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.
13 hours ago | Concerts
With most folks in Coronavirus Quarantine, our televisions are likely going 24/7 with all the watching, playing, and streaming (stocks I should have bought two months ago: Charmin, Purell, Zoom, and Netflix). Fortunately for the music fan, we live...
2 days ago | Books
On Record – Vol. 1: 1978 – Images, Interviews, and Insights from the Year in Music By G. Brown 340 pp. $40 Colorado Music Experience Even the most causal music listener would find it hard to argue that 1978 was not one of – if not the – most diver...
3 days ago | Books
The Ox: The Authorized Biography of John Entwistle By Paul Rees 384 pp. $30 Hachette Books Every member of the Who has been the subject of a number of biographies and autobiographies save one: bassist John Entwistle. Known as “The Quiet One” for h...
6 days ago | History
When most people think of Memphis Soul, it’s the era from the mid-‘60s to mid-‘70s where labels like Stax and Hi put out the massively popular – then and now – music by artists like Otis Redding, Al Green, Booker T. and the MG’s, Sam and Dave, Car...
8 days ago | Books
Ted Templeman: A Platinum Producer’s Life in Music By Ted Templeman as told to Greg Renoff 450 pp. $19.95 ECW As an introduction to the often misunderstood art of record production, young Ted Templeman could not have found a better session to obse...
13 days ago | Austin City Limits
Note: Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the book signing/meet and greet with Kathy Valentine scheduled for April 26 at Cactus Music has been postponed indefinitely. For Kathy Valentine, it was a Christmas gift that not only kept on giving, but in m...