Happy Birthday Iggy Pop

April 21, 2014
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Happy Birthday Iggy Pop

The chairman of the board, Iggy Pop, turned 67 today. Everyone at Detroit Metro Times would like to wish the main man a very happy birthday. This song seems appropriate. Follow @City_Slang
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City Slang: Local releases for Record Store Day on Saturday

April 16, 2014
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City Slang: Local releases for Record Store Day on Saturday

This Saturday, April 19, is Record Store Day, and there is plenty going on in metro Detroit and Michigan. Of special interest to us is Chiodos’ 7” single “R2ME2/Let Me Get You A Towel,” Mayer Hawthorne & Shintaro Skamoto’s 7” “Wine Glass Woman/In a Phantom,” Chuck Inglish & Action Bronson’s 7” “Game Time,” Chuck...
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City Slang: Listen to James Williamson’s Gimme Some Skin

March 20, 2014
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City Slang: Listen to James Williamson’s Gimme Some Skin

Stooges guitarist James Williamson has recorded some old, rare Stooges songs for a forthcoming album, featuring a collection of singers including Mark Lanegan and Carolyn Wonderland. For Record Store Day (April 19), Williamson is releasing Open Up and Bleed/Gimme Some Skin as a single, both with vocals by Wonderland. We interviewed Williamson and that...
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RIP Scott Asheton

March 16, 2014
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RIP Scott Asheton

Iggy Pop has announced that Stooges drummer Scott Asheton has passed away. The announcement read: My dear friend Scott Asheton passed away last night. Scott was a great artist, I have never heard anyone play the drums with more meaning than Scott Asheton. He was like my brother. He and Ron have left a...
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City Slang: Iggy Pop thanks the BBC for saving his love of music

February 24, 2014
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City Slang: Iggy Pop thanks the BBC for saving his love of music

According to Classic Rock Magazine, our man Iggy Pop has thanked the BBC for “helping rescue his love of music.” “Sorry, but what the fuck?” you might ask. Well, bless his heart, Iggy made a one-off appearance hosting a show on the BBC’s 6 Music radio station over Christmas, and he’s been confirmed as...
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City Slang: Louder Than Hell

September 5, 2013
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City Slang: Louder Than Hell

Many, many words have been written on the subject of heavy metal music. Not necessarily the bands, but the label. As with any other genre tag, most of which are nonsensical to begin with, people seem determined to pin down the ultimate definition of what metal is. The movie that came out a few...
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The Sights Tour Diary Entry No. 31: Europa!

August 7, 2012
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The Sights Tour Diary Entry No. 31: Europa!

We’re somewhere in the state of Washington. It’s not important exactly where; no, the important thing is that Jerry Sprinter is heading east: home. With Jerry tilted in this direction many thoughts come over me. But first, Jarrod and I witnessed one of the most beautiful interactions between men. Shades was driving and asked...
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