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What Does Kid Rock Think Of The Confederate Flag Controversy?

7/11/2015 12:04pm EDT
Kid Rock
Kid Rock is standing firm behind his use of the confederate flag while he performs. Some have asked the rocker to remove it from his act after Dylann Roof, who was charged with killing nine people in South Carolina in June, was pictured posing with the flag.

The Michigan Chapter of the National Action Network recently protested outside a Kid Rock museum exhibition in the rocker's native Detriot, but the rocker was unmoved by their plight.

The singer released a statement to Fox News, and the news anchor read it aloud, changing the curse word, saying, "Please tell the people protesting to k...

Imagine Dragons Score First Number One Album On the Billboard 200

2/26/2015 12:33pm EST
Imagine Dragons
The ‘dragons’ no longer have to ‘imagine’ anything. Nope! In other words, Imagine Dragons scored this week, debuting atop the Billboard 200. Smoke + Mirrors not only impacted well overall (195,000 units), but also managed robust sales – 172,000 copies. Yes the Billboard 200 is putting more emphasis on the ‘total package’ or the 195K number cited first, but with albums selling so poorly, selling 172,000 copies itself is notable achievement.

After locking down number one last week with If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, Drake settles for the runner up slot, continuing to ‘impact’ so...

Big Sean Leads Albums To Check Out

2/24/2015 9:33am EST
Big Sean Leads Albums To Check Out: This Week In Music
It’s another new week and you know what that means? New music releases to infuse life into the Billboard 200 of course! Last week, a lift to the charts itself came by way of Drake’s If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late and the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack. As far as new album releases, the crown jewel from last week came courtesy of Imagine Dragons’ sophomore album, Smoke and Mirrors. Who’s the crown jewel of this week’s new releases? How about I.D.F.W.U. MC Big Sean, who drops Dark Sky Paradise? Here are six new albums to check out this week!

1) Big Sean, Dark Sky Paradise (Def Jam)...

See Why Kid Rock Is Furious With Michael Moore & Seth Rogen

1/23/2015 10:26am EST
Kid Rock Calls Michael Moore A 'Piece Of S--t' For 'American Sni
Kid Rock is furious with filmmaker Michael Moore and actor Seth Rogen for their recent comments about Bradley Cooper's new film "American Sniper."

The movie is based on the real-life Navy Seal and sniper Chris Kyle, and Moore commented on Twitter: "My uncle killed by sniper in WW2. We were taught snipers were cowards. Will shoot u in the back. Snipers aren't heroes. And invaders r worse."

Rogen, meanwhile, tweeted that the film reminded him of the Nazi propaganda film that featured in Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds."

In response, Kid Rock blasted the pair on his official websi...

Kid Rock Under Fire Over Photo With Dead Cougar

1/22/2015 11:58am EST
Kid Rock Dead Cougar Photo Angers Fans (Photo)
Kid Rock is getting some serious backlash over a photo posted on pal Ted Nugent's Facebook page of the singer holding a dead cougar.

“HAIL my MotorCity boy KidRock for saving all those muledeer elk & livestock by whacking this magnificent mountain lion,” Nugent wrote Jan 3. on Facebook, along with photos from their hunting expedition.

“I can hear the braindead squawkers already with their obscene denial that killing lions is wrong,” he added. “It's legal, it's necessary, it's good, it's beneficial, it's a damn riot!”

Animal-rights group PETA expressed their displeasure with the rock star...

Kid Rock Brags About His Financial Success

1/5/2015 2:50pm EST
Kid Rock Talks How Rich He Is, Abortion, Gay Marriage & Guns
Kid Rock is proud of his financial success. In a new interview with The Guardian he gloats: "I'm not just wealthy, I'm loaded. I can say that because I'm not embarrassed - I've made a f**k-ton of money, but I've never made a dishonest dollar. I try to do right by the people around me."

The rock star also talks about legalizing hard drugs such as cocaine and heroin. "I don't smoke much weed, it makes me dumb. But they should legalize and tax everything: pot, cocaine, heroin," he explained. "Has it not been proven that people will always find a way to get what they want?"

The singer also we...

10 Big Celebrity Baseball Fans (2014 MLB Playoffs Edition)

10/4/2014 11:00am EDT
10 Big Celebrity Baseball Fans (2014 MLB Playoffs Edition)
The 162 game grind is over and the best time of year for baseball fans is here. Soon, we'll all be staring at shots of big time celebrities in the stands at Yankee Stadium...

What's that? The Yankees didn't make the playoffs? Again? Oh, my bad. I just thought with the media talking up Derek Jeter so much that he must have won the Triple Crown and led the Yankees to the division title. Really? He batted .256? You know what, let's move on.

