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Kid Rock – Wiki, Bio, Age, Wife, Net Worth

Kid Rock Wiki,Biography, Net Worth
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Kid Rock is a 51-years-old American Singer from the United States of America. his estimated net worth is $1 Million to $5 Million Approx. Jump into read his life Facts, Wikipedia and biographies Details

Kid Rock Biography – Wiki

According to the wiki and biography of Kid Rock was born on January 17, 1971 in United States of America. let’s check out the Kid’s personal and public life facts, Wikipedia, bio, spouse, net worth, and career details.

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2020

On March 29, 2020, Kid Rock released his first single under the name “DJ Bobby Shazam”, entitled “Quarantine”, which featured a old-school hip hop sound. The artist stated all proceeds from the single’s sales will go to fight Covid-19.

2019

On November 30th 2019 Kid Rock went on a rant while intoxicated at his restaurant in Nashville called Kid Rock’s Big Ass Honky Tonk and Steakhouse, he made crude comments about Oprah Winfrey calling her “weird”. This led to people calling Kid Rock a racist, this also made Kid Rock decide to close his Detroit restaurant located at the Little Caesars Arena. Many fans of Kid Rock protested to keep his Detroit restaurant open, an up and coming stand up comedian from Seattle said “this restaurant defines who Kid Rock really is, He’s from the Detroit area and states he loves that city more than anything” he also stated “Since Kid Rock was born and raised in the Detroit area, that makes it his home, other intolerant citizens forcing a proud Detroit Native out is like every citizen is Archie Bunker”. Kid Rock responded to these with “it’s wise to go where you’re celebrated, not tolerated.”

2018

In January 2018, the National Hockey League announced Kid Rock as the headlining entertainer for their January 28 All-Star Game, sparking negative online responses from hockey fans. Hockey player Jeremy Roenick praised the choice and condemned Kid Rock’s critics, saying, “Kid Rock is the most talented musician, I think ever, on the planet, because you can put any instrument in your hand or on your mouth and you can play anything and rock a house and sing any kind of genre.”

It was also announced that, in March 2018, Kid Rock would perform on Lynyrd Skynyrd’s final tour before the Southern rock band retired, alongside Hank Williams Jr., Bad Company, the Marshall Tucker Band and 38 Special.

Kid Rock released his first greatest hits album titled Greatest Hits: You Never Saw Coming on September 21, 2018.

In November 2017, Ritchie fired his publicist, Kirt Webster, after Webster was accused of sexual misconduct. On April 6, 2018, Ritchie was inducted into the Celebrity Wing of the WWE Hall of Fame, during the weekend of Wrestlemania 34.

2017

On July 12, 2017, Kid Rock shared a photo of a “Kid Rock for US Senate” yard sign on Twitter. However, he denied that he was running, citing his upcoming album release and tour. He later clarified that the campaign was a hoax. He donated $122,000, raised by selling “Kid Rock for U.S. Senate” merchandise, to a voter registration group.

In November 2017, Kid Rock fired his publicist, Kirt Webster, after Webster was accused of sexual misconduct.

On December 22, 2017, Kid Rock was sued by Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus (which closed seven months earlier) for using their slogan “Greatest Show on Earth” as the name of his 2018 tour. After the lawsuit, Kid Rock changed the tour’s name to American Rock N’ Roll Tour.

