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Tommy Lee

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    February 6, 2013

    10 Great Versions of "Wild Thing"

    "Wild Thing" may not be most-recorded song in history, but it's got to be up there. (It's not even in the Top 10, though, according to the UK's The Independent.) But when the version by the Troggs, whose singer Reg Presley died of cancer late Monday night, became a hit on both sides of the Atlantic ... More >>

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    January 18, 2013

    Almost Famous: 5 Millennial Bands Who Should Have Been More Successful

    I recommend that once a year you dig out your old CD collection (or MP3 archive if that's how you roll) and give a spin to the music you haven't listened to in forever. Everyone should take a nostalgic listen down memory lane now and then; not only is it good to reconnect with old songs, but you als ... 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 >>

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    August 28, 2012

    Wanna Feel Old? These Are Pamela Anderson And Tommy Lee's Kids

    Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee and pinup gal Pamela Anderson were one of the most read-about and photographed couples of the '90s. Their leaked honeymoon sex tape would make millions for porn company IEG and it would cement Lee's legend as a wangsman of the highest order and make lonely men and young ... More >>

  • Music

    August 2, 2012
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    July 19, 2012

    The 11 Sexiest Women Within the EDM Scene

    All right, I have to say it: For the most part, when EDM is brought up men are on top. What people tend to forget is about the sexy women that are sampled and featured within the DJs' work; not to mention there are some sexy women DJs out there too. Now maybe it's because when people hear EDM and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2012

    The 71's Raise An Astounding $12K For Latest Album

    ​Just how viable is Kickstarter in helping an up-and-coming band to raise funds? As much as it saddens us to admit it, it mostly seems to fail. However, for one of our favorite local rock acts, the 71's, it has been an astounding success. Fans of the band have raised a mind-boggling $12,541 f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2012

    Heavy Fuel: How to Drink Like a Rock Star

    If you want to be a real rock star, you can go ahead and forget about those Red Bull and vodkas you're so fond of. Legit rockers are fueled by bigger, harder and flat-out weirder doses of alcohol than the mere mortals hitting on the bartender at your local watering hole. Sure, a few of our musical ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2012

    How To: Drink Like a Rock Star

    Sure, most rock stars are probably happy with any bottle that happens to be within reach. Some rock stars, however, prefer to refine and perfect their booze intake, settling on a signature cocktail that suits their outsized personalities and consequence-free lifestyles. Rocks Off salutes these exc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2012

    10 More Sh*t People Say Videos and Then We're Done

    We will happily admit that when we were told by 30 of our Facebook friends that we just "had to watch" the Sh*t Girls Say Youtube sensation, we were completely amused. We cannot count the number of times in a week that we start a sentence with, "First of all, ewww" on one hand, nor how often we are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2011

    Friday Night: Vince Neil At House Of Blues

    I didn't find out that Friday night's Vince Neil show was a pseudo-private gig until right before he went on. A company in town had hired the Motley Crue frontman for a party and decided to sell tickets for the event, to make up some cash against Neil's fee. Which explains the lack of promotion to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2011

    New ZZ Top Tribute Disc Frightens, Titillates, And Confuses Us

    Photo By Jim Bricker​If you don't know that Rocks Off is a ZZ Top-friendly place, then you have probably only been reading the blog for the past two or three hours. The two men who run this blog love Billy, Frank, and Dusty with the energy from one thousands suns, and their whole catalog runs ... 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

    September 19, 2011

    Friday Night: Deadmau5 At Verizon Wireless Theater

    Photos by Marc Brubaker​Check out more photos of Friday night's Mauskateers. Deadmau5, Excision, Tommy Lee & DJ Aero, Grrl Parts Verizon Wireless Theater September 16th, 2011 The last few times you've heard from this member of Rocks Off, we've brought you reports from major electronic and da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2011

    Friday Night: Motley Crue & Poison At Toyota Center

    Photos by Jay Lee​Motley Crue, Poison, New York Dolls Toyota Center June 10, 2011 "This drink tastes like rank hooker ass," says the man in the club-level bar, clad in an oversized Motley Crue shirt from one of the last Crue Fest jaunts in Houston. It must be a bad batch of Bud Light coming f ... More >>

  • Music

    June 9, 2011

    Walk on the Wild Side

    One tour unites three very different faces of glam-rock.

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    June 9, 2011

    Dirty Diaries: The Motley Crue Literary Canon

    ​Anyone who knows this member of Rocks Off will know that he owns most every book written about Motely Crue, or written by a member of Motley Crue. Yes, next to Howard Zinns's A People's History of the United States and a well-worn copy of American Psycho, sits the collected literary works of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2011

    Solo Albums: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

    ​Tomorrow night, former Audioslave lead singer and (thankfully) current Soundgarden member Chris Cornell will be at House of Blues for a long-sold-out acoustic show. Recent set lists have included a number of Temple of the Dog songs, some solo work, the usual 'Garden and 'Slave tracks, plus a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    Ally ASL, "Mad Drummer" Discuss Internet Stardom

    ​Rocks Off has been lucky enough to be the first to report on two people whose viral videos propelled them into that strangest of 21st century clubs; that of internet star. The term is still used with some derision today. After all, for every Ask a Ninja there's an Afro Ninja, but we'd argue t ... More >>

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    January 14, 2011

    The Worst Concert Rip-Offs We've Ever Seen

    jackslackofrestraint.blogspot.com​On this day in 1978, the rapidly disintegrating Sex Pistols finally fell apart for good. Conveniently enough, they did it onstage at San Francisco's Winterland Ballroom, on the final night of the ill-fated U.S. tour that also lurched its way through San Antoni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2010

