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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Record Store Day: Twenty Twelve (inch)

April 16, 2012
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Record Store Day: Twenty Twelve (inch)

One of my favorite things is visiting a local record store. The dusty feel of undiscovered vinyl leaves you coming back and back again for that one record you’d wished you picked up.  Record Store Day was created in 2007, based on the celebration of your local mom & pop vinyl store. Every year,...
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40 years of shirtless Iggy! Incredible.

August 13, 2010
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40 years of shirtless Iggy! Incredible.

Iggy! No gènifique youth-activating cream serum necessary, at least not in the years between a late-’60s punk and a 2010 waxwork (see below). Kudos to Matt Stopera for the killer chronological assemblage of pics – whoever you are, BuzzFeed ain’t payin’ you enough. For the full Iggy aging experience, click this: 40 years of shirtless Iggy
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Ivan Kral is in at FOX 2, Detroit

July 22, 2010
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Ivan Kral is in at FOX 2, Detroit

This is really nothing at all, but really something huge for a kid with a record collection: I was 14, crammed down stage-front staring straight at Iggy’s black suede Beatle Boots, “Knockin’ ‘em Down in the City’ or something crashing all around, head-to-toe goosebumps. It was the Ig’s Soldier tour, a punk-rock-heaven stop at...
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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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