Kid Rock has selected a cover of Bad Company’s classic rock favorite “Feel Like Makin’ Love” as the first single from his new album. The self-titled set is due Nov. 11 from Lava/Atlantic. Rock’s cover is due to hit U.S. radio stations next week; the original version of “Feel Like Makin’ Love” hit No. 10 on the Billboard pop singles chart in 1975.
As previously reported, the box will consist of remastered versions of the band’s eight original studio albums as well as a DVD boasting live performances of “Iron Man,” “Paranoid” and a cover of “Blue Suede Shoes,” plus a promotional clip for the 1970 album “Black Sabbath.” The box will come packaged with an 80-page book including all the lyrics to each album alongside vintage photographs, a group timeline and essays.
— Troy Carpenter, N.Y.
Rockabilly singer/guitarist Ronnie Dawson died Tuesday at his East Dallas home after a year-long fight with throat cancer. He was 64.
As a teenage rock’n’roll guitar prodigy in the ’50s, Dawson recorded under the handle “Rockin’ Ronnie D.” for the Big D label in Dallas. His best-known numbers include “Rockin’ Bones” (later covered by the Cramps) and “Action Packed.” In the late ’80s, Dawson, who was lionized by English rockabilly fans, revived his career with a series of albums for the U.K.’s No Hit Records. He later recorded for the Crystal Clear, Upstart and Yep Roc labels.
— Chris Morris, L.A.