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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