Kid Rock Hates iTunes

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Trailer-park messiah Kid Rock says he is boycotting iTunes because he believes that artists aren't compensated fairly.

In an interview with BBC News, he compared today's artists to those of yesteryear. "Back in the day, we all know the stories of the Otis Reddings and Chuck Berrys and Fats Dominos who never got paid. So the Internet was an opportunity for everyone to be treated fairly, for the consumer to get a fair price, for the artist to be paid fairly, for the record companies to make some money."

But the mangy ex-husband of Pamela Anderson says the arrangement isn't exactly working.

"It's based on an old system where iTunes takes the money, the record company takes the money, and they don't give it to the artists," he says.

Rock's latest album, Rock N Roll Jesus (arrogant, much?), hit number one in the U.S. last year despite its absence from iTunes. He says he may change his mind about the music behemoth but not any time soon.

"I will be on iTunes eventually, because I can't avoid it, but I like to always stick to my guns and prove a point and do something original...because I believe in it."

His new single "All Summer Long seems to have already unstuck his guns—it's available on iTunes in Europe.

He used strippers utilizing their poles on the back of a flatbed truck to promote the song in London. Always keepin' it klassy, Kid!

 

 

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  • BLOWMEO
    BLOWMEO

    what would he know about being an artist he`s a untalented rat-faced punk assed artist remake butcher.

  • tracimac
    tracimac

    The only people who are going to buy his album probably don't know how to use the internet anyway. He's just wishing for one of those Wal-mart exclusive deals.

  • bawwow
    bawwow

    Seriously, his albums are not going to do well if they're not available on itunes. thats our main way to get music nowadays!

  • drama4mama
    drama4mama

    His boycott won't last very long

  • mraniston
    mraniston

    Itunes is the best!

  • ballier88
    ballier88

    I always wondered how much they got out of each itunes single that is bought