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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Happy in Galoshes

Posted By on Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 12:00 AM

On Scott Weiland's latest solo effort, his middling cover of "Fame" gives away what nearly everyone already knows — this singer yearns to be David Bowie. While some critics have described Weiland as "enigmatic" and "chameleon like" in his various incarnations — Stone Temple Pilots frontman, voice of Velvet Revolver...

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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

IT'S A GREAT DAY...

Posted By on Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 5:30 PM

...in America! Out with the old; in with the new... And does Aretha know how to wear a hat or what? Ladies and gentlemen, Dee-troit was in the house...!...

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Monday, January 19, 2009

LOCAL TIDBITS...

Posted By on Mon, Jan 19, 2009 at 1:26 PM

So the Gories reunion -- which was rumored to take place at the Ron Asheton tribute at the Music Hall Saturday night -- didn't take place after all. Seemed like a pretty far-fetched rumor to begin with (one wonders how these things get started)...but then former Dead Boy/Rocket From The...

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Friday, January 16, 2009

Hotel Blowout

Posted on Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 3:55 PM

Best news I've received all day: Maria Stella's hard work getting hotel deals for the Blowout has paid off. The lowdown is as follows (per Maria Stella): Holiday Inn Express on Michigan and Washington (Detroit) are going to block off rooms for anyone who wants to stay there for Blowout...

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MIKE WATT'S RONNIE PHOTOS...& "SECRET" NEWS

Posted By on Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 1:55 PM

Got these via e-mail last night from Stooges' bassist Mike Watt. Thought they're definitely worth sharing with our readers. No captions or photo descriptions necessary, at least not in Detroit: Also, it didn't run in the paper version of this week's Ron Asheton tribute cover story... but since Tommy Ramone...

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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

TO HELL WITH THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME!

Posted By on Wed, Jan 14, 2009 at 4:08 PM

Despite what we wrote in this week's cover story -- and despite what nearly everyone with taste and a brain belived -- the Stooges did not get into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year. We repeat, just in case you missed it: THE STOOGES WERE FUCKED BY...

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Sunday, January 11, 2009

RON ASHETON TRIBUTE IN DETROIT

Posted By on Sun, Jan 11, 2009 at 11:13 AM

The Music Hall in downtown Detroit is hosting a tribute/memorial to late Stooges guitar hero Ron Asheton this Saturday, Jan. 17. All the info from the press release is posted below: Niagara and The Colonel invite friends to pay tribute to the late Stooges guitarist, Ron Asheton as they host,...

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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Things I Will Need in the Past

Posted By on Wed, Jan 7, 2009 at 12:00 AM

This group of seemingly thrown-together Detroit journeymen — including Greasy Carlisi and Gary Adams of Dark Carnival, Skid Marx of Johnny Thunders' band, brothers Derek and Sean Murtagh of Troubleman and Margaret Dollrod — was assembled by frontman Mike Jtone back in 2005. They've since cemented their name into the...

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Things I Will Need in the Past

Posted By on Wed, Jan 7, 2009 at 12:00 AM

The cover art on Ann Arbor singer-songwriter Charlene Kaye's debut album complements perfectly the sound of the album. It sees the writer's hands melting into thickening, winding vines on which the occasional flower or clock is suspended. The black pencil outline symbolizes the humbling, work-in-progress feel of a collection that...

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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

RON ASHETON, R.I.P.

Posted By on Tue, Jan 6, 2009 at 10:53 AM

We were shocked and saddened to hear of the death of founding Stooges guitarist Ron Asheton, whose body was discovered this morning in his Ann Arbor home. Police received a phone call last night from Asheton's personal assistant who asked officials to check on the 60-year-old guitarist, as the caller...

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