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Kid Rock in 2008

KID ROCK

KID ROCK (1990–PRESENT). (Various backing musicians). While not technically a metal act by the strictest definition of the term, Kid Rock (real name Robert James Ritchie, born 1971) has demonstrated that American hard rock, country, metal, and other fans can be united under the banner of beer drinking and hell raising. Kid Rock is not a metal singer, but many often mistake him for one, or his efforts to maintain the “party all the time” image of early metal as being authentically metal. While Read more [...]
Insane Clown Posse

INSANE CLOWN POSSE

INSANE CLOWN POSSE (1988–PRESENT). Violent J (vocals), Shaggy 2 Dope (vocals). ICP are a Detroit metal/rap crossover band with an extremely dedicated fan base known as the Juggalos. The two MCs are Violent J (Joseph Bruce) and Shaggy 2 Dope (Joseph Utsler) The group’s lyrics are fairly misogynistic and sophomoric, but their stance of rebellion appeals tremendously to fans that see no real difference in the presumed hardness/heaviness of rap and metal. Although the band is often lumped in with Read more [...]