Steve Miller: MC5

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Insider Comments on/from Detroit Rock City

This (above) is the t-shirt. Why not? Detroit Rock City is out and there are stories in there that my pal and fellow traveler Tim Caldwell has picked up on and carried...

Excellent Look in 1975 at Detroit’s Dying Concert Scene

 I was looking at this story and photo of the Cobo Hall marquee from 1975. Damn, that’s an impressive roster of bands coming down the line in November. I saw the...

The Box Tops in East Lansing, Michigan, 1968

The Box Tops at Grandmothers, East Lansing, Mich. 1968. Recognize these autographs? I was 10 years old and have no idea what I was doing at a matinee show at this place....

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...

Sly & Stone Drummer On Playing Detroit in 1968: MC5 Were “Funky White Guys”

Doing the reporting for Detroit Rock City is pure pleasure not just for the people I am getting to talk with, but for the memories I get to envision.I talked this...

Never Released Botnick-Produced MC5 Studio Songs

Hung out with John Sinclair last night and heard something I didn’t know – after the first MC5 lp, Kick Out The Jams, came out in February 1969, the fracas over the...

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...

Wayne Kramer, Jail Guitar Doors Hits Austin

Sat down with Wayne Kramer Monday, and mostly we talked book stuff with a twist. The challenge is to ask something that hasn’t been asked a million times, and I’ll...

Rage Against the Cops; Riots, LAPD

This vid was sent to me recently, Rage Against the Machine playing outside Staples Center in LA during the 2000 Democratic National Convention. Shortly after this song,...

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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...