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Take it from someone who started a weekly pop column last year: 2014 was a bad year for pop music. I write this knowing that there are still many self-satisfied blowhards in the world — sometimes even in the comments section of this very website! — who will tell you that every year is a… More »

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Duh, No Kid Rock Will Not Denounce The Confederate Flag

Oh, Kid Rock. On Monday, following the recent tragedy in South Carolina and subsequent debate over the Confederate flag, the Michigan chapter of Al Sharpton'…
Peter Helman | July 9, 2015 - 8:24 pm
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Kid Rock Doesn’t Get Beyoncé: Where’s Her “Sweet Home Alabama”?

Oh, Kid Rock. In a new Rolling Stone profile terrifyingly called "The Killer Inside Kid Rock," our favorite love-to-hate glass dildo recipient spews his stereotypical…
James Rettig | February 27, 2015 - 12:02 pm
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Kid Rock To Seth Rogen: “Your Uncle Probably Molested You”

The non-musical elements of this Kid Rock album cycle continue to be wildly entertaining. A post on Rock's website links to news stories about Michael
Chris DeVille | January 22, 2015 - 5:55 pm
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Of Course Kid Rock Killed A Mountain Lion

Michigan heartland rockers Kid Rock and Ted Nugent went hunting last week, and as Billboard points out, Rock killed a cougar during their outing. It…
Chris DeVille | January 20, 2015 - 5:05 pm
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Kid Rock Admits His Last Album Was Bad, Targets “Coldplay, Coachella, Social Media, And Hipsters” On New One

Kid Rock — alleged possessor of glass dildos, singer of songs — will release his tenth album, First Kiss, early next year. In advance of…
James Rettig | November 26, 2014 - 3:14 pm
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Check Out The New Simpsons Figurines Of R.E.M., Elvis Costello, & Weird Al

For the 25th anniversary of The Simpsons, the merchandising machine behind the show has been going all out with an FXX marathon, Hollywood Bowl concerts,…
Miles Bowe | September 9, 2014 - 7:02 pm

Kid Rock Responds To Dildo Subpoena In Insane Clown Posse Lawsuit

The tale of the regifted glass dildo turned some heads a few weeks ago when it was reported that Kid Rock was asked to procure…
James Rettig | August 5, 2014 - 9:22 am
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Kid Rock Subpoenaed To Produce Glass Dildo As Evidence In Insane Clown Posse Lawsuit

Well, this is probably the classiest story on the music internet this morning. Andrea Pellegrini, a former publicist for the Insane Clown Posse, is suing…
Tom Breihan | July 23, 2014 - 11:13 am
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Watch Neil Young’s PonoMusic Kickstarter Video With Arcade Fire, Beck, Jack White, & Many More

Yesterday we heard about the impending launch of Neil Young's PonoMusic through Kickstarter. Now the Kickstarter is live with a promo video featuring a dumbfounding…
Chris DeVille | March 11, 2014 - 5:07 pm
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Eminem – “Berzerk” Video

Eminem's video for his aggro back-to-basics single "Berzerk" just hit the internet, and it's as cartoonishly ugly as every Eminem video ever. It's also, like…
Tom Breihan | September 9, 2013 - 12:23 pm
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Check Out Photos And Video From Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame 2012 Inductions

The 27th annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductions took place in Cleveland Saturday night, and while there were a lot of no show…
Scott Lapatine | April 16, 2012 - 9:30 am
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Peace, Crazy, Love Trains Collide At The Rally To Restore Sanity And/Or Fear

Hundreds of thousands of bloggers Americans gathered at the National Mall in D.C. today to watch Comedy Central stars John Stewart and Stephen Colbert and…
Scott Lapatine | October 30, 2010 - 7:29 pm
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Liveblogging The 2009 Grammys

Welcome to the Grammys 2009, which promises to be a very special night in which Radiohead will perform with the USC marching band (proof!) and…
Amrit Singh | February 8, 2009 - 7:00 pm
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10 Trendy Pop Star Costumes For Halloween ’08

I was going to write up a guide to contemporary Indie Rock Halloween Costume Ideas, but decided against it. You're probably wearing a Fleet Foxe…
Scott Lapatine | October 23, 2008 - 6:00 pm
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Kid Rock Wants You To Steal Everything

There’s all sorts of tenable positions on piracy. For instance, there’s situationally justified piracy, the “civil disobedience” of piracy, like when Trent Reznor opposed Universal’…
Amrit Singh | June 19, 2008 - 11:24 am
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Liveblogging The 2008 Grammys

Welcome to Stereogum's sarcastic play-by-play of the 50th Annual Grammy Awards. We're moments before showtime and Amy Winehouse has already won Best Pop Vocal Album,…
Stereogum | February 10, 2008 - 7:18 pm
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Tommy Lee Explains The Kid Pebble Fracas

So we're all on the same page and in case you missed it, here's the VMAs' best moment: Off-cam, of course! Heave…
Stereogum | September 11, 2007 - 3:38 pm
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New Kid Rock Video – “So Hott” (And Tommy Lee Punch-Out Vid)

Still reeling after last night's train wreck? Us too! But since we're gluttons for punishment (obviously), it's only fair we start the day with a…
Stereogum | September 10, 2007 - 9:41 am
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