Photos: Kid Rock Isn't Messing Around at SXSW

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Nick Rallo
Kid Rock was very serious about American Idol being lame.
Kid Rock doesn't seem to be a huge American Idol fan.

At last night's Jim Beam Live Music Series, hosted by Mr. Rock and flowing with copious Jim Beam and coke's, he ranted against the Fox series-as he's done in the past, according to the Googles.

His anti-Idol rants came in between sets of emerging, Skynyrd/Stevie-Ray-Vaughny talent: Taddy Porter and the more Seger-like Ty Stone.

As ABC News pointed out in their recent piece, Rock was excited for his very-very first SXSW visit. His brief stage-visit didn't exude much enthrallment, but it was certainly an interesting stance from a mainstream rocker. From the audience, Rock looked pretty heavy on the Beam, but his gusto on the subject of why he doesn't let American Idol use his music (there are millions of people in the U.S. who, in fact, don't watch AI) was met with cheers.

See you again next year, Kid?

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Nick Rallo
There's nothing like making a point and sticking with it.

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4 comments
ChrisU
ChrisU

why would Idol need Kid Rock, just use some Skynyrd and Seger, eleminate the middle man.

Dforevr
Dforevr

Access Hollywood Interview with Tyler, Lopez, and Jackson (11-04-10) Judges diminish Rock's concerns; but each of the three makes a personal statement ~ assuring viewers they will be cognoscente of & sensitive to contestant's feelings ~ letting them down ... gently.Point Made ! Kid Rock ~ 1 ...AI Judges ~ 0

Jonathan
Jonathan

Talking crap about American Idol is like making jokes about Charlie Sheen. It's too easy and no one cares.

Prissy
Prissy

Go Kid Rock! I can't stand American Idol either and is a waste of time. They take (for example) a country singer and change them completely, dress, make-up and move onto Nashville. They know nothing of the industry and what they are getting into.

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