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Music, All Shook Down This Week: The Tears of Bjork, the Threat of Taylor Swift, and the Ego of the Prodigy

This Week: The Tears of Bjork, the Threat of Taylor Swift, and the Ego of the Prodigy

“When I did this album — it all just collapsed. I didn’t have anything. It was the most painful thing I ever experienced in my life. The only way I could deal with that was to start writing for…
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Music, All Shook Down 5 Reasons Kid Rock is The (Absolute Fucking) Worst

5 Reasons Kid Rock is The (Absolute Fucking) Worst

Since you probably don't read Libertarian Yokel Monthly, you might not be aware of developments in the life of animate fedora with a ponytail attached, Kid Rock. We try not to talk about him if we can help it,…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Bono's Hands, Marilyn Manson's Dick, and Jared Leto's Fanny-Pack

This Week: Bono's Hands, Marilyn Manson's Dick, and Jared Leto's Fanny-Pack

"I wash my hands before I piss because I know where my dick's been, but I don't know where my hands have been." Marilyn Manson practices good hygiene. Kind of. (Rolling Stone) “I think it has 100,000 percent to do with the…
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Music, Antwon's Twisted Vision: Sex Rap, Punk Vibes, and Kid Rock

Antwon's Twisted Vision: Sex Rap, Punk Vibes, and Kid Rock

It's Valentine's Day, and Antwon is on the roof of his San Jose apartment tweeting about Kid Rock. Earlier this morning, the 26-year-old rapper released In Dark Denim, an 11-song mixtape that showcases his gruff voice reciting noirish sex-raps over…
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Film, $ellebrity: The Slings and Arrows of Outrageous Photos

$ellebrity: The Slings and Arrows of Outrageous Photos

It's not easy being famous, as the famous love to remind us. Just ask Jennifer Aniston, Kid Rock, or any of the other instantly recognizable talking heads director Kevin Mazur has assembled for his docu-evisceration of the parasitic celebrity apparatus,…
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Music, All Shook Down Metallica Brings Out Lou Reed, Kid Rock, Mercyful Fate, and More as the 30th Anniversary Party Continues

Metallica Brings Out Lou Reed, Kid Rock, Mercyful Fate, and More as the 30th Anniversary Party Continues

See more of our Metallica Week coverage: Author Brian Lew on the Early Days of Metallica and the Bay Area Thrash Metal Scene Six Signs of Metallica's Pervasive Influence on Pop Culture Metallica Kicks off Its 30th Anniversary Week…
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Music, All Shook Down Train Releases a Signature Wine, Becomes Instantly More Irritating

Train Releases a Signature Wine, Becomes Instantly More Irritating

Prepare to be hit by a tsunami of nausea as we inform you that Train -- probably the most insipid band from the Bay Area -- is bringing out a wine (called "Drops of Jupiter" -- after one of…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top Five Rap Cameos on <i>The Simpsons</i>

The Top Five Rap Cameos on The Simpsons

The squeaky-pitched funk of "Do the Bartman" might not come up often when rap nerds talk about hip-hop's golden era, but during The Simpsons' near-500-episode reign, the show has proved more than willing to spoof the rap world's biggest stars.…
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Calendar, Night&Day Comm(ute)unity

Comm(ute)unity

Do you dread going to work? No, no, we know you don't hate your job. After all, we're all so lucky to have jobs at all in this economy, yadda yadda. But do you hate the physical act of getting…
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Charting rockers' vigor by their backstage aphrodisiacs:

+3: Lemmy from Motörhead — Consciousness. +2: Kid Rock — A free hand. Anyone's. +1: Metallica — Cold beer and a group hug (both for courage). -1: Stuart Murdoch of Belle and Sebastian — Good reading material (a secondhand copy…
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Music, Remembering Miserable Major-Label Drones: <i>Rock On</i>

Remembering Miserable Major-Label Drones: Rock On

Anyone who has worked in the music industry is probably aware of the massive difference between the people who release records and the consumers who buy them. However, no one has captured this disconnect as irreverently as Dan Kennedy does…
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Music, All Shook Down CD Review: Kid Rock -- Rock n Roll Jesus

CD Review: Kid Rock -- Rock n Roll Jesus

Kid Rock Rock n Roll Jesus (Atlantic) Lucky for Kid Rock he's an egomaniacal dipshit, because otherwise his music would be about as memorable as a Molly Hatchet eight-track sans "Flirtin' with Disaster." Still, the former Mr. Pamela Anderson's…
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Music, Let's Get Killed Flying Vs and fake cocaine at the U.S. Air Guitar Championships

Flying Vs and fake cocaine at the U.S. Air Guitar Championships

For a certain type of rock show, it's most vital that a guitarist bring to the stage the one thing no road tech can tune: a boss facial expression. You know the one I'm talking about — the mouth tightened…
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The House of Tudor

A recent New York Post article commended Kid Rock for following in the "big steps" of the Insane Clown Posse on his debut album. What?! Kid Rock's debut -- Devil Without a Cause -- is his fifth album in 10…
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