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Originally posted 03/11/2008 05:30PM
Kid Rock got the chance to turn his now-legendary waffle house fight into a positive experience on Tuesday, as hundreds of fans lined up to see the rocker near the scene of the waffle crime – a Duluth, Ga., waffle house – all for good cause.
The singer's appearance was for a charity event to raise money for the Nicholas House Foundation, a transitional housing shelter that helps homeless families in the Metro Atlanta area. (The restaurant was near the original waffle house where Kid Rock was arrested in October after getting into a fight.)
Originally posted 03/11/2008 01:45PM
Kid Rock wants to grill up some food Tuesday at an Atlanta-area Waffle House where he is expected for a benefit – but first he'll have to do something about his long hair.
"He said he wanted to get on the grill, so we're going to let him," said David Tharp, manager of the Waffle House in Duluth, Ga., where the singer will appear for two hours to cook and serve. "If he's going to be on the grill, he'll definitely have to wear the proper attire. He'll have to restrain his hair."
Tharp and his staff are looking forward to the visit from Kid Rock, who was enthusiastic about coming in and cooking for charity. All donations the restaurant gets during his two-hour stint will go to the Nicholas House Foundation, a transitional housing shelter that helps homeless families in the Metro Atlanta area. Kid Rock has a concert Tuesday night at the nearby Gwinett Center.
Originally posted 03/10/2008 05:35PM
Talk about a special warm-up gig.
Kid Rock may be playing at Atlanta's Gwinnett Arena on March 11 – but before his performance, the rocker is returning to the Duluth, Ga., Waffle House where he was arrested for battery after a fight last October to greet fans and sign autographs for charity, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution is reporting.
Originally posted 03/03/2008 12:00PM
Kid Rock pleaded not guilty Monday to a battery charge stemming from a fight at a Waffle House in Atlanta last fall.
Rock (a.k.a. Robert James Ritchie) was not present but was represented by his attorney, Darryl Cohen, who waived an arraignment hearing and entered the plea on Ritchie's behalf in DeKalb County State Court, according to Cohen's office, the Associated Press reports.
Rock maintains that he was provoked into the Waffle House fight, which led to him and five members of his entourage getting arrested Oct. 21 on a misdemeanor charge of simple battery.
The group had stopped for some grub following his "great show" at The Tabernacle. "We were having a good time. And one kid just started [talking]. ... One thing led to another, and windows were broken," the rocker said at the time.
He added, in the words of Johnny Cash, that what followed was a lot of "cussin' and fussin' in the mud and the blood and beer."
Originally posted 11/26/2007 04:35PM
Kid Rock has a major makeover in the works: He'll chop off his famously long locks.
"I definitely want to cut it. I think this is the last record with the hair," the rocker, 36, tells Extra. "I've had enough. I'm going to slick it back [and], whoosh, ride off into the sunset."
Though his plans for exactly when he'll get a new 'do are up in the air, the singer says there is one thing for certain: His plans to visit American troops in Iraq this holiday season.
"I told my son [Robert, 17] I'm going to go to Iraq to be with some people who can't be with their families," he says. "We're not doing presents this year. I'm going to spend some time with these people, 'cause we've been very fortunate at the end of the day."
Originally posted 10/29/2007 06:40PM
Kid Rock will not be charged in the fight with Tommy Lee at the MTV Video Music Awards, Las Vegas authorities said Monday.
"The Clark County District Attorney's Office will not pursue a battery charge," Chief Deputy District Attorney Ron Bloxham tells Extra. "It should be noted that Tommy Lee has requested that there be no prosecution relating to the incident and there were no injuries to either person."
Originally posted 10/25/2007 01:30PM
Kid Rock says he was just trying to have fun and buy everybody breakfast at a Waffle House early Sunday morning when he was provoked into the fight that got him booked on a misdemeanor battery charge.
"We were celebrating. We had a great show that night," he told Ellen DeGeneres on her talk show Thursday.
Originally posted 10/21/2007 06:45PM
Kid Rock has been arrested in Atlanta in connection with a fight at a waffle house, the city's FOX 5 News is reporting.
Rock (real name: Bob Ritchie), 36, who played a sold-out show Saturday night in Atlanta, and five members of his entourage were taken into custody facing a misdemeanor charge of simple battery.
Originally posted 10/10/2007 06:15PM
Kid Rock thinks of himself as a fun-loving guy. But a couple of things disagree with him: namely, being married, and being friends with Scott Stapp.
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