21 Things You Learn Hanging Out With Kid Rock

March 20, 2015

In Rolling Stone's recent article on him, Kid Rock shoots hogs, takes verbal shots at Beyoncé and generally pulls no punches at his home in Troy, Alabama. But there was plenty of material that we didn't include. Here are some...


Rihanna, Zac Brown Band to Headline March Madness Music Fest

March 16, 2015

UPDATE: Imagine Dragons, Weezer and Cold War Kids have been added as part of Friday, April 3rd's AT&T Block Party, while Passion Pit will join previously announced performers Rihanna and Bleachers on Saturday's Coke Zero Countdown Concert. Country...


On the Charts: Big Sean 'Blessed' to Be Number One

March 4, 2015

On the strength of smash singles "I Don't Fuck With You" and "Blessings," Big Sean's Dark Sky Paradise soared to the top of the Billboard 200, giving the Detroit rapper his first Number One album. "Thank u guys for an amazing week and giving me my...


The Killer Inside Kid Rock

February 26, 2015

Ten miles outside town on a two-lane county road, just past the trailer park and across the street from Hank Williams Jr.'s place, there's a driveway with a poster that says "Re-Elect Sheriff Russell Thomas." Beyond a gate, a dirt road winds around a...

Album Review

First Kiss

February 24, 2015

"I got them red-blooded white-boy blues," Kid Rock sings. Now 44, he finds himself looking back wistfully, tracking the passage of time. He laments that "we can't fight this getting older" — but the LP's muscular rock & roll tells another...

Song Review

"First Kiss"

January 14, 2015

The self-proclaimed rock & roll Jesus returns with a small-town anthem that name-checks Doubting Tom Petty and suggests John "the Baptist" Mellencamp. Kid tells us about the kiss, but he finds salvation in the memory while getting sentimental...


Kid Rock: 'I Don't FaceTweet'

January 3, 2015

Kid Rock will release his 10th studio album First Kiss on February 24th, and in the lead-up to the new LP, the rocker is not holding back in interviews, providing his earnest opinion on a variety of subjects regardless of who it might offend. After...


Beyonce Fans Attack Kid Rock

February 27, 2015

Kid Rock has incurred the wrath of Beyoncé fans following comments he made about the pop star during his Rolling Stone interview. Related: The Killer Inside Kid Rock In the latest issue of Rolling Stone, the singer detailed...


Kid Rock's 15 Greatest Country Music Moments

February 25, 2015

While Kid Rock has incorporated elements of country music into his previous albums, his 10th studio album, First Kiss, which was released this week, most seamlessly marries a Nashville radio vibe with the 44-year-old's increasingly classic-rock sound...


Kid Rock Snipes at 'Piece of Sh-t' Michael Moore

January 22, 2015

Update: Seth Rogen has replied to Kid Rock's uncle comment. "What's super weird is that Kid Rock is my uncle," he wrote in a tweet. He also published a statement saying that he liked American Sniper and has nothing against...


Kid Rock Cruises Down Memory Lane in 'First Kiss' Video

January 6, 2015

Kid Rock hops in his jacked-up truck and takes a trip down memory lane in the video for "First Kiss," the latest single and title track from his upcoming record, out February 24th. The country rocker opens with a riff that splits the difference...



7 Things We Know About Kid Rock's 'First Kiss'

November 26, 2014

It may be hard to believe, but Kid Rock is about to release his 10th studio album. Rock has spent his career learning how to move easily between old-school hip-hop, classic rock and country. First Kiss (out February 24th), which he self-produced,...


Kid Rock Doesn't Have ICP's Sex Toy

August 5, 2014

Kid Rock has fired back at the lawyers who claimed he was in possession of a glass sex toy that they hope to use as evidence in a sexual harassment case Insane Clown Posse's former publicist has filed against that group. A subpoena said that "Dirty...


Kid Rock, Deftones Lead Rocklahoma Lineup

February 12, 2014

Less than an hour away from Muskogee, Oklahoma – the town that Merle Haggard repped in his 1969 song condemning hair grown "long and shaggy" – the annual Rocklahoma fest this year will welcome 10s of thousands of shaggy, long-haired Okies...


Kid Rock Puckers Up for New Album 'First Kiss'

November 13, 2014

Kid Rock will return with a new album, First Kiss, set for release on February 24th on his new label, Warner Bros. The album was produced by Rock himself — save for two tracks co-produced with Dann Huff — and recorded at his...


Kid Rock Subpoenaed Over Glass Sex Toy

July 23, 2014

It's nothing to "whoop whoop" about: The ongoing sexual harassment lawsuit against horrorcore hip-hop act Insane Clown Posse just got a lot more disgusting, and it involves a glass sex toy reportedly owned by Kid Rock. Attorneys for the group's former...


Kid Rock Fights Eminem on MTV

February 5, 2014

The supremely bizarre news that DMX is going to box George Zimmerman ("and in this corner, the man who shot and killed an unarmed teenager. . .") got us thinking about MTV's Celebrity Deathmatch. For those of you that didn't watch MTV in the late '90s...



Eminem Releases 'Berzerk' Video

September 9, 2013

Eminem's new track "Berzerk" is one for the purists, and the Detroit rapper reaches back to earlier days for the song's new video. "Let's take it back to straight hip-hop and start it from scratch," he raps in front of a super-sized boombox. Eminem also...


Kid Rock Offers $5,000 to Catch Attempted Burglar

August 5, 2013

A would-be burglar attemped to rob the wrong rock star last week. A man driving a white Ford van rammed the front gates of Kid Rock's Clarkston, MI home on Wednesday, but failed to actually break into a building on the property, Billboard reports. The...


Sammy Hagar, 'Knockdown Dragout'

August 5, 2013

Like always, Sammy Hagar wants to rock out. For his new album Sammy Hagar and Friends, the former Van Halen singer enlisted a long list of pals for head-banging originals and reimagined covers. Here, Hagar gets heavy with Kid Rock and Joe Satriani on...