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Kid Rock Admits His Stage Name Is the 'Worst in the World'

Atlantic Records(NEW YORK) -- Kid Rock chose his stage name when he was a teenager, but now that he's all grown up, the man born Robert Ritchie realizes it's a bit silly. 

In the May issue of Esquire magazine, Kid says his stage name is "the worst name in the world," and adds, "The only person who had a dumber name than me was the Fresh Prince. Hey, it sounded like a cool rap name when I was 16. But it stuck, and now it's me. I'll be an 88-year-old man, [saying] 'Call me the Kid.'"

Kid also addresses his reputation as a wild man, pointing out that unlike some Hollywood bad boys, he doesn't need to pay for female companionship.  He tells the mag, "I don't do hookers, man.  I'm in a rock band."

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Kid Rock Announces 'Born Free' Tour, Confirms Birthday Show

Photo Courtesy - Top Dog/Atlantic Records(NEW YORK) -- Kid Rock is using his 40th birthday as the starting point of his Born Free tour, which will be in support of his new album of the same name.

The tour's kickoff on Jan. 15 will be Kid's birthday party, which he's throwing at Detroit's Ford Field for 60,000 of his closest friends.  The field is being renamed "40 Field" in Kid's honor, and special guests will be on hand to help him celebrate the big day.

Tickets for that show go on sale Nov. 26, while tickets for the rest of the tour will go on sale Dec. 3 and 4.  The rest of the tour is currently scheduled to run through mid-March, with more dates to follow.

Here are Kid's tour dates:

1/15 -- Detroit, MI, Ford Field (B-Day Show)
1/21 -- Saginaw, MI, Dow Events Center
1/25 -- Grand Rapids, MI, Van Andel
1/26 -- Toledo, OH, Huntington Center
1/28 -- Columbus, OH, Schottenstein Center
1/29 -- Dayton, OH, Nutter Center
2/01 -- Wichita, KS, Intrust Arena
2/08 -- Bossier City, LA, CenturyTel Center
2/09 -- Little Rock, AR, Verizon Wireless Arena
2/11 -- Louisville, KY, KFC Yum! Center
2/12 -- Greenville, SC, Bi-Lo Center
2/14 -- Pensacola, FL,  Pensacola Civic Center
2/16 -- N. Charleston, SC, N. Charleston Coliseum
2/18 -- Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena
2/19 -- Birmingham, AL, BJCC
2/22 -- Greensboro, NC, Greensboro Coliseum
2/23 -- Huntington, WV, Big Sandy's
2/25 -- Kansas City, MO, Sprint Center
2/26 -- Chicago, IL, United Center
2/28 -- Peoria, IL, Peoria Civic
3/01 -- Evansville, IN, Roberts Stadium
3/04 -- Atlanta, GA, Gwinnett Center
3/05 -- Orlando, FL, UCF Arena
3/08 -- Hollywood, FL, Hard Rock
3/09 -- Jacksonville, FL, Veterans Memorial Arena
3/11 -- Jackson, MS, Mississippi Coliseum
3/12 -- Memphis, TN, FedEx Forum

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Slew of New Albums Being Released This Week

Photo Courtesy - Island Def Jam/Def Jam Recordings(NEW YORK) -- The holiday season is officially upon us, as a slew of major artists all release new albums on Tuesday.  Here's a rundown of the acts who are fighting for your entertainment dollar this week:

After the darkness of Rated R, Rihanna returns with Loud, which has already produced two smash hits: "Only Girl (In the World)" and "What's My Name?"  Eminem, Nicki Minaj and Drake all appear on the album.

Following the less-than-stellar sales of his 2008 disc Brass Knuckles, Nelly returns with 5.0, which has produced his biggest hit in five years, "Just a Dream."

Pink's first-ever best of, Greatest Hits...So Far!!!!, includes all her smashes, as well as several new tunes, including the new single, "Raise Your Glass."

Kid Rock's new album Born Free is the follow-up to his smash hit disc Rock N Roll Jesus.  It was produced by Rick Rubin and features guest appearances by rapper T.I., Sheryl Crow and country stars Martina McBride and Zac Brown Band.

American Idol champ Lee DeWyze releases his debut, Live It Up, for which he co-wrote 10 out of the 11 tracks.

Annie Lennox releases her first Christmas album, A Christmas Cornucopia, featuring her take on classic songs like "The First Noel."  It also includes one new song, "Universal Child."

Glee: The Music -- The Christmas Album features the songs from an upcoming holiday-themed episode of the hit Fox series.

Billy Joel's comprehensive best-of compilation, The Hits, includes songs from every phase of his career.

Bruce Springsteen's The Promise is a three CD/DVD collection that documents the making of his 1978 album, Darkness on the Edge of Town.

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