Monday, August 31, 2020

Kid Rock 'married' cougar Loretta Lynn over the weekend in spontaneous 'tabloid fodder' ceremony

Posted By on Mon, Aug 31, 2020 at 2:40 PM

A picture might be worth a thousand words and a six-pack of Badass Beer if that picture just so happens to capture a tender moment between notorious Michigan-bred douche bag Kid Rock and country legend Loretta Lynn, both of whom said “Bawitdaba” at the altar in Tennessee this weekend. OK —...

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'King of Farmington' rapper is back with more bars about Detroit suburbs

Posted By on Mon, Aug 31, 2020 at 1:47 PM

Earlier this summer, white-dude rapper Matt Cloonan, aka Clooner, went viral for his ode to "Farmington, Farmington Hills" — perhaps Detroit's unlikeliest suburbs to spawn a rap song that, frankly, goes hard. While Clooner was widely praised for his track — even Danny Brown tweeted, "This actually slaps!" —...

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Here's a fan video of Solange riding a Detroit pedal pub

Posted By on Mon, Aug 31, 2020 at 12:22 PM

Superstar Solange grabbed a seat and the whole damn table when she was spotted cruising on a Detroit pedal pub while singing along to Rihanna — and a fan captured his encounter with her. The sighting was a dream came true for Detroit singer Shawn Rule, known artistically as...

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Friday, August 28, 2020

Alice Cooper is the face of Arizona-based chocolate milk to benefit little rock 'n' rollers

Posted By on Fri, Aug 28, 2020 at 1:07 PM

Cow's milk may not be immediately synonymous with Detroit-born shock rocker Alice Cooper, who spent years beheading himself on stage with a giant prop guillotine, but calcium is important, especially for 72-year-olds with a serious eyeliner habit. Cooper, who now lives in Paradise Valley, Arizona, recently offered his gnarly...

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Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Message attributed to Aaliyah's estate says talks are underway to re-release her music 'in the near future'

Posted By on Tue, Aug 25, 2020 at 2:00 PM

Just as we had finished blogging about the tragedy of the late R&B star Aaliyah's missing back catalog on the 19th anniversary of her death, we received yet another shred of hope that her music could soon become available in the digital music era. According to a message posted...

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It's been 19 years since Aaliyah died and her best music is still missing from streaming services

Posted By on Tue, Aug 25, 2020 at 10:28 AM

On Aug. 25, 2001, raised-in-Detroit R&B superstar Aaliyah tragically died in a plane crash in the Bahamas. She was only 22, but already ascending at a rapid pace. Her third album was released to much acclaim, and she had landed acting roles in a number of upcoming films, including...

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Monday, August 24, 2020

Detroit techno great Juan Atkins will perform an outdoor set at the Aretha

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Posted By on Mon, Aug 24, 2020 at 11:08 AM

While the coronavirus pandemic has put most live music on hold for the foreseeable future, some venues have been getting creative with ways to throw scaled-down, socially distant performances. The Aretha, Detroit's riverside venue formerly known as Chene Park, recently launched a series of DJ events called the "Lake...

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Friday, August 21, 2020

Royal Oak's Music Castle to close in September after more than 40 years in business

Posted By on Fri, Aug 21, 2020 at 5:17 PM

Music Castle owner Tim Flaharty tells Metro Times his music instrument store's final day of business will be at the end of September. The store started in Pontiac in 1979 and relocated to its current location on Woodward Avenue in Royal Oak in 1984. It was known for instrument...

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Thursday, August 20, 2020

Taylor Swift sent 'quite a few' signed copies of 'folklore' to Dearborn Music because she ain't no snake

Posted By on Thu, Aug 20, 2020 at 3:03 PM

Taylor Swift, as she confesses in her latest track “The Lakes,” has had many elegies, all of whom she's managed to masterfully eulogize in song. She's played the role of the maneater and the man. She's been the eternally heartbroken, the good country girl, the leather-clad vengeful pop princess,...

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Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Lord Gulley drops ode to dirty Detroit rap, a record four years in the making

Posted By on Wed, Aug 19, 2020 at 11:48 AM

Eastside native Lord Gulley, 28, has been making music in the city for over a decade. Production on his newest album L + S started four years ago, and it finally drops on Wednesday, Aug. 19. During that window, Gulley has moved studios multiple times and founded his own...

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