On July 12, 2017, Ritchie shared a photo of a “Kid Rock for US Senate” yard sign on Twitter. He also launched a website at kidrockforsenate.com, which sold merchandise bearing that inscription. Several weeks later, he wrote a post on his blog stating that he was still “exploring my candidacy”, and that, whether or not he ran, he wanted to register people to vote, because “although people are unhappy with the government, too few are even registered to vote or do anything about it.” He added that he wanted “to help working class people in Michigan and America all while still calling out these jackass lawyers who call themselves politicians.” His statements sparked media speculation that he would try to run on the Republican ticket against sitting Michigan senator Debbie Stabenow, as well as enthusiasm from some prominent Republicans, including former New York Governor George Pataki, who wrote on Twitter, “Kid Rock is exactly the kind of candidate the GOP needs right now.” In an October 2017 interview with Howard Stern, Ritchie put an end to the speculation, saying that he had never intended to run for Senate, adding rhetorically, “Who couldn’t figure that out?”. He later clarified that the campaign was a joke that he had started after a Michigan state legislator encouraged him to run for Senate. He expressed surprise at the interest his potential candidacy had received, but also disappointment that some opposed to his candidacy had brought up his previous use of the Confederate flag to label him a racist. He donated the $122,000 he had raised by selling “Kid Rock for U.S. Senate” merchandise to a voter registration group.

2015

In 2015, following the Charleston church shooting, the Michigan chapter of the National Action Network protested outside of the Detroit Historical Museum which honored Kid Rock; activists urged Kid Rock to renounce the Confederate flag. Kid Rock wrote an email to Fox News Channel host Megyn Kelly, stating, “Please tell the people who are protesting to kiss my ass”. The same day, the National Action Network protested Chevrolet for sponsoring Kid Rock’s tour.

2014

In 2014, Ritchie became a grandfather when his son’s girlfriend gave birth to a daughter, Skye. In November 2017, Ritchie became engaged to longtime girlfriend Audrey Berry.

2013

In 2013, Kid Rock performed on the “Best Night Ever” tour, where he motioned to charge no more than $20 for his tickets. The following year, he moved to Warner Bros. Records, releasing his only album on the label, First Kiss, which he self-produced. Subsequently, after leaving Warner Bros., Kid Rock signed with the country label Broken Bow Records.

2012

The following year, Kid Rock performed alongside Travie McCoy and The Roots in honor of the Beastie Boys, during the band’s induction to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. 2012 also saw the release of Kid Rock’s ninth studio album, Rebel Soul; he said that he wanted the album to feel like a greatest hits album, but with new songs. One of the songs on the album, “Cucci Galore”, introduced Kid Rock’s alter ego, Bobby Shazam.

2011

In 2011, Kid Rock was honored by the NAACP, which sparked protests stemming from his past display of the Confederate flag in his concerts. During the ceremony, Kid Rock elaborated on his display of the flag, stating, “[I] never flew the flag with hate in my heart […] I love America, I love Detroit, and I love black people.” Kid Rock’s publicist announced that 2011 was the year he officially distanced himself from the flag.

In 2011, Ritchie was honored by the NAACP, which sparked protests stemming from his past display of the Confederate flag in his concerts. During the ceremony, Kid Rock elaborated on his display of the flag, stating, “[I] never flew the flag with hate in my heart […] I love America, I love Detroit, and I love black people.” Ritchie’s publicist announced that 2011 was the year he officially distanced himself from the flag. In 2012, Kid Rock performed alongside Travie McCoy and The Roots in honor of the Beastie Boys, during the band’s induction to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. In 2013, Ritchie criticized Republican lawmakers in New York for passing laws which made it difficult for him to keep concert ticket prices low. In January 2015, Ritchie was criticized by fans for appearing in a photograph holding up a dead cougar that was killed on a hunting trip with Ted Nugent. In 2015, following the Charleston church shooting, the Michigan chapter of the National Action Network protested outside of the Detroit Historical Museum which honored Ritchie; activists urged Ritchie to renounce the Confederate flag, which he had displayed in concerts from 2001 to 2006. Ritchie wrote an email to Fox News Channel host Megyn Kelly, stating, “Please tell the people who are protesting to kiss my ass”. The same day, the National Action Network protested Chevrolet for sponsoring Ritchie’s tour. In September 2016, Ritchie was criticized for allegedly saying “Man, fuck Colin Kaepernick.” during a live performance of his song “Born Free”.

