Screamin’ Scott

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Patrons of Rayz Bar

Two Macomb County Bars Make A Huge Switch

A longtime bar of over 70 years on Groesbeck, “The Rusty Nail,” is moving just about a half mile north up the street to start new memories. This bar has hosted many local rock and roll bands from original to cover bands. And many years of being there for folks in need by hosting benefits. My band CHIT! has played many shows and benefits over the past 10 years there. One of my favorite places I loved to play. The wooden stage and drum riser made for a unique setup.


Many Local Bands Played The Nail Including CHIT!


CHIT! Live on The Rusty Nail Stage

Patti Wagoner has always been a wonderful friend and bar owner of The Rusty Nail for over ten years is pulling the Nail so to speak and moving into, “Rayz Bar and Grill,” just down the road. Not an easy thing to do with so many memories the building has had but recent events gave her little choice for the club to stay where it’s been for so long. The bar itself has been there for as long as I can remember. My mother told me stories of her times going to the watering hole bar many times in the ’70s. I remember passing by as a kid and seeing lots of Motorcycles always parked there.

Rusty Nail

Front Entrance to The Rusty Nail

The Rusty Nail was sold to a trucking company next door and they plan to demolish the building to make room for a new complex for trucks. I hope some will make the trek down the street on the Rusty Nail‘s new spot. This brings us to the other bar they are moving to. Rayz Bar holds a place in my heart too. Many years with my band CHIT! and was the home for, “Rock 4 Tots.”

Rayz Bar

Front Window to Rayz Bar

News of the upcoming change to Rayz Bar made me ask the question, What was going to happen to owner Ray Srour? Ray explained the changes and told me, “It was time to retire but plans of a small corner bar might be still in the cards.” Ray has ran Rayz Bar for almost 10 years and just like the Rusty Nail has a plethora of great memories. Before Rayz the bar was the famous Wooly Bully’s oldies bar. Ray Srour took that bar and completely gutted it and transformed it into a beautiful establishment. Kristen Bousquet, bartender, and close friend, and I shared a few tears at the thought of the closing of the bar. Kristen always took great pride in decorating for her favorite holiday, Christmas. We loved sharing Spanish coffees and smiles for many years. Look forward to where both Ray and Kristin’s adventures take them next.

Rayz Bar

Kristin & Scott Randall Spanish Coffee Time

Two Macomb County Bars Make A Huge Switch, the transfer of memories and patrons is soon if everything with the local Liquor Control Commission paperwork goes through by the end of March. Both establishments will have their send-off get-togethers very soon. I wish both places the best wishes in the future.

Classic Rock Record Releases In March

March Madness is Here! Classic rock record releases come in like a lion as the saying goes. Look for box sets, tons of live stuff, and classic releases from The Who, Pink Floyd, Elton John, Genesis, and more.  Below is a list of the March releases plus videos in case you’d like to know more about these up-coming releases.  All this great material and Record Store Day isn’t until April!  #unbelievable.

March Classic Rock Record Releases

The Who  With Orchestra Live at Wembley was recorded during a memorable concert, blending favorites like, “Baba O’Riley”, “And Won’t Get Fooled Again”  with selections from their latest album.

Pink Floyd‘s upcoming 50th-anniversary set commemorating, “Dark Side of the Moon.” The set also includes Live at Wembley Empire Pool, London, 1974.

A 50th-anniversary Elton John, reissue,” Honky Chateau,” celebrates his first chart-topping album, which featured the hits Rocket Man  and “Honky Cat.”

Genesis BBC Broadcasts is a five-CD, three-LP collection of recorded sessions by Genesis.

FoghatRoad Fever: The Complete Bearsville Recordings 1972-1975 (6CD box).  Other great classic artists include

Elvis Costello , Frank Zappa, Ritchie Blackmore’s NightShadow of the Moon: 25th Anniversary Edition (CD/DVD set).

Ten Years AfterA Space in Time (remastered reissue).

Peter SchillingComing Home: 40 Years of Major Tom (4CD box).

March might come in like a lion but watch for the April showers of releases with RSD Record Store Day landing on Saturday, April 22nd,2023.  Record Store Day releases include a massive project from Ted Nugent.  CLICK for more info on Ted Nugent, The Vault.




  • The Who, Isobel Griffiths Orchestra - Baba O’Riley (Live At Wembley, UK / 2019)


  • Elton John Susie (Dramas)

  • Genesis - Looking For Salmacis (BBC Studio Sessions)

  • Elvis Costello Unboxes 'The Songs Of Bacharach And Costello'

  • Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of the Moon 50th Anniversary (Unboxing Video)

  • Foghat, Road Fever

Born in Mt Clemens, Screamin has been a part of the Detroit airwaves for over 29 years with 26 at WRIF and 3 years as a morning show host at Z-Rock. When he’s not out on the streets, you can find him in his game room, where he collects jukeboxes and classic pinball machines. Screamin also devotes time doing local charities with his, "Screamin Angels"; and for 15 years with Rock 4 Tots charity. “CHIT” is his local cover band for 10 years all over the Motor City in local bars and has graced the main stage at local festivals like Arts, Beats & Eats warming up for national acts like Cheap Trick, Guess Who & even Salt & Peppa. Screamin’ is the lead singer and also plays cowbell & lead triangle

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