Kid Rock

Kid Rock (real name Robert Ritchie, born January 17, 1971 in Romeo, Michigan) is a performer of rap music - notably combining rap with the sounds of more traditional rock music and even country music..

Rock derives his name from his early years rapping in parking lots and bars, when people in the audience would say, "Look at that white kid rock." He dropped "white," and his stage name was born.

He began his hip-hop career at the age of 15. He became well-known in the Mt. Clemens housing project because of his unique style of rapping. He later moved to New York City, where he was said to have lived just below Queen Latifah. He got to know a lot of the area's rappers and landed a tour deal with Ice Cube and Too $hort when he was only 18 years old.

In 1989, his first album, on the Jive label, was Grits Sandwiches for Breakfast, produced by Too $hort, D Nice and others. This defined his outlandish attitude, although the album was not a success. When a college DJ played the song from his album "Yodelin' in the Valley," he was fined $25,000 by the FCC. The president of the university described the song as "the most indecent thing ever heard".

Kid Rock continued to produce albums, however. In 1993 The Polyfuze Method was released. In 1996, Early Morning Stoned Pimp dropped along with the EP, Fire it Up.

In 1998, he joined Atlantic Records and released his famous album Devil Without a Cause. This was his first real success. The Detroit Red Wings, after their victory, chose the opening phrase from his Early Morning Stoned Pimp album as their victory chant.

In 2000, Kid Rock released a compilation album, The History of Rock, which included tracks from many of his previous albums. Following this up he released his album "Cocky" which features all new songs.

Rock dated actress Pamela Anderson, having an adulterous affair with her while she was still married to musician Tommy Lee. He is now dating actress Jesse Jane. Rock has also recently gained country music acclaim for such notable performances as "Picture" a duet with Sheryl Crow, his performance of "Luckenbach, Texas" on the Waylon Jennings tribute album "I've Always Been Crazy", and his appearance on Country Music Television's Crossroads episode with Hank Williams, Jr..

Discography

  • Grits Sandwiches for Breakfast (1991)
  • Back from the Dead (1992)
  • The Polyfuze Method (1993)
  • Fire It Up (1994)
  • Early Morning Stoned Pimp (1996)
  • Devil Without a Cause (1998)
  • The History of Rock (2000)
  • Cocky (2001)
  • Kid Rock (2003)

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Rock has also recently gained country music acclaim for such notable performances as "Picture" a duet with Sheryl Crow, his performance of "Luckenbach, Texas" on the Waylon Jennings tribute album "I've Always Been Crazy", and his appearance on Country Music Television's Crossroads episode with Hank Williams, Jr.. Lavigne has also covered the following songs during live performances:. He is now dating actress Jesse Jane. Her nickname is Avie. Rock dated actress Pamela Anderson, having an adulterous affair with her while she was still married to musician Tommy Lee. Sum 41's management still adamantly denies the allegations which has led to conflict. Following this up he released his album "Cocky" which features all new songs. Deryck Whibley has recently stated that, in fact, he would be marrying Avril.

In 2000, Kid Rock released a compilation album, The History of Rock, which included tracks from many of his previous albums. It was reported in September 2004 that she was engaged to him, but this was subsequently denied by Sum 41's management. The Detroit Red Wings, after their victory, chose the opening phrase from his Early Morning Stoned Pimp album as their victory chant. She also bought a house with him in Beverly Hills. This was his first real success. She is currently dating Deryck Whibley from the pop punk band Sum 41. In 1998, he joined Atlantic Records and released his famous album Devil Without a Cause. In 2003, it was reported that Lavigne was romantically involved with then band member Jessie Colburn.

In 1996, Early Morning Stoned Pimp dropped along with the EP, Fire it Up. Avril Lavigne has made the list of FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World 2003 and the FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World 2004. In 1993 The Polyfuze Method was released. According to Lavigne, she had permission to take the picture down—station personnel encouraged her to take it down. Kid Rock continued to produce albums, however. During that same interview, she spotted a picture of herself and ripped it up, allegedly saying "I hate that fucking photo!" All this happened while on air. The president of the university described the song as "the most indecent thing ever heard". I'm sure she's all smiles.".

