Kid-Rock Planning to Re-Record 1998 Album
Although Kid Rock’s ninth studio album, Rebel Soul, dropped this week, the Detroit rocker isn’t content to rest on his laurels and sit back. Instead, he has other plans – including re-recording his 11-times platinum 1998 album Devil Without a Cause.
Why re-record an album that was extremely successful? In speaking with Billboard, Kid Rock listed several reasons he thinks the project is in order. First, re-recording celebrates the release’s 15th anniversary, once out in August 2013. Second, he wants to have ownership of the new master recordings. And, third, most of Devil’s tracks have gone through changes when played live over the years, and the new release would detail and essentially document this. The release, as well, is for his fans.
He told the magazine: "Some of them will be exactly like they were and some of them will have the sensibilities of what we've learned playing those songs live for 15 years. I'm not going to say they're going to be better than the originals; that's tough to top. But I think there's something special about them that people will dig. They're going to be the way a lot of people have seen us play these versions live, whether it's 'Bawitdaba,' 'Cowboy,' 'Only God Knows Why,' '...Bullgod,' 'Welcome 2 the Party' "...We've twisted them up so much to where it's very interesting, very cool."
In support of the re-recorded album, he plans to possibly release singles and do a series of supporting shows. Additionally, the rocker revealed in the interview, he is considering a follow-up to Rebel Soul, which would be his last album on Atlantic Records.
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