Steve Miller: Detroit

To Some, Bob Seger Sold Out a Long Time Ago – But Not For Grand Rapids Show Next Month

This is my home town, at least people will show up for this one A banner ad offers tickets for the March 5 Bob Seger show at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, a concert...

Blue Oyster Cult Lyric Sheet from 1973

Lester Bangs, graced with an audience one night at his house on Brown Street in Birmingham, proceeded to play Raw Power and Tyranny & Mutation over and over. Bob...

Nugent As Dumb As Any Beast He Kills

Flapping your jaws and talking smack is one thing; killing animals is another. Ted Nugent, much maligned by intolerant types for his often-ignorant proclamations, is a...

Trifecta of Death

Bob Madigan, one of three music icons to die in a week Yes, they go in threes. So this is about it as far as musical deaths for the time being; A trio of good ones gone...

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...

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...

Punching Out – Review of Book on Detroit

In mid-January, TV funnyman Stephen Colbert joined an ages-old tradition with a shot at Detroit. “What if we turned Detroit into a bombing range?” Colbert pondered....

Louder Than Love; And Give Some to the Michigan Palace, Too

Talked to Tony D’Annunzio last week about his forthcoming documentary on the Grande Ballroom, Louder Than Love. Checking the trailer, really nice work. Love the Don...

Kid Rock Show Draws Boos

Kid Rock’s birthday show featured exclusive seats for the wealthy, a host of special guests and some booing from a displeased audience. No, the booing was not aimed at...