2010

In 2010, Kid Rock released his country-oriented eighth studio album, Born Free, produced by Rick Rubin, and featuring guest appearances by Sheryl Crow and Bob Seger.

2008

In 2008, Kid Rock recorded and made a music video for the song “Warrior” for a National Guard advertising campaign.

Ritchie supported Bill Clinton and George W. Bush during their presidencies. In 2008, Ritchie supported newly elected President Barack Obama, saying that the president’s election was “a great thing for black people.” In 2012, Ritchie campaigned for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney; the candidate used Ritchie’s song “Born Free” as his campaign theme. In 2015, Ritchie publicly endorsed Ben Carson for the Republican nomination for President of the United States in the 2016 election. In February 2016, he voiced approval for Donald Trump’s campaign for the same office. In September, Kid Rock was criticized for allegedly saying “fuck Colin Kaepernick” during a live performance of his song “Born Free”. In December, Kid Rock sparked controversy for selling vulgar T-shirts supporting Trump at concerts, including one showing a map of the United States which labelled the states which had voted against Trump as “Dumbfuckistan”.

2007

The following year, Ritchie physically fought with Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee, another former spouse of Anderson’s, at the 2007 Video Music Awards, and was charged with assault. A month later, Ritchie was arrested and charged with battery after fighting with a Waffle House customer. He pleaded nolo contendere (“no contest”) to one count, was fined $1,000, required to perform 80 hours of community service and complete a six-hour course on anger management.

2006

In 2006, Kid Rock stopped displaying the Confederate flag at his concerts. The following year, Kid Rock released his seventh studio album, Rock N Roll Jesus, which was his first release to chart at #1 on the Billboard 200, selling 172,000 copies in its first week and going on to sell over 5 million copies. In July 2007, Kid Rock was featured in the cover of Rolling Stone magazine for the second time. The album’s third single, “All Summer Long”, became a global hit, utilizing a mash up of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Sweet Home Alabama” and Warren Zevon’s “Werewolves of London”.

In July 2006, Ritchie married Anderson. On November 10, 2006, it was announced that Anderson, who had been pregnant with Ritchie’s second child, had miscarried. Seventeen days later, on November 27, 2006, Anderson filed for divorce from Ritchie in Los Angeles County Superior Court, citing irreconcilable differences. Ritchie later claimed that the divorce was due to Anderson openly criticizing his mother and sister in front of his son.

In 2006, California pornographic film company Red Light District attempted to distribute a 1999 sex tape in which Kid Rock and Scott Stapp, singer of the band Creed, are seen partying and receiving oral sex from groupies; both Rock and Stapp filed with the California courts to sue the pornographers to stop the tape’s distribution.

2005

In September 2005, Kid Rock filled in for Johnny Van Zant, the lead singer of Lynyrd Skynyrd, on the band’s hit “Sweet Home Alabama” at the Hurricane Katrina benefit concert.

2004

In 2004, he performed at the Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show, in a controversial appearance that spurred criticism from Veterans of Foreign Wars and Senator Zell Miller for wearing the American flag with one slit in the middle, as a poncho; Kid Rock was accused of “desecrating” the flag. Kid Rock also appeared on the track ‘My Name is Robert Too’ on American blues artist R. L. Burnside’s final studio album, A Bothered Mind.

2003

2003 saw the release of Kid Rock’s self-titled sixth album, which shifted his music further away from hip hop; the lead single was a cover of Bad Company’s “Feel Like Makin’ Love”. The same year, Kid Rock contributed to the tribute album I’ve Always Been Crazy: A Tribute to Waylon Jennings, honoring the late country singer by covering the song “Luckenbach, Texas” in collaboration with country singer Kenny Chesney.

His 2003 self-titled album saw his sound shift once again, being described by critics as hard rock, swamp rock and outlaw country. Rock n Roll Jesus and Born Free were described as heartland rock. Born Free, First Kiss and Sweet Southern Sugar were also noted for having a predominantly country sound.

