Benmont Tench, Zac Brown and David Hidalgo on New Kid Rock Album
Heartbreaker Benmont Tench, Red Hot Chili Pepper Chad Smith Los Lobos’ David Hidalgo and Zac Brown are among the guests featured on the new Kid Rock album Born Free. The album also features appearances by Chavez guitarist Matt Sweeney, Bob Seger, Sheryl Crow and Trace Adkins, as well as the unlikely paring of T.I. and Martina McBride on the track “Care.” Though a few performers recorded their collaborations elsewhere, the majority of Born Free was recorded live in an LA studio over a two week period by Kid Rock and producer Rick Rubin. The album drifts away from Kid Rock’s traditional sound: no rap, no metal and no parental warning sticker. The album is scheduled for release on November 16 via Atlantic Records.