On Tuesday evening, the NHL announced that Kid Rock will be performing at the 2018 NHL All-Star Game. This year’s All-Star Weekend will be held at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida.
I know you were probably hoping for Nickelback, or heck, even a hologram of Hinder (sorry to any Hinder fans)…but nope. Instead, the NHL most likely had a bunch of people in business suits sit around a boring conference table, look at each other confused, and pick a top act from the late 90s.
Someone probably asked, “Who should we get to sing at THE 2018 ASG?” And some dope said, “Kid Rock.” And they WENT WITH IT (which is exactly what I said about Simple Plan for the 2016 Winter Classic, but now I wish for Simple Plan and simpler times).
In case you will be watching the event and need to know when the performance will occur, Rock is slated to “rock” during the second intermission.
Kid Rock has sold over 25 million albums worldwide and has been nominated for five Grammys. Recently, he made news not just for his pro-Trump views, but for his campaign to run for Senate…but not actually run for Senate. Apparently, it was a hoax even though he owns the website kidrockforsenate.com and he alluded to the idea multiple times. But sure, we’ll go with “hoax”.
I don’t want to exaggerate, but this is one of the most terrible ideas the NHL has ever come up with. The majority of Twitter thinks so too. By the time I began writing this post, the ratio of the NHL’s original tweet announcing the performance was 896 likes to 1.2k replies. Yikes.
Here are some excellent reactions to the not so excellent news:
You couldn’t just give auston matthews a kazoo and have kessel play the spoons huh
— hockey hurts (@MyIslanders) January 17, 2018
artists the nhl could have booked for all star weekend instead of kid rock:
– literally any elvis impersonator
– the jonas brothers
– the ghost of frank sinatra
– a roomba with an ipod attached to it
— aspiring bachelor contestant (@goalietandem) January 17, 2018
Opens up Twitter*
The headline reads that Kid Rock is performing at the 2018 NHL All Star game…. pic.twitter.com/tw9jUH1dlA
— Alex R. (@AlexTheGreatzz) January 17, 2018
You’re literally telling everyone not to watch this. You know that right?
— Josh in Chicago (@The_Chi_Josh) January 17, 2018
— Smash Mouth (@smashmouth) January 17, 2018
Were Limp Bizkit and Creed busy that day
— Trusted Hockey Man (@50_MissionCap) January 17, 2018
The NHL picking musical acts at their events. pic.twitter.com/5nTW9k0yS7
— Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo (@Brendan414) January 17, 2018
When you find out Kid Rock is playing the Alll-Star Game pic.twitter.com/vMDqnK4x8R
— Yahoo Sports NHL (@YahooSportsNHL) January 17, 2018
Fans: We’re so tired of you trotting out old, inoffensive, mediocre rock acts at every league event.
NHL: Duly noted!
Fan: Great, it will be nice to finally … Wait, which word did you just write down?
— Down Goes Brown (@DownGoesBrown) January 17, 2018
Read more about Kid Rock’s performance. Actually don’t.
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