City Slang: James Williamson to release second single

June 19, 2014
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City Slang: James Williamson to release second single

Stooges guitarist James Williamson will release the second single from his forthcoming Re-Licked album, “I Got A Right / Heavy Liquid,” on July 29. Lisa Kekaula of the Bell Rays, and also formerly a regular vocalist for the DKT/MC5, sings on the tracks. Williamson’s first single from the album, “Gimme Some Skin / Open...
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City Slang: Iggy Pop’s anti-torture ad

June 19, 2014
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City Slang: Iggy Pop’s anti-torture ad

The battered and bruised face of Iggy Pop has appeared on a new Amnesty International ad in France as part of a campaign against torture. The theme of the campaign, which also includes images of the Dalai Lama and fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, is “Torture a man and he will tell you anything.” So...
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Kerrang! Awards – the filth, the vomit, and the ass-grabs

May 29, 2014
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Kerrang! Awards – the filth, the vomit, and the ass-grabs

In 1999, my career kicked off when I started writing for Kerrang! Magazine in England. I had been reading the heavy metal Bible since the early ’90s, and I was ecstatic when then-Deputy Editor Paul Rees liked a live review of the Toilet Boys that I had submitted. My first paid assignment was a...
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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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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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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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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: 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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City Slang: Ten things Detroit can learn from Miley Cyrus

August 26, 2013
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City Slang: Ten things Detroit can learn from Miley Cyrus

1. If you grind Robin Thicke while sticking your tongue out, the buzz on the net will quit focusing on bankruptcy. Get to work, Kevyn Orr. 2. Teddy Bears are not sexy, unless you’re a furry. The furry market is increasingly lucrative though, and we have houses to fill in Detroit. Grinding a teddy...
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