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Kid Rock has revealed to Billboard that he plans to re-record his breakthrough 1998 album Devil Without A Cause and release it in time to commemorate the disc's 15th anniversary in August 2013. Rock admitted that part of the reason he's doing it is to have ownership over the new master recordings of the songs from the record -- which has sold more than 11 million copies -- but added that he's also launching the project for other reasons.
Rock says that the songs have changed a lot in concert over the years and those are the versions he wants to record: "I'm not gonna say they're gonna be better than the originals. That's gonna be tough to top. But I think there's something special about them that people will dig. They're kind of gonna be the way a lot of people have seen us play these versions live, whether it's 'Bawitdaba,' 'Cowboy,' 'Only God Knows Why.' We've twisted them up so much to where I think they're very interesting, very cool. I think 'Wasting Time' could be a single. It just seems like it'd be fun, I think people will dig it, and yeah, it's incentive because I own the masters"
Rock added that a live show based around the entire Devil Without A Cause album could be in the works as well.
Rock's ninth studio effort, Rebel Soul, arrived in stores last Tuesday (November 20th).
One of the last holdouts against putting his music on iTunes, Rock has made Rebel Soul available via the digital retailer -- with the rest of his catalog to show up there sometime in early 2013.
Rock and his Twisted Brown Trucker band are currently rehearsing for shows in Hollywood, Florida on December 30th and 31st, with a full tour behind Rebel Soul to begin in February.