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.
5 days ago | History
He’s known as the “Godfather of Swamp Pop”—but not because any rivals to the title met an unexplained end in a river while wearing concrete shoes. It’s because at 82 years of age, Warren Storm is the oldest of the genre’s originators still activel...
6 days ago | Classic Rock Corner
The title of Don Felder’s most recent solo album is pretty straightforward: American Rock ‘n’ Roll. In the leadoff title track, the singer/guitarist gives a bit of a history lesson on the genre with namecheck sampling ranging from Jimi Hendrix, Ca...
8 days ago | History
Growing up in San Antonio in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, Hector Saldana, Jr. and younger brother David say they enjoyed especially close familial ties with their parents and three sisters. Holidays were always special, but none more so than Chri...
9 days ago | Books
1973: Rock at the Crossroads By Andrew Grant Jackson 448 pp. $29.99 Thomas Dunne Books Andrew Grant Jackson has a thing for dates. His previous rock book, 1965, argued how that trip around the sun was just as important in music as its closer and m...
19 days ago | Classic Rock Corner
Kansas guitarist Rich Williams vividly remembers a certain day in 1977 that still has an impact on his life and career in 2019. His band had just finished playing a show in Chicago when they headed for a studio which had been set up for them to be...
20 days ago | Blue Notes
It’s a common tale in the annals of contemporary music that a newly-minted blues fan first discovers the genre not from any of the African-American originators and descendants, but through the mutations played by white, younger, and often English ...