Kid Rock was the feature artist on the latest episode of ‘Live From the Artists Den.’ It aired over the weekend on publice television, but you can watch the entire set from Graceland, which includes a cover performance of Elvis Presley’s ‘Burning Love’ below.
Kid Rock runs down cuts from the latest ‘Born Free’ album, and many of his classics. The performance was filmed at the Elvis Presley Automobile Museum and also shows Rock touring Presley’s Graceland home in Memphis, Tenn.
“This is the epitome of rock and roll — big house with a bunch of cool stuff. Cool cars, Cool clothes…it just oozes awesomely cool,” said Rock of Presley’s Graceland home. “You always search for inspiration as an artist and things that are different, things that are creative, things that are outside the box is what I really go far. This is way outside the box so I’m more than happy to be here.”
Kid Rock paid tribute to “The King” during his set, capping off his song ‘Rock and Roll Jesus’ with a cover of the 1972 Elvis classic ‘Burning Love.’
Kid Rock made an appearace this morning (Feb. 27) on his home town Detroit rock station 101 WRIF with Drew & Mike. He talked many topics including his upcoming performing with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, his “Chillin’ The Most” Cruise, being part of ‘Live from the Artists Den’ and more. Listen to the interview and check out some photos here.
On Saturday, May 12, 2012, at 8 p.m., the unprecedented pairing of Kid Rock, Leonard Slatkin – “America’s Music Director” – and the men and women of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra will take the stage of Detroit’s historic Fox Theatre for a one-night only fundraising concert to raise critical funds for the legendary orchestra. The idea was originally conceived by Kid Rock and Rock Ventures Founder Dan Gilbert to help save the DSO. Tickets are available for $100, $150, $250 and $350 and a limited number of “Rock the Symphony” VIP packages, which include premiere seating and access to an exclusive after party, will be made available for the event.
“As a musician, and of course a Detroiter, I am proud to be supporting this longstanding cultural institution,” said Kid Rock. “And while I know these ticket prices are more than what my fans are used to paying, I am confident that whatever happens when we put the Twisted Brown Trucker Band, a 80 piece orchestra, and “Bawitdaba” together will be well worth the price of admission.”
Kid Rock, the Fox Theatre, Leonard Slatkin, and the DSO are volunteering their services for concert. All proceeds from the concert will be directed to the DSO, which also funds outreach, engagement, and community service work in schools, hospitals, retirement centers, places of worship, and community centers across Southeastern Michigan.
Sponsors to date include Made in Detroit, The Kid Rock Foundation, Rock Ventures/Quicken Loans, Ilitch Holdings, Inc., The Fox Theatre and Olympia Entertainment, and the DSO.
Tickets go on sale Saturday, March 3 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at OlympiaEntertainment.com and Ticketmaster.com. Tickets are also available without service fees at The Fox Theatre, Joe Louis Arena and Hockeytown Authentics in Troy box offices. To charge tickets by phone, call (800) 745-3000.