American Bad Ass" is a heavy metal/ rap song from American musician Kid Rock, released from his 2000 album . "American Bad Ass" uses the instrumental structure of The History of Rock Metallica's " Sad but True." The song was a victory lap for Devil Without a Cause 's success.
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He also gave nods to his musical heroes including:
AC/DC, ZZ Top, Hank Williams, Jr., Beastie Boys, Run-DMC, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bob Seger, Limp Bizkit, Korn, The Rolling Stones, David Allan Coe, George Jones, Johnny Cash, The Clash, and Grandmaster Flash.
In the song, the word "Oklahoma", a reference to the
Oklahoma City bombing with 168 casualties, is edited out, as the record label didn't want to cause offense.
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music video for the single aired on MTV2 upon release, and reached #1 on Canada's MuchMusic Countdown. The song was performed on [1 ] . Saturday Night Live
At the beginning, Kid Rock watches TV and then after going to a
rapping party, he goes to a concert on a cabriolet, surrounded by bikers. At the middle of the song, Kid Rock's car explodes and the thrash metal party starts to play. At the end of the video, Kid Rock with his band plays at a concert on the stage.
In popular culture [ edit ]
bombing of the USS in October 2000, the song was played on the ship's PA system upon leaving the port of Yemen after the national anthem and other patriotic songs were played. Cole [2 ] This song was the entrance theme for
WWE wrestler The Undertaker for a short time in 2000 under his biker persona. The song's title, "American Bad Ass", eventually became the name of the gimmick. The song was also featured in promotional material for the film adaptions of two popular
Hasbro franchises. , in which their tv spot is aptly titled "American Badass" G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra and [3 ] . Battleship
Track listing [ edit ]
"American Bad Ass" (clean album version)
"3 Sheets to the Wind" (Live)
In 2001, the American glam metal band
Tuff made a parody of this song, named "American Hair Band".
References [ edit ]
^ "MuchMusic Countdown - Fri, Jun 30, 2000". MuchMusic . Retrieved 2011-03-13.
^ rollingstone.com "Kid Rock Show to Honor USS Cole"
^ " Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche – musicline.de" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
^ " Kid Rock – American Bad Ass – swisscharts.com". Swiss Singles Chart.
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