In early November, the Wyandotte Marching Chiefs got the call that most marching bands would kill for -- they were invited to back up Kid Rock during the halftime performance of the Detroit Lions annual Thanksgiving Day game. But then the financial reality of the situation began to set in, with the school scurrying to land a fleet of buses to transport those taking part and incurring a $2,400 bill in the process.
"Control" is a key word in the music industry these days, and Kid Rock is the latest musician to make sure he's got a handle on his past hits by re-recording them for future usage. Acts like Squeeze, Def Leppard, and Electric Light Orchestra have re-recorded past favorites in recent years to maintain control over their songs, and Rock is following suit with the music from his breakout album, 'Devil Without a Cause.'
It's interesting, but Kid Rock, one of the few remaining mavericks not to bow to the growing behemoth of downloading that is iTunes, has finally given in for the release of his upcoming album, 'Rebel Soul.' So what changed the rocker's mind? His manager suggests that these are different times and different rules apply in the current musical climate.
Kid Rock and actor Sean Penn have just made one of the funniest collaborative videos in recent memory. The two stars operate on two very different sides of the political spectrum, but in this short film titled 'Americans,' the duo are able to find a peaceful friendship in each other, while Penn persuades Kid Rock to buy a Prius, Kid Rock replaces Penn's martini with a good ol' brewski, and much more.