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Dennis Thompson of the MC5 on playing over the volume of Sonic Smith and Wayne Kramer

Dennis Thompson, drummer MC5: Well, I wasn’t impervious to the volume when the boys bought Marshalls.  You see, back in those days the PA systems in the clubs we...

Niagara on Ron Asheton in the later years – Detroit Rock City outtake

NIAGARA (Destroy All Monsters, Dark Carnival) : Ronnie ended up being a millionaire when he died. He would call me and say ‘I’m almost there.’ He really lived it...

Feds response to Juggalo gang lawsuit: No damages

It has received no attention, but the federal government filed its initial response in April to the action filed earlier this year by the American Civil Liberties Union...

Iggy Pop talks about Jack White not recording the Stooges

photos, 2003, Mojo (www.mickhutson.com) A largely unknown part of a book like Detroit Rock City is the portion that is never seen. In movies, it’s called the cutting...

New Salvo in Bid for Interview Tapes of Manson Acolyte Watson

Stepped in to help The Los Angeles Police Department has violated the California Public Records Act in turning back a bid to obtain the tapes of Manson henchman Tex...

The Stooges Were The Best Rock and Roll Band Ever

Since the June release of my last book, Detroit Rock City, The Uncensored History of Rock ‘n Roll in America’s Loudest City, I’ve talked many times about the...

Sarah Pender To Return to General Prison Population

Pender in 2008, at the time of her arrest While Sarah Pender was denied an appeal last week, she has been removed from the solitary confinement cell she has lived in...

Salvation Mountain, One of the Great American Destinations

Sitting on a (Salvation) Mountain A couple of years ago I was wandering in the desert and pulled into the town of Calipatria, Calif.  It was a weekday morning in June,...

Esquire magazine 1971 on Alice Cooper: “…Four guys in drag.”

AC: Or was that three guys? Dangerous Minds wisely yanks an old issue of Esquire magazine from September 1971 and examines an insert that purports to be a musical guide...

Read Complaint: Frontier Records Files Legal Action Against Italian Record Label

I love the legal action that has sprung up involving punk rock litigants.  We went over the Black Flag cases last year and now we’re on to the Kix v. Adolescents....