More Kid Rock Photos 8-16-13 @DTE Energy Theatre

Nobody doubts Kid Rock’s loyalty towards Detroit and the state of Michigan. The homegrown rockstar still resides in Michigan, shouts his love of Detroit in songs, and most recently sold out 8 August shows at DTE Music Theatre where ticket prices were set at only $20. Kid Rock also showed loyalty towards deceased pal Joe C. at his concert last Friday. Despite that it has been almost thirteen years since Joe C’s Death, Bob Richie always takes a moment to remember his bandmate during each of his performances. Rock’s respectful tribute to Joe C. is yet another example of Rock’s big heart and why his own fans remain loyal.

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Kid Rock Goes All Out for Orlando Calling Festival 11/13/11(Photos & Review)

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The taxi drivers of Orlando informed us that Kid Rock rented out the famous Florida strip joint “The Dollhouse” for some pre-performance debauchery the night he got into town. While this is purely speculation, let’s hope he squeezed in some deserved downtime in Orlando because his spectacular Sunday performance called for it.

For a Detroiter, it’s uncanny to travel down South and see hordes of Southerners rockin’ “Made in Detroit” gear. Kid Rock has a special relationship with his Michigan fans due to his loyalty and continuous nationwide broadcasting of his love for Detroit. Kid Rock is also quite vocal about his love for our country which is one of many reasons why fans all over the USA adore him. Kid Rock owned the audience at Orlando Calling. Sunday night Kid Rock and the Twisted Brown Trucker band transitioned seamlessly between different genres of music. Their versatility kept the audience on their toes.

Midway through the concert Kid Rock informed the crowd that he had turned 40 this year. In celebration, Kid Rock performed a funny song that contained lines such as, “I guess I’m fucking 40 but Bruce Springsteen is 62 and The Stones are almost dead.” Beavis and Butthead also made an appearance to comment on the music of Kid Rock. The extra creative details made Kid Rock’s show one of the top 3 highlights of the festival. The finale showcased a talented choir from Detroit and a brilliant fireworks display that lit up the stage to show all performerson stage having an amazing time.

 

Ty Stone @ MI Fest (Photos and Interview)

Ty Stone has been described as “a powerhouse singer in an unprettified package.” This Detroit native has been earning lots of fans due to his raw talent, lyrics that hit home, and likeable personality. Music has always been a big part of Ty Stone’s life, but it took a little help from Kid Rock to take it to a whole new level. A good friend of Ty’s was able to slip Kid Rock a demo during a Piston’s game, and not long after, Ty found himself hanging with Kid Rock, touring, and putting out a new album on Top Dog/Atlantic Records. Ty’s story inspires, and he deserves his success. Noize got the chance to ask Ty a few questions in preparation of MI Fest. Here is a copy of that interview and photos taken at MI Fest!

Source: www.tystonemusic.com

When you are looking for new music to listen to, how do you go about finding it? What have you been listening to lately?

Honestly I get turned on to most of my new music from friends whose opinion I trust. My boy Doop will send me YouTube Links more of the time. Lately I’ve been listening to all the good things on Country Radio. Just trying to keep up with the Hatfields.

I love the story about how your friend, Sam Wood, helped to introduce you to Kid Rock by slipping him a CD at a Piston’s game. When Sam first told you that he did this, did you think anything would come of it? How did you react when Sam told you what he had accomplished at the game?

It’s funny.  I never thought anything would come of it.  I was excited that an idol of mine became aware that I existed, but I never expected to hear anything from that.  When I found out it he was interested in working with me, I almost died.  I’ll never forget that morning as long as I live.

What was it like to perform at a place as big as Ford Field?

Pretty much totally incredible.  It’s the true Rockstar dream experience in your hometown.  Experiences like that are what drive you to continue to work and fight regardless of the obstacles.

What’s your favorite venue to play at in Michigan so far?

Love to play the Park Bar downtown, and I really enjoyed playing Comerica, Ford Field, Pine Knob, The Palace and Joe Louis Arena.  Also enjoy the State Theatre.  Still hoping to play the FOX.

Do you have a favorite song to perform? 

I like to sing Blessed St Anthony.  It’s like throwing a Sucker Punch, and it’s always good when one of those connects.  😉

What’s your favorite Kid Rock song?

Jackson, Mississippi. That’s a truly Badass song

I read that you’re a fan of Adam Duritz and would like to work with him. Have you had any luck getting ahold of him? Any interesting collaborations in the works?

Still haven’t had any luck alerting him to my existence, but I’ll keep trying if you guys do too!  😉  I wanna work with Blake Shelton now. I’m about ready to go on the Voice.

OK, I will! Congrats, the Voice is a great show. Who are your biggest supporters?

