Steve Miller: Iggy and the Stooges

Good Music, Good Money?

 It’s not that far back that if you made music for money, you were a mercenary and drew derision from almost every quarter, except your benefactors. In doing work...

Lust for Laughs, Part II – Iggy and Stooges Rider 2011

Rider: A Clothes Rail With Hangers? You no doubt read the Smoking Gun post five years ago about Iggy Pop’s tour rider. Funny stuff, and today it is just as funny and...

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...

Former Creem Editor Among Detroit’s Musical Icons

The Detroit Rock City trip to LA took me over to the home Dave DiMartino, music sage, former editor of Creem and now executive editor at Yahoo music.We spoke of Creem...

Ron Asheton Foundation – That’s Why We’re All Here

A good sized chunk of the Detroit area’s older music community is buzzing about Tuesday’s Stooges appearance at Ann Arbor’s Michigan Theater. But some of the...

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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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...

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...