Kid Rock's 8th studio album, Born Free was produced by Rick Rubin and mixed by Greg Fidelman. The album is in many ways a transformational album for Kid Rock. While there is still the edge, wit and swagger of previous albums, he doesn't rap, there's no metal and there isn't even a parental warning sticker.
Says Kid Rock, "The catalyst for this record was Detroit, and my thoughts on the world through the lens of Detroit. Watching everything go downhill over the past few years, the economy, the loss of jobs everywhere, I wanted to make a record that reflected the times but that still had soul."
The bulk of the album was recorded live in a two week span in Los Angeles with a stellar cast of musicians including Heartbreaker Benmont Tench, Red Hot Chili Pepper Chad Smith, David Hidalgo from Los Lobos and Chavez guitarist Matt Sweeney. Studios in Detroit, Nashville and Atlanta were used to incorporate collaborations with Bob Seger, Sheryl Crow, Zac Brown, Trace Adkins and in a pairing surely never to be replicated, T.I. and Martina McBride on the track "Care."
Kid Rock and Rick Rubin, as friends, have spent many hours talking about their respective histories, starting in hip-hop, crossing into and creating new territories, as well as the need for a great new American classic rock record that challenges the field. Born Free is in part the result of those conversations, an album that is meant to be played from start to finish.
1. Born Free
2. The Midwest Fall
3. One Woman Man (feat. Eminem)
4. Times Like These
5. Care (feat. T.I. and Martina McBride)
6. Collide (feat. Bob Seger and Sheryl Crow)
7. Flying High (feat. Zac Brown)
8. Slow My Roll
9. God Bless Saturday
10. Rock On
11. Feels Good To Me
12. Untitled (feat. Lil Wayne)
Rave On Buddy Holly is a 19 song 2LP collection of indelible Buddy Holly covers by a rich assemblage of current musical visionaries and creative kindred spirits. Featuring Paul McCartney, Nick Lowe, Patti Smith, The Black Keys, My Morning Jacket, Modest Mouse, Graham Nash, Fiona Apple, Lou Reed, Julian Casablancas and many more!
1. Dearest (The Black Keys)
2. Everyday (Fiona Apple & Jon Brion)
3. It's So Easy (Paul McCartney)
4. Not Fade Away (Florence and the Machine)
5. (You're So Square) Baby, I Don't Care (Cee Lo Green)
6. Crying, Waiting, Hoping (Karen Elson)
7. Rave On (Julian Casablancas)
8. I'm Gonna Love You Too (Jenny O)
9. Maybe Baby (Justin Townes Earle)
10. Oh Boy (She & Him)
11. Changing All Those Changes (Nick Lowe)
12. Words of Love (Patti Smith)
13. True Love Ways (My Morning Jacket)
14. That'll Be the Day (Modest Mouse)
15. Well All Right (Kid Rock)
16. Heartbeat (The Detroit Cobras)
17. Peggy Sue (Lou Reed)
18. Peggy Sue Got Married (John Doe)
19. Raining In My Heart (Graham Nash)
Rebel Soul is a return to form for Rock, who with this album cements his place as the premier genre-hopping rock and roller of all time. The album was produced by Kid Rock. Rebel Soul marks Kid Rock's ninth studio album, and this double LP release comes with a bonus CD and gatefold cover.
1. Chickens In The Pen
2. Let's Ride
3. 3 CATT Boogie
4. Detroit, Michigan
5. Rebel Soul
6. God Save Rock n Roll
7. Happy New Year
1. The Mirror
2. Mr. Rock n Roll
3. Cucci Galore
4. Redneck Paradise
5. Cocaine and Gin
6. Midnight Ferry
Double LP Features Kid Rock, Keith Urban, Gary Clark, Jr., Beth Hart And Aerosmith Members Steven Tyler, Joe Perry And Brad Whitford!
Six-time Grammy Award winner and 2012 Kennedy Center Honoree Buddy Guy releases his studio album, Rhythm & Blues, on RCA Records. The follow-up to his 2010 Grammy Award winning album Living Proof, this double-disc masterpiece features first time studio collaborations with A-list artists Kid Rock, Keith Urban, Gary Clark, Jr., Beth Hart and Aerosmith members Steven Tyler, Joe Perry and Brad Whitford.
Produced by Grammy Award winning producer/songwriter and longtime collaborator Tom Hambridge (Skin Deep, Living Proof), Rhythm & Blues captures the 76 year-young Guy at the peak of his creativity. Replete with heartfelt vocals, straightforward lyrics and mesmerizing guitar licks, Rhythm & Blues not only exemplifies how blues continues to be the foundation of all genres of today’s music, it also illustrates why Guy has been influential in the careers of Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Stevie Ray Vaughan and more.
The Rhythm disc includes rhythm and blues-style blues with deep grooves, such as the Junior Wells’ 1960 hit “Messin With The Kid” featuring Kid Rock, the touching “One Day Away” with Keith Urban, and “What You’re Gonna Do About Me,” a rousing duet with Beth Hart. Guy rounds out the disc with “Best In Town,” “Whiskey Ghost,” Guitar Slim’s “Well I Done Got Over It” and more.
The Blues disc taps into the genre’s rich history with “Meet Me In Chicago,” “I Could Die Happy,” “Never Gonna Change” and “All That Makes Me Happy Is The Blues.” Aerosmith’s Tyler, Perry and Whitford contribute to the musical lesson with “Evil Twin” while Gary Clark, Jr. joins Guy on “Blues Don’t Care.”
In a career that spans nearly 50 years with over 50 albums released, the incomparable Buddy Guy recently added the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors and NARM Chairman’s Award for Sustained Creative Achievement to his long list of achievements. Guy is the recipient of 30 awards and accolades, including 6 Grammy Awards, 28 Blues Music Awards (formerly W. C. Handy Awards), Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, the first annual Great Performer of Illinois Award, a Billboard Music Awards’ Century Award for distinguished artistic achievement, the Presidential National Medal of Arts, in addition to being listed as one of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time by Rolling Stone.
1. Best In Town
3. I Go By Feel
4. Messin’ With The Kid (Feat. Kid Rock)
5. What’s Up With That Woman
6. One Day Away (Feat. Keith Urban)
7. Well I Done Got Over It
8. What You Gonna Do About Me (Feat. Beth Hart)
9. The Devil’s Daughter
10. Whiskey Ghost
11. Rhythm Inner Groove
1. Meet Me In Chicago
2. Too Damn Bad
3. Evil Twin (Feat. Steven Tyler, Joe Perry & Brad Whitford)
4. I Could Die Happy
5. Never Gonna Change
6. All That Makes Me Happy Is The Blues
7. My Mama Loved Me
8. Blues Don’t Care (Feat. Gary Clark, Jr.)
9. I Came Up Hard
10. Poison Ivy
Originally released in 2007 on Atlantic Records, Rock N Roll Jesus is the seventh album from the genre-hopping Detroit, MI musician Kid Rock. Co-produced with Rob Cavallo (Green Day, My Chemical Romance, Goo Goo Dolls), the album is his first and only album to debut at #1 on the Billboard 200 charts thanks to the hit singles "So Hott," "Amen" and "All Summer Long." Rock N Roll Jesus went on to receive a 2009 Grammy Award nomination for Best Rock Album while "All Summer Long" was nominated for Best male Vocal Performance.
1. Rock N Roll Jesus
3. All Summer Long
4. Roll On
5. So Hott
7. When You Love Someone
8. New Orleans
9. Dont Tell Me You Love Me
10. Blue Jeans and a Rosary
11. Half Your Age