Songs are from forthcoming album
Kid Rock has released three new songs on the heels of his 2022 Bad Reputation Tour announcement. “We The People,” “The Last Dance” and “Rockin’” are available at all digital outlets and are set to appear on Rock’s forthcoming Bad Reputation album.
Each of the three songs released represents a different style, including country, rock, R&B and rap. The most controversial is the NSFW “We The People,” which slams President Joe Biden, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Facebook, Twitter, TMZ, and CNN, and says “Let’s Go, Brandon” repeatedly during the chorus.
“[It’s] kinda one of those hard rock rap tunes… Well, all the craziness going on in our world in the last several years with the politics and the polarization, watching where this country’s headed, and social justice. You know, constantly for just being a Trump fan attacked in the media and everywhere day in, day out. Well, you know, I don’t mind taking a punch, but I hit back, motherfucker, and I hit hard, and I think ‘We The People’ gets into that,” Rock says in a Facebook video announcing the tour and songs.
He continues, “And there is a little bit of unity at the end of the song, because at the end of the day, I had to get a lot of this stuff out. You know, I write what’s real to me and once I get this stuff out, songs like ‘Don’t Tell Me How to Live’ and the song ‘We The People’, you know, eventually I’d really like to get back trying to get people together. We can believe differently. I think that’s one of the things that’s made this country great. I think the powers that be, at the end of the day, want to divide us, and that’s no good. United we stand and divided we fall, the old cliche.”
Details of Bad Reputation are scarce, but Rock previously stated a 50 song “triple album” was in the works for 2021, but delayed due to the pandemic. Rock tells the Detroit Free Press the album features 10 hip hop tracks, 10 country tracks, 10 rock tracks and 20 previously unreleased recordings.
On Monday (Jan 24th), Rock announced the tour that will feature Foreigner, Grand Funk Railroad and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening on select stops throughout the summer. Trey Lewis will appear at all shows to perform “Dicked Down In Texas” during Rock’s headlining set.
Rock says additional dates are expected and confirms this could be his last major outing.
“I’m not trying to sell tickets that ‘oh, this is the last tour, you better come out and see me,’ but it could very well be for the unforseen future. At 51 years old, it’s not getting any easier to do the jumps and carrying on on stage, but I’m really keeping myself together. I’m getting prepared mentally, physically, working out every day, trying to eat healthy, all that bullshit because I just wanna be top notch. I wanna be at my peak for this tour because I really don’t know for the unforeseen future if we’ll do a big tour again.
“Will we play some select shows in the future in years to come? Possibly, maybe bring back the cruise, and just do a few key things. But being in tip top shape, still being in what I would call the tail end of my prime, I wanna make this one big, and if it is the last one, I want to make it right, so this is a very special tour to me.”
We will have more details as they become available.