Rob St. Mary, in conjunction with Wayne State University Press and Patronicity, announce Bob Ritchie, otherwise known as Kid Rock, has made a huge contribution to Re-Entry: The Orbit Magazine Anthology.
Kid Rock and Made in Detroit have just donated $20,000 to support the crowdfunding campaign for the deluxe book which will tell the story of 35+ years of Detroit’s culture through three landmark magazines (White Noise, Fun, and Orbit). These magazines encompassed the music, food, art, and film of Detroit while adding in a dash of humor to forge a coverage like no other.
Author Rob St. Mary says about the generous gift, â€œIt’s an honor to receive this gift of support from Kid Rock [for] my upcoming book. The gift will help tell this story of innovative, yet, ephemeral, publishing history in the best possible way â€“ saving it from the recycling bin. Kid Rock has shown that Detroit culture, history, and community matters greatly to him.â€
Kid Rock was featured in Orbit Magazine over twenty times in the nine-year life of the publication, with the first article being published about the young musician in 1990. Though the crowdfunding campaign only called for $17,000 total, the Kid Rock contribution makes Made in Detroit, a local clothing company in Detroit that Rock founded in 2003, the lead sponsor of the book, which will be using the funds to cover the cost of printing and designing the large, full color volume. Though the goal was already exceeded, the campaign will continue until November 21 and offers perks at each level of donation, including a copy of the book once it is released and a portion of all donations is tax-refundable. Wayne State University Press hopes to release the book in fall of 2015.
Photo: Kid Rock from Orbit Magazine, c. 1990