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Kim Fowley’s Recipe for Detroit Music Success

When it comes to no-bullshit Hollywood show biz, few spew as Kim Fowley does. He star-makes better than Prince and does it with a bluster that makes you want more. And...

Convicted Felon Apologizes To Me “For Being a Jerk”

I occasionally get letters from prison inmates at my home because as a crime writer, I send them as well. I rarely consider the potential danger of an inmate knowing my...

Guitar Hero Makes Thieves of Aspiring Rock Stars

The Guitar Hero game has been alive for some time, a set up under which bands are aped by those who won’t put in the time to learn the instrument somehow believe that...

Outlaw Radio Hosts are Legal Legends – And They Let Me In On Saturday

I did the Outlaw Radio true crime show yesterday with Burl Barer, a true crime author who is a real heavyweight. It was a fast hour. We got to talk some crime, some...

Kory Clarke. Who? Oh, The Dude Ranch Guy

Kory Clarke: Who, me, irrelevant? Ah, who can forget Kory Clarke, the subject of one of the most famous punk rock skits in history? Well, just about everybody, but...

New Death in Vegas Release Pimps the Spirit of Detroit Music

More love for Detroit from the contempo crew – Death In Vegas will title its new album “Trans-Love Energies” in honor of the MC5’s 60s community on Ann Arbor’s...

Vinyl is Going to be Dead (Again)

I’ve been seeing great looking albums in stores. You know, the full jacket, gatefold, full of info on the band and the record’s production, player credits, lyrics on...