When a college DJ played the song from his album "Yodelin' in the Valley," he was fined $25,000 by the FCC. Reportedly, Lavigne also said about Duff, "I'm sure she's really nice and sweet. This defined his outlandish attitude, although the album was not a success. During an interview for a Boston radio station, Lavigne then said that Duff was a "mommy's girl" and a "goody two-shoes." She then said to Duff (who was not present during that interview), "You can go screw yourself". In 1989, his first album, on the Jive label, was Grits Sandwiches for Breakfast, produced by Too $hort, D Nice and others. Duff called her "mean-spirited" and said, "You should be happy that these people like you and look up to you.". He got to know a lot of the area's rappers and landed a tour deal with Ice Cube and Too $hort when he was only 18 years old. Her "skater chick" fashion style was one of the most imitated of 2002. In March 2004, she became involved in a celebrity feud with Hilary Duff: Duff reportedly criticized Lavigne after she apparently got mad at her fans for dressing like her.

He later moved to New York City, where he was said to have lived just below Queen Latifah. Madonna previously held the record with her song "Music", which held onto number one for 10 weeks. Clemens housing project because of his unique style of rapping. Her song "Complicated" held the number one spot on the Contemporary Hit Radio chart (which tracks air play on the radio) for 11 weeks in a row. He became well-known in the Mt. Avril Lavigne broke a record set by Madonna. He began his hip-hop career at the age of 15. She is a smoker.

Rock derives his name from his early years rapping in parking lots and bars, when people in the audience would say, "Look at that white kid rock." He dropped "white," and his stage name was born. Some of them she bought, and the rest of them she just takes from her dad. Kid Rock (real name Robert Ritchie, born January 17, 1971 in Romeo, Michigan) is a performer of rap music - notably combining rap with the sounds of more traditional rock music and even country music.. Lavigne travels with a bag full of about 30 neck ties. Kid Rock (2003). Security came, and because I was on top, they threw me out.". Cocky (2001). She pushed me and I got her down on the floor.

The History of Rock (2000). "I was at a club and some girl was giving me attitude. Devil Without a Cause (1998). "The other night, I got into three fights," says Lavigne. Early Morning Stoned Pimp (1996). She has admitted to Rollingstone.com that she got into some fights one night. Fire It Up (1994). In late 2004, she had a small pink heart-shaped tattoo featuring the letter 'D' applied to her right wrist - thought to be a reference to boyfriend Deryck Whibley.

The Polyfuze Method (1993). Lavigne has a star tattooed on the inside of her left wrist, applied at the same time as friend and musical associate Ben Moody's identical tattoo. Back from the Dead (1992). Departed band members include Evan Taubenfeld (lead guitar, 2002-04), Mark Spicoluk (bass, 2002) and Jessie Colburn (rhythm guitar, 2002-03). Grits Sandwiches for Breakfast (1991). Lavigne's backing band currently features Devin Bronson (lead guitar), Craig Wood (rhythm guitar), Charlie Muniz (bass) and Matt Brann (drums). The third single from Under My Skin is "Nobody's Home".

She made the music video to the track in Actor/Singer Eric West's neighborhood. The second single, "My Happy Ending", reached #9 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it her third biggest hit as of late. The first single, "Don't Tell Me", was released early, and as at June 2004, has gone to #1 in Argentina, top 5 in the UK and Canada, and top 10 in Australia, Brazil and a European composite chart. Under My Skin was released on May 25, 2004 and went to #1 around the world, notably in the UK, USA, Canada and Australia and on the Billboard Internet charts.

Lavigne used three producers for Under My Skin, notably:. She also co-wrote one track, "Nobody's Home", with Ben Moody, formerly of Evanescence, and the rest with her former guitarist Evan Taubenfeld. Lavigne wrote most of her second album, Under My Skin, with Canadian singer-songwriter Chantal Kreviazuk. She describes her first album as a pop album with "a couple of rock songs on it," and has indicated a desire to write more rock-oriented songs in the future.

Lavigne had a close friendship with Deryck Whibley of Sum 41 and hired a former member of that band Mark Spicoluk as a member of her backing band. In another interview, she listed her current listening tastes as including Blink 182, Sum 41, and System of a Down. While her marketing has been every bit as sophisticated as, for instance, that of Britney Spears and her competitors, a profile in the Washington Post found that in the flesh, her personality reflected the marketing and found her, if anything, something of a wide-eyed innocent, citing the fact that she was intending to purchase her first Ramones CD. She has also often been compared with singers like Vanessa Carlton and Michelle Branch, who emerged at about the same time and were popularly credited, with Lavigne, as part of a trend towards more earnestness and genuine creativity in an often vacuous and pre-fabricated teen pop music market.

