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The Detroit rap troupe D12 comes home this weekend, although it’s hard to say exactly who will be performing. Group members Eminem and Denaun Porter have sat out D12’s first tour since Deshaun “Proof ” Holton’s death in 2006, but at home, all bets are off. D12 plays with Potluck, Magnum Opus, Venomiz and A/V Club on Saturday (Septs. 26)at the Eagle Theater, 15 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12. Call (248) 858-9333 or visit www.thecrofoot.com.

Chiodos frontman Craig Owens will play a pair of solo shows this weekend, at 5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday (Sept. 25-26), at The Factory, 334 S. Main St., Rochester. Tickets are $20 for each. Call (248) 858-9333 or visit www.thecrofoot.com.

The local Beatles tribute band the Backbeats will headline Peace Action of Michigan’s Beatles For Peace: It Was 40 Years Ago Today event, which takes place at 8 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 26) at the Majestic Theatre, 4140 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Radio personality Peter Werbe will host, and the evening will include a screening of the video “Peace Action at 50: Our Long and Winding Road.” Tickets are $20 for standing admission and $30 for general admission. Call (313) 833-9700 or visit www.majestic detroit.com.

The Paul Green School of Rock will celebrate Kiss’ concerts in Detroit with a pair of tribute shows — 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday (Sept. 26-27) — at The Crofoot Ballroom, 1 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac. Tickets are $10 for each show. Call (248) 858-9333 or visit www. thecrofoot.com.

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