school libraries for every book I could find on music, any kind of music. Books about composers, Broadway folk, and everything in between. Sometimes you could get lucky and find a book about the '60s with a few sentences about the Beatles, the Stones, or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2012

    In Prog We Trust: Five Progressive Rock Bands You Hate, But Shouldn't

    There are some forms of music that struggle to find critical acclaim while others are loved by critics but universally dismissed by the public. Then, there is another group that, despite a loyal and sometimes massive cult following, are disliked by critics and everyday music fans alike. Meet prog-r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2011

    Purple, Possessed & Pervy: Rock's Top 10 Houses

    harleyslist.blogspot.comJohn Lennon and Yoko Ono in a happy pose in front of their home (and future site of Lennon's assassination).​Celebrity homes will always be a source of fascination, offering a glimpse at the intimate, private side of those who live their lives in the public eye. And it' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Zoo Station: A Noah's Ark Of 75 Animal Songs

    And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be male and female. Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two of every sort shall come unto thee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2011

    Out Today: Steve Earle Is Alive, Bootsy's Aged Funk, And The Late Poly Styrene's Last Disc

    ​Yep, it's the third week now that we have been listening to the new Foo Fighters album, Wasting Light. We even acquired it on vinyl this weekend, so we are doubly screwed. Now we just need it on cassette tape and one of those toothbrushes that play music in your skull like you are schizophren ... More >>

  • Music

    March 31, 2011
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    February 8, 2011

    Match These Bands With Their Awful Original Names

    ​Provided they didn't take the easy way out and name themselves after a song (Rolling Stones), their hometown (Boston) or each other (Hall & Oates), almost every band that went on to sell millions of records, get tons of radio play and sell out arenas has had some form of the following convers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2011

    Top 10 Super Bowl Halftime Shows​This Sunday, Rocks Off will be live-blogging and tweeting this year's Super Bowl halftime show, which will feature noted scholars The Black Eyed Peas. We are diligently studying the entire BEP canon and that of all of their solo members, like the dedicated pop histori ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    Keith Richards Does Life As Only He Can

    ​Life By Keith Richards with James Fox Little, Brown, And Company, 576 pp, $29.99. Watch this first. It's Keef's own intro to Life: "It starts with a bang." The first chapter of Keith Richards' first-ever memoir, Life, reads like a deleted scene from the Johnny Depp movie Blow. There are kni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2010

    Ode to an Immersion Blender

    ​In the spirit of brevity, here's a simple list to extol the praises of the best kitchen appliance ever (at least for the price). 1. A decent one costs merely $20. Other things you could buy for $20: two combo plates (3 veggie, one meat) at Aladdin, 20 "I heart dorks" buttons from etsy, or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2009

    Eyeballin: Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out! - the Rolling Stones In All Their Late-'60s Satanic Majesty

    In late 1969, the Rolling Stones were at a musical crossroads. They were two years away from the deep blues of Sticky Fingers and its follow-up, the majestically scuzzy Exile On Main Street. Mick Jagger and Keith Richards were still very much tinkering with their new bluesier direction that would t ... More >>

  • Music

    November 5, 2009
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    September 10, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: Lying Liars and the Songs Written About Them

    ​After South Carolina representative Joe Wilson's bush-league grandstander heckling of the President last night - imagine the hue and cry if Nancy Pelosi had done the same thing during one of W's inane lie-filled speeches! - what Lonesome, Onry and Mean needs is some songs about lies and liars. On ... More >>

  • Music

    April 23, 2009
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    May 29, 2008

    Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey

    This 1994 Sundance Filmmakers Trophy winner documents the life of one of Russia’s greatest inventors

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2008

    Reverberations: Beatles, Stones, Dirtbombs and Fleshtones

    The Fleshtones I’m about to tell you about two shows that are anything except garage rock, but due to their roots, spirit and aesthetic are precisely garage rock. But first, some history: Early garage bands owe a massive debt to the Stones, primarily the early recordings, which were mired in R&B ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 28, 2008

    Gimme Shelter

    See the Rolling Stones’ wildest concert ever

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2008

    Drenched in Blog: Say Ya Want a Resolution?

    Last year's resolution to not engage in any homoerotic prose using florid and corrosive language didn't work. So for 2008, this blogger is resolving to not weep like a colicky infant when Albert Maysles, acclaimed director of Rolling Stones documentary Gimme Shelter, releases his Fall Out Boy docume ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2007

    Get Lit: Ronnie, by Ron Wood

    A band has some kind of amazing longevity if you can still be “the new guy” after 30 years in the lineup. But that’s exactly the case with Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood, who puts down his life story here. Unfortunately, Wood’s recollections consist of precious little about the music and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2007

    Drenched In Blog: Sir Mick's Greatest "Hits"

    This week, Sir Mick Jagger, the guy that sings in the Rolling Stones, released a compilation of his solo hits. Calling these songs “hits” is a stretch in the most sincere form. You could call it more of an album of tracks that Keef shot down during sessions. He probably produced a switchblade an ... More >>

  • Music

    August 30, 2007
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    August 28, 2007

    Get Lit: Exile on Main Street: A Season in Hell with the Rolling Stones, by Robert Greenfield

    It’s become a mythological moment on the rock timeline: the early ‘70s, when the Rolling Stones gathered in a luxurious French chateau to record Exile on Main Street. Heroin was floating around, as were assorted decadent and dangerous hangers-on, as were Gram Parsons, William Burroughs and John ... More >>

  • Music

    August 9, 2007
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    July 5, 2007

    Another Bump

    Ten of the best coke anthems, plus a shortlist for the Cocaine Hall of Fame

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2007

    Idol Chatter

    Here's this week's review and predictions. I have them ranked top-to-bottom by assessment of their performance along with a prediction of what will happen on tonight's results show. — John Nova Lomax Melinda Doolittle: Routinely awesome. We have fun at our house amusing each other by pulling ... More >>

  • Music

    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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    January 26, 2006
  • Music

    December 1, 2005

    Old Folks Rock

    McCartney doesn't pretend to be anything but a sap. And Jagger still acts like he's God's gift to sexdom.

  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
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    August 19, 2004

    Rick James RIP, Bitch

    Houston DJs pay homage to the funky one

  • Culture

    February 19, 2004

    Fab Film

    Forty years ago, Al Maysles met the Beatles

  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003

    Best Jukebox

    Under the Volcano

  • Music

    February 27, 2003

    Master Blaster

    Cody ChesnuTT sees rock and roll, and he wants to repaint it black

  • News

    February 13, 2003

    Protesting Peace

    Plus: Been There, Din That; No Smut Glut; Cursory Check

  • Dining

    February 6, 2003

    No Satisfaction

    Sorry, Mick, we're already having a big night

  • News

    February 6, 2003

    Stone Deaf

    Can the rodeo rescue Reliant Stadium acoustics?

  • Music

    February 7, 2002

    Brian Jonestown Massacre

    Friday, February 8

  • Calendar

    November 23, 2000

    Left Stone Cold

    Gimme Shelter

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    January 7, 1999
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    February 12, 1998
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    October 2, 1997
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    June 26, 1997
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    November 24, 1994
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    September 15, 1994

    Big Band, Big Press Kit

    Ladies and gentlemen, the Rolling Stones! (Yawn...)

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