Bob Ruggiero has been writing about music, books, visual arts 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.
1 day ago | Bayou City
Allen Hill has long been a staple and stalwart of the Houston live music scene, and a charter member of the Continental Club Mafia. That group of players known for switching among multiple (often cover) bands, and whose performance base is at the ...
4 days ago | History
The music biz is certainly no stranger to spotlighting intense love affairs (we’re looking at you, Taylor and her Swifties). But there’s an especially hot one going on now between record collectors and reissue labels. Whether repping major artists...
8 days ago | Classic Rock Corner
Miles Copeland II was a longtime CIA operative in the Middle East and involved in all sorts of secretive spy missions from the 1940s through the ‘60s. And his son—Miles A. Copeland III—often had to use similarly delicate skills and negotiating tac...
9 days ago | Classic Rock Corner
He thought he was done making new music. Finito. End of the Road. When Dennis DeYoung released what he was calling 26 East last year, he fully expected it to be his final studio album in a long and storied career that stretched back to 1972 with t...
11 days ago | Architecture
It is, likely, the most cherished and entrenched story in Texas history. How in late February/early March of 1836, heroic Texas defenders including marquee names like Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie, and William Barret Travis fought a pitched but losing ...
12 days ago | Coronavirus
You might think that you’d do a lot to support your favorite artists, but chances are your story wouldn’t match that of Bruce Iglauer’s. When he wanted to hear an album by his favorite Chicago blues act that didn’t actually exist, he created an en...