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.
7 hours ago | Blue Notes
Peter Guralnick didn’t set out to be a music journalist. The occupation didn’t really exist at the time when a combination of luck and bluster led the obsessive blues fan to interview a “rediscovered” Skip James in 1965 for a non-existent magazine...
3 days ago | Classic Rock Corner
It was, according to guitarist/singer Jock Bartley, not only one of the highlights of his musical career, but of his life. And it happened onstage at Liberty Hall here in Houston late in the evening of February 24, 1973. Bartley was playing just h...
6 days ago | Books
Run-Out Groove: Inside Capitol’s 1980s Hits and Stiffs By Dave Morrell 271 pp. $12.99 Self-published, available on Amazon The fourth volume of music biz publicist/promo man Dave Morrell’s ongoing memoir charts his decade at the storied label’s New...
9 days ago | Coronavirus
Jason Hanley, Ph.D., says he’s used to the reaction. As the VP of Education and Visitor Engagement at Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, he’s attended plenty of educational conferences and meetings to let teachers and school admini...
14 days ago | Film and TV
Usually, when a documentarian is prepping his film, it’s a bonus to have the subject not only still alive, but willing to participate. However, when that subject is the notoriously difficult rock and roll pioneer Chuck Berry, all bets are off. Esp...
16 days ago | Bayou City
The culmination of events more than a decade in the making — the Kinder Building for Modern and Contemporary Art — was celebrated Monday at a gathering of media, VIPS and donors at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Everyone in attendance was prope...