My snark aside, if you want to spot some big time celebrities during the 2014 MLB playoffs this October, you're still in luck even without the Big Apple ...

25 Celebrity Republicans - Some May Shock You

9/25/2014 11:44am EDT
25 Celebrity Republicans - Some May Shock You
Let's face it - Hollywood attracts a lot of Democrats. Many stars champion gay rights, environmental causes and other issues that are important for that political party.

But there are plenty of Republicans in Tinseltown. Some are less vocal about their political views, while others are conservative and proud.

Former Disney star Hilary Duff performed at George W. Bush's 2005 inauguration and is a registered Republican. The singer/actress is dropping a new pop album in October and recently told the press she's open to a "Lizzie McGuire" reunion.

Former "Beverly Hills, 90210" star Shann...

12 Greatest Opening Lines in Rock Music Ever!

3/27/2014 2:00pm EDT
12 Greatest Opening Lines in Rock Music Ever!
Even if you are not a big fan of rock and roll music, there are some opening lines to songs that grab your attention and keep it. Some of the greatest rock bands in the world have crafted masterpieces, but their opening lines leave a little something to be desired. The following list is purely subjective, but it bears the question, what do you think is the best opening line in rock and roll?

1. "It was 1989 my thoughts were short my hair was long, caught somewhere between a boy and man. She was seventeen but she was far from in-between, it was summertime iin Northern Michigan."

Kid Rock...

Kid Rock Compares Justin Bieber To Vanilla Ice

6/20/2013 8:00pm EDT
Justin Bieber
So many stars that catapult to fame are just as quickly extinguished. Is Justin Bieber going to be one of those cases? Kid Rock thinks so.

Howard Stern asked the rocker about the Biebs during a radio interview on Wednesday, and Kid Rock said the 19-year-old's fame is certain to be short lived.

"Tell me if this is wrong. Justin 100 percent like watching Vanilla Ice all over again. It's exactly the same. Well, as soon as Bieber has a hit, he'll be like Vanilla Ice," Kid Rock explained.

"The kid's young. He's got some money. He's got the world in his hands. It's just kind of sad...

Taylor Swift Reigns Over 2013 Billboard Music Awards - Full Winners List

5/20/2013 12:07pm EDT
Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift earned eight trophies at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards last night, but she's sharing the spotlight with a trio of stories from the show.

Swift was against fun. and Maroon 5 for most of the night, each earning 11 nominations. However, as Swift began to win one award after the other, it was clear she would almost sweep the competition.

Swift had already won six awards before the telecast - Billboard gives out accolades beforehand to shorten the show. She then went on to take Artist of the Year and Top Female Artist.

Justin Bieber won Top Male Artists, as well as awards for T...

A Who's Who Of Country Music Stars Perform At George Jones' Funeral

5/2/2013 2:30pm EDT
Brad Paisley
A cadre of country rock stars performed at George Jones' funeral in Nashville, Tennessee, today. Kid Rock, Brad Paisley and Alan Jackson were among those who headed to The Grand Ole Opry House to pay their respects to Jones, who died on Friday at age 81.

The funeral began with the opening hymn "Old Rugged Cross" by Tanya Tucker and the Imperials. Kenny Chesney, Charlie Daniels, Vince Gill, Wynonna Judd and Randy Travis also performed or spoke at the ceremony. Travis Tritt, Ronnie Milsap, and Patty Loveless also turned up. Former First Lady Laura Bush and Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam also...

Kid Rock Slams Jay-Z And Justin Timberlake Over $225 Tickets

4/16/2013 8:08pm EDT
Kid Rock
Kid Rock has a problem with the ticket prices for Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake's highly-anticipated tour.

The rocker recently announced a budget-friendly tour across the United States over the summer, with tickets costing only $20. He has since replied to rumors that his fellow musicians are considering a $225 price point to attend their concerts.

He tells Piers Morgan, "It's garbage. It's highway robbery. I don't care who you are... I would consider both of them in a circle of friends in the business but I don't agree with it." 

To keep his ticket prices down, Kid Rock will be losing bet...

Kid Rock Has A Change Of Heart About iTunes

11/8/2012 10:14pm EST
Kid Rock
Kid Rock has ended his ongoing stand-off with Apple bosses so fans can download music from his new album "Rebel Soul" on iTunes.

The rocker previously withheld his music from digital retailer and urged fans to "steal everything" instead, but his manager Lee Trink tells Rolling Stone magazine times have changed.

He says, "We have landed... Times are different than they were on the last release. There are fewer record stores available, and there are fans who don't necessarily want to get in the car and drive to the store.

"They've been accustomed to buying it digitally. He's proven his poi...

