Kid Rock

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2014

    Six Musicians Who Are Way Better Than Their Music

    Do you ever wonder about the positive qualities you may be overlooking in the artists you hate? Probably not. Who has time to dig through the details to find out who's actually pretty cool, but an unfortunate victim of their own terrible art? Well, my friend, we do. That's why we're the profession ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2014

    Photos: Ten weirdest recent items wanted on Denver Craigslist

    Denver Craigslist is an online repository for just about everything -- including people who like to share haiku. And there's plenty of strangeness on display even when it comes to typical transactions like buying and selling. Case in point: The "Wanted" category, where folks post about stuff they're ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2013

    Meth ring roundup: See photos of those busted in Operation Bad Nickname

    White Trash. Stacker. Kid Rock. These are just some of the monikers that inspired law enforcers trying to bust a northern Colorado meth ring to brand their efforts "Operation Bad Nickname." The two-phase sweep is still seeking ten suspects at this writing, including White Trash and Stacker; their r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2013

    Photos: Ten new Westword-approved conservative classes for CU-Boulder

    This week, CU-Boulder Regent Jim Geddes argued that the university should add more conservative faculty as a way of striking a better ideological balance at the famously liberal institution -- this after CU chose Steven Hayward as the Board of Regents' first "visiting scholar in conservative thought ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2013

    The 2013 Colorado music festival guide

    I know it's hard to imagine now, especially with the temperature outside and the blanket of snow currently covering the Front Range, but summertime is just around the corner, which means the festival season is just getting ready to kick off. We know this because we're in the middle of putting togeth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2013

    New Denver shows: Kid Rock's $20 tour, Muse at Pepsi Center, 311/Blues Traveler at Red Rocks

    Ever the equal opportunity rocker, Kid Rock is bringing his Best Night Ever tour to Fiddler's and every seat in the house is $20. "Everyone knows the economy is still hurting people across the country," he says, "but I didn't want that to be a reason why everyone couldn't get out and enjoy themselve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2013

    The 50 worst rock/pop lyrics: The Complete list

    Well, here we are, at the end of the road of lyrical idiocy. As our countdown to crappiness finally culminates, we've trained our eye on some of the greatest lyricists in rock, who during select moments, greatly disappointed us with their valueless verse. These lyrics are all bad on their own terms, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2013

    The 50 worst rock/pop lyrics of all time: 30-21

    Just when you think the suck factor has been turned all the way up, here comes another batch of songs to push the needle further in the red. Today as the countdown of total crappiness continues, we've got tunes by Kid Rock, Nickleback, Michael Jackson, Sublime and more. Keep reading to see which son ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2013

    The Ridiculous and rare: The 25 best publicity photos from our dust-covered filing cabinet

    Once upon a time when imposing creatures like Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch roamed the earth, we used to get glossy black & white publicity photos by the truckloads, along with CDs (I know, right?). The discs are long gone, but the pics, we crammed 'em in a filing cabinet and forgot about 'em. Unti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2013

    Colorado takes Carrie Underwood's breath away

    We know it's beautiful here. Carrie Underwood evidently finds it pretty breathtaking, too. This photo from the country queen's Instagram account shows Underwood taking an oxygen break before last night's encore. See also: - Photos: Carrie Underwood @ 1STBANK Center, 2/14/13 - The misappropriation ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2012

    Why do musicians endorse candidates?

    There's probably a certain amount of sincerity involved when a famous musician endorses a political candidate. But even the most un-cynical, democracy-loving patriot will have to admit that there's a hell of a lot more to the rock star/candidate public union than just fiscal policy. Endorsing a poli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2012

    Dave Matthews to perform for free Sunday in Aurora for Obama/Biden grassroots event

    Update: Campaign reps alerted us to an error in the initial release: Dave Matthews will be appearing solo. Our post has been amended to reflect this. There's four days until the election. Only four. We know this first because, well, at least a dozen helpful Obama for America volunteers reminded us ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2012

    The Head and the Heart perform for free tomorrow in Boulder for Obama/Biden event

    Okay, so while the election is reducing some little girls to tears, we're nowhere near sick of all the attack ads and gladhanding leading up to the big day next week. Kidding. That's sarcasm, in case you missed it. We're as sick of all that crap as you are, Ms. Abigael Evans of Fort Collins. But eve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2012

    Gotta Vote: Ryan Adams playing free acoustic set tonight at Boulder Theater for Obama/Biden

    While Mitt Romney may have Kid Rock, Rodney Atkins and, uh, Meat Loaf (!) in his corner, El Presidente has Ryan Adams in his, and, well, musically, that's pretty much a trump card if ever there was one. Adams is throwing his muscle behind the Obama/Biden campaign this evening by playing a free acous ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2012

    Raekwon Rocks the Vote at Auraria, 10/25/12

    RAEKWON @ ROCK THE VOTE ROAD TRIP / AURARIA | 10/25/12 "Whether there's twenty people or 2,000," said Raekwon, painfully aware of which side of that spectrum this small gathering was on, "I'm always gonna give it 200 percent." And he did, with grace. He spoke directly to the front row, despite the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    Reader weighs in on the irony of the venue choice for Tuesday's Romney/Ryan Victory Rally

    So as many people were stoked for the Romney/Ryan Victory Rally last night at Red Rocks (more than ten thousand folks reportedly showed up and thousands were turned away), not everybody was jazzed for the event, including a group of commenters. "Interesting that a dude who got his start in rap music ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2012

    Rock the Vote Road Trip heading to Denver later this week and then on to Fort Collins next week

    Colorado is a swing state, apparently. Our vote will be key in helping decide who the next leader of the free world is. It's all up to us and some people from Ohio -- oh, and our, uh, meemaw in south Florida, evidently. Who knew, right? We only know this, of course, because we watch the Daily Show. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2012

    Kid Rock joining Mitt Romney at Red Rocks: Will Colorado swing?

