A tribute to Scott Asheton

March 17, 2014
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A tribute to Scott Asheton

I’m not going to pretend that I knew Scott Asheton well, let alone that I was his friend. When people die, particularly famous people, the woodwork will overflow with those referring to the fallen one as a “friend,” a “buddy,” or, worse, “a brother-in-arms.” I hardly knew Rock, but I worked with him and...
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Lunchtime Links: A message from Dave Bing, Ron Asheton on the Stooges, 10 corporations rule the world, and more

November 7, 2013
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Lunchtime Links: A message from Dave Bing, Ron Asheton on the Stooges, 10 corporations rule the world, and more

Mayor Dave Bing has a message for Detroiters: “You’re finished, get it? Done. Through. You’re all washed up. Let me make this real clear: You’re a no-good filthy bum, and you’ll never work in this town again!” (The Onion) Ron Asheton illustrated oral history about Iggy & the Stooges. (VICE) Netflix killed the video...
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City Slang: Ten Detroit albums best heard high

September 25, 2013
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City Slang: Ten Detroit albums best heard high

We do have the Chronicle issue out this week, after all. It’s not a stretch to suggest that music and marijuana have been inextricably linked since, well, music and marijuana. From the jazz haunts and bordellos of early 1900’s New Orleans, through the Grateful Dead and its legions of ‘Dead-Heads’, and Cypress Hill’s complete...
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City Slang: Kerrytown rocks

September 9, 2013
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City Slang: Kerrytown rocks

OK, guess who was late to his own party. I’m a man who abhors tardiness, and yet on Sunday afternoon I suffered from the most wretched of brain farts. Convinced the music panel, “From Motown to Iggy Pop,” which I was scheduled to moderate, began at 1 p.m., I showed up at 12:15 only...
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Negative Approach Unreleased Tracks Out Now & Box Set In The Works

September 9, 2010
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Negative Approach Unreleased Tracks Out Now & Box Set In The Works

It popped up recently that San Diego based record label Taang Records got  their hands on some unreleased tracks from Detroit’s Negative Approach… In 2010 Original members of Negative Approach recently discovered several tracks in a basement in Detroit Michigan, which contained the long lost 1984 sessions of unreleased studio tracks (thought to be...
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Search and destroy: Make your own Iggy & the Stooges movie!

July 21, 2010
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Search and destroy: Make your own Iggy & the Stooges movie!

On Friday, September 3rd, Iggy and the Stooges will put themselves “In the Hands of Fans,” or so says MVD Entertainment Group. The media company launched this site to offer die-hard Stooge heads of any age the chance to film and interview Ig and the band. What’s more, you’ll be able to shoot them...
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