Bob Ruggiero has been writing about music, books, and entertainment for the Houston Press since 1997, with an emphasis on classic rock. He used to have an incredible and luxurious mullet in college as well. He is the author of the band biography Slippin’ Out of Darkness: The Story of WAR.
24 hours ago | Books
On November 5, 2017, Joe Holley was busily signing his work at the Texas Book Festival in Austin, and had heard someone mention something about a shooting somewhere near San Antonio. As he drove home toward Houston, the CNN radio report began tric...
4 days ago | Blue Notes
When he landed in Memphis, Tennessee in 2013 to compete in the annual International Blues Challenge and represent his native Israel, it was a dream come true for guitarist Ori Naftaly. And while victory in his category eluded him, he quickly made ...
8 days ago | Classic Rock Corner
For many people, remembering where they were and what they were doing on any given New Year’s Eve is an effort hampered by time, memory, or alcohol. But Doug Gray recalls exactly where he was more than four decades ago when the year 1978 rolled in...
9 days ago | Artopia
It’s probably true that the majority of people don’t discover what will become their lifelong passion as a pre-teen, but for Archer Huntington (1870-1955) that’s exactly what happened at the tender age of 12. Hailing from one of America’s wealthie...
11 days ago | Classic Rock Corner
Though not as well known among classic rock aficionados in the United States as their home base in England or even Europe, for more than 50 years prog rockers Wishbone Ash have carved out their own place in rock history and attracted some ve...
15 days ago | Books
Have a Cigar! The Memoir of the Man Behind Pink Floyd, T. Rex, The Jam, and George Michael By Bryan Morrison 224 pp. Quiller Publishing $39.95 Of all the inductees into this year’s class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, it’s the one of oldest vi...