Kid Rock has always been very vocal about not selling his music on iTunes, but that has all changed. His new album, Rebel Soul, is available for pre-order on iTunes now.
Well friends, this is a true sign that the world will be ending in little less than two months. Kid Rock…. wait for it…. is SELLING HIS MUSIC ON ITUNES! I know, I’m shocked too. When I went on iTunes today to redeem my free single of the week from Starbucks, I was shocked to see the above image on my iTunes homepage. Not only can you pre-order his entire new album, Rebel Soul, but you can already purchase his new single ‘Let’s Ride’ (which is really good by the way).
For those of you that aren’t in the loop, Kid Rock has never sold any of his music on iTunes before, so this is a big deal. You can watch the interview he did with Piers Morgan on CNN below:
I mean, it’s not like Kid Rock had anything against Apple or Steve Jobs personally, it was just that he didn’t like the iTunes pricing policies, which haven’t changed. So what made him change his mind? An article over at Billboard says,
One source familiar with the situation told Billboard.biz that the artist could “no longer ignore how much money he was leaving on the table.”
While I’m excited that his music is on iTunes now, I’m also a bit disappointed. After The Beatles cracked and started selling on iTunes, he was pretty much one of the last prominent acts that refused to drink the same Kool-Aid, so to speak. This is kind of like finding out that someone you idolize has totally sold out, except this isn’t really that big of a deal. I kind of liked knowing that if I wanted his music I had to go out and buy it and then put it on my computer myself. It felt exclusive, in a strange way. I clearly don’t care too much, because I already pre-ordered the album and can’t stop listening to the new single. None of his other albums are available on iTunes.
The full album gets released on iTunes and in stores (but not on Amazon) on November 19. The album costs $9.99.