2002

In support of the album, Kid Rock performed on the Cocky Tour in 2002 and opened for Aerosmith with Run DMC on The Girls Of Summer Tour During this period, Uncle Kracker began his solo career full-time. He was replaced by underground Detroit rapper Paradime.

In 2002, Kid Rock covered ZZ Top’s “Legs” to serve as WWE Diva Stacy Keibler’s theme song; it also appeared on the album WWF Forceable Entry. The same year, Kid Rock performed alongside Chuck D and Grandmaster Flash in tribute to slain DJ Jam Master Jay.

A philanthropist, Ritchie oversees The Kid Rock Foundation, a charity which raises funds for multiple causes, including campaigns which sent “Kid Rock care packages” to U.S. military personnel stationed overseas. Ritchie is an advocate for affordable concert tickets, and makes an effort to try and sell tickets to his performances for as low as possible to encourage increased concert attendance for lower income consumers and discourage scalping. Instead of getting paid for the show, he gets a percentage of concession and ticket sales. Ritchie is an ordained minister, and collects guns. In 2002, Ritchie performed alongside Chuck D and Grandmaster Flash in tribute to slain DJ Jam Master Jay. His performance at the Super Bowl XXXVIII, in 2004, drew criticism from Veterans of Foreign Wars and Senator Zell Miller for wearing the American flag with one slit in the middle, as a poncho; Ritchie was accused of “desecrating” the flag. In January 2005, Ritchie performed at the inaugural address of reelected president George W. Bush, sparking criticism from conservative groups, due to Ritchie’s lyrics. In September, Kid Rock filled in for Johnny Van Zant, the lead singer of Lynyrd Skynyrd, on the band’s hit “Sweet Home Alabama” at the Hurricane Katrina benefit concert. In 2007 and 2008, Ritchie toured for the United Service Organizations. Also in 2008, Ritchie recorded and made a music video for the song “Warrior” for a National Guard advertising campaign.

2001

In 2001, Kid Rock filed a lawsuit to gain full control over the Top Dog record label, resulting in his receiving full ownership of the label in 2003.

Ritchie began dating Pamela Anderson in 2001; they became engaged in April 2002, but ended their relationship in 2003. In 2005, Ritchie was charged with assaulting a DJ in a strip club.

2000

In 2000, Kid Rock was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best New Artist, despite having been active in the music industry for over 10 years. Kid Rock’s success, however, was marked by tragedy, with the death of friend and collaborator Joe C.

In May 2000, Kid Rock released the compilation album “The History Of Rock”, behind the single “American Bad Ass”. The song sampled Metallica’s 1991 song “Sad But True”,peaking at No. 20 on the mainstream rock chart. Kid Rock would join Metallica on their 2000 Summer Sanitarium Tour along with Korn and System Of A Down. Kid Rock and Jonathan Davis filled in on vocals for an injured James Hetfield in Atlanta on July 7, 2000. Kid Rock performed American Bad Ass along with the Metallica classics Sad But True, Nothing Else Matters, Fuel and Enter Sandman along with covers of Turn The Page and Fortunate Son. The History Of Rock was certified double platinum and Kid Rock embarked on 2000s History Of Rock and 2001’s American Bad Ass Tour’s. American Bad Ass was nominated for the Grammy for Best Hard Rock Performance in 2001,losing out to Rage Against The Machine’s “Guerilla Radio”. His song with Robert Bradley “Higher” was featured in a TV spot for Gatorade.

In 2000, Rolling Stone reported that Ritchie was dating model Jaime King.

1999

Through extensive promoting, including appearances on 1999 MTV VMA (including a performance alongside Aerosmith and Run-DMC) and performing at Woodstock 1999, Devil Without a Cause sold 14 million copies, the album’s success spurred by Kid Rock’s breakthrough hit single “Bawitdaba”.

