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Kid Rock Releases Music Video For ‘First Kiss,’ Sounds Off On ‘American Sniper’ Controversy

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Kid Rock has released the official music video for his newest single, First Kiss, the lead single and title track of his upcoming album which is set to release on February 24th. It’s the tenth studio album for the Rock and Country music artist, and his first release with his new label Warner Bros. As the producer of the project, the singer said he was truly able to make the record his own, including some notable examples of his Country roots.

First Kiss takes us back to some of Kid Rock’s early beginnings, and from the opening bars of the song, we get the feeling that we’re connecting with him on a personal level. Of the additional singles on the album that highlight Rock’s Country music upbringing, he calls Drinking Beer With Dad “one of the best songs I’ve ever written,” while Jesus and Bocephus pays tribute to Hank Williams Jr., and Johnny Cash honors the marriage between the Country legend and June Carter Cash.

Kid Rock also recently joined the chorus of Country stars like Blake Shelton, Craig Morgan, and Charlie Daniels who fired back against the criticism of the Clint Eastwood blockbuster, American Sniper, which drew the ire of filmmaker Michael Moore and actor Seth Rogen, with Moore calling snipers “cowards” and not heroes, while Rogen compared the picture to a Nazi propaganda film. Needless to say, their comments didn’t make Kid Rock very happy.

Rolling Stone Article:

Filmmakers Michael Moore and Seth Rogen's negative comments regarding the movie American Sniper — a contender for Best Picture at the Oscars next month — have evoked a rather colorful response from self-proclaimed "American Bad Ass" Kid Rock. The musician took particular umbrage with the Bowling for Columbine director's statement that Moore's uncle was killed by a sniper in World War II and that he was raised to believe snipers were cowards.

"Fuck you Michael Moore, you’re a piece of shit and your uncle would be ashamed of you," Kid Rock wrote on his website. "Seth Rogen, your uncle probably molested you. I hope both of you catch a fist to the face soon."
He also paid his respects to the deceased Navy SEAL whose story was the basis of the movie. "God bless you Chris Kyle," he wrote. "Thank you for your service."
On the movie's opening weekend, Moore tweeted his comments and added, "Snipers aren't heroes, and invaders are worse." He later claimed that his tweet wasn't about American Sniper in particular and posted a lengthy Facebook missive to clarify his thoughts.
Regarding his own feelings about the movie, he offered, "Awesome performance from Bradley Cooper. One of the best of the year. Great editing. Costumes, hair, makeup superb!" He also praised the film's "anti-war sentiment" and its "touching" ending. Despite those compliments, he criticized the way the movie's characters call Iraqis "savages" and alleges that Clint confused Iraq for Vietnam with his movie.
Rogen sparked Kid Rock's ire by comparing the movie to the fictional Nazi propaganda film, Nation's Pride, screened within Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds. He, too, backtracked on his original comments, saying American Sniper only "kinda reminded" him of the Tarantino satire and that he was not comparing them. He made no mention of an uncle.
Kid Rock is readying the release of his upcoming album, First Kiss, the title song of which has come out as a single. The LP is due out late next month.

Read more at http://countrymusicnation.com/kid-rock-releases-music-video-first-kiss-sounds-off-american-sniper-controversy-54503#S803WR06rb0rxQED.99

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