The media has often compared her to Alanis Morissette, though she has been criticized for not being as strong a lyricist as Morissette at the same age. Weird Al Yankovic did a parody of "Complicated" on his Poodle Hat album—a sure sign of her impact on popular culture. In the U.K., Lavigne was the youngest female artist ever to have a number one album, although this record was later broken by Joss Stone. Let Go spawned 5 hit singles (the first 3 with The Matrix), in various parts of the world:. As of June 2004, Let Go had sold 14 million albums and reached the number one spot in the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada and #2 in the US.

She also has been nominated for eight Grammy Awards but has not won any to date. She was named "Best New Artist" at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards and at the 2003 Juno Awards, where she led all musicians with six nominations, winning four Junos. Her first album, Let Go, was released by Arista on June 4, 2002, and was certified "Quadruple Platinum" less than six months later by the Recording Industry Association of America. Apparently, early attempts to co-write songs for her failed to meet her approval, and she eventually moved to Los Angeles, California and co-wrote her album with Clif Magness and songwriting team The Matrix, whose previous work included songs for Sheena Easton and Christina Aguilera.

Reid, and she subsequently moved to New York City to work on her first album. By the age of 16, she was signed by Arista Records head L.A. She was discovered by her first professional manager while singing country covers at a Chapters bookstore in Kingston, Ontario. Born in Napanee, Ontario to conservative parents, Lavigne grew up singing country music and in a church choir and taught herself guitar.

She was one of the most popular new pop punk artists of 2002, when she released her first album, and is well-known for her "skater punk" persona. Avril Ramona Lavigne (born September 27, 1984) is a Canadian singer and songwriter. "Straight To Hell" - The Clash. "Song 2" - Blur (on which Lavigne plays drums - vocals by Devin Bronson).

"Let Me Out" - Future Leaders of the World. "Knockin' On Heaven's Door" - Bob Dylan. "Ironic" - Alanis Morisette. "Iris" - Goo Goo Dolls.

"Hey Ya!" - Outkast. "Fuel" - Metallica. "Fat Lip" - Sum41. "Chop Suey" - System Of A Down.

"My Own Worst Enemy" - Lit. "Basket Case" - Green Day. "Nobody's Home" (Video). "Knockin' On Heaven's Door".

"Nobody's Home" (Live Acoustic). "Nobody's Home" (Album Version). "Nobody's Home" - Single (November 15, 2004) Arista

    . "My Happy Ending" (Video).

    "Take Me Away" (Live Acoustic). "My Happy Ending" (Live Acoustic). "Take It". "My Happy Ending" (Album Version).

    "My Happy Ending" - Single (August 2, 2004) Arista; #9 US, #5 UK

      . "Don't Tell Me" (Video). "Take Me Away" (Album Version). "Don't Tell Me" (Live Acoustic Version).

      "Don't Tell Me" (Album Version). "Don't Tell Me" - Single (April 19, 2004) BMG International; #22 US, #5 UK

        . Under My Skin - (2004). "Losing Grip" (Dub).

        "Unwanted" (Live). "I'm With You" (Live). "Losing Grip" (Album Version). "Losing Grip" - Single (May 5, 2003) BMG International; #22 UK

          .

          "I'm With You" (Video). "Unwanted" (Live Version). "I'm With You" (Live Version). "I'm With You" (Radio Edit).

          "I'm With You" - Single (March 3, 2003) BMG; #4 US, #7 UK

            . "Sk8er Boi" (Video). "Nobody's Fool". "Get Over It".

            "Sk8er Boi". "Sk8er Boi" - Single (December 16, 2002) BMG; #10 US, #8 UK

              . "Why". "I Don't Give".

              "Complicated" (The Matrix Mix). "Complicated" - Single (September 23, 2002) BMG International; #2 US, #3 UK

                . Let Go (2002). Don Gilmore, who has produced Good Charlotte and Linkin Park.

                Raine Maida of Our Lady Peace (also Kreviazuk's husband); and. Butch Walker of Marvelous 3;. "Mobile" reached the top ten in Taiwan and went top 40 in New Zealand. "Losing Grip" reached #1 in Canada, #10 Taiwan, #20 Chile and top 50 on a composite European chart; and.

                "I'm With You" reached #1 on the US and world adult charts (based on the US, UK, Canada, Germany, France and Australia) Taiwan and Canada and #4 on the Billboard Hot 100;. "Sk8er Boi" (txt for Skater Boy) went top 10 in the US and Australia and top 30 in Canada;. "Complicated" went to #1 on the US adult charts and in Australia while reaching #2 on the Billboard Hot 100;.

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