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Kid Rock To Re-Record “Devil Without A Cause,” Shocks With Plans Of Hip-Hop/Country Album

While his preferred Presidential candidate Mitt Romney may not have found his way to the White House, Detroit bad boy Kid Rock is likely too busy to be bothered.

After actively supporting Romney on the campaign trail, Rock has charged headlong into launching his new album, Rebel Soul, with a flurry of activity.  Rock’s packed itinerary has included performing during halftime of this year’s annual Thanksgiving Day Detroit Lions NFL game and donating $250,000 to the Detroit Historical Museum to create the Kid Rock Music Lab, “an interactive gallery that covers more than 100 years of Detroit’s musical history,” which debuted to record crowds.

Amidst this whirlwind of promotion, Rock is already looking ahead, telling Rolling Stone that he’s planning to re-record his 1998 breakout album Devil Without A Cause to mark the 15th anniversary of its release.

“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,” Rock said of the proposed anniversary re-recording which would come out sometime in 2013. “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…we’ve twisted them up so much to where it’s very interesting, very cool.”

Rock also took the opportunity to talk about his next album after Rebel Soul, where he plans on indulging both his hip-hop and country leanings at the same time.

“I might actually go get song submissions and do four or five country tunes, like country-rockers, just get a Nashville producer for those,” Rock explained. “Then I’m thinking about getting some of my buddies in the hip-hop business to produce four, five tracks of that, getting my old school buddies like Reverend Run, D-Nice, to write rhymes for me. I would not write anything on the record but just do this half-and-half record, country and hip-hop. I don’t know what it would be like. It would be interesting, that’s for sure.”

Kid Rock recently teamed up with the NFL and Pepsi to record a new Detroit Lions anthem, appropriately named “Detroit.”

–Scott T. Sterling, CBS Local

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