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February 16, 2010 | By David R. Stampone FOR THE INQUIRER
Chocolate consumption may soar on Valentine's Day but Kid Rock wasn't serving up much of the sweet stuff Sunday night at a sold-out show at the Borgata Events Center in Atlantic City. The skinny yet surprisingly fit front man with the stringy dirty-blond hair said he'd been trying to think of the perfect song for the occasion. "Dunno if you can relate to this, but I can: 'Love Stinks'," he said. The group promptly slammed into the 1980 J. Geils Band track. Backed by his dozen-strong Twisted Brown Trucker Band, the Michigan native who was born Robert Ritchie offered the crowd a genre-mashing buffet of aural comfort food.
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May 11, 2002 | By Patrick Berkery FOR THE INQUIRER
One night early in 1999, before his breakthrough album Devil Without a Cause ushered in the rap-rock boom, Kid Rock blew the doors off the Trocadero with a new-jack twist on Southern rock and hip-hop, and a charismatic persona that fused David Lee Roth's ladies' man shtick with Ronnie Van Zant's shot-and-a-beer Every Guy. He was clearly not long for small-venue purgatory. The Detroit bad boy is headlining the big rooms now in support of a middling new album, Cocky. Thursday night at the First Union Spectrum, he and his airtight Twisted Brown Trucker Band played a two-hour show that pleased the faithful, but lacked the recklessness you would expect from someone who sings about how he met the President while half-stoned and has go-go dancers gyrating on either end of his trailer-park-styled stage.
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April 14, 2002 | By Jennifer Dorazio INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Sorry, guys. Blond hottie Pamela Anderson is officially off the market ? again. The 34-year-old actress said yes when boyfriend Bob Ritchie - better known as rap-rocker Kid Rock - proposed Thursday night under the Las Vegas desert stars. No wedding date has been set. The 31-year-old Detroit bad boy gave her a ring (no details), her publicist said. The couple began dating in April 2001, when they met backstage at VH1's diva salute to Aretha Franklin at Radio City Music Hall. It will be the second wedding for the Baywatch beauty, who's locked in a child-custody battle over sons Brandon and Dylan with her former hubby, Motley Cr?e drummer Tommy Lee. It'll be the first marriage for Rock, who's raising a young son with the help of his sister in northern Michigan.
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March 27, 2006 | By Keith Harris FOR THE INQUIRER
Kid Rock would like you to know that he's a man of varied musical tastes. And, as the Detroit rap-rocker made clear at the Tweeter Center Saturday night, he feels no need to be subtle about it. When he mentioned Southern rock, his band kicked into Lynyrd Skynyrd ("Sweet Home Alabama" and "Free Bird"). He boasted of his punk rock roots, and they played the Ramones ("Blitzkrieg Bop"). Metal meant AC/DC ("Back in Black") and hip-hop was Grandmaster Flash ("The Message"). Then again, no man willing to take the stage in a rhinestone-studded mink should mess with subtlety.
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May 30, 2005 | By Nick Cristiano INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
On a new tribute CD honoring country great Billy Joe Shaver, a band of jokers called the Geezinslaws perform a song that hilariously skewers the prevailing Nashville sensibility. The refrain: "You call it country, I call it bad rock-and-roll. " It was hard not to think of that tune on Saturday night while watching Kenny Chesney's sold-out show at the Wachovia Center. The superstar is country's reigning entertainer of the year, but his music is built on '70s rock and Jimmy Buffett.
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December 2, 2001 | By Tom Moon INQUIRER MUSIC CRITIC
Kid Rock is singing about himself. Again. The song is called "You Never Met a . . . Quite Like Me," one of several elaborate exercises in self-mythology on the Detroit rap-rock pioneer's new album, Cocky. For more than four minutes and in language that makes newspaper writers lean on their ellipsis key, the Kid tells of his prodigious partying skills, how tough he is, what lessons he's learned. He brags how he "drank with Hank [Hank Williams Jr.] and talked blues with Billy [Billy Gibbons, of ZZ Top]
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October 29, 2001 | By HOWARD GENSLER gensleh@phillynews.com Daily News wire services contributed to this report
FIRST IT was Bret Michaels and then Tommy Lee. Now, inflatable pin-up Pam Anderson has been caught on video with her latest beau, stringy-haired rap-rocker Kid Rock. Only this time it was intentional. And they both kept their clothes on. Seems it was all for Rock's video for his new single "Forever," for which thousands of fans braved the chill at the Michigan State Fairgrounds Saturday for the Kid's tailgate party and free concert, which doubled as the backdrop for the bad boy's latest vid. Fans were encouraged to bring coolers of food and beverages and dress in red, white and blue, and they were equal to the task.
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November 28, 2006 | HOWARD GENSLER Daily News wire services contributed to this report
IF PAMELA Anderson and Kid Rock can't make it work, what hope is there for the rest of us? The pneumatic pinup and the stringy-haired rocker each filed divorce papers yesterday seeking to end their marriage of less than four months. It seems that once the three-month honeymoon ended, all that was left were the "irreconcilable differences. " Pam's rep had no comment on the matter, but Pam wrote on her Web site, "Yes, it's true," adding the cryptic: "Unfortunately impossible.
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February 17, 2005 | By A. John-Hall INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
We at Newsmakers have some advice for rocker-rapper Kid Rock, who was arrested and charged with assault after allegedly punching a disc jockey in Nashville yesterday: Go back to Pamela Anderson. Now. Because if Kid had Pam, chances are he wouldn't be tempted to hang out at a strip club, where the 3 a.m. altercation occurred with Jay Campos over Campos' selection of music. Authorities said Kid, 34 (real name: Bob Ritchie), who was in town to perform at a memorial service for songwriter Merle Kilgore, was "very cooperative" despite giving officers the slip earlier.
