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Kid Rock To Re-Record Devil Without A Cause For 15th Anniversary

November 22, 2012 | Posted by Joseph Lee

Billboard reports that Kid Rock is planning to re-record his 1998 album Devil Without A Cause to celebrate the 15th anniversary in August 2013. He said that while he wants to have ownership over the new master recordings, he also has other reasons to do it.

He said: “Some of them will be exactly like they were and some of them will have the sensibilities of what we’ve learned playing those songs live for 15 years. I’m not going to say they’re going to be better than the originals; that’s tough to top. But I think there’s something special about them that people will dig. They’re going to be the way a lot of people have seen us play these versions live, whether it’s ‘Bawitdaba,’ ‘Cowboy,’ ‘Only God Knows Why,’ ‘…Bullgod,’ ‘Welcome 2 the Party’ “…We’ve twisted them up so much to where it’s very interesting, very cool. I think we’ll have a monster single with the way we’re doing ‘Wasting Time’ now,’ without any of the samples and stuff. I think that could be a really big song. It’s just really cool.

He also said a show dedicated the album “could also be in the cards”. He added: “That seems like a fun thing that fans seem to like with other bands doing it. Even though it’s not the most original idea at this point, I think it would be something cool for the fans to see.

He is also working on a follow-up to Rebel Soul, which would be his last album for his current deal with Atlantic Records. He said: “Right now I’m thinking I might do a record like I’ve never done. I might actually go get song submissions and do four or five country tunes, like country-rockers, just get a Nashville producer for those. Then I’m thinking about getting some of my buddies in the hip-hop business to produce four, five tracks of that, getting my old school buddies like Reverend Run, D-Nice, to write rhymes for me. I would not write anything on the record but just do this half-and-half record, country and hip-hop. I don’t know what it would be like. It would be interesting, that’s for sure. It would kind of go out on the weird side and then I could focus on the next Kid Rock record after that.

He added that he hasn’t made any decisions about his future and he could always work out a new deal with Atlantic.

Rebel Soul was released on Monday and is his first album released on iTunes after a long holdout. Rock and his Twisted Brown Trucker Band shot videos for four of the songs. They will also make
(and have already made) several promotional appearances which include: a November 18 performance at the NASCAR Spring Cup finale in Miami on ESPN; ABC’s Good Morning America on November 19; a halftime performance at the Detroit Lions-Houston Texans Thanksgiving Day game in Detroit on Fox TV; and CBS’ Sunday Morning on Nov. 25.

The band are also rehearsing for shows on December 30 and 31 in Hollywood, Florida, as well as a Rebel Soul tour that begins in February.

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