First rule of Fight Club? Don't talk about Fight Club. Second rule? When in town to play at someone's memorial, be sure to punch the DJ wearing glasses in the face for playing the wrong song. Kid Rock, well played. The rap-rocker was arrested Wednesday by Nashville police who are investigating a report that the entertainer punched a disc jockey at an adult entertainment club, Christie's Cabaret, near downtown. Rock was brought before Night Court Commissioner Howard Taradash at about 8:30 a.m., in handcuffs, and an officer was holding his hat. In answer to questions from the commissioner, the entertainer said he lived in Clarkston, Mich., and gave his birth date, Jan. 17, 1971. I wonder if when asked to state his name he said, "my name is Kiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiddd Rock!".
"Inside the establishment there was a squabble concerning, I guess, the selection of music," Nashville police Sgt. James Smith told reporters. "Again there are no major injuries but an assault did take place." Television footage from outside the club showed the DJ, identified as Jay "I'm Now Rich" Campos, with a red mark on his face and holding his broken eyeglasses. Born Bob Ritchie, Kid Rock is charged with simple assault, a misdemeanor. Taradash set bond at $3,000 and Kid Rock remained in custody until bail could be posted.
Why was he in Nashville? Kid Rock was among entertainers who sang at a Tuesday memorial service at Ryman Auditorium for songwriter and promoter Merle Kilgore. One of Kilgore's many credits include co-writing Johnny Cash's 1963 hit song "Ring of Fire". The rapper, who has performed with several Nashville music figures including Hank Williams Jr., strummed a guitar and sang "I Saw the Light" at the funeral.
I wonder what song he objected to? Did the Crüe's "Girls Girls Girls" remind him of Pammy? Doesn't measure up?