R.I.P.

October 30, 2007
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R.I.P.

In other tragic news, our condolences to the family of Dan Denton, keyboardist in the local band Crashing Cairo, who passed away earlier this month. He is survived by his wife and two children. Said Robert Wax(aka just wax), leader of Crashing Cairo: “Dan exuded all that was great about the Detroit music scene,...
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Hard Rockers Show Heart By “rockin’ For Vinnie”

October 30, 2007
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Hard Rockers Show Heart By “rockin’ For Vinnie”

You may have read the tragic story of 12-year-old Vinnie Ocelnik, who died in a car crash on September 29th near his home in Warren. The youngster’s mother, Beth Ocelnik, is a well-known and much-respected long-time booking agent in the hard rock/metal community via her CB Entertainment. Next Saturday, Nov. 3rd, that community is...
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That Was The Weekend That Was…

October 23, 2007
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That Was The Weekend That Was…

More photos from this past weekend’s Don Was shindig (see item immediately below) in Ferndale: John and Bobby of the Go put their final touches on vocals. Black Merda playing some “kinda-rock, kinda-funk, kinda blues”… Our own Khary Turner of Black Bottom Collective delivers the goods. All photos by W. Kim Heron
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What Was Is About In The D

October 22, 2007
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What Was Is About In The D

We headed off to see a big-deal record producer on Sunday, even though it was Don Was, who comes across as the antithesis of a big-deal, big-ego anything. There he was, sitting cross-legged on the studio floor, next to one band after another. He has an off-white Panama hat on his head, shoulder-length dreadlocks...
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Rock For Sudan

October 19, 2007
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Rock For Sudan

Just a quick reminder that the Jam for Sudan show is taking place tomorrow night (Saturday, Oct. 20th) at the Majestic Theatre. Some of our area’s hottest bands will be rocking out for a great cause in an effort to raise money for Darfur relief. The all-star lineup includes our friends the Go, the...
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How’d Ya Like It In Jail?”

October 17, 2007
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Speaking of Paris Hilton (as we were below), if you missed this, you missed one of the best bits of pop culture to hit the media over the last month or so. Sure, it has nothing to do with Detroit … but it’s still worth checking out for the pure entertainment value. “Is that...
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Famous Last Words

October 17, 2007
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Famous Last Words

Ironically, we just got a press release from Atlantic Records, reporting that Kid Rock‘s new Rock ‘N’ Roll Jesus album is debuting at #1. No, the high chart position isn’t what’s ironic … but what Bob has to say about it sorta is: “I want to thank Punch Andrews for his guidance, friendship, and...
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Kid And Punch Split…

October 17, 2007
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Kid And Punch Split…

Kid “Hey, I’m a Rebel!” Rock has seen many of his relationships get left by the wayside over the last several months — a divorce from Pamela Anderson; a fist fight with Tommy Lee; a split from longtime guitarists/co-songwriters Kenny Tudrick (who left to resurrect his own band, Bulldog) and Kenny Olson (we’ve heard...
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Celebrating Detroit With Sonny

October 15, 2007
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Celebrating Detroit With Sonny

Caught Sonny Rollins the other night playing his third Detroit-area show this century… which is a good way to start any century. Rollins so towers above his sidemen that they can seem like mere foils, space-fillers. But if memory serves well, the group — perennials Bob Cranshaw on bass and Clifton Anderson trombone, plus...
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Wtf??

October 12, 2007
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Wtf??

White Stripes cameras? White Stripes cameras??? Just make sure you don’t have one loaded with film near your bed when you’re planning to have sex… We kid, we kid! But I also repeat: White Stripes cameras???? (What’s next? Kid Rock crucifixes?) “Hey, Meg, do you think Doug Coombe will buy one?”
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