A Slice of History from Detroit Rock City

Detroit is a city known for founding and popularizing many influential forms of music (Techno, Hardcore, Motown, etc.), but if you want to get technical, Detroit could also be considered the birthplace of both punk rock and heavy metal. Why? Because in 1969, Barry Kramer and Tony Reay started a rock and roll publication in Detroit by the name of CREEM: America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine. The magazine was first distributed in and around Detroit, and it was in this publication that emerging styles of rock were first referred to as ‘punk rock’ or ‘heavy metal.’

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