Kid Rock has been a busy guy here of late, as he dropped his highly anticipated, and of course, highly controversial, Bad Reputationalbum yesterday.
However, that wasn’t his only big storyline for March 21st, as he joined FOX News Tucker Carlson for an interview in his Nashville-area studio last night.
A clip teaser from the interview previously went viral, of Mr. Rock talking about how he’s “uncancelable.”
“I’m uncancelable… because I don’t give a fuck. I’m not in bed with any big corporate things at the end of the day, there’s nobody that beholden to, no record companies corporate interests no nothing, you can’t cancel me.
“Because they’re in bed with record companies, and corporate deals and structures at every level.”
He was then asked when he realized he wasn’t going to back down to people trying to control what he says and does:
“I think day one. I think I was born with two middle fingers in the air.”
Tucker then asks him if there are other people in the music industry, who wish they could speak out like him.
“Every fucking day… especially the country guys. They have to be understandably careful. You know, the awards and things, radio, corporate interest, they mean a lot in country music, the awards actually help them out.
In rock and roll, it’s like, ‘hey you’re getting an award for this,’ and you’re like ‘psh, tell ’em to fucking shove it up their ass.’ I could care less about their awards. I never played any of those games anyways.”
I mean, I suppose he’s not wrong.
As much as we’ve seen independent artists like Tyler Childers, Cody Jinks and Whiskey Myers earn Gold and Platinum records lately, if you want to make it in Nashville mainstream country… you gotta play by the rules to a certain extent.
Radio is still a huge driver of mainstream country music and hell, most award show show eligibility requires that you have a radio hit to even be nominated.
Kid Rock Announces Bad Reputation Tour
In addition to the new album, Mr. Rock also recently announced his Bad Reputation Tour, which he says may be the last large arena tour of his career, featuring support from Grand Funk Railroad, Jason Bonnam, and Foreigner, with special appearances from Trey Lewis.
And as fans hopped online to buy tickets for what he says may be the last large arena tour of his career, Kid Rock took to social media to assure fans that they don’t have to worry about venues implementing vaccine or mask requirements after they buy tickets.
Kid Rock said his team has done their research to make sure that none of the venues on the schedule will be requiring masks or proof of vaccination when his tour rolls into town.
“We’ve done all our research on this and the consensus says that all this is going to be done, if there are any of these venues. I’m not aware of any, but if there are any [the requirements] are going to be gone by the time we get to your city.
If they’re not, trust me, you don’t have to worry, you’ll be getting your money back cause I won’t be showing up either.”
While most of the cities they were planning on playing weren’t going to have mandates by the time the tour rolled around anyways, he said he really only had to scrap potential tour stops in Buffalo, New York, as well as Canada:
“I don’t want to deal with that shit either, I know that you don’t.”