MC5's Wayne Kramer touring to celebrate "Kick Out the Jams" 50th anniversary

Wayne Kramer, founder guitarist of proto-punk band MC5, is heading on the road this fall to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the band's seminal debut album "Kick Out the Jams." Of the original five members of MC5, the only living members are Kramer and drummer Dennis Thompson who won't be joining the tour. For the tour, Kramer's band will include Soundgarden's Kim Thayil (guitar), Fugazi's Brendan Canty (drums), Dug Pinnick of King's X (bass) and Zen Guerrilla's Marcus Durant (vocals).

"Today, there is a corrupt regime in power, an endless war thousands of miles away, and uncontrollable violence wracking our country," Kramer said. "It's becoming less and less clear if we're talking about 1968 or 2018. I'm now compelled to share this music I created with my brothers 50 years ago. My goal is that the audience leaves these concerts fueled by the positive and unifying power of rock music."

Kick out the jams, motherfuckers.

(Rolling Stone)