Lil Wayne Talks On-the-Fly Guitar Lesson From Willie Nelson

April 20, 2016

Nothing like learning how to play a song on the guitar on the fly from a country legend – that's what happened when Lil Wayne was tapped to perform with Kid Rock and Willie Nelson during the 2008 Country Music Awards. According to Weezy, who...


Jason Aldean to Perform With Kid Rock at Stadium Show

April 15, 2016

Jason Aldean, the reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year, will add the title of "ringmaster" to his resume as he heads out on one of this summer's most anticipated concert treks. The Six String Circus Tour, launching May 19th in Rogers, Arkansas, and slated...


Read Kid Rock's Cheap Trick Rock Hall Induction Speech

April 8, 2016

Kid Rock inducted fellow Midwestern rockers Cheap Trick into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Friday night. This marks his third time inducting an act into the Hall; Rock had previously been on hand to induct Aerosmith in 2001, and he returned in 2004...


Kid Rock on Becoming a Grandfather, Why He Loves Bob Seger

February 17, 2016

At 45, Kid Rock remains as unrepentant and outspoken as ever. "His campaign has been entertaining as shit," the rapper/singer/songwriter recently told Rolling Stone of Donald Trump. In further excerpts from the interview, he discusses his Detroit...


Kendrick Lamar to Induct N.W.A Into Rock Hall

February 22, 2016

Kendrick Lamar will induct pioneering hip-hop group N.W.A into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the April 8th ceremony at Brooklyn's Barclays Arena. Kid Rock will also be among the artists on hand to welcome Cheap Trick into the Rock...


Kid Rock: 'I'm Digging Donald Trump'

February 1, 2016

Kid Rock, who campaigned with Mitt Romney in 2012 and freestyled the couplet, "They say Obama is lyin'/ That's why I’m voting for Romney and Ryan" in a concert outside that year's Republican convention, has settled on his pick for the 2016...



Kid Rock to Host Weeklong Johnny Cash Tribute on CMT

September 2, 2015

In commemoration of the 12th anniversary of Johnny Cash's death on September 12th, CMT will feature a weeklong tribute to the Man in Black. Longtime Cash fan Kid Rock will host the tribute on the network, which will temporarily rename itself "Cash...


Kid Rock Tells Confederate Flag Protestors to 'Kiss My Ass'

July 10, 2015

Just because the Confederate flag has been removed from the South Carolina states house doesn't mean the flag has stopped generating controversy. On Monday, the National Action Network's Michigan chapter protested outside the Detroit Historical Museum,...

Live Review

Kid Rock, Billy Corgan Preview Tours at National Concert Day

May 6, 2015

Yesterday may have been Cinco de Mayo, but that didn't stop LiveNation from planting the flag for a new annual event: National Concert Day, a celebration of – and promotion for – the increasingly busy summer tour season. The company staked...


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...


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...


David Spade on the Return of Cult-Comedy Hero 'Joe Dirt'

July 15, 2015

David Spade has carved out a long showbiz career by sticking to the sidelines — a six-year run on Saturday Night Live during the Adam Sandler-Chris Farley years, in which his best-known characters were a smarmy flight attendant ("Buh-bye") and an...


Flashback: Martina McBride Snaps 'Picture' With Kid Rock

June 18, 2015

When Kid Rock stormed the 2009 CMA Music Festival, bringing his unique brand of Southern rock-meets-hip-hop to the otherwise country-only extravaganza, his cameo at one of the event's many sold-out shows wasn't the only big surprise. "In Tennessee,...


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...


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...