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  • Blogs

    August 20, 2014

    The Top 40 Charting Hard-Rock Songs: Part 2

    Welcome back to the show! We're counting down the Top 40 hard rock songs of all time, according to Billboard (sort of...). I'll take a moment to recap Nos. 40-31. 40. "Don't Tell Me You Love Me," Night Ranger 39. "Cumbersome," Seven Mary Three 38. "Trampled Underfoot," Led Zeppelin 37. "Back In Bla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2014

    The Top 40 Charting Hard-Rock Songs: Part 1

    Numbers. The applications to which they are used in various fields can yield results ranging from the trivial to the catastrophic if not interpreted properly. If you are involved with numbers at NASA or the military, lives could hang in the balance if something is miscalculated or misrepresented. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2014

    Nine Things Playing In Rock and Roll Bands Taught Me

    Most people have entertained the fantasy of becoming a wealthy rock star, and a lot of them buy an instrument to fiddle around with. The majority of them eventually just throw that instrument into a closet after they move to another hobby, while a few become proficient players but never leave their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2014

    The Six Least Fruitful Collaborations Ever

    Collaborations are often a dream come true for music fans. Who among us hasn't fantasized about our favorite musicians getting together for a jam session? When it happens though, the results may vary. One pairing you might think unlikely might do great things, where another one you always thought wo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2014

    Ultra Music Fest's 25 Best Bass Faces

    Note: God bless them, our friends at Miami New Times music blog Crossfade braved the EDM-infested waters of the Ultra Music Festival this past weekend. Follow their entire exploits over here, but we thought we'd give you a little taste. This article was written by Kat Bein. Ultra Music Festival is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2014

    The 10 Best Bad Music Videos of the '80s

    One of my favorite things about looking back on the past is how things that were perhaps state-of-the-art at the time are now so cheesy and dated removed from their original contexts. It should probably come as no surprise that I'm a massive fan of the slasher genre, especially the later films in th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2012

    Danger Zone: 5 Great Tony Scott Film Soundtracks

    Tony Scott, one of the greatest action directors of all time, committed suicide by jumping off a bridge near Los Angeles this past Sunday. He was 69 and thought to have an inoperable brain tumor. Many of Scott's films also had great soundtracks, due in part to Hans Zimmer and Harold Faltermeyer. S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2012

    Girls, Girls, Girls At 25: Anatomy Of A Strip-Club Classic

    Mötley Crüe, those depraved kings of '80s sleaze, took a major step toward strip-club immortality 25 years ago this week when the band released its fourth album, Girls, Girls, Girls.. Glossy, debauched heavy metal ruled the charts in the summer of 1987 -- Whitesnake, Ozzy, Bon Jovi and Poison all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2011

    Five Cool Songs Carmine Appice Drummed In Honor of His 65th Birthday

    ​Carmine Appice (pronounced "uh-pees" despite his brother Vinny claiming it is "a-puh-see" -- weird) is one of rock music's most recognized (and not just for the Fu Manchu 'stache) and longest tenured rock drummers. He also happens to be a somewhat polarizing figure. Despite being a contempora ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2011

    Friday Night: Def Leppard & Heart At The Woodlands

    Photos by Groovehouse​Def Leppard, Heart Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion September 23, 2011 Like so many of their 80s hard rock brethren, Def Leppard has always straddled the line between serious musical territory and the self-parody that threatens all bands associated with that era. On one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2011

    MTV's Early VJs: Where Are They Now?

    vegastripping.comMTV's original VJ crew (l-r): J.J. Jackson, Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman, Martha Quinn and Alan Hunter​When it comes to the attention spans of teenagers, entertainers are on borrowed time. Which might explain the turnover rate of MTV's Video Jockeys, or VJs for short. Currentl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2011

    Deep Purple Rises, Repeatedly, From Its Own Hard-Rock Ashes

    ​Deep Purple Phoenix Rising Eagle Vision, $14.98 DVD, $19.98 DVD/CD, 142 mins. Deep Purple has been through so many different lineups that fans and hard-rock historians often measure then in "marks," abbreviated "Mk." While Purple's Mk II incarnation is the one casual fans remember most and h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    Saturday Night: Final Fantasy: Distant Worlds At Jones Hall

