Brian McCollum, Detroit Free Press

Brian McCollum

Detroit Free Press

Contact Brian

Discover and connect with journalists and influencers around the world, save time on email research, monitor the news, and more.

Start free trial

Recent:
  • Detroit Free Press
  • USA TODAY
  • Yahoo
Past:
  • The Tennessean
  • North Jersey News
  • The Asbury Park Press NJ
  • WZZM 13 On Your Side
  • 11Alive Atlanta
  • Naples Daily News
  • Lansing StateJournal
  • KHOU
  • WLTX
  • 13News Now
  • and more…

Recent articles by Brian:

Michigan's Bettye LaVette to be inducted into Blues Hall of Fame

The Muskegon-born, Detroit-raised star will be inducted at a Memphis ceremony next spring, the Blues Foundation announced. → Read More

Kid Rock is still Kid Rock — it's the culture that has changed since he hit the scene

A recent vulgar rant captured on video wasn't out of character for Kid Rock, but the uproar shows we're in a new era in music, culture and society. → Read More

Howard Handler named head of 313 Presents, overseeing entertainment at LCA, Fox, DTE, more

Michigan native Howard Handler, a longtime entertainment exec, will head operations for the joint venture between the Ilitch group and Tom Gores. → Read More

Kid Rock lets loose on Facebook after Detroit restaurant closure news

The Michigan-bred star sounded frustrated with ongoing protests in Detroit as he confirmed the end of his restaurant at Little Caesars Arena. → Read More

Kid Rock's Little Caesars Arena restaurant to close; decision follows controversial video

Days after video featuring Kid Rock's tirade against Oprah Winfrey, Ilitch Holdings announced the rocker will not renew his Made in Detroit lease. → Read More

Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett set dates for Stadium Tour 2020

Motley Crue backtracks on its no-more-touring vow, announcing a 2020 run with Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett. → Read More

Alanis Morissette embarks on 'Jagged Little Pill' anniversary tour, including DTE show

Morissette will revisit her blockbuster '90s album with a 25th anniversary tour featuring Garbage and Liz Phair in support. → Read More

Happy birthday: Motown founder Berry Gordy turns 90

The Detroit-born music mogul has an extra-special Thanksgiving this year as he celebrates his 90th birthday. → Read More

Exclusive book excerpt: Motown's Lamont Dozier recounts a special moment amid new riches

As part of Motown’s biggest songwriting team, Lamont Dozier was suddenly flush with money in the ‘60s — and it let him reward a key figure in his life → Read More

Motown's Lamont Dozier looks back on success, struggle and smash hits in new autobiography

“How Sweet It Is: A Songwriter’s Reflections on Music, Motown and the Mystery of the Muse” details rise and fall of Holland-Dozier-Holland → Read More

Garth Brooks sets Ford Field concert record with 70,000+ tickets sold in 90 minutes

The country superstar sold out the Detroit Lions' stadium in about 90 minutes Friday, setting a concert ticket sales record at the venue. → Read More

Exclusive: The Temptations and Supremes get new videos for Christmas classics

The Temptations' "Silent Night" and the Supremes' "My Favorite Things" have new animated videos, part of a project to update vintage holiday hits. → Read More

Detroit's Mack Avenue Records continues impressive Grammy run with 6 more nominations

Mack Avenue Records landed six nominations in five categories — the latest strong showing in what’s become a yearly custom for the independent jazz label. → Read More

Detroit native Lizzo romps in Grammy nominations to lead the pack

Lizzo's Grammy nominations stem from work from her album "Cuz I Love You," released in the spring. → Read More

Kiss sets closing dates of farewell tour, including a NYC finale

Kiss has announced dates and ticket information for 40-plus markets as it heads to a career finale in July 2021. → Read More

Kiss sets closing dates of farewell tour, including a NYC finale and one last Detroit visit

The rock band has announced dates and ticket information for 40-plus markets, including Detroit, as it heads to a career finale in July 2021. → Read More

Zac Brown Band plots spring tour, including a Little Caesars Arena show in Detroit

The country-rock group will play Detroit in March, part of the newest leg of shows in support of its album "The Owl." → Read More

Tool shows off staying power in a loud and gripping night at Little Caesars Arena

The adventurous metal band was in vintage form — including a cell-phone ban — as it hit the Motor City on its "Fear Inoculum" tour. → Read More

Billy Joel coming to Comerica Park in 2020 for first Detroit stadium show in 25 years

Tickets go on sale next week as the piano-pop-rocker sets a summer date at the Detroit Tigers' ballpark. → Read More

Country stars descend on Detroit for Stars and Strings concert: 6 moments from the night

Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Kelsea Ballerini and Maren Morris were among the country A-listers in Detroit for a night honoring military families. → Read More