Kid Rock is hitting the big stage once again in 2023.
It feels like it was yesterday when the polarizing rock star dropped the highly controversial Bad Reputation album in March of last year.
Of course, Mr. Rock (if you will) is known for doing things his own way, and has stayed that way throughout his extensive career.
He summed it up best during his sit down interview with FOX’s Tucker Carlson:
“I’m uncancelable… because I don’t give a f*ck.
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.
I love it when they try.”
We saw that statement in full force with his songs like “We The People,” and “Don’t Tell Me How To Live.”
Since then, the man has been relatively quiet, aside from the song he dropped earlier this year, “No Limits,” alongside Jimmie Allen, Austin Mahone, and Fueled by 808.
However, Kid Rock is back at it once again, as he just announced a new run of concerts this summer.
The dates include the Moody Center in Austin, Texas on June 23rd, Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas on June 24th, Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee on July 1st, and Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan on July 14th.
Not to mention, he’s bringing a ton of big names along with him, like Chris Janson, Travis Tritt, Grand Funk Railroad, and Marcus King.
Check it out:
Kid Rock Says Country Artists Wish They Could Speak Their Mind
During his appearance with Tucker Carlson, Kid Rock discussed the current state of music, and how a number of artists, especially country artists, wish they could speak their minds more.
However, he argues they don’t 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 f*cking 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 f*cking 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.
Joe Rogan Details Kid Rock’s 27,000 Square Foot Nashville Mansion
Over the past few months, Kid Rock made a ton of headlines with the release of his new album Bad Reputation, as well as the anti-snowflake, anti-cancel culture anthem, “Don’t Tell Me How To Live.”
But if you wanted to know how Kid Rock actually lives, just listen to the party pad he has out in Nashville.
On a recent episode of the The Joe Rogan Experience, Joe was chatting with fellow comedian and Nashville resident Theo Von. If you’re not familiar with Theo, he’s absolutely hysterical and he’s got a great special on Netflix right now.
Go watch it, thank me later.
Anyways, back to Kid Rock…
With Theo moving to Nashville, they got to talking about other folks in Nashville, like Bob Ritchie, AKA Kid Rock.
And according to Joe, Kid Rock has a SPREAD.
A 27,000 square foot mansion that looks just like the White House, there’s only two bedroom in the whole place. The rest… party space. A twenty-person hot tub that looks like a mine, a gold covered walk-in shower, an old church that was converted into a horse stable, and more.
“It’s the most wild, rockstar, hillbilly type shit… it’s when you give a real redneck fuckin’ insane amounts of money, they build something like this.”
If you ever get the invite to Kid Rock’s, you might wanna take it.
Speaking of “Don’t Tell Me How To Live,” here’s the… interesting new music video.