Kid Rock Encourages Stealing From Everybody in Public Service Announcement
19-JUN-2008, 11:20 EST
Kid Rock has stepped up yesterday's endorsement of stealing misc (Story below) with the Public Service Announcement (Video link below). Yesterday, Rock told the BBC that not only should people steal songs but also "steal everything," including gas. In today's video, he cheekily says stealing from people is okay as long as they're "fucking rich" - people like Steve Jobs, Tommy Hilfiger, the Toyota corporation and himself. There is a funny stinger at the end where he lights up a cigar and tells the kids to stay in school and keep off the drugs
Kid Rock's New Message to Fans: "Steal Everything." First the Detroit rocker criticized iTunes; now he has issued a cheeky video PSA with a few suggestions for acquiring goods from Toyota and Tommy Hilfiger.
Video: Kid Rock Endorses Stealing
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In an interesting interview with BBC, Kid Rock explained why most of his music isn't available on iTunes. "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," Rock said. " [But iTunes is] and old system, where Itunes takes the money, the record company takes some money, and they don't give it to the artist's. Rock went on to explain that he doesn't mind people downloading his music illegally as long as they buy tickets to his concerts. "I was telling kids: download it illegally, I don't care. I want you to hear my music so I can play live. But I think they should steal everything. You know how much money the oil companies have? If you need some gas, just go fill your tank and drive off, they're not going to miss it." Rock added, though, that he doesn't participate in that philosophy. "I don't steal things. I'm rich."