Steve Miller is the man that wrote the book about Detroit Rock ‘n Roll. He’s actually written about a lot of things – things that Joel likes, too which makes him an excellent guest for this installment of Joel Radio. Joel enjoyed Detroit Rock City: The Uncensored History of Five Decades of Rock ‘n Roll in America’s Loudest City and has million questions about The MC5, The Stooges, Ted Nugent and Bob Seger and more. Was Grand Funk Railroad really a big deal? Why does everyone hate Nugent? Was Bookie’s really the CBGB of Detroit? What really happened when Jack White started that fight? There’s a lot to cover, but Steve either lived it, or talked to those who did and it makes for a fun, fascinating discussion. If you lived or enjoyed the Detroit Rock scene from the 1960s through the 2000s, you’ll like this show. There’s even some Ramones, Johnny Thunders and Bruce Springsteen talk shoehorned in to the conversation. Also, Steve’s latest book tackles the bizarre Bob Bashara murder case, and the guys talk about how a rich a guy with a secret BDSM life had his wife killed for money and how the whole thing looks like a Coen Brothers movie. Plus, Steve has book coming next year about Insane Clown Posse and their Juggalo fans, hear Joel’s opinion on why most mainstream writers get their coverage wrong, why Mike E. Clark is a genius and his importance to ICP, and Joel’s message to the Juggalos and why his association with ICP has been nothing but a good thing. This is a great talk on so many levels, so listen to this, then bust your Raw Power vinyl and keep rocking.

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Author Steve Miller (inset) with two of his books discussed on this show