Kid Rock grew up in my hometown of Romeo, MI. He’s never felt the need to follow the crowd or popular opinion, and by all accounts he seems to be doing just fine. We know two conservative Michigan moms who will be purchasing this song on Friday…
Rock legends Ted Nugent and Kid Rock are still rebels.
And to prove it, the two have teamed up to record a new downloadable song written as a push-back against the national hysteria against all things Confederate.
It’s titled, “Kiss My Rebel Ass,” and will be available on each rocker’s website on Friday. In a joint interview on Detroit’s WWJ News Radio 95, the artists indicated they plan to donate all proceeds to the American Freedom Party, according to UltimateClassicRock.com.
The idea for the music track reportedly sprang from Nugent after Fox News’ Megyn Kelly delivered a message from fellow Michigan native Rock that anyone who didn’t like the flag at his concerts could “kiss my ass.”
Nugent sent a text message to Rock to show his support.
“When you get a text from the Nuge, you know you’ve done something right,” said Rock, 44, during the pair’s radio interview.
“Rock ‘n’ roll ain’t supposed to be nice,” said Nugent, 66. “It’s supposed to hit you upside the head with a tire iron, and that is exactly what this song does.”
Nugent expressed his support for the Confederate flag Wednesday during an appearance on Blog Talk Radio’s “World Positive Thinkers,” in answer to a listener’s question about Rock’s statement.
“I believe that we always have to look at substance over symbolism, and I think we have to be honest,” Nugent argued.
“If we burned every Confederate flag today, would they stop shooting each other in Chicago? If we burned every Confederate flag today, would we stop sanctuary cities from accommodating murderers and rapists and savage people?”
Here’s an audio of that appearance, via Media Matters.