In 1999, Kid Rock made his voice acting debut in an episode of The Simpsons in the episode “Kill the Alligator and Run” playing himself, alongside Joe C. Kid Rock also appeared in comedy film Joe Dirt, starring David Spade. Kid Rock was in the live-action/animated film Osmosis Jones, voicing a bacterial cell version of himself named “Kidney Rock”; Kid Rock and Joe C had also recorded the song “Cool Daddy Cool” for the film’s soundtrack album before Joe C’s death. In November, Kid Rock released his fifth studio album, Cocky. The album became a hit, spurred by the crossover success of the single “Picture”, a country ballad featuring Sheryl Crow which introduced Kid Rock to a wider audience and was ultimately the most successful single on the album.

1997

In 1997, Jason Flom, head of Lava Records, attended one of Kid Rock’s performances, and met with Kid Rock, who later gave him a demo containing the songs “Somebody’s Gotta Feel This” and “I Got One for Ya”, which led to Kid Rock signing with Atlantic Records. As part of his recording deal, Kid Rock received $150,000 from the label.

1996

Kid Rock’s stage presence became honed with the addition of a light show, pyrotechnics, dancers and a light-up backdrop bearing the name “Kid Rock”, and 1996 saw the release of his most rock-oriented album to date, Early Mornin’ Stoned Pimp; the album’s title came from Bob Eberling, who told a sleepless, alcoholic, drug-using Kid Rock, “Dude, you are the early-morning, stoned pimp.” According to Kid Rock, who distributed the album himself, Early Mornin’ Stoned Pimp sold 14,000 copies.

1994

By 1994, Kid Rock’s live performances had mostly been backed by DJs Blackman and Uncle Kracker, but Kid Rock soon began to utilize more and more live instrumentation into his performances, and formed the rock band Twisted Brown Trucker.

1993

In 1993, Kid Rock recorded his second studio album, The Polyfuze Method, with producer Mike E. Clark, who worked with Kid Rock to help give the album more of a rock-oriented sound than his debut.

In eighth grade, Robert James Ritchie began a ten-year on and off relationship with a classmate named Kelley South Russell. In summer 1993, Russell gave birth to Ritchie’s son, Robert James Ritchie Jr. While living with her, the two raised three children, but Ritchie discovered that one of them was not his, which led to the couple splitting in late 1993; Ritchie raised his son as a single father.

1992

In 1992, Kid Rock signed with local independent record label Continuum. Around this time, Kid Rock met local hip hop duo Insane Clown Posse through Mike E. Clark, who was producing the duo. While ICP member Violent J disliked Kid Rock’s music, he wanted the rapper to appear on ICP’s debut album, Carnival of Carnage, believing the appearance would gain ICP notice, since Kid Rock was a nationally successful artist. Noting that local rapper Esham was paid $500 to appear on ICP’s album, Violent J claims that Kid Rock demanded $600 to record his guest appearance, alleging that Esham and Kid Rock had a feud over who was the bigger rapper. Kid Rock showed up to record the song “Is That You?” intoxicated, but re-recorded his vocals and record scratching the following day.

1991

In both March 1991 and September 1997, Ritchie faced misdemeanor charges stemming from alcohol-related arrests in Michigan.

1990

Kid Rock started his professional music career as a self-taught rapper and DJ, releasing his debut album Grits Sandwiches for Breakfast in 1990 on Jive Records; his subsequent independent releases The Polyfuze Method (1993) and Early Mornin’ Stoned Pimp (1996) saw him developing a more distinctive style which was fully realized on his 1998 album Devil Without a Cause (1998), his breakthrough album, which sold 14 million copies. Devil Without a Cause and his subsequent album, Cocky (2001), were noted for blending elements of hip hop, country, rock and heavy metal. Starting with his 2010 album Born Free, the country music style has dominated his musical direction. He has not rapped on his albums since the 2003 album Kid Rock, with the exception of one track each on Rock n Roll Jesus (2007) and Sweet Southern Sugar (2017).

