Alice Cooper, Aretha Franklin, Eminem, Madonna, MC5, The Stooges, The White Stripes: NPR: Detroit Fails to Capitalize on Music Scene

Detroit has enough problems right now, but one area where it's dominance has continued is in its artistic role in the American rock scene. Most people simply associate Detroit with Motown, but needless to say, with a non-Motown roster that includes John Lee Hooker, Aretha Franklin, Bob Seeger, Alice Cooper, the MC5 and Iggy and the Stooges, Madonna, the White Stripes, and Eminem, Detroit's legacy in American popular music goes much deeper. Yet, as NPR reports , despite the essential role of Detroit to American popular music and the city's desperate need to revitalize itself around a new industry with the auto industry collapsing, the city is providing little to no support for the music scene.

Many Detroit musicians, such .... 8:19 a.m. Saturday 25th April 2009 EST
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