Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Madonna dragged for not showing Aretha Franklin R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Posted By on Tue, Aug 21, 2018 at 1:57 PM

The Queen of Pop is getting heat for not paying enough respect for the Queen of Soul. During MTV's Video Music Awards on Monday, Madonna honored Aretha Franklin, who died last week of pancreatic cancer, by telling a story about how she sang Franklin's "(You Make Me Feel Like) A...

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A conversation with Justin Broadrick of Godflesh ahead of their Detroit performance

Posted By on Tue, Aug 21, 2018 at 11:46 AM

Godflesh, in a word, is intensity. This intensity is amplified and controlled by Justin Broadrick (guitar, vocals, programming) and G. C. Green (bass). The group coalesced in Birmingham, England in the early ‘80s, but didn’t release their first proper studio album — Streetcleaner  — until 1989. It became an instant...

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It wasn't a dream — tickets on sale for Roy Orbison Detroit hologram show

Posted By on Tue, Aug 21, 2018 at 11:00 AM

Last month, Metro Times reported that Roy Orbison, the same Roy Orbison who has been dead for nearly 30 years, would be making his grand re-entrance to the earthly stage as a fucking hologram because apparently in 2018 being dead doesn't mean shit. Anyway, after a successful European debut...

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Bask in the eternal 'Summer' of lovers Jenny & Jackie

Posted By on Tue, Aug 21, 2018 at 9:46 AM

If you are a frequenter of Detroit's karaoke scene, the unbelievable powerhouse pipes of Third Wave Music founder Jen David may sound familiar as her rendition of any number of Eminem classics to the rowdy stylings of Dolly Parton's "9 to 5" have all been given the holy Jennyoke...

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Monday, August 20, 2018

Chart-topping Travis Scott brings 'Astroworld' to Little Caesars Arena

Posted By on Mon, Aug 20, 2018 at 3:04 PM

Nicki Minaj might be openly pissed that rapper Travis Scott's Astroworld beat out her anticipated album Queen for the top spot on the Billboard charts (even throwing a Twitter dagger at Scott's wifey Kylie Jenner for using her social media superstardom to plug his record) but the numbers don't lie...

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Premiere: Deadbeat Beat return with double track 'Tree, Grass & Stone'

Posted By on Mon, Aug 20, 2018 at 8:47 AM

Detroit trio Deadbeat Beat has a penchant for forcing us out of our bleak day-t0-day bullshit, with heavy doses of sunshine and painfully real self-awareness. Last year they made their contribution to the stalker pop genre with the big city, small town track "See You All The Time" (with...

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Friday, August 17, 2018

Ariana Grande took to 'The Tonight Show' for a moving Aretha Franklin tribute

Posted By on Fri, Aug 17, 2018 at 1:37 PM

The passing of Detroit legend Aretha Franklin was felt far and wide yesterday. Last night, pop sensation Ariana Grande's appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon was originally intended to promote her new album Sweetener. However, while she was there she made sure to pay tribute to the recently departed Queen...

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Anyway, here's a video of Iggy Pop eating a hamburger

Posted By on Fri, Aug 17, 2018 at 10:28 AM

For their latest video, L.A.-based band Death Valley Girls enlisted Iggy Pop to eat a hamburger. That's it. Just four minutes of the Godfather of Punk eating a burger, set to the band's "Disaster (Is What We’re After)." OK, that's not all there is to it. Directed by Kansas Bowling,...

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Celebrities, presidents, take to Twitter to pay their R-E-S-P-E-C-T to Aretha Franklin

Posted By on Thu, Aug 16, 2018 at 4:04 PM

On very rare occasions, Twitter isn't so bad. On a day where theatre marquees are displaying the image of the late icon, radio stations have switched over to wall-to-wall Aretha songs, her hits are topping the iTunes charts, and people all over the world are celebrating the remarkable life and...

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Remember Aretha Franklin with these 10 celebrated hits

Posted By on Thu, Aug 16, 2018 at 2:07 PM

In the wake of Aretha Franklin's passing at age 76 after a battle with pancreatic cancer, few words can be said to truly give credit to the groundbreaking contributions made by Queen of Soul. As we collectively mourn the loss of one of Detroit's greatest cultural figures, we've curated...

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