My fans, my fiance Val, My Mom Dad and Sister, Tonya…My team, Ken Madson, Sam Wood and Don Duprie and of course Kid Rock.

Congratulations on your engagement. Planning a wedding is hard work. Can you share any of the details with us such as whether you are going to have a small or large wedding?

We’re just starting to plan things and we’re going to keep it under wraps I’m afraid…  Top Secret stuff!

I also read that you like to travel. What are some of the favorite place you have been? Where would you like to go?

I’ve been all over Europe.  That is something that every American should do.  it really changes your outlook on a lot of things.  I’d really like to go to Hawaii and Alaska someday.  I gotta book some shows up there.

How’s it feel to have a new album out? I bet you are beyond excited about it! Where can we get it?

You can get it right now on TyStoneMusic.com  I’m always excited for people to get ahold of my music and share it with their friends.  It’s the joy in my life!

Thanks for your time Ty!

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An Interview with Howling Diablos

Howling Diablos (Photo Credit: Bette Chapelle)

Johnny Evans – sax/harp
Johnny Bee – drums
MO Hollis – bass
Erik Gustafson – guitar
Tino Gross – vocals

Howling Diablos have been a Detroit staple since their origin in the 90’s. The band’s live shows are powerful, gritty, raw and mixed with a blend of rock, funk, and blues. Howling Diablos have collaborated with artists such as Kid Rock and Nathaniel Mayer, and opened for acts including George Clinton’s Parliament Funkadelic, Alice Cooper, Ben Harper, Hank Williams Jr, and Incubus as well as headlining their own shows. The group is getting ready to rock the crowd at MI Fest ’11 in Brooklyn, MI this Saturday. Noize got the chance to ask Tino Gross some questions about the band and what they have been up to…

I was at the Park Bar for the release party for Ultra Sonic Gas Can. The place was packed and everyone was having a great time. As a concert photographer, your show is the only place where people pushed me up front so I could take pictures-usually I have to sneak my way up there and try not to be in the way! That was pretty cool. You have great fans. Where did the name “Ultra Sonic Gas Can” come from?

The CD Release Party was a BASH! and yes, we do have awesome fans…’Ultra Sonic Gas Can’ actually came after several other names were luke-warm, and nobody was feeling them. I wanted something that ‘fit’ the sound of the record, and had a Detroit ‘feel’ to it. The concept of combining high octane fuel, sound, cars, and the Motor-City, all came together perfectly in the title. Plus people’s reaction to it was really good… “Oh I love the title…that’s HOT!’

What was it like working with Uncle Kracker and hip-hop artist Hush? How did they end up making a guest-appearance on your new cd?

Uncle Kracker and Hush are both artists we have worked with over the years…Kracker and I wrote ‘Detroit On My Mind’ a few years back for one of his records, and it never got used… so I had the Diablos cut the track, with Johnny Bee and Jim McCarty from the Detroit Wheels. Jimmie Bones from Kid Rock’s band is on keys. It’s one of my favorites on the new record. Hush is a killer rapper who combines a street sound with a socially conscious intelligence that I love. I used him on the RL Burnside record ‘A Bothered Mind’ for Fat Possum Records.

Are there any Detroit artists that you would like to work with but haven’t gotten the chance yet?

Detroit has more great artists than anywhere I’ve ever been, there’s tons of good ones. I’m working with 2 really good bands right now, Horse Cave Trio and StaggoLee. Just did a track with Sean Forbes where we got a co-write with Bob Dylan. I been doing songs with Eliza Neals and Barrett Strong that are killer…a real sweet track with Danny D and Mark Farner… But, I would love to do something with Eminem, Bette Lavette, Jack White, Peter Wolf, or some unknown blues cats/street musicians.

What does the band have planned for the rest of 2011?

The Diablos are going to bust out another single , ‘House Party’, from the new album, with another video. Mike E. Clark (Insane Clown Posse) helped with this track and it is so fresh! It’s about a heavy metal musician/family-man who’s out of work and in foreclosure. He finds some turntables in the trash and starts throwing house parties, spinning records to pay the mortgage. It’s a real American underdog story, like Rocky! Watch out cuz it’s COMING!

Awesome, can’t wait to see the video-we are big Mike E. Clark fans! What do you think of the current Detroit music scene? How has it changed since Howling Diablos got together?

The Detroit music scene is, and always will be the BEST scene ever. It’s popularity ebbs and flows like the ocean…but it’s deep.

Congratulations on winning an award for “Outstanding Live Performance” at the Detroit Music Awards this year. What was that like?

The Diablos are truly fortunate in that we have been honored at the Detroit Music Awards. Getting the nod for “Outstanding Live Performance’ meant alot to us because that’s what we come from. That same year we got to open 2 shows at The Fillmore for the J. Geils Band, who are super-hot live performers.