    Top 10 Rock Tell-All Autobiographies

    ​Craig's Hlist just cracked into his copy of Life, by Keith Richards. It's the first time that the Rolling Stones guitarist and god among men has taken time to document his rock and roll journey for anyone. Sure there have been Stones oral histories from the band, but this is Richards' chance ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2010

    Ten Rock-Star Crushes We Still Haven't Outgrown

    ​Artists like Elvis Presley, Madonna, and Mick Jagger undoubtedly helped define the consumate rock star crush. But there have been a handful of worthy others along the way - armed with that certain je ne se quoi - who haven't left our radar. Years later, turns out we're still smitten with thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2010

    Anti-Scene: Marching-Band Nerds Turned Enlightened Metallers

    It's a well-known fact that most band names are essentially gobbledygook, but here at Rocks Off, we're trying hard to decode Houston's oddest monikers in order to find a little meaning. ​"Scene" is a loaded word. To be part of one is to not be a part of another. Exclusion becomes the by-pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2010

    Seven Musical Marriages Sullied By Proposition 8's Repeal

    ​Just in case you're one of the very few people who hasn't yet been seized by government shock troops and forced to marry someone of the same sex, a California Supreme Court judge ruled Proposition 8 unconstitutional Wednesday. This would be the proposition which officially defines marriage as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2010

    When Keeping It Real Goes Wrong: Metal Edition

    ​Dave Chapelle teaches us that the art of "keeping it real" may sometimes go awry. According to urbandictionary.com, this occurs when "in the act of keeping it real, the outcome is unexpected and usually has a negative effect on the individual who decided to keep it real." Rock stars are not i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    Busted! 20 Musician Mugshots

    ​ Getting arrested and booked isn't the end of the world, by any means. Well unless you just killed a shit-ton of people at a bowling alley or something, it really is. But if you are a rocker or a celebrity who committed a minor offense, it's just a funny footnote in your public life you can look ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2010

    Whoa! 21 Famous Musicians' High-School Yearbook Photos

    Willie Nelson, the LAST time he had his hair short.​While Rocks Off was seeking out the best rock star yearbook photos for this blog, we came to a conclusion: Everyone was ugly in their yearbook photos, except Gwen Stefani and Beyonce Knowles. Everyone else looks weird as hell, or nothing like the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2010

    Pop Rocks: Just Create A Sex-Tape Channel Already

    ​The celebrity world was rocked yesterday by news that country singer Mindy McCready's sex tape was about to hit the streets. Okay, maybe "rocked" is the wrong word. How about "briefly distracted from Kate Gosselin's behavior on Dancing with the Stars?" Time was, a sex-tape scandal was cause for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2009

    He Hit Me (And It Felt Like a Kiss): Chris Brown and Other Infamous Musical Woman-Beaters

    See the rest of Rihanna's 20/20 interview with ABC News' Diane Sawyer here. Chris Brown brings his "Fan Appreciation Tour" to town this weekend, leading to several questions. Not the least of which are, "Who the hell is still a fan of this guy?" And, "Will his 'appreciation' of same take some form ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2009

    My Ding-a-Ling: Iggy Pop, Tommy Lee and Rock's Other Dirk Digglers

    This album isn't called Fore! because Huey Lewis likes to play golf...​So the other day, Rocks Off wrote briefly about Huey Lewis in regards to the Back To The Future soundtrack, not even thinking to chime in just a little bit about his reportedly huge male member. You know that certain part of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2009

    Continental Airlines, Like Foreigner, Wants To Know What Love Is

    Eminem and Kim Mathers could do it. So could Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee. Richard Burton and Liz Taylor elevated it to an art form. Of course, we're talking about revolving-door couples; putting cyanide in each other's wine one minute, dancing to "Endless Love" the next. Rinse, wash, repeat.And as ... More >>

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    July 24, 2008
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    July 22, 2008
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    January 10, 2008

    Rock Star Resolutions

    Who vows to stay off the sauce this year?

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    January 8, 2008
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    December 27, 2007

    Musical lowlights of 2007

    Shaken, Not Stirred

  • News

    December 28, 2006

    Welcome back, Rock Star

    Dilana comes home to the reality after reality TV

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    July 20, 2006
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    July 6, 2006

    Ships Ahoy

    Danielson sets course for indie paradise

  • Music

    April 13, 2006

    Pretty Girls Make Saves

    As video games go indie, Wack imagines a few likely pairings

  • Music

    March 23, 2006

    Mtley Cre

    Friday, March 24, Toyota Center, 1510 Polk, 713-758-7200

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    September 22, 2005

    Cre Cuts

    On the phone with the Mtley bunch

  • Music

    February 17, 2005
  • Culture

    December 18, 2003

    A Fan's Notes

    Ideas that were forgotten but not gone in 2003

  • Film

    March 20, 2003

    The Stunted

    Friedkin tries -- and fails -- to make a French Connection with The Hunted

  • Music

    January 30, 2003

    New Bands from Old

    Or "How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Ignore Audioslave"

  • Music

    August 8, 2002

    Tommy Lee

    Saturday, August 10, Verizon Wireless Theater, 510 Texas Avenue, 713-230-1666

  • Music

    January 14, 1999

    Tommy Lee Uncensored!

    The drummer with the big stick bares all about jail, Motley Crue and Pamela Anderson

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    December 3, 1998
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    November 6, 1997
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