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

  • Detroit Free Press
  • Yahoo
  • tuscaloosanews
  • GoErie
  • The Tennessean
  • North Jersey News
  • The Asbury Park Press NJ
  • WZZM 13 On Your Side
  • 11Alive Atlanta
  • Naples Daily News
  • and more…

Recent articles by Brian:

Four Tops musical 'I'll Be There' will premiere in Detroit ahead of Broadway run

For the first time, the Four Tops' Duke Fakir talks in depth about "I'll Be There," the forthcoming musical celebrating the Detroit group. → Read More

Hitsville transformed: First look at Motown Museum’s new plaza as expansion fund hits $32M

The museum has unveiled renderings for the next phase of its $55 million expansion, revealing a dramatic makeover in front of Hitsville, U.S.A. → Read More

Red Hot Chili Peppers book Comerica Park show as part of 2022 global stadium tour

The band will make its first Detroit appearance in five years as part of its first-ever U.S. stadium tour. → Read More

Detroit's Carr Center at 30: 'We want to take the African American culture to the world'

As it announces a 30th anniversary season, the Detroit hub for Black arts is brimming with optimism, momentum and a new global outreach. → Read More

Eminem to headline Super Bowl halftime with Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop, Mary J. Blige

The Detroit rapper will be part of an all-star cast in February for the most hip-hop-heavy halftime show in the Super Bowl's 56-year history. → Read More

Motown Museum opens pop-up retail shop in Detroit's Greektown district

The new space will operate through the spring as the West Grand Boulevard museum preps for the latest phase in its expansion. → Read More

Arts, Beats & Eats sets $389K charitable donation; says 2021 attendance 4th-best ever

Organizers of the Labor Day weekend fest in Royal Oak said this year's event generated the highest pool of donation funds in the AB&E's history. → Read More

Eminem serves fans at walk-up window as Mom's Spaghetti opens in downtown Detroit

A few lucky fans got hand-served by the rapper as his Mom's Spaghetti opened Wednesday on Woodward Avenue. → Read More

Zac Brown Band cancels Thursday DTE show after Brown tests positive for COVID-19

It's the second DTE concert this month affected by a band member's COVID-19 diagnosis, following Kiss and Gene Simmons. → Read More

New single pairs the Temptations with Smokey Robinson for first collaboration in decades

Nearly six decades after Robinson helped the Tempts break out with "The Way You the Things You Do," "My Girl" and more, they've linked back up. → Read More

Alice Cooper says he's 'pure Detroit' at street naming, Eloise Asylum launch in Westland

The Detroit-born rocker was honored with the new Alice Cooper Court off Michigan Avenue and cut the ribbon to inaugurate the Eloise Asylum attraction. → Read More

Ray Parker Jr. visits Hitsville to recall his teenage Motown days ahead of film premiere

With his documentary "Who You Gonna Call?" set to play Detroit, the homegrown musician stopped by the Motown Museum to reflect on his early career. → Read More

Alice Cooper lines up busy Detroit homecoming with street dedication, DTE show, more

The Detroit-born rocker will dedicate Alice Cooper Court, cut the ribbon on a haunted attraction and hold his first area autograph signing since 1999. → Read More

37 years after 'Ghostbusters,' Ray Parker Jr. has a story to tell in new documentary

"Who You Gonna Call," making its U.S. premiere this week in Detroit, chronicles the rich, often overlooked career of the Detroit-born guitar ace. → Read More

Aretha Franklin's 'Respect' is the No. 1 song of all time, Rolling Stone says

Detroit music has dominated Rolling Stone's buzz-generating lists in recent years — now Franklin's signature hit gets its own crown from the magazine. → Read More

In a busy year with fresh momentum, Detroit Youth Choir marks 25 years at anniversary gala

Two years after winning hearts on "America's Got Talent," the dynamic Detroit group continues riding the energy while celebrating a 25th birthday. → Read More

Kiss sets new October date at DTE Energy Music Theatre as Gene Simmons is cleared of COVID

The band bailed on its Sept. 1 show at DTE Energy Music Theatre following Simmons' positive test. A new date has been scheduled for next month. → Read More

'It's so cool being back': Royal Oak welcomes return of Arts, Beats & Eats

Big crowds and gorgeous weather greet opening day of the Labor Day weekend festival, which was canceled last year because of COVID-19. → Read More

DSO, Broadway in Detroit to require vaccination proof or negative COVID-19 test for events

The two institutions outlined new COVID-19 protocols for event-goers for their upcoming seasons. → Read More

Arts, Beats & Eats: Full music schedule and a breakdown of 14 main stage acts

A look at the acts leading the way on the AB&E national stage this weekend, including Stone Temple Pilots, Rise Against, Neon Trees and Bobby Brown. → Read More