Do any of the band members have any interesting routines before a big show? How do you prepare?

The Diablos prepare for a show by stayin loose-as-a-goose, and don’t overthink it, which is the key to being fluid, and is key to being great live. We have a set-list, and have arrangements, but we leave space for magic to happen. We are NOT trying to play perfect recreations of a recording. We like to feel out the crowd and the venue and then blast them with an up-to-the-minute news report of how we feel at that exact moment. This approach is not for every band…you have to be able to tap into the old ‘Deal with the Devil at the Crossroads’ shit to do this.

What’s your favorite venue to play at in Detroit? Favorite hotspots?

Detroit has some real cool historic venues like St. Andrew’s Hall, Cobo Hall, and The Fillmore (State Theatre). We love theaters like The FOX, where alot of energy is coming back in your face. The worst gigs are when they stick the people a long distance from the stage. That might work for The Ice Follies or Les Miserables, but a rock n roll show should have people pressed up near the front, going crazy, like The Apollo Theater when James Brown or Little Willie John played. Our new favorite hotspot will be Michigan Speedway on Sept.17th! Start your engines! Bring the ‘Ultra Sonic Gas Can!

Thanks for the great answers Tino. See you at Mi Fest!

An Interview with Ty Stone

Ty Stone has been described as “a powerhouse singer in an unprettified package.” This Detroit native has been earning lots of fans due to his raw talent, lyrics that hit home, and likeable personality. Music has always been a big part of Ty Stone’s life, but it took a little help from Kid Rock to take it to a whole new level. A good friend of Ty’s was able to slip Kid Rock a demo during a Piston’s game, and not long after, Ty found himself hanging with Kid Rock, touring, and putting out a new album on Top Dog/Atlantic Records. Ty’s story inspires, and he deserves his success. See him perform live on September 17th at Mi Fest ’11 in Brooklyn, MI. Noize got the chance to ask Ty a few questions and learn more about him…

Source: www.tystonemusic.com

Photo Credit: Lisa Carpenter

When you are looking for new music to listen to, how do you go about finding it? What have you been listening to lately?

Honestly I get turned on to most of my new music from friends whose opinion I trust. My boy Doop will send me YouTube Links more of the time. Lately I’ve been listening to all the good things on Country Radio. Just trying to keep up with the Hatfields.

I love the story about how your friend, Sam Wood, helped to introduce you to Kid Rock by slipping him a CD at a Piston’s game. When Sam first told you that he did this, did you think anything would come of it? How did you react when Sam told you what he had accomplished at the game?

It’s funny.  I never thought anything would come of it.  I was excited that an idol of mine became aware that I existed, but I never expected to hear anything from that.  When I found out it he was interested in working with me, I almost died.  I’ll never forget that morning as long as I live.

What was it like to perform at a place as big as Ford Field?

Pretty much totally incredible.  It’s the true Rockstar dream experience in your hometown.  Experiences like that are what drive you to continue to work and fight regardless of the obstacles.

What’s your favorite venue to play at in Michigan so far?

Love to play the Park Bar downtown, and I really enjoyed playing Comerica, Ford Field, Pine Knob, The Palace and Joe Louis Arena.  Also enjoy the State Theatre.  Still hoping to play the FOX.

Do you have a favorite song to perform? 

I like to sing Blessed St Anthony.  It’s like throwing a Sucker Punch, and it’s always good when one of those connects.  😉

What’s your favorite Kid Rock song?

Jackson, Mississippi. That’s a truly Badass song

I read that you’re a fan of Adam Duritz and would like to work with him. Have you had any luck getting ahold of him? Any interesting collaborations in the works?

Still haven’t had any luck alerting him to my existence, but I’ll keep trying if you guys do too!  😉  I wanna work with Blake Shelton now. I’m about ready to go on the Voice.

OK, I will! Congrats, the Voice is a great show. Who are your biggest supporters?

My fans, my fiance Val, My Mom Dad and Sister, Tonya…My team, Ken Madson, Sam Wood and Don Duprie and of course Kid Rock.

Congratulations on your engagement. Planning a wedding is hard work. Can you share any of the details with us such as whether you are going to have a small or large wedding?

We’re just starting to plan things and we’re going to keep it under wraps I’m afraid…  Top Secret stuff!

I also read that you like to travel. What are some of the favorite place you have been? Where would you like to go?

I’ve been all over Europe.  That is something that every American should do.  it really changes your outlook on a lot of things.  I’d really like to go to Hawaii and Alaska someday.  I gotta book some shows up there.

How’s it feel to have a new album out? I bet you are beyond excited about it! Where can we get it?

You can get it right now on TyStoneMusic.com  I’m always excited for people to get ahold of my music and share it with their friends.  It’s the joy in my life!

Thanks for your time Ty. See you at MI Fest!