‘Detroit Rock City’ Book Review

Editor's Picks, Featured Article
on July 28, 2013

Detroit Rock City
By Steve Miller
Softcover, 312 pages
$16.99/Da Capo Press

Miller, an investigative journalist who calls the Motor City home, conducted over 200 first-person interviews with musicians, managers and other insiders for this immersive, colorful and conversational oral history of the vibrant scene that produced, cultivated or marinated such iconic rock ’n’ roll acts as Bob Seger, Iggy and the Stooges, Ted Nugent, Mitch Ryder, Alice Cooper, Grand Funk Railroad, Kid Rock and the White Stripes. Diehard rockologists will appreciate the depth and detail of Miller’s excavation, and even casual fans will enjoy reading the story of one of America’s great musical cities in the actual words of the folks who made it.