Some of the most legendary artists found inspiration from their favorite alcoholic spirits -- and unfortunately for several, an untimely death. However, it wasn't until the past decade or two when artists and the creators and distributors of said brands decided to put their (metal) heads together to ... More >>
Kid RockAk-Chin PavilionJuly 24, 2013 (View the full slideshow.) Robert Richie, better known as Kid Rock, is no longer a kid, but last night at Ak-Chin Pavilion he proved that he could still rock with the best of them with an energetic performance. As the lights went out, Journey's "Don't Stop Be ... More >>
I admit it: When I got the chance to talk to Robert Bell--that's Kool--of Kool & the Gang ahead of Wednesday's show at Ak-Chin Pavilion, I couldn't resist asking the obvious question, much as I usually try to avoid them: Hey, how and why are you touring with Kid Rock? The answer I got: Because tou ... More >>
He's called himself a cowboy, an American badass, and a host of other names over the years, all in his mission to let us know his one unmistakable message: Kid Rock is an outlaw. He's done his best to cut a wide swath in the music world, making a splash during the rap-rock era of the late '90s and e ... More >>
I think everyone has a "Forbidden Song." What's that? It's like, whenever I hear the tune "Freebird," whether in the car or at some party or whatever, I have to turn it off. It's like an obsessive-compulsive decision and I will be forever agitated until that song is no longer playing. I'm not psy ... More >>
Rehab @ Rhythm Room| 8/30/12Not since bearded Jim Morrison have rotund drunks been celebrated with such crazed enthusiasm. Not that I could ever compare last night's Rehab show at The Rhythm Room to even the most spaced-out of Morrison's career and consider it fair. But I did learn a few things as ... More >>
See also: Creed's Scott Stapp, One of the Most Hated Men in Rock In this week's New Times music section there's an interview with Creed singer Scott Stapp, or as the article describes him, one of the most hated men in rock. His band doesn't get much more respect, Creed, is widely regarded by music ... More >>
In case those persistent robo-calls and that "Ron Paul Revolution" sticker on your neighbor's Hyundai haven't made it clear, it's an election year folks. That means today is Super Tuesday; the day the Republican presidential candidate picture becomes a whole lot clearer. After winning big here in A ... More >>
Looking for something to do this weekend? "Night Owl" is a quick guide to special nights at bars and clubs around town. We'll give you a few hints re: cover, dress code, music and atmosphere. Every Thursday marks Natalie Merrill at Kitchen 56.Kitchen 56 plays the fine line between swanky and casu ... More >>
Beavis & Butt-Head makes its triumphant return to MTV on Thursday, October 27 at 10/9c, and quite frankly, we can't wait. This preview of "Holy Cornholio" looks promising, but one thing is missing--music videos! Half the fun of watching Beavis & Butt-Head was listening to the duo's commentar ... More >>
Maria VassettKid Rock and Sheryl CrowAshley Furniture HomeStore PavilionFriday, August 5On paper, Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow come off like a study in contrasts, some sort of "beauty and the beast" proposition. Crow has always been easy to like -- or at least hard to actively dislike. Her '90s hits ... More >>
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Slash has a new record out...with the help of loads of famous friends.When you used to be in a band with a guy that made arguably the most anticipated album of the last two decades, which turned out to be Axl Rose's epic failure Chinese Democracy, it's kinda hard to top the hype yourself. But ala ... More >>
Last year Kid Rock headlined Tempe Music Fest. This year he's headlining Country Thunder. Is it just me or should the two festivals, which took place the same weekend last year, definitly not have this much in common?Country Thunder does bring us Willie Nelson on Saturday, but that's barely enoug ... More >>
In the 24-hour news cycle it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries: Feathered Bastard: Activist Dennis Gilman's Letter of Disgust to Eric Holder's DOJ Investigators Up on the ... More >>
This weekend Tempe Music Fest 2009 united us once again from scattered Valley citizenry to one cohesive force bent on rocking the hell out. This year Fergy and My Chemical Romance got traded in for straight ahead rock-'n'-rollers Kid Rock and 3 Doors Down with a couple of All-American Rejects and S ... More >>
Art PerryLou Reed and Laurie Anderson are scheduled to perform on Sunday at the Chandler Center for the Arts. If you're the type who bitches how nothing ever goes on in Phoenix, please feel free to grab a nice steaming cup of STFU. We've been referencing all week long on this very blog about how h ... More >>
Fear not, Festival goers! Valley Metro has your back...for two nights.For an unprecedented third time since its December launch, the Metro Light Rail will be extending its hours to accommodate those patrons of the Tempe Music Festival (April 3rd & 4th) hoping to catch either night's later ... More >>
We understand that in the 24-hour news cycle it can be difficult to keep up. Worry not! We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries: Valley Fever: Peoria Bank Robber Cuts Hole In Wall, Surprises Bank Employees Arriving ... More >>
Tempe Music Festival has bolstered their lineup with three acts that give the beachfront festival -- headlined by Kid Rock and Three Doors Down -- some indie cred. The Outlaws, Mutemath and Shiny Toy Guns pad a lineup that also includes Cowboy Mouth, Roger Clyne and The Peacemakers and The All Ameri ... More >>
On Friday, Tempe Music Festival announced a pretty uninspired lineup (Kid Rock, Three Doors Down) for April 3 and 4 at Tempe Beach Park. It was better than I was expecting (ahem, nothing) but it certainly didn't pack the punch of last year's event, headlined by Fergie and My Chemical Romance.Turns o ... More >>
We're still waiting for the full lineup, but Sarita Ray of LiveNation has confirmed several acts for Tempe Music Fest on April 3 and 4: Kid Rock, Cowboy Mouth and Roger Clyne play Friday. Three Doors Down and All-American Rejects play Saturday.
Here’s a handful of upcoming shows that were recently announced.
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