Wayne Kramer with celebrate the 50th anniversary of his classic proto-punk band MC5 with "Kick Out the Jams: The 50th Anniversary Tour." It will feature supergroup MC50 that includes Kim Thayil (Soundgarden), drummer Brendan Canty (Fugazi), bassist Dug Pinnick (King's X), and frontman Marcus Durant (Zen Guerrilla)...
Talking about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame earlier this year, Radiohead's Ed O'Brien said: "But if you ask me what I'd rather be doing that night, I'd rather be sitting at home in front of the fire or going to a gig."
Blondie’s Clem Burke, The Replacements’ Tommy Stinson, Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers’ Walter Lure, and MC5’s Wayne Kramer performed the Heartbreaker's 'L.A.M.F.' at four NYC shows. We caught the Marlin Room show with Blondie singer Deborah Harry, Dead Boys’ Cheetah Chrome, The Dictators’ Handsome Dick Manitoba, and more.
"I don’t know who the nominators are, and frankly don’t care, but the person who put Bad Brains name in the hat is either visionary, or they’re savvy and trying to bring some legitimacy to their brand," Ian MacKaye says.
If HBO's tone-deaf series Vinyl left you cold but wanting to learn more about the NYC music scene of the '70s, you may want to keep an eye out for new documentary Danny Says which is about legendary music biz figure Danny Fields, who helped the careers of The Ramones, Iggy Pop, The Doors, The Velvet Underground, MC5 and more.
After dropping out of the fine arts program at Wayne State University, Michael Davis became the bassist for Detroit's radical proto-punk band the MC5 in 1964, replacing original bassist Pat Burrows when singer Rob Tyner and guitarist Wayne Kramer decided that they liked Davis's style and wanted him in the band...
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