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BDSM community and the release of 50 Shades adaptation in the wake of Bashara

Film version of book release 2.13.15 The Detroit Free Press today has an excellent tie-in to the release of the film version of the book 50 Shades of Grey, which is...

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Kim Fowley: “I Used to Fuck Burn Victims in High School for Money”

     Kim Fowley died this week after a robust and creative life. He was 75. I spoke with him in the summer of 2012 about Detroit, a city in which he had done a...

Bob Bashara: “What’s BDSM got to do with it?”

Flyer for Bashara’s first business enterprise The Bashara trial is about to end, with closing statements coming Wednesday, and now we’ll see how the state did....

No Joe Gentz: Where is the state of Michigan hiding a convicted murderer?

Joseph John Gentz Earlier this week, I was working on a story on the Bob Bashara murder trial for the Daily Beast and realized that on September 25, I had written a...

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Fix video surfaces Fresno, 7/4/81

July 4, 1981, Fresno, Calif. Funny how you remember things, and I was prompted by this footage from Fresno, Calif., to do so. This is early in the set, we opened with...

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A Report From the Misunderstood Gathering of the Juggalos

They have the tattoos, the face paint, and the tattered clothes, and they hold the door for people and say “thank you.” ‘This is not a place where...

Jimmy Recca talks Stooges in a Detroit Rock City outtake

Jimmy Recca, former Stooge, in his inimitable, animated ramble, on writing “I Got a Right” and entering Stoogeland as the bassist. This is an outtake from Detroit...

Wayne Kramer talking about reading bad review of MC5 while tripping

Wayne Kramer still remembers reading Lester Bangs’ bad review of Kick Out The Jams in Rolling Stone. From the review: Most of the songs are barely distinguishable...

“American Band” came from pissed off…American band. Don Brewer explains

There are all kinds of stories about how the song “We’re An American Band” came to be, and I had to ask Brewer, I’m sure for the hundredth time,...

Typical week in the life of Mitch Ryder’s great band, Detroit

Johnny Bee was among the best of the older subjects I interviewed for Detroit Rock City. Once he started telling stories, he didn’t seem to be able to stop, which is...