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Ian Hunter Plays Kent Stage

 

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Ian Hunter played the Kent Stage on Oct. 5, and we’re here to tell you a bit about that exceptionally good Saturday gig. Leave it to Hunter and the Rant band to rekindle our fire, reminding us that summer is long over and it’s time to start carrying the news again. Going forward we plan to be more diligent about updating the WAG site and we can’t think of a better place to begin than with a thumbs up for Mr. Ian Hunter. Read the rest of this entry »

Viva Las Vegas! Today is Def Leppard Day!

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Viva Las Vegas! It’s just been announced that in honor of Def Leppard‘s residency Viva Hysteria!, Las Vegas mayor Carolyn Goodman has proclaimed TODAY – Friday, March 22nd ”Def Leppard Day.” Their 11 gig run at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino launches tonight and ends on April 13th. It’s not very often that the entire band are all together, in one place, for that long of time so we know they’ll make the absolute best of it. Read the rest of this entry »

Ken Scott Releases New Memoir ‘Abbey Road To Ziggy Stardust’

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Ken Scott is legend in our world. Calling him an engineer or producer extraordinaire is putting it lightly for the man has been involved with some of our favorite records ever. Now, he’s written a memoir that details his career and notes how he achieved some of the sounds we’ve grown to cherish. Read the rest of this entry »

Blondie’s Deborah Harry In ‘Last Year Next Year This Year New Year’ Video

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John Roberts the performer and comedian who has gained an audience by doing humorous and original character work live across the country and on television has hit a home-run with this end of year classic. Read the rest of this entry »

Can you feel it?

It’s here! It’s finally here! The day we’ve been waiting for ~ can you feel it?

RAW POWER Ann Arbor!  Here we come!

The Michigan Theater is small (4000 seats) and this show sold out in minutes. If you’re holding tickets consider yourself quite fortunate and prepare to rock!

If not, raise your glass high, turn up the volume and salute the one and only Ron Asheton from wherever you are.

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Check this out: The Detroit Metro Times talked to Iggy last week:  http://metrotimes.com/music/stooge-power-1.1131623

Stooges Plan Ron Asheton Tribute

Here’s your chance to have ‘a real cool time’ and share in a night dedicated to remembering Ron Asheton from The Stooges.
 
WHERE: Michigan Theater – Ann Arbor
 
WHEN: Tuesday April 19th, 2011
 
WHY:  “The Stooges and I wanted to do a concert in memory of Ron and his music. We’ve chosen to do this in Ann Arbor where our group, our attitudes and our ideals were forged. It really was the birth of a movement. We’re planning to involve musicians across the spectrum from classical to youth groups and have a f—– big blast in memory of Ron. Teenage musicians from the Neutral Zone, Ann Arbor’s teen center will open performing early Stooges songs. I may join them on vocals if they don’t have somebody who can kick my ass. Deniz Tek from Radio Birdman who was Ron’s closest friend in music outside the group is going to join me for a couple of Ron’s best numbers. Henry Rollins who articulates so many things about music so well has volunteered to MC and try yet again to defeat me in a musical duel. He may think he’s got a better chance now that I’m 64, and he’s only 50, we shall see. Henry was given his pick of Stooges songs to perform and he chose a great one.
The full and present Iggy and the Stooges line up will then perform a full set, songs from The Stooges, Funhouse, Raw Power/- James Williamson – guitar, Scott Asheton – drums, Iggy Pop – vocals, Mike Watt and Steve Mackay, Bass and Sax respectively.”
-Iggy Pop

The concert is organized as a benefit for the Ron Asheton Foundation. In turn, this benefits both the music and animal community. Complete details can be found at: http://www.ronashetonfoundation.org/

Tickets go on sale Friday, Feb. 18 at 10 a.m. at ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster locations, or by phone at 800-745-3000.

Iggy Pop: Under The Influence


This is an oldie but goodie that proves what a huge influence Jim Morrison and the Doors had on Iggy Pop. It’s honest, wide-eyed and told in typical Iggy fashion. Enjoy!

Schools Out – Not!

Typically we avoid promoting corporate stores however this commercial is too cute to avoid. This one goes out to all of our friends that have recently went back to school. Best wishes for a great year.

Iggy Pop’s Playlist & Record Store Day

Records change lives. Take a look at some of the songs that made an impact on Iggy Pop. httpv://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/Playlist/iggy-pops-playlist-musical-inspirations/story?id=10140477

Today is the day!  Go out and support your local record store.

The Times Name Rock Guitar’s Most Valuable Players

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George Harrison is #1, Johnny Marr #2 and Mick Ronson #3!

George Harrison: the ultimate guitar hero – Times Online

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