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Kid Rock Isn't on iTunes Because He Relates to Steve Jobs' Independent Spirit (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jul 12th 2011 5:34AM
Kid Rock, 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon'Here's some reasoning you might not expect. As he explained on 'Late Night' (Weeknights, 12:37AM ET on NBC), Kid Rock's music isn't available on iTunes because he relates to Steve Jobs' attitude and the way he built Apple.

He respects the company and even has bought stock in it, but he won't make his music available in the iTunes store because "I just don't like being told what to do."

It's a sentiment he believes Steve Jobs applies to the way he's developed and built Apple. "I believe in the company," he said. "Steve Jobs runs it the way he wants. 'This is my company. I started it. I built it big. I run it the way I want. I do things who I want. If you don't like it, screw you.'"

And that's the way Rock has always felt about his own career path and the music he's made over the years. Certainly, he's had his share of detractors from his early days with a rap-rock hybrid to his more recent foray into the country music arena. As long as it's his way, he'll do it. Just don't tell him what to do.

Maybe his agents should consider reverse psychology. "Don't put your music on iTunes, Mr. Rock." What? I'm doing it!

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