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Kid Rock and His Use of the Confederate Flag Backdrop: “What’s the Big Deal?”

Aha! From that headline you might infer that I have no trouble with Kid Rock using this symbol of oppression and hate. Nothing could be further from the truth.  But before everyone gets all wound up and starts with the name-calling, watch this news report.

How often has Kid Rock actually used the Confederate flag in any of his shows? According to the people behind this video, just once. Once. Years ago, too.

So is this a big stink over old news? Quite possibly.


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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