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Kid Rock has made it clear for months that he's voting for Mitt Romney for president, but told MTV News that he doesn't think that makes it impossible for him to be friends with people who disagree with him politically. Rock explained, "People are so angry at each other for their viewpoints. You know, yeah, I'm a little right-wing, I'm gonna vote for Mitt Romney, but that's where my politics end, speaking to people who listen to my music, you know?" He added, "If you're not (going to vote for Romney), it's OK, we can still have a conversation and be friends and maybe enlighten each other on some views. I think thinking differently is what made this country great."
Rock also spoke about his upcoming album, Rebel Soul, saying, "I set out to make a greatest hits record, but with all new songs. After the last record that I did, which was pretty poignant and spoke about things that were going on in Detroit with the economic downturn, this was like, I just want to get back and make a fun Kid Rock record."
Rebel Soul is due out on November 19th and follows up 2010's more subdued Born Free.
Rock said that the first single, "Let's Ride," was written for active U.S. troops, explaining, "I was almost thinking of maybe what a commander would say to the group as they have to go out and go into one of these situations. And a lot of the guys who work for me now are all guys who have done several tours, so I was able to get a lot of insight. I tried to write what these guys would want to hear."