    You didn't need to listen to all the pundits dissect the presidential debate to know that Colorado is still a swing state. Just check traffic reports: Today, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan will hold a rally at Red Rocks -- accompanied by Kid Rock. (This might be the only way Kid Rock could ever get a gig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2012

    Romney/Ryan Victory Rally Tuesday to feature Kid Rock and Rodney Atkins at Red Rocks

    Okay, so just when we thought we heard the last chords ring out for the year at Red Rocks comes word that the hills will once again be alive without the sound of music tomorrow night. There's another show slated for the Rocks, and this one's rather last minute and features a pair of acts supporting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2012

    The music fan's guide to voting

    The defining narrative of American politics since the turn of the millennium seems to be that 'We the people' are screwed no matter who gets elected. Elect a Republican: We engage in pre-emptive war, the national deficit skyrockets, and we sacrifice education and infrastructure investment. Elect a D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    Top 5 greatest Super Bowl halftime shows

    See also: Super Bowl commercials: Elton John, Flava Flav, Echo and the Bunnymen and more and Video: M.I.A. flips off Super Bowl audience during halftime show Judging by the voluminous groans echoing across the country, word is spreading that Madonna will be headlining the Super Bowl halftime show, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2011

    Kid Rock in Denver: Photos from December 1, 2011 at the Fillmore Auditorium

    Last night, Kid Rock, one the Motor City's most prized exports, pulled into the Mile High City on his Born Free Tour. On this tour, Kid Rock committed to donating money to various charities in each city. In Denver, the charities he chose were Bikers Against Child Abuse, Excelsior Youth Center and Sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    Mile Highlights: Denver/Boulder area concert news, local radio playlists and top album sales

    ​Here's what's happening in music on the Front Range this week: On the concert front, Mute Math is coming to the Gothic in January and Kid Rock's at the Fillmore in December. On local radio specialty shows, Crimson Red, ManCub, the Foot. and DeVotchKa all got some spins. Meanwhile, at our loca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2010

    3-peat: 3OH!3 is on the cover of AP (again), and continues to dominate the airwaves

    ​ Um, like, ewww and stuff. That's about all we have to say about 3OH!3 latest turn on the cover of AP. If you're keeping track, this is the third time the outfit has graced the cover. For the July edition of the magazine commemorating the Cleveland-based rag's 25th anniversary, the editors c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2010

    An Avalanche of old tunes

    On Sunday night we had the chance to watch the Colorado Avalanche get pummeled by the visiting New York Rangers. While we should have been paying more attention to the game, we couldn't help our ears being caught in familiar sounds. The music selections -- and there were many -- were just awful. Co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2009

    Strippers (temporarily?) take over the airwaves

    From​ I'm in love with a stripper (radio station). Cue the medieval flute-sounding music. (If you don't know what I'm talking about, allow T-Pain to school you.) I was driving in my car this afternoon, and I got a text from a friend of mine. (Don't worry. I didn't holler back ... More >>

  • Music

    November 20, 2008


    La Face

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2008

    New York Dolls Keep Dolling and Other Assorted Goodies

    Here's a selection of the best of last week's music blogging from around the Village Voice chain: Timeless tunes, a pirate shirt and a large cougar on the prowl are just a few of the highlights of this New York Dolls show review.

  • Calendar

    December 13, 2007
  • Music

    October 18, 2007

    Kid Rock

    Rock N Roll Jesus
    Atlantic/Top Dog Records

  • Music

    June 28, 2007

    Red, White and You?

    How American are you? Take this quiz and find out.

  • Music

    September 21, 2006

    Listen Up

    Fast reviews of recent releases

  • Music

    April 27, 2006

    No Kidding Around

    Kid rocks, the Colorado Convention Center doesn't.

  • Music

    April 20, 2006

    Rock's Off

    The American Badass pulls out the stops on his latest tour.

  • Music

    March 16, 2006

    Listen Up

    Fast reviews of recent releases

  • Music

    March 3, 2005

    Single Bullet Theory

    Wednesday, March 9, Bluebird Theater, 303-322-2308.

  • Music

    July 29, 2004

    The Beatdown

    A long day's journey into the Wild Divine.

  • News

    February 19, 2004

    Off Limits

    I drink, therefore I am

  • Calendar

    March 27, 2003

    Best White-Trash Jukebox

    The Lancer Lounge

  • News

    January 23, 2003

    The Light Stuff

    Coors loves the young male demographic -- and twins!

  • News

    May 16, 2002

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of May 16, 2002

  • News

    May 9, 2002

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of May 9, 2002

  • News

    May 2, 2002

    Tricks of the Trade

    Loose laws have turned Denver into an easy place for hookers to do business, but the fun's about to end.

  • Music

    November 29, 2001

    Heavy Mettle

    Harlan Hendrickson wants to prove that '80s rock and roll is not noise pollution.

  • Music

    November 22, 2001

    Sideshow Swamp

    A Beck boy no more, DJ Swamp uses headbanger histrionics to blaze his way to the top.

  • Film

    August 9, 2001

    Deep Bloat

    The Farrelly Brothers take a churn for the worse in Osmosis Jones.

  • Music

    December 14, 2000

    Hit Pick


  • Music

    September 21, 2000

    Various Artists

    Deep Porn (HardCorps/Oglio)

  • Music

    June 22, 2000

    The (International) Noise Conspiracy

    Survival Sickness
    (Burning Heart/Epitaph)

  • Music

    February 3, 2000

    Methods of Mayhem

    Methods of Mayhem

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