Kid Rock Charged With Simple Assault

Kid Rock has been arrested and charged with simple assault for allegedly punching a disc jockey at an adult entertainment club near downtown Nashville. The 34-year-old singer, whose real name is Robert Ritchie, is accused of punching Jay Campos in the face after an apparent dispute over the choice of music being played at Christie’s Cabaret. The incident was reported around 3 a.m. Wednesday (Feb. 16). A frequent visitor to Nashville, Kid Rock performed Tuesday (Feb. 15) at the Ryman Auditorium during a memorial service for music industry legend Merle Kilgore. Following his arrest, Kid Rock was taken to night court where bond was set at $3,000 on the misdemeanor count.