Detroit is gonna get heavy in June 2013! Metallica is bringing the Orion Music And More Festival to the Motor City on June 8th and 9th for its second year. While no lineup details have been released, fans are being asked to submit their thoughts and hopes on the official Facebook page. More details for the event will be released in February.
Last year’s inaugural event featured such acts as The Arctic Monkeys, Avenged Sevenfold, Ghost, and many, many more.
You can watch a small video highlighting the event below. READ MORE
Being that I’m a born and raised Southeast Michigan boy, I’m all for support and love for Detroit. Those of you out of ‘The Mitten’ can make jokes about the D, but it’s honestly on the rise and incredible things are happening there every day. If you want to make fun of a Michigan city, mock Flint. That place is terrifying. I’d rather walk through Detroit at night than Flint during the day. No joke.
All of this leads up to the new Kid Rock song “Detroit, Michigan”, which lyrically aims to give praise to The Motor City. While I can commend Rock for shooting some love, did he have to do it with such an awful, awful song? The vocal harmonies sound like they’re out of tune, the Motown feel is so forced and simple, and, overall, it’s just a boring, groan-inducing track.
The song comes from Rock’s upcoming album Rebel Soul, which comes out Nov. 19th. You can listen to “Detroit, Michigan” as well as read the lyrics below. READ MORE