With the help of D-Nice, Kid Rock signed with Jive Records at the age of 17, releasing his debut studio album, Grits Sandwiches for Breakfast in 1990. According to Kid Rock, the contract with Jive resulted in animosity from fellow rapper Vanilla Ice, who Kid Rock claimed felt that he should have been signed with Jive instead of Kid Rock.

The album made Kid Rock one of the two biggest rap stars in Detroit in 1990, along with local independent rapper Esham. To promote the album, Kid Rock toured nationally with Ice Cube, D-Nice, Yo-Yos and Too Short; Detroit artist Champtown served as Kid Rock’s DJ on this tour. During instore promotions for the album, Kid Rock met and developed a friendship with local rapper Eminem, who frequently challenged Kid Rock to rap battles.

1989

In 1989, Kid Rock became a shareholder in an independent record label that was formed by Alvin Williams and Earl Blunt of EB-Bran Productions, called “Top Dog” Records. Later, that investment would become a 25% ownership stake.

In 1989, Ritchie became a shareholder of the independent record label Top Dog Records, formed by Alvin Williams and Earl Blunt of EB-Bran Productions, in 1988; Ritchie’s investment in the company gave him 25% ownership. In 2001, Ritchie filed a lawsuit to gain full control over the Top Dog record label, resulting in his receiving full ownership of the label in 2003. Ritchie also founded Kid Rock’s Made in Detroit restaurant and bar, which specializes in Southern-style cuisine.

1988

In 1988, Clark produced a series of demos with Kid Rock and that eventually led to offers from six major record labels, including Atlantic and CBS Records.

1980

In the 1980s, Ritchie became interested in hip hop, began to breakdance and taught himself how to rap and DJ, while performing in talent shows in and around Detroit. A self-taught musician, Ritchie plays every instrument in his backing band.

Kid Rock began his professional music career as a member of the hip hop music group The Beast Crew in the late 1980s. During this time, he met rapper D-Nice. That relationship would eventually lead to him becoming the opening act at local shows for Boogie Down Productions.

1971

Robert James Ritchie Sr. (born January 17, 1971), better known by his stage names Kid Rock and Bobby Shazam, is an American singer-songwriter, rapper, disc jockey, musician, record producer, and actor. In a career spanning 30 years, Rock’s musical style alternates between rock, hip hop, and country. A multi-instrumentalist, he has overseen his own production on nine of his eleven studio albums.

He was born as Robert James Ritchie on January 17, 1971, in Romeo, Michigan, to father William Ritchie, owner of multiple car dealerships, and mother Susan Ritchie. Ritchie’s father owned a six-acre estate and 5,628-square-foot home where Ritchie grew up, regularly helping his family pick apples and caring for their horses.

1970

Kid Rock developed his stage persona, performing dressed in 1970s pimp clothing with a real, possibly loaded, gun down the front of his pants.

BirthName, Nickname, and Profession

So first, let’s take a look at some personal details of Kid, like name, nickname, and profession.

Real NameKid Rock
NicknameKid
ProfessionSinger


Age, Birthdate, Religion, and BirthPlace


Age (2021)51 Years
BirthplaceRomeo
Date Of BirthJanuary 17, 1971
SunsignCapricorn
HometownRomeo
Food HabitsNot Available
NationalityAmerican


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Height, Weight, And Body Measurements


HeightNot Available
In Meter: not available
In Feet: not available
WeightNot Available
In Pound: not available


Kid Rock Personal Life, Spouse, Wife


ParentNot Available
FatherNot Available
MotherNot Available
BrotherNot Available
SisterNot Available
Marital StatusMarried
WifePamela Anderson (29 July 2006-27 November 2006),
GirlfriendUpdate Soon
Children2


Kid Rock Net Worth


The Kid Rock Estimated Net worth is $80K – USD $85k.


Monthly Income/Salary (approx.)$80K – $85k USD
Net Worth (approx.)$4 million- $6 million USD


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