Detroit Free Press

  1. Motown, Funk Brothers Bassist Bob Babbitt Dead at 74

    July 16, 2012 4:34 PM EDT Prominent Motown studio musician and Funk Brothers member Bob Babbitt, whose bass playing pounded through the Temptations hit "Ball of Confusion" and Marvin Gaye's "Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)," has died. He was 74. Babbi ...

  2. Dan Sicko, Detroit Music Journalist, 'Techno Rebels' Author, Dead at 42

    August 29, 2011 3:15 PM EDT Dan Sicko a Detroit-based music journalist who chronicled Detroit's techno music died Sunday (Aug. 28) from ocular Melanoma at his home in Ferndale, Mich., according to the Detroit Free Press . Sicko, may be best know for his book "Techn ...

  3. Business Matters: Veritix, Ghostly

    November 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. Veritix's $100 Million -- Ticketing continues to heat up. Veritix has taken out a five-year, $100 million line of credit to better compete with the resources of Ticketmaster. Put simply, some ...

  4. Eminem Eyes Detroit Venue

    April 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sources have confirmed rumors that rapper Eminem is in negotiations with Live Nation to lease and operate the 818-capacity St. Andrews Hall in downtown Detroit. Live Nation would not comment on the deal, but reports suggest that the Detroit rapper ...

  5. D12 Rapper Proof Shot And Killed In Detroit

    April 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT D12 rapper Proof was shot to death this morning (April 11) at a Detroit club that was operating illegally after hours, according to the Detroit Free Press. The artist, whose real name was DeShaun Holt D12 rapper Proof was shot to death this mornin ...