Brian McCollum Detroit Free Press Published 7:49 PM EDT Mar 19, 2019 Woodstock's 50th anniversary festival will include some Detroit flavor. The Raconteurs — featuring Jack White, Brendan Benson, Patrick Keeler and Jack Lawrence — will play the festival's opening night on Aug. 16, one of the group's first U.S. appearances in eight years. It comes on the heels of a European tour announced earlier Tuesday, which will take the Raconteurs to the U.K. and elsewhere in the spring. The band had announced Friday it has finished work on the first Raconteurs album since 2008's "Consolers of the Lonely." In December, White described the new music as "genre-pushing songs that bridge the gap between Detroit and Nashville rock and roll." Also on the Woodstock 50 bill is hard-rock quartet Greta Van Fleet, playing the fest's second night, on Aug. 17. The young group has already become a veteran of festival stages, with appearances at Coachella and Lollapalooza, and … [Read more...] about Woodstock’s Michigan presence includes Raconteurs and Greta Van Fleet
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Brian McCollum Detroit Free Press Published 7:00 PM EST Feb 10, 2019 Young Michigan band Greta Van Fleet grabbed the Grammy Award for best rock album Sunday evening, scoring the win for the EP "From the Fires." The Frankenmuth-bred quartet took the honor during the Grammys' pre-telecast ceremony at L.A.'s Microsoft Theater, across the street from the Staples Center, scene of tonight's main event on CBS. The band wasn't on hand to accept the award, announced by host Shaggy last in the ceremony. "From the Fires," which birthed the hits "Highway Tune" and "Safari Song," was up against albums by Alice in Chains, Fall Out Boy, Ghost and Weezer. The Grammy was the first of Greta Van Fleet's career. The band missed out on another pair of gramophone trophies: "Highway Tune" lost to the late Chris Cornell's "When Bad Does Good" for best rock performance, while "Black Smoke Rising" gave way to St. Vincent's "Masseduction" for best rock song. GVF has one more up … [Read more...] about Greta Van Fleet wins Grammy for best rock album
Mark Kennedy, Ap Entertainment Writer Updated 9:31 am PST, Thursday, January 24, 2019 FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2018 file photo, Josh Kiszka, foreground left, and Jake Kiszka of Greta Van Fleet perform at the 2018 KROQ Absolut Almost Acoustic Christmas in Inglewood, Calif. The young Michigan rockers whose sound and classic rock look is reminiscent of Led Zeppelin are nominated for four Grammy Awards. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File) less FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2018 file photo, Josh Kiszka, foreground left, and Jake Kiszka of Greta Van Fleet perform at the 2018 KROQ Absolut Almost Acoustic Christmas in Inglewood, Calif. The young Michigan ... more Photo: Amy Harris, Amy Harris/Invision/AP Photo: Amy Harris, Amy Harris/Invision/AP Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 … [Read more...] about Some call Greta Van Fleet the saviors of rock. But not them.
Amy Huschka Detroit Free Press Published 12:51 PM EST Jan 20, 2019 Greta Van Fleet rocked as musical guests on "Saturday Night Live" last night. Greta Van Fleet, which grew up in Frankenmuth, performed "Black Smoke Rising," and "You're the One" from their album "Anthem of the Peaceful Army," released in October. The band, named for a Michigan grandma, recently wrapped up a fruitful 2018 that included a debut album, four Grammy nominations and six sold-out shows in Detroit The band, with members brothers Sam, twins Jake and Josh Kiszka, along with drummer Danny Wagner, is set to embark on another round of touring, which will take the quartet to its first-ever shows in Japan, Australia and New Zealand. More on freep.com: Greta Van Fleet to play 'Saturday Night Live' on Jan. 19 For Greta Van Fleet, new album is just beginning of rock 'n' roll ride Greta Van Fleet notches top-selling album in the U.S. in opening week Actress Rachel Brosnahan, who stars on Amazon … [Read more...] about Frankenmuth’s own Greta Van Fleet rocks ‘Saturday Night Live’
Brian McCollum Detroit Free Press Published 5:28 PM EST Jan 9, 2019 The bestselling albums in Detroit last year included a handful of familiar hometown figures. Eminem's "Kamikaze" was the Detroit market's No. 3 seller in 2018, according to data provided to the Free Press by music sales tracker BuzzAngle. The surprise August release came on the heels of Em's "Revival," which had landed the previous December and clocked in at No. 27 on the 2018 chart. "Kamikaze" was No. 4 nationally, while "Revival" ranked No. 57. Album sales include digital and physical copies. Jack White's "Boarding House Reach," the third solo album from the former White Stripes mastermind, was the No. 7 bestseller in Detroit. The album came in at No. 48 on the national list. Read more: And the young rockers of Greta Van Fleet scored a pair of big sellers in their hometown market. The band's 2017 EP "From the Fires" was No. 8 in Detroit — propelled by the hits "Highway Tune" and "Safari … [Read more...] about Eminem, Jack White, Greta Van Fleet among Detroit’s top albums