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Gorillaz play the Fox Theatre in Detroit

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20 years in, Kid Rock, Eminem and ICP are politically relevant — and culturally divided

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20 years in, Kid Rock, Eminem and ICP are politically relevant — and culturally divided


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Review: ‘Mother!’ will haunt and mesmerize you

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Review: ‘Mother!’ will haunt and mesmerize you


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Kid Rock: Show 2 at Little Caesars Arena sticks to the script

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Kid Rock: Show 2 at Little Caesars Arena sticks to the script


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Little Caesars Arena: Opening night grades for downtown Detroit's new marquee venue

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Little Caesars Arena: Opening night grades for downtown Detroit's new marquee venue


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Sheryl Crow's new music video features Meijer Gardens

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Sheryl Crow's new music video features Meijer Gardens


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Kid Rock rattles off political views in fiery 'stump speech' at Grand Rapids show

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U2: Five things to know about Sunday's 'Joshua Tree' show
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Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock elevate Detroit jazz fest's opening night
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U2 production manager breaks down the show: Part 1
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