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 | Art Rock
Chris Frantz remembers very vividly the first time he ever laid eyes upon one Martina Weymouth. It was September of 1971, and was lounging on a grassy park with a fellow student at the Rhode Island School of Design. When he saw a vision. “Suddenly...
8 days ago | Artopia
Sparked by a spate of high-profile killings of African-Americans by law enforcement and private citizens – and the worldwide George Floyd/Black Lives Matter protests that have ensued and continue – we are seeing unprecedented dialogue about, atten...
12 days ago | Classic Rock Corner
In the mid 1970s, she was a pioneering female rocker at a time when that term was nearly nonexistent, a hugely popular record and concert attraction, and a style icon. That is…in much of the non-U.S. world. Here in her own home country, the singer...
22 days ago | Classic Rock Corner
During the 1970s, most of the major rock recording studios were in well-known cities like New York, Los Angeles, Miami, and Memphis. But down in Macon, Georgia, a little upstart operation called Capricorn Studios made a surprising impact, particul...
28 days ago | Books
Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation By Kristin Kobes du Mez 368 pp. Liverlight $29.85 That Christian conservative and evangelicals would vote Republican in a U.S. presidential election is not surpr...
28 days ago | Classic Rock Corner
Sometimes, the sound of impending doom is quiet. And sometimes it is loud. Less often, it is both. That’s how Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer Artimus Pyle recalls what he and 25 other band members, crew, associates, and pilots heard inside their Convair CV...