1. MC5's Michael Davis Remembered by Wayne Kramer, Ted Nugent

    February 21, 2012 9:20 AM EST As word of his Feb. 17 death spread, musical colleagues remembered MC5 bassist Michael Davis of the MC5 as a key ingredient in the group's "Kick Out the Jams" chemistry that combined ferocity with creative ambition, creating a template for punk rock during the late 60s. "…

  2. Mitch Ryder Preps R&B-Flavored New Album, 'The Promise'

    January 09, 2012 4:55 PM EST The world still rocks to his mid-60s hits such as "Jenny Take a Ride," "Devil With a Blue Dress On," "Sock It To Me, Baby" and "Little Latin Lupe Lu," but Mitch Ryder has a full plate of new music -- and more -- coming this year. On Feb. 13 the veteran…

  3. The Raconteurs Reform, Return Home, Rock Inaugural MI Fest

    September 19, 2011 1:28 PM EDT The Raconteurs capped the first week of their reactivation on Sept. 17, closing the inaugural MI Fest with a blazing 90-minute set at the Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich. It was a homecoming of sorts for the group, which played two warm-up shows -- its first in three years -…

  4. The Raconteurs, Sheryl Crow Top Inaugural MI Fest Lineup

    July 06, 2011 7:00 AM EDT The Raconteurs will play their first live show in two years, and their only planned concert of the year, as headliners of the inaugural MI Fest, which takes place Sept. 17 at the Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich. The performance will break a hiatus for the band, which…

  5. Kid Rock, Ted Nugent, Raconteurs Win Detroit Music Awards

    April 18, 2009 1:08 PM EDT Kid Rock, the Raconteurs and George Clinton were among the winners at the 18th Annual Detroit Music Awards, held Friday night at the Fillmore Detroit. The show also featured the first reunion in 40 years of Ted Nugent with the original members of the Amboy Dukes, who received a Distinguished…

  6. This Day in Music

    October 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Sandy West, drummer for influential '70s band the Runaways, dies after a long battle with lung cancer. He is 47. 2006 - Sandy West, drummer for influential '70s band the Runaways, dies after a long battle with lung cancer. He is 47. 2004 - In the midst of the Halloween season…

  7. Don Was Leads Detroit Super Session Jam

    July 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Grammy-winning producer Don Was came home over the weekend to spread a little Motor City love with his all-star Detroit Super Session. Grammy-winning producer Don Was came home over the weekend to spread a little Motor City love with his all-star Detroit Super Session. Was (whose real last…

  8. Jack Bruce, The Animals, The Turtles Lead 2008 Hippiefest

    May 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Jack Bruce of Cream, Eric Burdon and the Animals, and The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie will lead the lineup of the third installment of Hippiefest. Jack Bruce of Cream, Eric Burdon and the Animals, and The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie will lead the lineup of the third installment of…

  9. This Day in Music

    October 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Sandy West, drummer for influential '70s band the Runaways, dies after a long battle with lung cancer. He is 47. 2006 - Sandy West, drummer for influential '70s band the Runaways, dies after a long battle with lung cancer. He is 47. 2004 - In the midst of the Halloween season…

  10. Hinder, Eddie Money Heading 'Home' Together

    November 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Upstart rockers Hinder will be giving new life to an Eddie Money hit -- and helping the veteran singer with a hoped-for comeback in 2007. The Oklahoma City quintet is planning to record a version of M Upstart rockers Hinder will be giving new life to an Eddie Money hit -- and helping the…

  11. The Chesterfield Kings

    November 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST So...we all decided that this would be a happening thing to do…and it WAS! We had organized (or at least we tried to organize) some guitar players v. bass players, and drummers vs. lead singers cont *Tuesday November 14th: Minneapolis, Minnesota. First Avenue. Arrived during the night. Spent…

  12. This Day in Music

    October 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>George Martin, who produced most of the Beatles albums, lends his reputation and four decades of music business experience to a start-up Internet company catering to unsigned bands. Mart 2004 - In the midst of the Halloween season when the 1960s novelty hit "…

  13. The Charms

    October 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The hotel employee describing how to get to the room sounded almost identical to Bo Diddley giving backstage directions to Spinal Tap, minus the "short jog" part. We actually had a "Helloooo Cleveland!" moment pretty much as soon as we arrived in the city. Got dropped off…

  14. This Day in Music

    October 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>George Martin, who produced most of the Beatles albums, lends his reputation and four decades of music business experience to a start-up Internet company catering to unsigned bands. Mart 2004 - In the midst of the Halloween season when the 1960s novelty hit "…

  15. This Day in Music

    October 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>For the second year running, Radiohead is honored as "best act in the world today" at the Annual Q Awards, held in London. 2002 - For the second year running, Radiohead is honored as "best act in the world today" at the Annual Q Awards, held in…

  16. This Day in Music

    October 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>George Martin, who produced most of the Beatles albums, lends his reputation and four decades of music business experience to a start-up Internet company catering to unsigned bands. Mart 1999 - George Martin, who produced most of the Beatles albums, lends his…

  17. Tunes on TV

    January 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST TV Listings for Jan. 7 - Jan 13, 2002 MONDAY, JAN. 7, 2002 "Ally McBeal," Fox Featured Artists: Mariah Carey, Vonda Shepard. "Politically Incorrect With Bill Maher," ABC Featured Artist: Kid Rock. "Last Call with Carson Daly," NBC Featured Artist: Alicia Keys. …

  18. New Year's Eve Live Music Highlights

    December 28, 2001 12:00 AM EST While Dec. 31, 2001, may not rank up there with the millennium celebrations, there's still plenty of top-notch live music being presented in the U.S. on New Year's Eve. If you're planning to get off t While Dec. 31, 2001, may not rank up there with the millennium celebrations,…