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sheer volume of visceral visionaries whose grills will one day be etched in the Rock Rushmore – Tesco Vee, 2011 One can only scratch their melon in amazement at the quantity and quality of Rock Legends that the Motor City hath spawned, formed or fostered from the hard scrabble Rust Belt. The list both inspires and impresses as we tumble thru the decades: Mitch Ryder, SRC, Brownsville Station, Ted Nugent, Alice Cooper, Grand Funk Railroad, Bob Seger, The Stooges, MC5, White Stripes, Kid Rock. Now, the unvarnished truth about how things came to be in that city will be told in DETROIT ROCK CITY: The Uncensored History of Five Decades of Rock ‘n Roll in America’s Loudest City (Da Capo) scheduled to drop in early 2013 - an oral history of Detroit and its music told by the people who were on the stage, in the clubs, the practice rooms, studios and in the audience, blasting the music out and soaking it up, in every scene from 1967 to today. From seminal axe men like The Nuge, Dick Wagner and James Williamson jump to Jack White, to pop flashes Suzi Quatro and Cub Coda, to proto punkers Brother Wayne Kramer/Fred 'Sonic' Smith, and James Osterberg, Detroit slices the rest of the land with way more than its share of the Rock Pie.
DETROIT ROCK CITY is the story that has never before been sprung, a frenzied and schooled account of both past and present, calling in the halcyon days of the Grande Ballroom and the Eastown Theater, where national acts who came thru were made to stand and deliver in the face of the always hard hitting local support acts. It moves on to the Michigan Palace, Bookies Club 870, City Club, Gold Dollar, Magic Stick – all magical venues in America’s top rock city. It also offers the fullest tale of the legendary and influential Creem magazine, detailing its bongs to riches saga and how it helped move musical mountains both in Detroit and around the globe. DETROIT ROCK CITY brings these worlds to life all from the guys and dolls who picked up a Strat and jammed it into our collective craniums. From those behind the scenes cats who promoted, cajoled, lost their shirts, and popped the platters to the punters who drove from everywhere, this is the book that gives life to Detroit’s legend of loud. Award winning journalist Steve Miller will deliver DETROIT ROCK CITY. A veteran newspaper and magazine reporter, Miller is the author of two true crime books, A Slaying in the Suburbs: The Tara Grant Murder and Girl, Wanted: The Chase for Sarah Pender, both published by Penguin/Berkley. He is editor of Touch and Go, The Complete Hard Core Punk Zine ’79-83 (Bazillion Points) and is co-editor Commando: The Johnny Ramone Autobiography, due out early next year on Abrams. Contact Steve Miller: firstname.lastname@example.org and www.avalanche50.com