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Velvet Revolver

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    April 8, 2013

    Happy Birthday Izzy Stradlin, Forgotten Guns N' Roses Lead Vocalist

    Today is the 51st birthday of Izzy Stradlin, who most simply remember as the rhythm guitarist in Guns N' Roses. But if that's all you know about him, it's really sad, because a lot of what made GN'R the band it was was due to Stradlin's inspired writing. His dedication to fusing punk and Rolling Sto ... More >>

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    January 2, 2013

    Top 5 Reasons Velvet Revolver Shouldn't Reunite

    You might have read recently that Stone Temple Pilots front man Scott Weiland is teasing a full-time comeback for his other band. You know, the one with the guys from Guns N' Roses. That's right, Velvet Revolver. I know, I tried to forget about them too, but apparently the guys in the band are inten ... More >>

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    September 10, 2012

    Last Night: Slash at House of Blues

    Slash feat. Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, Foxy Shazam House of Blues September 9, 2012 See more with Slash, Myles Kennedy and various other conspirators in our slideshow. Seeing Slash is actually a more value-packed way to get the Guns N' Roses experience here in 2012, a year that saw any ho ... More >>

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    September 6, 2012
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    April 18, 2012

    Supergroups: 10 Bands That Sprang From Other Bands

    From the remnants of other great bands are often birthed more great bands. Oftentimes these little side projects go under the radar unless you are a hardcore fan, or the new band itself gains a lot of airplay or word of mouth. Either way, some of the greatest rock bands of all time have been birthe ... More >>

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    March 15, 2012

    Verizon Wireless Theater Now Known As Bayou Music Center

    Verizon Wireless Theater will no longer be known under that name, because owner Live Nation's sponsorship deal with the communication provider has expired. The venue, which holds about 3,000 people within downtown entertainment complex Bayou Place, will now be known as Bayou Music Center. Rocks Off ... More >>

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    October 25, 2011

    Xmas Type Thing: Scott Weiland's Holiday Album Doesn't Suck

    ​One of the most unwholesome things Rocks Off can think of is a Scott Weiland Christmas album, so when it was announced a few months back with the promo photo of a dapper Weiland - skull ring, tattoos, blue eyes, roguish grin - we were worried. Today, The Most Wonderful Time of the Year droppe ... More >>

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    October 20, 2011

    The Best & Worst Of All Possible Buzzfests

    Photo by Marc BrubakerWe did it all for the nookie.​This weekend is Buzzfest XXVII in Houston, 94.5 The Buzz's bi-annual all-day throwdown at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Rocks Off has covered a few of the shows in the past few years, including the May 2010 edition where we took along ... More >>

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    September 30, 2011

    10 Things You May Not Know About G N' R's Use Your Illusion Albums

    For the past few weeks, the music world has been firmly entrenched in Nirvana nostalgia. Hell, even Rocks Off took a crack at it, looking up all the expensive memorabilia on eBay related to the band. But in September 1991, another album hit the store shelves that had a lot of impact too, for better ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    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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    December 21, 2010

    Axl And Slash, Still Causing Trouble

    Rocks Off is following our sister Houston Press blogs into the choppy waters of "Comment of the Day," choosing a comment or a handful of comments from the previous day we find especially enlightening, infuriating or just plain hilarious. We're glad our readers have opinions, whatever they are, about ... More >>

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    December 17, 2010

    The Year In Skank: 2010's Top 7 Skankiest Celebrities

    ​Plenty of famous women exude a healthy, feminine charm, a reserved beauty and refined grace that keeps them respectable even while they titillate. Plenty of celebrity men have a classy demeanor, yet just enough of a rakish-scoundrel glint in their eyes to turn them into the mysterious strange ... More >>

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    December 1, 2010

    Top 10 Hottest Jewish Musicians

    ​The Festival of Lights is upon us, as the eight-day Jewish holiday of Hanukkah officially kicks off at sundown tonight. Some of music's leading bigwigs will likely be sparking up the menorah, among them Lou Reed, Paul Simon, Billy Joel, Leonard Cohen, Diamond David Lee Roth, Perry Farrell an ... More >>

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    October 22, 2010

    The James Baker Monument: Five Things It Needs

    James Baker: Not related to Velvet Revolver​Finally, there will be a reason to visit downtown Houston: A statue honoring former Secretary of State James Baker will be unveiled Tuesday.Why Baker? As the monument's official website so modestly puts it, he's "A Magnificent American."Some people might ... More >>

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    November 30, 2009

    5 Real-Life Rock-Star Stereotypes More, Well, Flaming Than Adam Lambert

    ​We hate to be those people, but it's true: stereotypes exist for a reason. Our theory is that stereotypes propagate themselves from the insecurities of people who believe they're "supposed" to be some kind of archetype, whether it's the toughest gangsta, the punkest punk rocker or the hick with t ... More >>

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    April 29, 2009

    Defending The Buzz: Does 94.5 FM Really Suck That Bad?