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February 23, 2006 | HOWARD GENSLER Daily News wire services contributed to this report
WHO KNEW Kid Rock was so sensitive? So what if some company is going to release a DVD of Kid and Scott Stapp doing it with four women from a Miami-area strip club? It's rock 'n' roll, dudes! Nope. Kid has won an initial victory in his attempt to stop Red Light District from releasing the sex vid shot on tour in 1999. Judge John Feikens signed a temporary order that stops David Joseph and Red Light District from distributing or promoting any part of the tape, including a 40-second clip previously displayed on Red Light's Web sites.
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June 6, 2015 | By Michael Harrington, Inquirer Staff Writer
Chances are you've heard the Kidz Bop Kids , perennial Billboard toppers singing cleaned-up versions of pop hits . The latest edition of the preteen prefab pop stars helps Sesame Place celebrate its 35th anniversary when the quartet bring the "Make Some Noise" tour to the Langhorne theme park. Don't forget to say hello to Elmo. He rocks, too. 11:30 a.m., 4:30 p.m., and 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, at Sesame Place, Route 1 and Oxford Valley Road, Langhorne. Tickets: Free with park admission of Adult (ages 10 & Up)
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February 28, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
LiLo serves it wrong Lindsay Lohan got slapped up Wednesday morning by Superior Court Judge Mark Young in L.A. He was distinctly unthrilled by 125 hours of community service LiLo said she'd performed while in London. Called them "unacceptable. " (Some of the time claimed was silly: four hours for LiLo to perform David Mamet 's play Speed-the-Plow in the West End, and two more to meet fans afterward.) Do 'em over!, he told her. That's like six full days of community service.
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July 26, 2014 | By Monica Peters, For The Inquirer
Let the kids rock out Friday night at Smith Memorial Playground's Kidchella music festival. The inaugural festival will feature performances from Grammy-nominated Brady Rymer, pop-rock band the Not-Its, hailing from Seattle, and Walter Martin, formerly of the Walkmen, whose new solo family album We're All Young Together was released this summer. The concert is for rock music lovers 10 and younger and their caregivers. On Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon, the playground also will celebrate its 115th birthday with a party.
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January 31, 2014 | By Howard Gensler
J ustin Bieber has a new Belieber. Crack-smoking Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has risen to the defense of his fellow Canadian after the Biebs was charged with assault Wednesday for allegedly hitting a Toronto limo driver several times in the back of the head in an incident last month. Maybe Bieber was playing the Knockout Game. News of the Canadian charges broke a few hours after the fading teenage pop star's attorney entered a separate not guilty plea in Florida to drunken-driving and other charges.
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July 5, 2013 | BY JONATHAN TAKIFF, Daily News Staff Writer takiffj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5960
WHAT'S A heritage funk-pop troupe like Kool & the Gang doing, sharing a tour and Susquehanna Bank Center bill (Tuesday) with roughneck country-rock character Kid Rock and his rap 'n' roll buddy Uncle Kracker? Adjusting nicely and having a fine time, to hear tell from Gang leader Robert "Kool" Bell in a call from the road. On paper, this combo platter might read like a recipe for indigestion, a clash of cultures that could set back race relations 40 years. "And for sure, there are a fair number of 'country crackers' coming to the show," laughed the funkstitution's still-Kool-at-62 leader/bassist.
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May 21, 2013 | By Howard Gensler
SO, TATTLE was watching the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night when an important cultural shift took place. Justin Bieber got booed. And he didn't take it well. The Biebs, you see, fashions himself an artist. "I'm 19 years old," an obviously stunned Bieber said accepting the first-ever Milestone Award. "This is not a gimmick. I'm an artist and I should be taken seriously and all this other bull should not be spoken of. I want to thank my manager, Scooter Braun . I want to thank my family at home.
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January 28, 2013 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Music Critic
Dwight Yoakam is a neo-classicist who's been so good for so long neither the prefix nor suffix are applicable any longer. Sure, the Pikeville, Ky.-born, Los Angeles-based country singer in skinny jeans and hat sloped low over his brow dotted his 100-minute set at the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City on Saturday with hits originally recorded by his forebears, from Lefty Frizzell's "Always Late With Your Kisses" to Buck Owens' "Streets of Bakersfield....
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December 5, 2012 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
It's official! The cosmos buckles! The time-space continuum, um, continues! The very handsome Prince William , Duke of Cambridge , and his gorgeous wife, Catherine, Duchess Also, Not Coincidentally, of the Aforesaid Cambridge , are officially pregnant. So said Buckingham Palace in a palatial announcement Monday. And it went on!: " The Queen , The Duke of Edinburgh , The Prince of Wales , The Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Harry and members of both families are delighted with the news.
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December 3, 2012
Pop Alicia Keys Girl on Fire (RCA ***) Girl on Fire ? Grabby title, and the song of the same name hangs its hat on a big, belted-out hook that demands attention. It's a misleading sobriquet, though, for Alicia Keys' fifth album, a bounce-back from the mid-career rut of 2007's As I Am and 2009's The Element Of Freedom . Maybe marriage and motherhood have something to do with it - her son Egypt shows up acting cutesy at the end of "When It's All Over" - but Girl On Fire is marked more by confidently composed maturity than an effort to set the night ablaze.
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March 6, 2012
Conan (11 p.m., TBS) - Elisha Cuthbert; Don Cheadle; WZRD performs. Late Show With David Letterman (11:35 p.m., CBS3) - TV host Jon Stewart; Yelawolf and Kid Rock perform. The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (11:35 p.m., NBC10) - Singer Madonna; Chris Colfer; Joe Perry performs. Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (12:35 a.m., NBC10) - Bill Cosby; Anthony Mackie; Wale performs.
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