THE KID’S, ER, ALRIGHT

Kid Rock and his former manager have reached an out-of-court settlement and the pair claim there are no hard feelings...

KID ROCK and his former management company have issued a joint-statement revealing that they have reached an agreement over their legal dispute, which saw his ex-manager STEPHEN HUTTON trying to sue him for $4 million.

According to Allstar news on [url=]www.cdnow.com, Hutton, who took legal action against Rock – real name Robert Ritchie – after he was fired last June, had claimed that his “tremendous faith” in Rock was not rewarded.

The original lawsuit, brought in July, stated: “Against the backdrop of a dismal track record, Hutton, who had tremendous faith in Ritchie, took on the daunting challenge of turning Ritchie’s career path around. Unfortunately, Kid Rock’s rise to fame has been coupled with a marked increase in grandiosity and a marked decrease in gratitude.”

Their original contract was signed in 1996, and Hutton claimed Ritchie had breached its terms by sacking him soon after the release of the multi-platinum-selling ‘Devil Without A Cause’ album.

The pair settled out of court for an undisclosed sum and issued a statement yesterday (March 12), saying there are no hard feelings: “We are glad that this case has been settled fairly and that the litigation has been brought to an end. There are no hard feelings and we wish each other well.”