Looks like Kid Rock is taking a page or two from Donald Trump’s playbook.
The “Devil Without a Cause” musician, who announced his intention to run for Senate on Wednesday, is already taking after The Donald and slamming the press for fake news.
“Once again the press is wrong. First of all, I’ve got 15 days from my announcement to file paperwork with the FEC! Second, I’m not signed to Warner Bros!!! – which simple fact-checking would have revealed,” the musician, whose real name is Bob Ritchie, fumed on Facebook on Thursday. “I have recently worked out a unique deal with BMG, Broken Bow, CAA and Live Nation to release music ON MY TERMS.”
The musician also promised (threatened?) to release new songs during his campaign, likening it to other politicians writing books while vying for office. “Like politicians write books during their campaigns, I’m planning on putting out music during mine and IT ALL STARTS TONIGHT AT MIDNIGHT. It’s not a hoax, it’s a strategy and marketing 101!”
True to his word, Kid Rock blessed his Facebook followers with two music videos, for the songs, “Greatest Show on Earth” and “Po-Dunk.”
The “Greatest Show on Earth” video largely consists of live footage, replete with flashing females, interspersed with images of bikini models doing bikini-model things.
The video for “Po-Dunk,” meanwhile .. well, if you’re a fan of pregnant women in belly shirts, gun-polishing and doorbells fashioned to look like dog’s anuses,this is probably your jam.
Kid Rock took to Twitter on Wednesday to tease his senatorial bid, sharing the website kidrockforsenate.com and tweeting, “I will have a major announcement in the near future.”
Rock has been suggested as a possible Republican candidate to challenge Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), who was first elected in 2000.
“I have had a ton of emails and texts asking me if this website is real… http://kidrockforsenate.com The answer is an absolute YES,” Rock tweeted on Wednesday.
We’ll have to wait until next year to find out if Rock actually wins office. In the meantime, revel in the rural abandon of Rock’s new musical offerings below.