Rock Candy

NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 07: Kid Rock speaks onstage during the 2017 CMT Music Awards at the Music City Center on June 6, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Kid Rock for Senate?

The outspoken Michigan rocker has appeared to launch a U.S. Senatorial campaign, launching a web site KidRockForSenate.com and posting Twitter messages saying, “I have had a ton of emails and texts asking me if this website is real…The answer is an absolute YES…Stay tuned. I will have a major announcement in the near future.”

The web site, however, redirects users to a page for his label, Warner Bros. Records, which is selling various campaign memorabilia.

Rock has been working on a new album for release this fall or in 2018 and some believe the senate bid may be a ruse to help launch the set.

Meanwhile, there’s no indication of which state he would pursue the office in; While he’s a native of Michigan and still has property there, Rock also has homes in Tennessee and Alabama.

Michigan’s sitting Sen. Debbie Stabenow, who’s up for re-election in 2018, is taking Rock seriously; She’s used his maneuver as an opportunity to raise funds for her campaign, writing to supporters that, “We don’t know if this is real or just a publicity stunt. But after Donald Trump’s surprising win last year, we need to act fast.”

Stay tuned…

 

Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.