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.
16 hours ago | Books
Been So Long: My Life & Music By Jorma Kaukonen 368 pp. $29.99 St. Martin’s Press As a band, the Jefferson Airplane were right at the epicenter of San Francisco’s Summer of Love and its hippie culture. Just hearing a snippet of “White Rabbit” ...
2 days ago | Austin City Limits
Ethan Hawke loves music. And he enjoys being in Houston, having filmed large portions of the movies Reality Bites and Boyhood here. But sitting onstage recently at Rockfeller’s nightclub for an invite-only concert/fireside chat/Q&A about his n...
4 days ago | Books
It’s hard to fathom today that the FBI would be interested in the daily activities of, say, the Foo Fighters, Imagine Dragons, or Fall Out Boy. Nor would the Feds likely be tapping band members’ personal phones, sending undercover agents to shows,...
7 days ago | Concerts
Singer and guitarist John Corabi has been in some bands. A lot of bands. Ratt, Brides of Destruction, ESP, Union, Angel City Outlaws, Twenty 4 Seven, and the Cardboard Vampyres. He most famously replaced lead vocalist Vince Neil in Mötley Crüe for...
18 days ago | Houston 101
Operating out of a nearly 100-year-old house in Montrose that has been both a private residence and Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, the Italian Cultural and Community Center's décor is a throwback to the mid-20th century. Whe...
18 days ago | Classic Rock Corner
These two classic rock guitar titans had such a swell time last year touring together, that this summer brings a sequel. As Steve Miller explained during a charming onstage interlude when the pair appeared together, they first met 50 years ago whe...