American Bad Ass" is a rap metal song by the 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."
Kid Rock- vocals
Jason Krause- lead guitar
Kenny Olsen- guitar
Mike Bradford- bass guitar
Stephanie Eulinberg- drums
Music video [ edit ]
music video for the single aired on MTV2 upon release, and reached #1 on Canada's MuchMusic Countdown. The song was performed on  . 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.
The video features a
cameo appearance by Ron Jeremy.
In popular culture [ edit ]
USS Cole bombing 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.  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  . Battleship "American Bad Ass" appeared in the TV spot for the film
. The Gunman
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".
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