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Kid Rock

Kid Rock


Famous as :

Rock singer

Birth Name :

Robert James Ritchie

Birth Date :

January 17, 1971

Birth Place :

Romeo, Michigan, USA

Spouse :

Pamela Anderson (actress, 3-Aug-06 - 1-Feb-07)

Claim to fame :

Album "Devil Without a Cause" (1998)


Kid Rock was born Robert Ritchie on January 17, 1971 in Romeo, Michigan, a small rural town north of the Detroit metro area. He is known as a performer of rap music, notably combining rap with the sounds of more traditional rock music and even country music. This third of four children felt bored to live in such small town without nothing to do, except the routine Sunday ceremony at church his Catholic family forced him to attend. Because of that he immersed himself in rap music, learned to break-dance, and began making the talent-show rounds in Detroit.

And it was in 1988 when Rock got a chance to record his first demos, which eventually scored an opening slot at a Boogie Down Productions gig. That demos led him to a contract with Jive Records, which issued his debut album namely "Grits Sandwiches for Breakfast," released in 1990. Produced by Kid Rock, Too $hort, and D-Nice, the album was heavily derivative of "Licensed to Ill," the Beastie Boys debut album released in 1986, by which Rock briefly became notorious when a New York college radio station aired the album's profanity-laced ode to oral sex, "Yodelin' in the Valley." Yet, after sometimes of cooperation, Jive finally dropped him mainly because they didn't see "more" than his tour with Too $hort and Ice Cube.

Latest News

Kid Rock Slammed for Dissing Beyonce Knowles

February 27, 2015 22:35:42 GMT

is making enemies with ' loyal fans after bashing Queen Bey in his new interview with Rolling Stone. "You ain't sh*t even to this day," one of Beyonce's devotees fired back at the rap/rock musician. "Who are you? And why are you 70 [and] still being called a kid?"

Kid Rock Goes Back to the Past in 'First Kiss' Music Video

January 07, 2015 08:36:29 GMT

turns back the time in the music video for his new single "First Kiss". Hitting the web on Tuesday, January 6, the clip finds the singer driving his truck while recalling the good moments he once had with his first girlfriend.

Kid Rock Says Rap-Rock Is 'Gay'

January 05, 2015 20:17:04 GMT

used to record rap-rock music, but he now no longer finds the music genre appealing. He thinks the music that made him famous during his early career is "gay." He expresses his opinion on the matter during an interview with The Guardian to promote his next studio installment "".

Video: Kid Rock Surprises Fan With Down Syndrome at His Birthday Celebration

October 31, 2014 04:57:39 GMT

surprised a super fan at his birthday celebration recently. A fan with Down Syndrome named Dan McGurk posted a video on YouTube to invite the "All Summer Long" singer to his 30th birthday party and his favorite star did come to the celebration which took place at the Clarkston Union restaurant in Clarkston, Mich., on Monday, October 27.

Report: Kid Rock Is Going to Be Grandfather

August 18, 2014 09:13:13 GMT

is reportedly going to be a grandfather. According to Us Weekly, Kid's son, Bobby Ritchie Jr., is currently expecting first child with his girlfriend. A source tells the site that the baby is a girl and Bobby's girlfriend has already been pregnant for four months.

A Man Arrested for Trying to Rob Kid Rock's House

August 05, 2013 01:00:46 GMT

A 43-year-old man who allegedly attempted to break into 's house has been arrested at his home north of Detroit. A 1994 Ford Club Wagon van, which was used to ram to the gated driveway, has also been recovered and impounded.

Video: Kid Rock Says Justin Bieber Is Set for Downfall

June 20, 2013 07:19:41 GMT

is not impressed with 's antics that included speeding and partying drama lately. The 42-year-old country rock singer voices his concern about the Canadian teen popstar in an interview with on the shock jock's radio show.

Kid Rock Slams Lip-Syncers as Chris Brown Struggles With Live Performance at 2013 BMAs

May 20, 2013 08:10:08 GMT

did not perform on Sunday night's Billboard Music Awards but he certainly got the crowd's attention when he stepped onto the MGM Grand Garden Arena stage in Las Vegas to present an award. The Michigan-born musician opened his spiel by calling out some of the ceremony's performers, particularly those whom he suspected of lip-syncing.

