TUNE IN TO FALLON FRIDAY NIGHT!!
Kid Rock is filling in for U2 on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on NBC tomorrow night (Friday 11/21 at 11:35/10:35 CT). Rock will be playing a new track from the album with members of The Roots (not the first single, you gotta wait for that!) and will also give a peek at the new album cover. So get your ass in front of the TV!
Kid Rock Honored With ‘Patriot Award’ For His Support of U.S. Military
Operation Troop Aid (OTA), a nonprofit organization which supports U.S. Troops, presented the multi-platinum selling humanitarian with the 2014 Operation Troop Aid "Patriot Award."
Presented annually by OTA to celebrities who support the men and women serving in the American Armed Forces, the rock star was awarded the Eagle Trophy for his countless endeavors to support troops overseas and at local hospitals and for supporting numerous military charities. Kid Rock has performed at various military bases and continues to meet military personnel at every concert appearance.
"Kid Rock is one of the most giving entertainers I have ever met," says OTA founder and executive director Mark Woods. "He really gets it... Last year, Kid Rock challenged his fans to help raise money to send care packages to the troops. In one short month, we were able to ship over 500 care packages just in time for the holidays. His art, legacy of family and Spirit of Patriotism is exactly why this award exists."
Kid Rock joins past Patriot Award recipients Hank Williams Jr., Toby Keith, Darryl Worley, Aaron Tippin, Gary Sinise, Charlie Daniels, Mark Wills and KISS.
Founded in 2004 by 21-year military veteran Woods, OTA provides entertainment initiatives and care packages for U.S. Service Members with revenue generated through professional concert promotions and public financial generosity. OTA is a nonprofit corporation striving to make a positive difference and inspire the Armed Forces by letting them know Americans stand with them.
Yelawolf talks about Kid Rock's Influence
MLive sat down with Yelawolf to discuss his career and influences:
Q: " ...Here in Detroit fans not only know about your work with Eminem, but also with Kid Rock. What kind of influence has Kid Rock had on you knowing "Let's Roll" was as success?"
A: Kid Rock is the OG. He’s the dude, man. He did it all first. He figured it out, man. The country/rock/hip hop dichotomy … he figured it out. I’m from Alabama so we have a lot of the same inspirations (music-wise). Some are from different eras, but a lot are from the same. I came up as a rapper, but I still love singing, rock and country — all this stuff. He figured it out, man. And I’m doing my thing with a very similar idea; it’s just my approach to the music. My approach is just a little different from his. I went to his house with Marshall one time and saw his studio and his collection of things at his warehouse.
KID ROCK TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM “FIRST KISS” FEBRUARY 24TH ON WARNER BROS. RECORDS
Kid Rock announces today that his new album “First Kiss" will be released on February 24th. The album, his first on Warner Bros. Records, was produced by Kid Rock (with the exception of two songs which were co-produced by Dann Huff) and was recorded at his studio in Michigan.
Following the success of 2012’s “Rebel Soul” and the accompanying “$20 Best Night Ever Tour,” Kid Rock wasted no time getting back to work in the studio. The massive touring on the last album cycle allowed Kid Rock to play in front of over 550,000 people in one summer, and left him energized to write and record new material without taking much of a break. Plans for an even more ambitious Summer 2015 tour with his Twisted Brown Trucker Band will be announced shortly. “First Kiss” signals the continued evolution of one of music’s most versatile performers, but we’re not going to tell you what it sounds like - we just couldn’t do it justice and we’re confident the music will speak for itself. If you do the math though, every record Kid Rock has released through WMG has gone platinum or multi-platinum (with the exception of Live Trucker and Rebel Soul which are both certified Gold), so it’s safe to bet the legions of fans Kid Rock has cultivated over his 25 year career are going to enjoy this one too.
Expect the first single to be released at the top of the year with multi-format airplay, a music video, and the rest of the shitshow that goes with releasing an album.