In this week’s installment of Kyle Meredith With…, MC5 guitarist and punk legend Wayne Kramer speaks about his new book, The Hard Stuff, his experiences in jail and with law enforcement, and the realities of Detroit in the late ’60s. Of course, Kramer also touches on the 50th anniversary of MC5, which will tour North America this fall. He also details his new band with Mike Doughty.
Kyle Meredith With… is an interview series in which WFPK’s Kyle Meredith speaks to a wide breadth of musicians. Each episode, Meredith digs deep into an artist’s work to find out how the music is made and where their journey is going, from legendary artists like Robert Plant, Paul McCartney, U2 and Bryan Ferry, to the newer class of The National, St. Vincent, Arctic Monkeys, Haim, and Father John Misty. Check back Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for new episodes. Rate the series now via iTunes.