Kid Rock, Brad Paisley to Sing at George Jones' Funeral

May 02, 2013 07:13:42 GMT

The late country icon ' funeral service is set to take place Thursday, May 2 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville and celebrities from the world of politics and music are both coming together to honor him before he is finally laid to rest. The 81-year-old country music singer passed away last April 26 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center due to complications arising from fever and irregular blood pressure.

Kid Rock Offers $20 Tickets for His U.S. Summer Tour

April 09, 2013 04:57:03 GMT

Rock musician will be embarking on his new concert tour across the U.S. this summer and he has a special treat for fans who are going to flock to his shows. The 42-year-old entertainer is offering very affordable $20 tickets in all stadium sections for concertgoers to allow them to catch his live performances during these tough times.

Phillip Phillips, Kid Rock Enter Top Five on Billboard 200

November 29, 2012 02:54:06 GMT

There are a lot of shuffling and new entries this week on the Billboard 200 chart as and make their impressive debuts in the top five of the countdown. Phillips scores big with his first album, while Rock gets big sales from his first major label album to be sold digitally. This week's chart also sees on the top and some artists steadily hanging on their different positions in the tally.

Kid Rock Supports VP Candidate Paul Ryan at Campaign Fundraiser

August 27, 2012 07:34:17 GMT

Unlike and Dee Snider, is actively supporting campaign programs for VP Paul Ryan. Most recently, the country/rock singer performed his single "Born Free", the campaign theme song of Mitt Romney, during an event at Oakland Hills Country Club outside Detroit.

Kid Rock Apologizes for Smoking at Smoke-Free Concert Venue, Says He's Too Drunk

January 17, 2012 01:59:19 GMT

has issued some sort of an apology for smoking a cigar at a non-smoking venue. The "All Summer Long" rocker drew complaints from fellow concertgoers when he lit the cigar 15 minutes into Travis Tritt's concert at Andiamo Celebrity Showroom in Warren, Michigan on Friday, January 13.

Videos: Miley Cyrus and Kid Rock Perform at CNN Heroes 2011

December 12, 2011 09:11:05 GMT

and helped honor real-life heroes, who dedicate their lives to aid others, in a live ceremony of "CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute". The former belted out her inspiring ballad track "The Climb", while the former crooned a thoughtful song "Care".

Kid Rock Debuts 'Care' Music Video Ft. T.I.

November 24, 2011 07:42:38 GMT

In the spirit of holiday and Thanksgiving, releases an inspiring music video about caring for the others. He, along with his collaborators ' Angaleena Presley and , is singing in front of a wall filled with random thoughts by people in the neighborhood.

Videos: Jordin Sparks, Maroon 5 and More Perform at 2011 NFL Kickoff

September 10, 2011 05:38:36 GMT

Before Green Bay Packers went head to head with the New Orleans Saints at NFL kickoff, the crowd were treated with life performances by the likes of and . The former performed the National Anthem, while the latter rocked out "Moves Like Jagger".

Kid Rock to Go on Summer Tour With Sheryl Crow

April 01, 2011 08:13:33 GMT

is hitting the road this summer with his rumored ex-girlfriend after announcing the second leg of his Born Free tour. Crow will support the hitmaker on dates beginning July 2 in Ohio.

Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow 'Collide' in New Music Video

March 25, 2011 08:03:48 GMT

has just debuted a music video for his single "Collide" which features . The Grammy-nominated singer is seen sharing a bar stage with Sheryl while other-world versions of themselves are seen coyly eying each other in that place.

Kid Rock's Reps React on Called-Off Concert in Canada

March 22, 2011 03:48:53 GMT

's representatives have taken aim at Canadian politicians over a canceled concert in Halifax last year, alleging city councilors failed to help save the gig. The rocker was due to perform alongside other acts including the and at a two-night event called Halifax Rocks 2010. The first night was canceled due to low ticket sales, but the second show, featuring the , went ahead.

