Kid Rock Kid Rock, a 2004 Super Bowl performer, was actually named Robert James Ritchie. He regrets changing it to Kid Rock, "the worst name in the world," he said. "Hey, it sounded like a cool rap name when I was 16. But it stuck and now it's me. I'll be an 80-year-old man -- 'call me the Kid.'"
Real Names of Music Stars
•January 19, 2013
These performers weren't always known by their stage names.