Who The Celebrities Are Voting For In The 2012 Presidential Election

9/5/2012 12:07pm EDT
Ted Nugent
Some celebrities are more outspoken than others, especially when it comes to politics. However, that doesn't mean that a majority of them aren't active in supporting who they think should win the 2012 presidential election. Here's a selection of celebrities that have made their choice clear:

Ted Nugent: Mitt Romney. The outspoken Republican supporter told his Twitter followers while Romney was running for the GOP nomination, "after a long heart&soul conversation with MittRomney today I concluded this goodman will properly represent we the people & I endorsed him."

Bill Maher: Barack O...

10 Stars Besides Adam Lambert Who'd Be Great Judges On 'American Idol'

7/10/2012 11:04am EDT
Taylor Swift
"The X Factor" is starting its second season this fall with two brand new judges: Britney Spears and Demi Lovato. And it appears that "American Idol" is looking for some fresh blood too. Jennifer Lopez has hinted she might not return for a second season, and execs may be looking to completely shake up the judging line up.

Rumors suggested Adam Lambert was in talks to return to the show for the upcoming 12th sesason, and he is thrilled by the possibility. But would he be a good fit?

What about Taylor Swift? She released her first album at age 16. Her sophomore album "Fearless" went gold i...

Kid Rock Apologizes For Smoking At Concert

1/16/2012 8:45pm EST
Kid Rock
Kid Rock has apologized to fans for lighting up at a smoke-free concert venue in Michigan last week.

The "Born Free" hitmaker was attending a Travis Tritt show in Detroit on Friday when he illegally fired up a cigar.

The rocker's behavior angered fellow fans in the audience and the singer has now taken responsibility for his actions, blaming his negligence on his alcohol-induced state.

He tells, "My most sincere apologies to the patrons I may have offended, and a big middle finger in advance to all the haters and attorneys who will somehow try to find an easy paycheck in all this...

Kid Rock Raises $375,000 For Charity

11/25/2011 6:00pm EST
Kid Rock
Kid Rock has raised more than $375,000 for charity while on the road.

The rocker began his Care tour earlier this month and announced plans to donate proceeds from the live shows to needy organisations through his Kid Rock Foundation.

He's halfway through the 12-date trek and Rock is already preparing to hand over the six-figure sum to local charities, thanks to a little extra help from business moguls in his native Detroit, Michigan.

The Cowboy singer is due to wrap up the Care gigs in Boise, Idaho on December 4, before paying tribute to outstanding individuals across the world by pe...

Short-Lived Celebrity Marriages

11/12/2011 3:00pm EST
Kim and Kris
A couple of weeks ago Kim Kardashian filed for divorce from her NBA husband Kris Humphries after 72 days of marriage, more days than what some critics first predicted. Kardashian and Humphries had their wedding televised on the E! Channel and shared their wedding pictures with all the major tabloids. But after all of the TV specials and magazine spreads, their marriage is now over and will be long forgotten as soon as Kardashian marries another athlete or rapper. Like Kim and Kris' short-lived marriage, there have been other Hollywood marriages that were destined for divorce from the day of...

Kid Rock Concert Postponed Due To Tropical Storm Lee

9/3/2011 6:00pm EDT
Kid Rock
A Kid Rock concert in Alabama has been called off as U.S. residents brace themselves for Tropical Storm Lee.

The Cowboy rocker was due to perform for fans at The Wharf in Orange Beach on Monday but promoters have decided to postpone the gig due to severe thunderstorms.

Tickets will be honored when the show is rescheduled for a future date.

Officials have issued flash flood warnings in Alabama as Lee threatens to bring heavy rains across the Gulf of Mexico coast of the U.S - less than a week after Hurricane Irene wreaked havoc on the East Coast.

Kid Rock Is Often Disappointed By His Concert Strippers

7/25/2011 9:01am EDT
Kid Rock
Kid Rock is considering vetting the strippers promoters hire to join him onstage at shows because some of them are a little "shaky" close-up.

The rap-rocker invites venue bosses to find the best local talent in strip bars and ask them to perform alongside him - but he's often shocked by the ladies gyrating and dancing around him.

He tells Rolling Stone magazine, "We actually need to devise a better system, because night to night it's pretty f**king shaky.

"There are certain nights when I'm like, 'Wow, what the f**k?'"

Kid Rock Proud Of College-Bound Son

7/12/2011 10:28pm EDT
Kid Rock
Singer Kid Rock laughed off his son's recent speeding ticket fine - because it's the only time the college-bound teen has broken the law.

While dad has become known for raising hell and getting arrested for brawling is fast food restaurants, Kid Rock's son has managed to stay out of trouble - something that makes his father extremely proud.

Rock says, "I couldn't be more proud of him, he's so well mannered, he's such a great kid. He got a speeding ticket and I was like, 'Phew.' Evidence!

"He's actually going to attend college in Nashville. The fact that he's going to college, I'm like, '...

