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Everything Detroit – Fueled By Celsius Essential Energy Drinks

James Hetfield of Metallica poses with guitar in hand during a performance at Ford Field in Detroit on November 12, 2023.

2023 wasn’t too bad. I thought I’d compile a list of a few of my favorite events, concerts, and just plain happenings from the year, kind of a flashback. Lots of concerts took place in and around the Motor City. Many of the WRIF shows at Pine Knob happened in the second half of the summer. I love the outdoor shows.

There was a lot to cheer for on the football field….and maybe more coming up. I hope that translates to the ice rink this upcoming year too.

Next year I’m looking forward to many more shows, and many more chances to hang out with the Detroit rock faithful. I also recently did a story about some of the biggest movies that will be dropping in 2024. There could be some blockbusters coming up. Like I said in the story, streaming is cool and all, but I like to go to the theaters to see the movies.

In 2024, I wish you and yours the very best. I look forward to seeing and talking to you at some shows next year. There are already some decent ones lined up. You can read about some of the bigger ones here. Maybe the Tigers will put together a better season. Maybe the Pistons will win a game or three. I would love to see a playoff round of Red Wings hockey. It’s been way too long since that’s happened. That needs to change and it needs to change this year in my opinion.

Ok, without further ado, let’s get to some of my favorite memories from the past year. Who knows, maybe some of these are on your list too!

Here’s to a happy, healthy, and prosperous new year. Can’t wait to rock with you in 2024!



  • the metallica weekend

    This was probably my favorite weekend, not only of the year, but in several years! It was filled with great music, quality people and a city that shined.

    The Weekend Wrap Up With Metallica In Detroit
  • more miles put on my harley davidson

    Like every year, I love to ride! This year was no different. Lots of fun miles were put on these two wheels. Here’s just one adventure I took.

    A Tuesday Night Harley Ride To Bone Heads BBQ In Willis, Michigan
  • the lions great season

    With two more games left to go before the playoffs begin, the city is buzzing with the play of the Lions. We’ll see what happens once the “new” season starts, but it’s been a great season for the team.

    Detroit Lions Gear To Get You Ready For The Season
  • Riff Fest

    Once again, WRIF took over Pine Knob for another RIFF Fest, and once again it was a packed night of rock! Thank you to everyone who made it another huge success.

    Behind-The-Scenes Pictures from Riff Fest 2023
  • celebrating another year of rockin' WRIF

    November first marked my 28th year at WRIF. If you would’ve told that kid who started at RIFF in 1995 that I’d still be here rockin’ the hallowed halls I wouldn’t have believed you. Thank You!

    28 Pictures For 28 Years At WRIF
  • more fun, scary stories on my haunted michigan podcast

    I LOVE hosting my Haunted Michigan podcast series. One of the best episodes I ever did took place this past October. Author Gerry Hunter told some amazing stories about hauntings around Michigan and one absolutely hair-raising tale from the South Lyon Hotel.

    Haunted Michigan Author To Appear At The South Lyon Hotel
  • another year of rock tales on the Talkin' Rock podcast

    The other podcast I host deals with conversations with some of your favorite rock artists. This year I interviewed Motley Crue guitarist, John 5, Robert Trujillo from Metallica, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland from the Police, Alice Cooper, LZZY Hale from Halestorm, Jelly Roll, Corey Taylor, Zacky Vengeance from Avenged Sevenfold, Billy Corgan, Aerosmith’s Joe Perry and MANY more!

    Talkin’ Rock With Meltdown
  • Patrick kane becoming a red wing

    Yes, as I write this, the acquisition of “Kaner” hasn’t paid off yet, but I believe this one could help the Wings. He seems to get better with each passing day.

    Speaking of Wings, my friend Darren McCarty scored his first hole-in-one this year.

    Former Detroit Red Wing Darren McCarty Gets Hole-In-One (NSFW Video)

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