Kid Rock Keeps Mystery Over His Girlfriend's Identity

March 11, 2011 08:41:33 GMT

has found love again after his divorce from - but he's keeping his new girlfriend's identity a secret. The rocker, real name Robert Ritchie, married the "Baywatch" beauty in 2006 but their relationship ended just a year later in 2007.

Video: Kid Rock Celebrates Birthday in Star-Studded Concert

January 17, 2011 09:46:40 GMT

made sure the run-up to his 40th birthday on Monday, January 17 was one to remember - he performed in front of 45,000 fans in his hometown on Saturday, January 15. The "All Summer Long" hitmaker organized a concert in his native Detroit, Michigan, with tickets selling out in under 20 minutes.

Kid Rock Declares Hate to Ticket Scalpers

December 01, 2010 06:07:24 GMT

has launched a bitter attack against ticket scalpers trying to profit from his upcoming 40th birthday party show in his native Detroit, Michigan after the concert sold out within 19 minutes of going on sale. The "All Summer Long" hitmaker announced plans to celebrate the milestone age with fans at a special January 15, 2011 gig at Ford Field, which is to be renamed 40 Field for the night.

Taylor Lautner, Kellan Lutz and More Hotties at GQ Men of the Year Party

November 19, 2010 04:44:32 GMT

Lots of heartthrobs, from "" hunks to "" hotties, were dazzling at the 15th annual GQ Men of the Year party which was held at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles on Wednesday, November 17. attended the event with co-star while , , , and made "Glee" attendances.

Kid Rock Announces Born Free Tour

November 17, 2010 09:32:48 GMT

will kick off his 2011 Born Free Tour two days before his 40th birthday with a party show at Ford Field in his native Detroit, Michigan. The football stadium will be renamed 40 Field for the concert on January 15, 2011.

Taylor Swift, Kid Rock and Miley Cyrus Added to 2010 AMAs Line-Up

November 12, 2010 04:34:34 GMT

More big names appear in the performers list of the 38th Annual American Music Awards. Around a week before the ceremony is broadcast live from Los Angeles, , and are added to the already-crowded line-up.

Kid Rock Calls Steven Tyler's Move to Be 'Idol' Judge 'Stupid'

October 29, 2010 03:58:46 GMT

has aimed a furious rant at frontman over his "stupid" new job as an "" judge - accusing the singer of destroying the "sacred American institution of rock and roll".

Kid Rock Angry at Impersonator for Groping Tila Tequila

October 14, 2010 08:10:31 GMT

has taken issue with his Las Vegas impersonator after he was photographed groping reality TV star and didn't make it clear he wasn't the real deal. As a result, websites and magazines like Rolling Stone were duped into printing the photos and mistakenly identified the man, lookalike Craig Kory, as Kid Rock.

Killer Croc Could Be 'Batman 3' Villain

October 08, 2010 07:10:23 GMT

Rumor has it, Christopher Nolan's third "Batman" film will feature Killer Croc as the villain. The rumor surfaces after there was a report that the movie will be shot in New Orleans and comics writer Mark Millar tweeted, "Oh, wait. Con gossip: I know who the villain(s) are in Batman 3 and the big scene outside Gotham sounds awesome. Totally timely locale."

Eva Longoria to Host MTV EMAs With Ke$ha Added to Performers Line-Up

October 08, 2010 07:00:08 GMT

The official host of MTV European Music Awards which will be held on November 7 in Madrid, Spain has been revealed. Following the footsteps of previous hosts , and is "" star .

Kid Rock Flared Up in 2007 Brawl at Pamela Anderson Mention

September 17, 2010 05:03:07 GMT

was forced to relive his 2007 fight with one-time love rival on Thursday, September 16 as part of his testimony in a civil trial in which he is accused of assault. The "All Summer Long" singer and five members of his entourage are fighting allegations they beat up Harlen Akins for no apparent reason following an argument at a branch of the Atlanta Waffle House in Georgia in October 2007.

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