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.
18 hours ago | Books
Bruce Springsteen: The Stories Behind the Songs By Brian Hiatt 288 pp. $35 Abrams Books For the general music listener, a biography or autobiography of their favorite artist would probably suffice in terms of reading investigation. More hardcore f...
2 days ago | Blue Notes
On the surface, actor Matthew McConaughey, writer Stephen Harrigan, photographer Mark Seliger, actress Jennifer Holliday, and musician Boz Scaggs may not have a lot in common. But as of this year, they’ve all got the same thing to display in their...
5 days ago | Books
CSNY: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young By Peter Doggett 368 pp. $28 Atria Books Fans of CSN (and Y) have had a long time gone awaiting an up-to-date, comprehensive bio (though writer Dave Zimmer gets credit for his 1984 book and revisions). In an ...
8 days ago | Concerts
Kait Eldridge probably doesn’t have anything against Tim Burton personally. But the singer/guitarist also probably wishes that director/writer named his 2014 biopic about the artist couple Margaret and Walter Keane something besides the same monik...
12 days ago | Concerts
Under normal circumstances, assuming the identity of another person is a punishable crime. But for Bob Anderson, transforming himself into Frank Sinatra – physically, vocally, and facially – it’s all in an evening’s work. As video evidence attests...
16 days ago | Books
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: The Wild, Definitive Saga of Rock’s Greatest Supergroup By David Browne 480 pp. $30 Da Capo Press While the foursome of David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash, and Neil Young have been the subjects singularly (...