Justin Bieber And Selena Gomez Thrill Karaoke Crowd With Romantic Duet

7/12/2011 10:23am EDT
Selena Gomez
Teenage lovers Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez serenaded each other at a karaoke bar in Los Angeles on Sunday, sealing their performance with a passionate kiss.

The singers went public with their romance earlier this year and they're no longer shy about showing off their love for each other.

Gomez and Bieber headed to Lucky Strike in L.A. on Sunday night and thrilled locals with a rendition of the Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow duet Picture.

The stars shared a microphone for the impromptu sing-along, and video footage of the performance, posted on, shows the Baby hit-maker taking Gom...

Sheryl Crow To Donate Concert Proceeds To Help Wild Horses

7/9/2011 9:30am EDT
Sheryl Crow
Sheryl Crow is to donate a portion of the profits from her upcoming concert in Wyoming to help a wild horse protection group.

The singer, who is an avid animal rights campaigner, is due to perform alongside Kid Rock at the Cheyenne Frontier Days event on July 22nd and she will hand over some of the money raised to bosses at horse advocacy group Cloud Foundation.

Members of the organization are currently suing the U.S. government in a bid to halt plans to round up a large herd of wild mustangs in Nevada later this month.

Sheryl Crow's CMT Music Awards Wardrobe Malfunction! (Video)

6/9/2011 4:00pm EDT
Sheryl Crow
Singer Sheryl Crow accidentally flashed her underwear during a performance at the CMT Music Awards on Wednesday. 

The hitmaker took to the stage in Nashville, Tennessee in a short white skirt to perform a tune with host Kid Rock, and when she stood, Crow briefly gave the crowd - and TV viewers - a quick peak of her undergarments. 

However the Grammy Award-winning star took the mishap in her stride and later laughed off the wardrobe malfunction, saying, "People all over America are tweeting that I was wearing a really short skirt when I sang with Kid Rock and that when I got up off the s...

Blake Shelton And Miranda Lambert Dominate The 2011 CMT Awards (See List Of Winners)

6/9/2011 8:05am EDT
Blake Shelton
Newlyweds Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert had an amazing night at the CMT Awards in Nashville, Tennessee on Wednesday, picking up three of the nine top honors between them.

Shelton won Male Video and Web Video of the Year prizes for his hits Who Are You When I'm Not Looking and Kiss My Country A**, while his new bride landed the Female Video of the Year award for ballad The House That Built Me.

The night's biggest winner was Taylor Swift, who walked away with Video of The Year honors for her promo Mine.

Justin Bieber also picked up his first ever CMT award for his That Should Be Me ...

Spotlight on Summer Concerts

5/13/2011 3:00pm EDT
Bonnaroo Music Festival
During the summer of 2011, plenty of music will be playing across this great land of ours. While by no means an exhaustive list of summer tours, we're shining our spotlight on some of the hottest tickets of the hottest season. Whatever your musical taste or monetary budget, there's bound to be something for everyone.


U2 - One of this summer's most highly-anticipated events is U2's 360º Tour, especially considering that many fans have been waiting with tickets in hand since last summer, when the North American leg of the tour was postponed due to Bono's back injury. The tour begins wit...

Kid Rock Accepts NAACP Award In Detroit

5/2/2011 8:55am EDT
Kid Rock
Kid Rock faced the wrath of angry protesters outside the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) gala in his native Detroit, Michigan as he picked up a special prize on Sunday night.

Organizers' decision to honor the star sparked outrage among civil rights leaders because of his affiliation with the American Civil War-era Confederate Army flag, which has been adopted by white supremacists.

When the tribute was announced, leading Detroit activist Adolph Mongo said, "It's a slap in the face for anyone who fought for civil rights in this country. It's (Confederat...

Stars Line Up For Concert Honoring George W. Bush

3/11/2011 2:30pm EST
George W Bush
Stars including Sheryl Crow, Cee Lo Green and Kid Rock have signed up to perform at an upcoming concert to honor former President George H. W. Bush.

The former leader will be feted for his humanitarian work promoting volunteer schemes at a gala in Washington, D.C. on March 21.

The event will feature an all-star concert, with performances from other artists including Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood.

The show will be taped to air in on March 28.

NAACP Causes Controversy With Kid Rock Honor

3/7/2011 10:19pm EST
Kid Rock
Kid Rock has caused controversy among African-American civil rights leaders after National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) officials chose to honor the rocker at an upcoming Detroit, Michigan gala.

The rocker is a local boy done good and organization bosses are keen to honor him at their annual May 1 event for all the work he does for African-Americans and the city of Detroit.

But his ties to the once-racist deep south and his affiliation with the American Civil War-era Confederate Army flag, which has been adopted by white supremacists, have irked many civil rig...