Tino Gross Remembers the Time he Almost Played Drums for Iggy and the Stooges

October 16, 2018

Tino Gross has been involved in the Detroit music scene for many years, and he's got the stories to prove it.

During a recent appearance on Behind the Mic with Pam Rossi, Gross looked back on his career and some of his craziest experiences, like the time that Bob Dylan pulled him on stage at the Fox Theatre, where they performed Elmore James together.

While his jam-session with Dylan worked out, Gross recalled another incident where he thought he was going to have the chance to play drums with Iggy Pop and the Stooges, only to be replaced by the band's sax player at the last minute.

Despite never actually being able to take the stage at the Eastown Theatre with the Stooges, Gross walked away with quite a tale, which included baby oil, a lot of glitter, and a performance that lasted all of eight minutes.

The guitarist recounts the entire story in his new song, "I Almost Played with the Stooges," which he performed live in the MusicTown studios and appears on his latest record, Lo Flyin'.

See Tino Gross's full episode of Behind the Mic below, and learn more about his music and upcoming shows here.