Kid Rock's 'Rebel Soul' Album Drops Nov. 19
Kid Rock's upcoming ninth studio album, "Rebel Soul," will hit shelves and digital stores Nov. 19, the rocker announced today. The album's first single, "Let's Ride," will be sent to radio stations soon.
In February, Rock told Billboard about his new album, the follow-up to 2010's "Born Free." "It's kind of a greatest hits type of thing -- with new songs," Rock said of the Top Dog/Atlantic Records set. "There's poignant songs like 'Born Free,' some very fun stuff like 'Devil Without a Cause,' there's a few heavy things, there's a very, very dark ballad."
He wanted to make the album "very organic" like "Born Free," Rock added. Before beginning the recording process in March, the 41-year-old musician -- who produced his own upcoming album -- had 16 "very powerful ideas" to turn into a 10-12 track release.
During his 20-plus-year career, Kid Rock has charted six top 10 albums on the Billboard 200 chart, including the No. 1 "Rock N Roll Jesus" in 2007. His most recent set, 2010's "Born Free," debuted and peaked at No. 5 and has sold 1.1 million in the U.S. according to Nielsen SoundScan. Collectively, he has shifted 24 million albums in the U.S.
Although he has no upcoming tour dates at the moment, Rock told Billboard that he was planning a "full assault" to support the new "Rebel Soul" album in 2013.
Earlier this year, Rock teamed up with the Roots and Gym Class Heroes' Travie McCoy at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction to pay tribute to the Beastie Boys with a "Sabotage" and "No Sleep 'Til Brooklyn" medley. He also set off on his annual Chillin' the Most cruise, and later collaborated with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra for a benefit concert May 5 at the city's Fox Theatre.