Detroit's influence on rock music is about as high as its murder rate.  Even when you take Motown out of the equation, the Motor City is still a music city like no other.  Why, Detroit pretty much brought rock and roll to mainstream audiences with Bill Haley's "Rock Around The Clock."  Later, the city very nearly invented punk music with groups like The Stooges and MC5 (Motor City 5).  Next, let's think about the hard rock that dominated the airwaves in the 70s.  Ted Nugent, Alice Cooper, Grand Funk Railroad, Brownsville Station—they're all Motor City bands.  Oh, but there were also heartland rockers like Bob Seger in Detroit.  If you fast forward to the 90s and the early 2000s, you have popular icons—and Detroit natives—like Kid Rock and The White Stripes.  And then just this year, our hearts were captured by a formerly unknown singer/songwriter from Detroit named Rodriguez.  Indeed, the weather may be cold, but the music is red hot.  Let's listen to some of the hottest music Henry Ford's city ever made.

 Bill Haley & His Comets


(Iggy Pop And) The Stooges

MC5 (Motor City 5)

 Ted Nugent

Alice Cooper

Grand Funk Railroad

Brownsville Station

Bob Seger And The Silver Bullet Band

Kid Rock

The White Stripes