    ​The Houston Symphony feat. Susan Calloway Distant Worlds: Music From Final Fantasy Jones Hall July 16, 2011 Rocks Off scrambled like a mad bastard last year in order to catch Final Fantasy Distant Worlds at the Houston Symphony. This year, we were only marginally better prepared, but no less ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2011

    Last Night: Rock of Ages At Hobby Center

    Ed. Note: This is the second half of Rocks Off's "reviewer exchange program" with Art Attack. Dan Lippitt/Theatre Under the Stars​Rock of Ages Hobby Center June 7, 2011 Hair metal makes for great show tunes. That's what we left with last night when Rocks Off went back to a "sexier time" of " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    Rock Of Ages: Big Hair, Big Fog, Big Cliches

    Ed Note: Rocks Off and our sister blog Art Attack are conducting a "reviewer exchange program" for the '80s musical Rock of Ages. One of our "rock and roll" people will review the show soon, but the visiting team bats first. Dan LippittThe cast of Rock of Ages​The Setup: '80s Sunset Strip roc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    Last Night: Bon Jovi At Toyota Center

    Photos by Groovehouse​Bon Jovi Toyota Center May 17, 2011 Keep the faith with Bon Jovi and their hordes of Houston fans in our slideshow. It's no easy feat to emerge relatively unscathed from the ruins of the '80s metal boom. Bon Jovi's more glam-oriented contemporaries can no longer hope to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2011

    Children Tackle Hair Metal, Awkwardly, In Monster Ballads

    ​In our usual mail haul this morning, Rocks Off received an invitation to a porn store's grand re-opening (natch), a copy of the brand-new Fucked Up album, David Comes To Life, and the anxiously awaited Kidz Bop Sings Monster Ballads that we have been anxiously awaiting since its creation was ... More >>

  • News

    April 21, 2011
  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    Shot In The Dark: How The Whole Mess Started

    Mark C. AustinKings of Leon at Verizon Wireless Theater, October 2008​Just a couple of days now before Rocks Off - the person and the blog - proudly presents Shot In the Dark: Houston Press Concert Photography, our first-ever exhibit of live pics we've collected in about three and a half years ... More >>

  • News

    April 7, 2011

    Play Ball, Baby

    A new season for the Astros, and hopefully a new team.

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    Friday Night: Blue Oyster Cult & Marshall Tucker Band At Arena Theatre

    Photos by Bob RuggieroMarshall Tucker Band​Blue Oyster Cult, Marshall Tucker Band Arena Theatre March 18, 2011 An odd co-headlining bill on the surface had the Marshall Tucker boys opening Friday's show. Though only singer Doug Gray remains from the classic lineup, the rest of the group are a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    Top 10 Recent TV-Show Soundtracks

    ​A few choice adjectives come to mind when musing on bawdy Eastbound & Down character Kenny Powers. "Inspiring" is not one of them. However, as Rocks Off watched this week's season finale of the side-splitting HBO series, we were pleasantly surprised as we heard indie troubadour Kurt Vile's a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2010

    FAIL: Morrissey, Scott Weiland, Whitesnake, Conspiracy Theorists

    ​Morrissey Loves Animals So Much It Makes Him Racist: Morrissey has been one of the biggest ambiguously snarky pussies in all of rock music for some years now, popular among 15-year-old bisexuals of all races and creeds. Sometimes, however, the former Smiths frontman likes to make a straightf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2010

    Last Night: Ratt At Warehouse Live

    Photos by Groovehouse/ See a slideshow​Ratt Warehouse Live July 22, 2010 Must have been a slow night at the strip clubs Thursday. Sorry, cheap shot. Actually, Ratt deserves a lot of credit. In a summer where tours are wilting right and left and every day seems to bring another "rescheduling" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    TUTS Will Cum On, And It Will Feel The Noize

    ​TUTS has announced its selections for the upcoming season, and there's a bit of a surprise.No, we're not getting a Sondheim show. You know better than that.But among the shows is Rock of Ages, which is a campy -- and loud -- salute to `80s hair bands. (At the Tony Awards, Bret Michaels joined the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2010

    No, We Didn't Realize There Were This Many Songs About Groundhog Day, Either

    ​Today is Groundhog Day, and it's easy to forget - after listening to your co-workers droning "Phil? Phil Connors!?" all day - the reason for this special season. After all, isn't this day supposed to be about the groundhogs? Trouble is, there's not a lot of musical material out there about Marmo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2010

