Detroit Rock Music

Over the years rock music has seen many changes and eras, music in general has evolved so much and so many new styles have been created. During the sixties and early seventies Motown was a very important and influential music out of Detroit. When the seventies began though things started to change and many Detroit rock music bands began to gain popularity and many of the bands from this Detroit rock music era went on to become some of the most important figures in rock and roll music history. One of the most famous Detroit rockers who has become a household name is Alice Cooper. Alice Cooper was one of the original Detroit rock music band and he has paved the way for many artists we see today. His influence is seen throughout rock and roll and heavy metal and he also single-handedly started what is now referred to as shock rock, which in recent times includes popular bands like Marilyn Manson and Gwar. Another famous Detroit band, called The Amboy Dukes featured a guitarist that would also go down in rock history and one of the innovators of heavy metal, this guitarist was Ted Nugent. Ted Nugent went on to have many big hits much like Alice Cooper, and both were pioneers of rock and roll.

There were many more famous Detroit rock music bands, and another one of them that is a household name is Bob Seger, who founded the classic rock band Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band. At the time the band he played with was called The Bob Seger System. Bob Seger is one of the Detroit rock musicians who is in the rock and roll hall of fame. Another one of the very important people that came from the Detroit rock music scene was a musician called Iggy Pop who played in a rock band called The Stooges at the time before they changed the bands name to Iggy Pop and the Stooges. Iggy Pop and the Stooges was the first band to pretty much start the punk rock movement in the mid sixties, and their influence is seen to this day as all the aforementioned artists. Since then Detroit has seen many forms of music and many popular rappers come from there nowadays but they still turn out many rock and metal bands as well. Some of the more recent famous rockers from Detroit include Kid Rock, Taproot, and The White Stripes.