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Wayne Kramer Assembles New MC5 to Perform "Kick Out the Jams" in Concert; Writes Memoir

by Paul Cashmere, Noise11

MC5 founder and guitarist Wayne Kramer has recruited some of his famous friends for a 50th anniversary MC5 tour he is calling MC50.

The new MC5 will include Soundgarden’s Kim Thayil, Fugazi’s Brendan Canty, King’s X’s Dug Pinnick, and vocalist Marcus Durant of Zen Guerrilla.

Kramer will kick of the jams with an opening night in the band’s foundation city Detroit. MC5 recorded the iconic live record ‘Kick Out The Jams’ in Detroit on Halloween 1068. The first show is a few days ahead of the anniversary ion October 27.

Every show will feature the ‘Kick Out The Jams’ album from start to finish.

Kramer has also signed with Da Capo press for a new memoir, The Hard Stuff: Dope, Crime, the MC5, and My Life of Impossibilities