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Kid Rock Ups The Ante With âBorn Freeâ
August 30 2010

Kid Rock Ups The Ante With âBorn Freeâ

New Studio Album Due November 16th On Atlantic Records

New York, Ny â Kid Rock Will Release His 8th Studio Album, âBorn Free,â On November 16th Via Atlantic Records. The Record Was Produced By Rick Rubin And Mixed By Greg Fidelman. The First Single From The Album Will Be, Appropriately, âBorn Freeâ Which Hits Radio September 14th. âBorn Freeâ Is In Many Ways A Transformational Album For Kid Rock. While There Is Still The Edge, Wit, And Swagger Of Previous Albums, He DoesnâT Rap, Thereâs No Metal â There Isnât Even A Parental Warning Sticker. Says Kid Rock, âThe Catalyst For This Record Was Detroit, And My Thoughts On The World Through The Lens Of Detroit. Watching Everything Go Downhill Over The Past Few Years, The Economy, The Loss Of Jobs Everywhere, I Wanted To Make A Record That Reflected The Times But That Still Had Soul."

The Bulk Of The Album Was Recorded Live In A Two Week Span In Los Angeles With A Stellar Cast Of Musicians Including Heartbreaker Benmont Tench, Red Hot Chili Pepper Chad Smith, David Hidalgo From Los Lobos And Chavez Guitarist Matt Sweeney. Studios In Detroit, Nashville And Atlanta Were Used To Incorporate Collaborations With Bob Seger, Sheryl Crow, Zac Brown, Trace Adkins, And In A Pairing Surely Never To Be Replicated â T.I. And Martina Mcbride On The Track âCare.â Kid Rock And Rick Rubin, As Friends, Have Spent Many Hours Talking About Their Respective Histories â Starting In Hip-Hop, Crossing Into And Creating New Territories â As Well As The Need For A Great New American Classic Rock Record That Challenges The Field. âBorn Freeâ Is In Part The Result Of Those Conversations â An Album That Is Meant To Be Played From Start To Finish.

Kid Rockâs Last Album âRock âN Roll Jesus,â Released In 2007, Debuted At #1 And Stayed In The Charts For 100 Weeks, Becoming The Biggest Selling Rock Album Of 2008. His Hit Single âAll Summer Longâ Hit #1 In 8 Countries And Provided Kid Rock The Opportunity To Expand His Huge Touring Base Outside Of America. Kid Rock Has A Unique Ability To Genre-Hop, Marking His Territory Everywhere. He Hosted Last Years CMT Awards (Whose Ratings Rose 19% Over The Previous Year) And Performed At Events Ranging From The Grammyâs To The VMA's, EMA's And CMA's To The Hip Hop Honors. He Has Performed For And Visited Troops Overseas Numerous Times, And Remains One Of Entertainments Most Vocal Supporters Of Our Soldiers Abroad. In The Past Year He Has Entered Into A Unique Partnership With Jim Beam, While At The Same Time Expanding His Philanthropic Efforts Through His Own Kid Rock Foundation.
The Appearances Scheduled To Promote âBorn Freeâ Will Be Revealed Shortly, In Addition To Tour Activities.

For More Information Please Visit www.kidrock.com
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