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.
8 hours ago | Classic Rock Corner
Guitarist and songwriter Steve Hackett doesn’t shirk from the term or his categorization as a “Prog Rock” artist. That’s perhaps not surprising, given his tenure with Genesis in the ‘70s, as well as the possessor of a discography inching toward 30...
3 days ago | Animation
In terms of quality and legacy of entertainment for children (and adults), the late Jim Henson’s resume runs deep. That’s in both TV (Sesame Street, The Muppet Show) and film (The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth) and even drilled down to Christmas special...
3 days ago | Books
Queen: Album by Album By Martin Popoff 224 pp. $30 Voyageur Press The insanely prolific music journo Martin Popoff (nearly 8,000 record reviews and many, many books) must be running out of performers to write about. Because in this latest installm...
6 days ago | Classic Rock Corner
While it’s easy to assume that the Year in Rock 1969 was wholly dominated by English acts like the Beatles (Abbey Road), the Rolling Stones (Let it Bleed), the Who (Tommy), and Led Zeppelin (Led Zeppelin II), there was heady competition from an Am...
7 days ago | Books
Slowhand: The Life and Music of Eric Clapton By Philip Norman 448 pp. $30 Little, Brown & Co. Among music book scribes, Philip Norman stands near the top in terms of influence and skill. His 1981 Beatles tome Shout! set the stage for the moder...
9 days ago | Books
Shotguns and Stagecoaches: The Brave Men Who Rode for Wells Fargo in the Wild West By John Boessenecker 368 pp. $29.99 Thomas Dunne Books Anybody who’s seen an old western movie knows how a stagecoach robbery went, right? A desperate driver pushes...