    Wine Me Up: Houston's Top 5 Cougar Dens

    ​There are few things in this life that young Rocks Off loves more than a gang of cougars on the town spilling wine on the ground and trying to light the wrong end of a borrowed cigarette whilst slurring in our direction that she likes our tattoos before drunkenly pawing at us. We think it's a men ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2009

    2009 Concert Rewind, July: Beyonce, Coldplay, Aerosmith/ZZ Top, Judas Priest, Rod Stewart... and the Trae Day Gunplay

    Craig Hlavaty​ Wooden Birds, Other Lives, Walter's on Washington, July 2: "This is Andrew Kenny's latest project away from American Analog Set. That band is currently on hold while Kenny and the rest of the group go off to pollinate elsewhere. The Birds don't fall far from the AmAnSet tree at all, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2009

    (Don't) Book 'Em, Dano: 42 Artists Who Have Absolutely No Business Touring Together

    ​ When Rocks Off received word last week that indie duo The Big Pink was embarking on a 2010 tour with NYC's A Place to Bury Strangers, our initial thought was, "Cool," followed closely by, "Ew." For once, there's a promo poster we really have no desire to see. But then our next thought was, "Coul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2009

    Eyeballin': Deep Purple: History, Hits and Highlights 1968-76

    [Ed. Note: Throughout the holiday season, Rocks Off will be bringing you our picks for recent DVDs, CDs and other musical wares that might be just the ticket to help fill out that pesky shopping list. Enjoy.] ​Though they never achieved the popularity of Zeppelin or Sabbath, and are still not in t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2009

    The Dong Show

    Here at Rocks Off, we do a lot of research for our wildly popular and intellectually enlightening album cover slideshows. As part of that research, we've found many of those albums to be highly concentrated on the male goinrular area. So at long last, and just in time for the weekend, we've compiled ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2009

    Aftermath: Judas Priest and Whitesnake at Verizon Wireless Theater

    Photos by Eric Sauseda​Rust never sleeps, and metal never ages. Not when it's being worked over by Judas Priest's hammer and tongs, anyway. Friday night at Verizon, the Birmingham blacksmiths smelted a sold-out, juiced-up, colors-sporting crowd - metal bands always have the best merch - with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2009

    Inquiring Minds: Judas Priest's Rob Halford

     Tonight, Judas Priest, led by the inimitable metal god Rob Halford, hits the stage at Verizon Wireless Theate less than a year since the leathermen last graced Houston. They came to the shed out in the Woodlands last August, headlining the "Metal Masters" tour with Motorhead, Testament and Hea ... More >>

  • Film

    May 21, 2009

    Behind the Metal

    Revealed: Everything you wanted to know — or didn't — about Canuck headbangers Anvil.<

  • Culture

    May 21, 2009

    Summer Sounds

    Enough shows to keep concertgoers busy all season long

  • Music

    April 30, 2009

    Got Live If You Want It

    Our Spring/Summer concert preview, part deux

  • Film

    April 2, 2009
  • Blogs

    March 3, 2009

    Classic Rock Corner: Scott Gorham of Thin Lizzy Interviewed

    www.getreadytorock.com Thin Lizzy's Phil Lynott (l) and Scott GorhamWhen L.A.-based guitarist Scott Gorham flew to England in the early '70s, he was just hoping to score an audition with the band his brother-in-law had joined, Supertramp. That gig never materialized, and after kicking around ... More >>

  • Music

    September 11, 2008
  • Calendar

    July 31, 2008

    Soul and Blues Festival

    Betty Wright, Bobby “Blue” Bland and Willie Clayton headline a mega-jam

  • Calendar

    December 27, 2007

    Trans-Siberian Orchestra

    The Toyota Center

  • Music

    September 20, 2007

    Vinyl Heads

    They're turning to needles, looking for purity

  • Dining

    February 8, 2007
  • Music

    October 27, 2005

    Walk Away, Walk Away

    And we will follow as local music figures recall tales of U2

  • Music

    March 4, 2004

    Yngwie Malmsteen

    Friday, March 5

  • Film

    February 20, 2003

    Will to Power

    Mr. Ferrell comes into his glory in Old School

  • Music

    December 20, 2001

    Bah, Humbug!

    The glut of holiday CDs kills the Christmas spirit

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