Us 12 was founded on hallowed Rock and Roll ground. Its the place where Bob Seger Started out and where Iggy Pop had a memorable night and started a fight 😉 It was built to last. It is the first steel structured building in Wayne. The place started out as the ledgerock in the late 50s then became the Rock and Roll Farm where many greats played there it was owned by Dr Leo Spears ( Bennys Dad from Benny and the Jets ) Then Babys lounge. It was closed down for a few years then the Goci/Gocaj family purchased it and moved there existing business Omega Restaurant into the location. Once the Wayne Hobby Shop closed down They Opened up the Wayne Brewery, It was so successful that they remodeled Omega Restaurant and turned it into US 12 Bar and Grill. They host many events including hosting the Cruisin US 12 the first Saturday after July 4th Weekend every year. They treat our guests like family.
BOB SEGER/IGGY & THE STOOGES @ ROCK N ROLL FARM BY PHOTOGRAPHER KEN SETTLE
From The Film Archives: Very early Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band photo, taken on February 12, 1974 at a little bar in Wayne, Michigan called The Rock’n’Roll Farm. Admission was $3.00 at the door. The band that opened for Bob was called The Brooklyn Blues Busters, an outfit out of New York that had recently relocated to Ann Arbor. The singer and harp player was a guy named John Leslie, who would soon embark on a career in porn where he became one of the first male porn stars of the “Golden Age” of porn, acting in something like 300 films … Read More
Iggy Pop challenged a Detroit biker gang
On this day in 1974, The Stooges were performing at The Rock & Roll Farm in Wayne, Michigan with Iggy Pop fronting the band in a leotard.
The bar was a common hangout spot for Detroit biker gang, the Scorpions (not to be confused with the Scorpions band). As part of an initiation for a new member, they had him throw eggs at Iggy and of course… the Stooges singer was not impressed…. Read More
iggy Pop, in Cincinatti, the night he whipped peanut butter at the crowd.
There is extreme, there is legendary — and then there is Iggy Pop. Beginning in his earliest days with the Stooges taunting Ann Arbor frat boys and small town Michigan folk, Iggy made an art of excess: self-mutilation, self-exposure and self-destruction. His risky theatricality required an audience to respond, participate or get the heck out of there. And the sex and violence hardly stopped after the show was over. Here are 20 of Iggy’s wildest moments, both on and offstage. … Read More