Music's new label executive on how he signed Zac Brown, respecting the CBGB site and why Detroit is the next Brooklyn.

Ask John Varvatos to ­pinpoint the moment when his ­obsession with fashion and music began, and he'll show you a photo of The Stooges taken in 1970. "It was all hippies before these guys," says the Detroit native. "They showed up wearing motorcycle jackets, ripped jeans, aviators ... nobody looked like them at the time."

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