Are these really the 10 best Rock & Roll Hall of Fame albums of the 1970s?
But the 1970s took things to next level, bringing rock and roll to stadiums while creating the sound of the 21st century. We also put things in the context of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, meaning only releases from artists who have been inducted into the Rock Hall (in any capacity) were eligible. That’s because there are at least a handful of albums from the year you could argue as being the greatest rock and roll album of all time. Truth be told, there are no less than 20 albums (both by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees and snubs) you could make a case for as the best of 1973. It’s also one of the most eclectic rock and roll albums of all time with elements of punk, reggae, jazz, R&B, ska and heavier rock.mlive.com
Talks of replacing Woody Allen in Ann Arbor mural reignited after new documentary
ANN ARBOR, MI — A large mural along Liberty Street depicting Woody Allen and four other famous writers has been part of the downtown Ann Arbor landscape for the past 37 years. Some of the many other suggestions from the Ann Arbor Townies! Others suggested poet Robert Frost, who taught at UM and lived in Ann Arbor in the 1920s, Ann Arbor street musicians Shakey Jake and the Violin Monster, Michigan football coach Bo Schembechler and documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, a 1971 graduate of Ann Arbor’s Pioneer High School. “No actual human,” someone else responded to the question of who should replace Woody Allen. MORE FROM THE ANN ARBOR NEWS:Ann Arbor city employees were paid $63.7M last year.mlive.com
Iggy Pop is losing his mind, drops COVID-19 banger 'Dirty Little Virus'
click to enlarge ShutterstockIggy Pop. OK — so Detroit's godfather of punk may not have, uh, unleashed a masterpiece with his latest track, “Dirty Little Virus” (the lyrics are pretty cringey).But what we've learned is that Iggy Pop is notan anti-lockdown guy like Eric Clapton and Van Morrison, whose recent collaboration, “ Stand and Deliver ” iscringe-worthy. (They actually compare American people enduring state-mandated lockdowns as “slaves” and whine about not being able to play the blues for their friends. )Well, papa Pop came through with a very direct rock ditty on Monday via “Dirty Little Virus,” which finds the 73-year-old icon admitting to losing his mind and dropping lines like “Grandfather’s dead/ Got Trump instead” and comparing the virus to a 19-year-old girl that is unapologetically not his type. (Honestly, we are glad to hear this because that age gap would be troubling.metrotimes.com
Iggy Pop encourages people to 'use the power' to vote in new PSA poster
click to enlarge Gary Grimshaw Foundation/Leni SinclairFigures from Detroit's rock 'n' roll scene have banded together to encourage people to use their "raw power" to register to vote before the November election. It's also available to purchase as a signed art print. The poster is a remake of one originally designed by the late Gary Grimshaw in 1971. Gary signed off with 'Peace & Power'; Leni is still using her voice. Posters are $69.99 plus shipping, and are signed by Sinclair and stamped with the mark of the Gary Grimshaw Legacy Foundation.metrotimes.com
Detroit City FC supporters can become partial owners, have invested more than $1 million so far
DETROIT Detroit City Football Club has become a true grassroots success story -- but the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic brought everything to a halt. Because of the pandemic there have been no fans at the games, not ticket sales, no concessions -- a big financial hit. So, the team is raising money and its giving fans a chance to own part of the team. READ: Detroit City FC Womens team concludes its first seasonNormally during a game Keyworth Stadium is packed -- overflowing with fans. Detroit City FC decided to offer up to 10 percent equity of the club to supporters.
The Stooges' 'Fun House' is turning 50 and it's getting a massive vinyl box set and a Detroit exhibition to celebrate
click to enlarge Northfoto/ShutterstockGet ready to smear some peanut butter on your nude torso, folks. The Stooges' Fun House is turning the big 5-0! Detroit proto-punk gods the Stooges' sophomore record, 1970's Fun House, will celebrate its 50th anniversary this year, and Rhino Records is giving it a proper party with a massive limited edition 15xLP box set, Rolling Stone reports. Stooges' Dave Alexander, Ron, and Scott Asheton have all died. Iggy Pop, who released his 18th solo recordlast year, will turn 73 in April.The boxset will run you $399.98 and only 1,970 copies will be made available.metrotimes.com
Detroit's rock 'n' roll veteran Stirling celebrates birthday with acoustic show at PJ's Lager House
click to enlarge Chris GustafsonStirling. Every town hasguy. You know, the one with all the unbelievable stories, like the time they escorted Lou Reed to a methadone clinic; or visited Iggy Pop in Berlin in 1978, where he got cozy with the Kinks; or his many tales of friendship with Robert Plant.For Detroit, that guy is Stirling (ne Alden Walker Gallup III), who is basically Detroits Kevin Bacon in that all roads lead to the veteran promoter, record shop owner, and club and band manager. Each year, Stirling throws himself one hell of a birthday party, and this year, hes pulling the plug on electric guitar, distortion, and raging drums. Stirlings birthday is going acoustic with performances by Emily Infinity, Mike Galbraith, Alison Lewis with Kelly Corrigan, the Darkness Brothers, and recentmetrotimes.com
Iggy Pop faves Death Valley Girls bring sludge to PJ's Lager House
click to enlarge Deb FrazinDo you remember when Detroits Iggy Pop appeared in a Warholian music video wearing a suit while eating a hamburger last year? We do, and it has less to do with the mouth-watering visual and has mostly everything to do with the menacing music of Los Angeles Death Valley Girls that made the whole thing pretty hard to shake. Iggy, who has referred to the ferocious femme-fueled foursome as being a gift to the world, continues to tour behind 2018s, which finds DVG embracing fuzz, sludge, and grimacing harmonies la Romeo Void. Detroits Moonwalks and Craig Brown Band are also on the bill. Get our top picks for the best events in Detroit every Thursday morning.metrotimes.com
Iggy Pop announces new 'somber' record, 'Free,' due out in September
click to enlarge Harmony KorineFor his latest record, Detroit's godfather of punk is trading in his signature sweat-soaked hedonism for a somber and meditative sound that lends itself to search and restore more than Search and Destroy. Iggy Pop announced the details surrounding his forthcoming release,, which is slated for a Sept. 6 release via Loma Vista.Described in the press release as being somber and contemplative,follows Iggy's highest-charting record, 2016's, and, by the sounds of the record's first single and titular track, it's a far cry from most everything on his rock n roll resume. And I felt like I wanted to put on shades, turn my back, and walk away. I wanted to be free. Stay on top of Detroit news and views. Sign up for our weekly issue newsletter delivered each Wednesday.metrotimes.com