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12 Greatest Opening Lines in Rock Music Ever!

March 27th, 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."

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PETA officials urge Alan Jackson & Kid Rock to maintain 'integrity' and cancel SeaWorld shows

January 31st, 2014 3:20am EST
Alan Jackson
Officials at the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) have urged country singer Alan Jackson and rocker Kid Rock to reconsider their controversial weekend (01-02Feb14) gigs at SeaWorld in Florida in a bid to prove they are not "out-of-touch sellouts".

The pair has signed up to headline the first Bands, Brews & BBQs shows at the Orlando themepark after artists including Willie Nelson, Cheap Trick and Heart pulled out in the wake of the hard-hitting Blackfish documentary, which exposed the questionable behind-the-scenes treatment of captured killer whales housed at the location...
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Celine Dion wants fun-loving family to buy house

December 27th, 2013 6:20pm EST
Celine Dion
Celine Dion wants a young family to buy her Florida home.
The 45-year-old singer recently listed her mansion - which comes complete with its own water park and lazy river - for $72.5 million because she and her family have only visited it twice in the last two years.
Once Celine extended the contract of her Las Vegas residency show at the Caesars Palace Hotel and Casino until 2019 she knew she should get rid of the home and she now just hopes somebody will buy it and have many happy times at the fun property.
In a TV interview for 'ET Canada Conversations', she said: "We're going to be leav...
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Kid Rock slams Madonna over Detroit snub

October 25th, 2013 3:00am EDT
Kid Rock
Kid Rock has slammed Madonna for allegedly turning her back on the people of their native Detroit, Michigan.

The Born Free hitmaker was talking about the city's financial problems on U.S. news show Squawk Box, when he turned on Madonna for not doing enough to help the people she left behind when her career took off.

Rock, real name Robert James Ritchie, said, "Madonna ain't done nothing (sic) for Detroit!"

Kid Rock has funded a music exhibit at the Detroit Historical Museum, a scholarship at Wayne State University and he has also staged a performance to raise $1 million for the Detroit S...
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Pamela Anderson and Rick are 'friends with benefits'

October 17th, 2013 12:20pm EDT
Pamela Anderson
Pamela Anderson says she and ex-husband Rick Salomon are "friends with benefits".
The 'Baywatch' babe was recently spotted frolicking with her former spouse - whom she split from after just two months - while on a beach holiday in Biarritz, France, earlier this year and she has now confirmed they have rekindled their romance.
Speaking on today's (10.17.13) episode of 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show', she said: "I say we're best friends ... with benefits. I don't want to meet anyone else."
The 46-year-old star remained good humored as host Ellen pointed out that she also continued to see former h...
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Kid Rock intruder behind bars

September 25th, 2013 8:40pm EDT
Kid Rock
A man who broke into Kid Rock's home in July (13) has been sentenced to almost two years behind bars.

Brian Keith, who pleaded no contest to attempted home invasion in court in Michigan on 4 September (13), was also charged with malicious destruction of a building and malicious destruction of personal property.

He maintains he has no recollection of the break-in because he was drunk at the time.

The 42 year old was captured on surveillance video smashing several windows.

Following sentencing on Wednesday (25Sep13), Keith was taken to prison to begin serving at least 46 months, according...
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Kid Rock's intruder pleads no contest to home invasion

September 4th, 2013 8:30pm EDT
Kid Rock
A man accused of breaking into Kid Rock's home in July (13) has pleaded no contest to attempted home invasion, but insists he was so drunk he has no recollection of the incident.

Brian Keith, who was in court in Michigan on Wednesday (04Sep13), was also charged with malicious destruction of a building and malicious destruction of personal property.

All three charges against him are felonies.

Keith's court-appointed attorney, Douglas Oliver, has requested his client is sentenced to substance abuse treatment as part of his sentence. He will be sentenced on 25 September (13).

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Man charged over attempted Kid Rock burglary

August 7th, 2013 3:10am EDT
Kid Rock
The man who allegedly tried to break into Kid Rock's house in Detroit, Michigan last week (ends04Aug13) has been charged with second-degree attempted home invasion.

Brian D. Keith, 43, appeared by video link at the District Court in Clarkston on Tuesday (06Aug13), and he was was also charged with two counts of malicious destruction of property.

Keith was arrested on Saturday (03Aug13) after the discovery of CCTV footage which allegedly showed him ramming the security gate with his vehicle and trying to enter the house on Wednesday (31Jul13).

He is being held on a $75,000 (£50,000) bond.
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Kid Rock Home Invader Arrested

August 4th, 2013 7:45pm EDT
Kid Rock
The man who attempted to break into Kid Rock's home has been arrested

The 42-year-old star, whose real name is Robert James Ritchie, launched a public appeal along with a $5,000 reward after security footage showed a man on crutches trying to gain entry to his property in Clarkston, Michigan, and the 43-year-old intruder has now been arrested following two tips to the local sheriff.