    What with Creed reuniting, BuzzFest coming up in a couple of weeks and, hell, maybe even the swine-flu scare - As in: What's worse than coming down with swine flu? A Houston radio that only tunes in 94.5 FM - Rocks Off sure has been thinking a lot about The Buzz lately. Probably too much. I mean, it ... More >>

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    January 19, 2009

    Aftermath: Scott Weiland at Warehouse Live

    Photos by Mark C. Austin There has to be an unspoken rule from now on that solo albums from the lead singers of big rock bands should be studio-only affairs. These are meant to fulfill record-company contracts, and should never be passed off as an extra insight into the artistic machinations of an ... More >>

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    January 17, 2009

    Tonight: Scott Weiland at Warehouse Live

    Stone Temple Pilots, "Big Empty," from MTV Unplugged You never know what you'll get with Scott Weiland. The former lead singer of Velvet Revolver, sometime Stone Temple Pilot frontman and full-time enigma has continuously cheated death and career calamity for almost two decades. Some days, like on ... More >>

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    January 15, 2009
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    December 5, 2008

    Buckcherry's Sweet Success

    Drinking and drugging with crazy bitches sounds like more fun than the law will allow, but playing in a red-hot rock band is not always an all-you-can eat orgy. "I think people realize there's a lot more to this band than just fucking and partying," says Buckcherry guitarist Keith Nelson. That r ... More >>

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    November 13, 2008

    Celebrity Wedding Present

    Who has the upper hand in various musician-celebrity marriages?

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    September 11, 2008
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    July 24, 2008
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    July 24, 2008

    2008 Houston Press Music Awards Showcase

    A preview of the 60 bands and five DJs that are taking over downtown this weekend

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    July 11, 2008

    Aftermath: Peter Murphy at Meridian

    Photos by Chris Gray David Bowie will always be the Thin White Duke, so maybe Peter Murphy can be the Thin White Count. He doesn't make a bad Bowie either, closing Thursday's encore with a plodding cover of "Be My Wife" from Low. Murphy's voice is so deep it almost penetrates your brain subliminall ... More >>

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    June 26, 2008
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    March 6, 2008
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    March 6, 2008

    They Might Be Giants are Still Blocks Away from Easy Street

    John Flansburgh discusses the duo's career

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    January 28, 2008

    Drenched in Blog: Stone Temple Reunion

    It was unofficially announced last week, in separate interviews with Slash and Scott Weiland, that Stone Temple Pilots are reuniting for a tour. Touring should begin by the summer, sometime after Velvet Revolver unceremoniously implodes. When I excitedly told my friends this wonderful news over the ... More >>

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    October 11, 2007
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    August 31, 2007
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    November 2, 2006

    Out on a Limb

    Taz Bentley explains the Burden Brothers

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    January 19, 2006

    Beautiful Creatures

    Thursday, January 19, at the Engine Room, 1515 Pease, 713-654-7846.

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    January 12, 2006

    Year of the Concept

    Green Day opens the Idiot-ic floodgates

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    August 25, 2005

    Ozzfest

    Saturday, August 27, at the Cynthia Mitchell Woods Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, 281-363-3300.

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    February 24, 2005

    Last Night at the Alamo

    A Grammy party at a local theater turns into quiz night down at the local pub

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    February 10, 2005

    Rock Radio (and Rock Romano) Redux

    Bo knows good rock when he sees it. Do Houston radio programmers?

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    January 13, 2005
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    November 18, 2004

    Adios, KLOL

    For the first time in Houston, Clear Channel makes a refreshing change

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    July 1, 2004
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    June 17, 2004

    Use Your Illusion

    Velvet Revolver is the best hope in a dismal lot of Guns N' Roses substitutes

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