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Detroit’s New Rock and Roll Professor

Jason Schmitt a Detroit-based lecturer, and opinion scribe, writes thoughtful and sometimes eloquent diatribes on a number of subjects, including tenure, tech, and...

Raw Power Power

James Williamson in the early 70s, setting the footwear standard for Kiss In a recent conversation with James Williamson for the book Detroit Rock City, I asked about...

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Texas Windstorm Insurance Association: Part 5

Texas windstorm agency fires general manager; TWIA agency in turmoil March 23, 2011 By Steve Miller,  Texas Watchdog Making good on a decision it made in February, the...

Tommy James at Woodstock? Coulda Been…

Talked with Tommy James today; This is a guy who not only churned out hits in the 60s for a mobbed up Roulette Records but is now an author with his fine book, Me, the...

Cleveland Media Delivers Profiles of Alleged Serial Killing Victims

Anthony Sowell (inset) and the House on Imperial The Plain Dealer this weekend profiles one of the 11 victims of alleged serial killer Anthony Sowell, a woman named...

Don Was Talks Rolling Stones

Sometimes you do interviews and have conversations for a specified topic and it all moves somewhere else, topic wise.So when I talked with Don Was a few weeks ago, the...

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Detroit Rock City, the Press Release Version

The media loves this thing, the press release, or Press Release, in its most grandiose version. So I have one for Detroit Rock City: The Uncensored History of Five...

Grand Funk on Playboy After Dark

You know how annoying it is when someone posts a video on their Facebook or whatever the social media flavor of the day is – it’s a showoff move in general, not to...

Chick in White Zombie Book Review – See Your Flesh Mag

 Goddamn I loved Soul Crusher. I bought it for the cover alone, this miasma of psychoglo paint and fleecy-headed rockers with hot Crayola lettering—thinking...

Me, Alice – A Book Ahead of Its Time

In 1976, Me, Alice, the autobiography of Alice Cooper was published by Putnam. It was written with author Steven Gaines, had a brief flurry of press and died quickly....