According to Undersheriff Michael McCabe, the man was arrested at his home in Oakland County's Independence Township, north of Detroit.

A 1994 Ford Club Wagon van, which was used to force open the gate, was a...
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Kid Rock: 'I Would Have Shot Intruder If I Was Home'

August 3rd, 2013 7:35pm EDT
Kid Rock
Kid Rock has warned would-be burglars he is not afraid to shoot.

After a man on crutches was seen trying to gain entry to the musician's home in Clarkston, Michigan, Kid Rock took to his blog to warn anyone else from trying to break in.

In a post entitled 'Don't mess with a Motherf---er Like Me', he wrote: "Thank God I was not on the property at the time of this attempted break in. I am an avid hunter and marksman and I will not hesitate to shoot anyone who has myself or family in fear for our lives."

He included security camera pictures of the intruder and a description and offered a $5...
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Stars line up to hit the studio with Sammy Hagar on new duets album

June 27th, 2013 3:10am EDT
Sammy Hagar
Former Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar has become the latest star to rework his back catalogue in the studio with a bunch of famous friends.

Ronnie Dunn and Kid Rock have already signed on as featured artists on Sammy Hagar & Friends, the rocker's first album of collaborations.

Dunn will duet with him on Bad on Fords and Chevrolets, while Kid Rock will sing Knockdown Dragout with Hagar.

Heart's Nancy Wilson, Journey's Neal Schon, former Van Halen bandmate Michael Anthony and his Chickenfoot bandmates Chad Smith and Joe Satriani will also hit the studio with the rock star.
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Kid Rock hated having Lance Armstrong as a roommate

June 20th, 2013 8:40pm EDT
Kid Rock
Kid Rock hated living with cyclist Lance Armstrong in Iraq back in 2007 because he was constantly passing gas during their visit to an American Army base.

The All Summer Long hitmaker joined forces with Armstrong, actor Robin Williams and comedian Lewis Black for a tour of the Middle East to boost soldier morale and they were all shacked up in a small bunk for several days.

While the rocker admits he had a blast performing for the troops, he didn't particularly like having Armstrong as a roommate.

He tells GQ magazine, "I've been over there for the military so many times, and oh, I can't...
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Kid Rock Compares Justin Bieber To Vanilla Ice

June 20th, 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 Bieber...is 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...
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Kid Rock: 'Justin Bieber is the new Vanilla Ice'

June 20th, 2013 3:20am EDT
Kid Rock
Kid Rock is adamant Justin Bieber is heading towards a huge fall from grace, dismissing the pop star as the next Vanilla Ice.

The Cowboy hitmaker was asked his thoughts on the teen idol during a chat with shock jock Howard Stern on his radio show on Wednesday (19Jun13), and he insisted Bieber's fame will be short-lived.

He said, "Tell me if this is wrong. Justin Bieber... is 100 per cent 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.

"The kid's young. He's got some money. He's got the world in his hands. It's...
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Taylor Swift Reigns Over 2013 Billboard Music Awards - Full Winners List

May 20th, 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...
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A Who's Who Of Country Music Stars Perform At George Jones' Funeral

May 2nd, 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...
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Kid Rock Slams Jay-Z And Justin Timberlake Over $225 Tickets

April 16th, 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...
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Kid Rock Has A Change Of Heart About iTunes

November 8th, 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...
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Who The Celebrities Are Voting For In The 2012 Presidential Election

September 5th, 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...
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10 Stars Besides Adam Lambert Who'd Be Great Judges On 'American Idol'

July 10th, 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...
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Kid Rock Apologizes For Smoking At Concert

January 16th, 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 TMZ.com, "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...
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Kid Rock Raises $375,000 For Charity

November 25th, 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...
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Short-Lived Celebrity Marriages

November 12th, 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...
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Kid Rock Concert Postponed Due To Tropical Storm Lee

September 3rd, 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.
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Kid Rock Is Often Disappointed By His Concert Strippers

July 25th, 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?'"
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Kid Rock Proud Of College-Bound Son

July 12th, 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, '...
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Justin Bieber And Selena Gomez Thrill Karaoke Crowd With Romantic Duet

July 12th, 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 TMZ.com, shows the Baby hit-maker taking Gom...
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Sheryl Crow To Donate Concert Proceeds To Help Wild Horses

July 9th, 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.
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Sheryl Crow's CMT Music Awards Wardrobe Malfunction! (Video)

June 9th, 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...
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Blake Shelton And Miranda Lambert Dominate The 2011 CMT Awards (See List Of Winners)

June 9th, 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 ...
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