Bob Ruggiero

Bob Ruggiero

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.

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  • 6 days ago | Concerts

    Contemporary musicians can certainly have an interesting relationship with social media – or at least those who actually handle their own Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram accounts and don’t leave it up to a publicist. Some find it a great way to ke...

  • 9 days ago | History

    When last we left off with Louie Comella – producer/director and head honcho of Houston’s IVOX Media studio – he was about to embark on final filming for the documentary Rockabilly Weekend: 21 Years of Viva Las Vegas. The film tells the story of t...

  • 10 days ago | Concerts

    Even in terms of rock and roll pairings, they seemed like a truly odd couple of musical collaborators. But more than 40 years ago, singer/guitarists Lou Reed and Nils Lofgren worked on a baker’s dozen of tunes, and nearly half of those are making ...

  • 11 days ago | Concerts

    The life and outlook of people are often tied to the geography of their upbringing. And for musicians, that geography and the people and the places they’ve been around will usually influence their work. For singer/guitarist Marcus King, that place...

  • Pianist/Keyboardist Lisa Coleman is pretty far into her musical career to be releasing her first solo album just now, but then again she’s been kind of busy. Most famously as a member of Prince’s band the Revolution from 1980-86, and also as a sti...

  • 13 days ago | Books

    Nothing’s Bad Luck: The Lives of Warren Zevon By C.M. Kushins 416 pp. $29 Da Capo Press Rejoice, admirers of Warren Zevon! It’s here. While fans have been treated to a very good oral history, two tomes focusing on specific songs and albums, and ev...

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