Hoax Alert: Kid Rock NOT Changing 'Inaccurate' Stage Name

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  • by: Perry Sanders III

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For those of us who grew up listening to Kid Rock, there must be at least once that we thought, "Kid Rock isn't a kid, or a rock!" While it is true that he is neither of those things, Newsthump.com wrote a rather humorous and clearly satirical article claiming that Robert Richie of Kid Rock is set to finally change his name...

The UNTRUE article says:

Kid Rock is changing his name to reflect his current direction as an artist," said music industry spokesman Simon Will.I.Ams.

"He considered a rebrand to call himself 'Bloke AOR' or possibly 'Dad Music', but ultimately decided to go the direction Prince did in the 1990s and just use a symbol to represent his interests.

Clearly, the story is making a jab at the rock icon and the music industry as a whole; but just in case anyone thought this was true, it most certainly is not.

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Thumbnail image for p3.jpgPerry Sanders III is a Philosophy graduate of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, and is an editor and social media manager at Lead Stories.

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