Friday, April 23, 2021

Electric Forest festival officially canceled for second year in a row

Posted By on Fri, Apr 23, 2021 at 2:17 PM

With vaccination efforts underway, we were hopeful for the return of the summer music festival season, but more and more festivals are pulling the plug as the pandemic continues. The latest major player to officially cancel its 2021 dates is Electric Forest, the jam band and electronic music festival...

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Eminem, White Stripes join the NFT craze

Posted By on Fri, Apr 23, 2021 at 10:13 AM

Just three weeks after Saturday Night Live spoofed Eminem's 2002 hit “Without Me” as a means to explain the latest confusing and convoluted cryptocurrency craze, the 48-year-old rapper announced that his stans will soon have access to his new batch of digital collectibles that you, like, can't actually touch....

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Detroit News editor apologizes after reporting satirical story about Ted Nugent and Kid Rock as fact

Posted By on Fri, Apr 23, 2021 at 9:29 AM

Our rule at Metro Times is that satire should be so over the top that no reasonable person would mistake it for the truth. But the ramblings of Ted Nugent and Kid Rock are so extreme that it can be hard to distinguish them from fiction, apparently even with...

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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Ted Nugent tested positive for COVID-19 days after performing at 'anti-mask' Florida grocery store

Posted By on Wed, Apr 21, 2021 at 5:17 PM

On Monday, COVID-denier and NRA-mouthpiece Ted Nugent admitted that he tested positive for coronavirus, telling followers: “I have had flu symptoms for the last 10 days. I thought I was dying. Just a clusterfuck." Now it appears Nugent, a part-time Florida resident, found out he was sick with symptoms...

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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

COVID-denier Ted Nugent admits he has COVID-19: 'I thought I was dying'

Posted By on Tue, Apr 20, 2021 at 8:51 AM

If there's anything the past year has shown us, it's that those who underestimate COVID-19 are soon humbled. The latest person to learn that the hard way is Ted Nugent, who earlier this month posted a misinformation-stuffed video on Facebook in which he downplayed the severity of COVID-19 and...

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Monday, April 19, 2021

Greta Van Fleet will take part in a Reddit AMA on 4/20 so you can ask 'why?'

Posted By on Mon, Apr 19, 2021 at 3:57 PM

Leave Greta Van Fleet alone! Greta Van Fleet, the frequently mocked Frankenmuth-bred, Led Zeppelin-indebted rock band returned with their sophomore record, The Battle of Garden's Gate because, of course, that's what it's called. The band — brothers Josh, Jake, and Sam Kiszka, along with drummer Danny Wagner — released...

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Chris Stapleton announces a pair of dates at DTE Energy Music Theatre after 'Album of the Year' win

Posted By on Mon, Apr 19, 2021 at 12:26 PM

The pandemic has a lot of us wishing we could start over. While it may not be an option to do so, we can glean inspiration by listening to Starting Over, the Chris Stapleton record that took home the award for Album of the Year at last night's Academy...

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Friday, April 16, 2021

Indie rock darling Waxahatchee announces rescheduled Detroit date

Posted By on Fri, Apr 16, 2021 at 11:22 AM

Everyone has their moment in 2020 when they realized the pandemic was going to be a big deal, and for us, it was when concerts started getting canceled. One of the next ones on our calendar was for Katie Crutchfield, the Alabama singer-songwriter who performs as Waxahatchee, who was...

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Legendary Detroit producer Don Was prepares for a gig of a lifetime and launches WDET series with Ann Delisi

Posted By on Fri, Apr 16, 2021 at 9:24 AM

When producer Don Was refers to the Rolling Stones as “the Stones,” it sounds way cooler than when anyone says anything else ever. And when he tells you stories about his life pre-Stones (you know, before he became friends with Mick, Keith, Ronnie, and Charlie and produced/played on all...

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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Bruce Springsteen, Wayne Kramer among rock stars to honor 'Creem' magazine's Dave Marsh

Posted By on Wed, Apr 14, 2021 at 2:46 PM

When “The Boss” shows up you know shit is serious, and by serious we mean seriously rock 'n' roll, because Bruce Springsteen is just one of several notable names coming together to celebrate pioneering music writer — and Detroit native — Dave Marsh. Marsh, 71, the celebrated activist, author,...

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