Kid Rock didn’t make many friends when he backed Mitt Romney in the run up to the American election. But the long-time musician has displayed some pretty liberal views about athletes’ earnings.

"Athletes and musicians make astronomical amounts of money," he tells Rolling Stone. "People get paid $100 million to throw a baseball! Shouldn't we all take less and pass some of that money onto others? Think about firefighters, teachers and policemen. We should celebrate people that are intellectually smart and trying to make this world a better place." He’s got a point, hasn’t he? But it’s his admission of the Republican’s failings that really sets this interview apart. "That's one of the times I'm f***ing embarrassed to be a Republican," he seethes, talking about paperless ticketing. "It's f***ing Republican lawmakers passing those laws, you dumbasses. They already did it in New York and they're trying to do it in Michigan. I've even called some of those guys to try and stop it." He's also livid with Ticketmaster. "They're taking a fucking five-dollar service charge," he says. "It's 25 percent of the fucking ticket! That's fucked up, but I've beaten them up as much as I can. Then Walmart stepped in and agreed to charge just $20, and it includes parking."

Kid Rock is all about the fans; he’s being 100% transparent about his ticket sales, despite perhaps not making as much money. "We're doing that with 1,000 tickets to each show," he says. "The money is going into our pocket. We're going to try and combat scalpers."

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