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Inmates Can’t Even Read About Prison Breaks – I Will Not Think Bad Thoughts

In prison? Don’t even think about reading this book I visited Stephen Grant today at Bellamy Creek Correctional Facility here in Michigan. Grant of course is the...

Flower Travellin’ Band and Your Travellin’ Music

Your choices when you want to pick up a copy of something obscure, like Satori by the Flower Travellin’ Band, are: a.    go to Amazon and find a used CD...

Sly & Stone Drummer On Playing Detroit in 1968: MC5 Were “Funky White Guys”

Doing the reporting for Detroit Rock City is pure pleasure not just for the people I am getting to talk with, but for the memories I get to envision.I talked this...

Read Letters to Fans from Lester Bangs, Iggy Pop and More

Letter from Lester Bangs to Fan, 1974 Letters from Lester Bangs and Iggy Pop are part of the impressive collection of a site called Letters of Note. The site is a...

It’s Really Hard to Get the Smell of a Body Out of an Explorer. So Leave Us Alone.

Jim Elder, GM File under crime, Detroit style. Or at least Suburban Ford of Sterling Heights style.Two women claim in a lawsuit that the dealership sold them a 2006 Ford...

Alice Cooper, Steve Hunter, Detroit Music

Great Robert Matheu photo of Alice Cooper in April at L.A.’s  Club Nokia doing “Is It My Body?” – the guy should win an award for this one. Story with...

Never Released Botnick-Produced MC5 Studio Songs

Hung out with John Sinclair last night and heard something I didn’t know – after the first MC5 lp, Kick Out The Jams, came out in February 1969, the fracas over the...

Musicians Smoke Weed; Cops Object

Twiztid’s Jamie Spaniolo, Up in Smoke Tour support for Insane Clown Posse gets popped for weed and it’s news. Ok, I’ll bite. These stories coming from the...

Lust for Laughs, Part II – Iggy and Stooges Rider 2011

Rider: A Clothes Rail With Hangers? You no doubt read the Smoking Gun post five years ago about Iggy Pop’s tour rider. Funny stuff, and today it is just as funny and...

ICP producer Mike E Clark talks Halloween, Jack White

The latest piece from me at Revue – Mike E Clark has one of the best seven-inch record collections I’ve seen in years.