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Kid Rock Cranks Up Buffalo Springfield Protest Song for Agit8 Campaign

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Kid Rock is one of over 50 artists who have taken part in the global music campaign agit8, which turns the spotlight on this year’s G8 Summit, which is taking place today in Northern Ireland. The artists have performed various protests songs hoping to draw the world leaders’ attention to make the world a better place. Rock’s contribution to the campaign was to recently record the Buffalo Springfield classic ‘For What It’s Worth.’

Coordinated by Bono’s ONE organization, agit8 is urging people to make a difference and end extreme poverty by 2030. Other key videos featured in the campaign include a U2 acoustic version of ‘Sunday Bloody Sunday,’ which was performed at a New York City rooftop, Tom Morello’s moving rendition of ‘Flesh Shapes the Day’ and Biffy Clyro’s stripped-back performance of Rage Against the Machine’s ‘Killing in the Name.’

On the music end, Rock is hitting the road this summer in support of his ‘Rebel Soul’ album. The cost-friendly North American trek runs into mid-September and includes a seven-night stand in Rock’s hometown of Detroit. To see the full itinerary, click here.

Rock will also be featured on Buddy Guy’s upcoming album ‘Rhythm & Blues,’ which arrives July 30th. The collection is split into two discs, with one section titled ‘Rhythm’ and the other named ‘Blues.’ Rock guests on the song ‘Messin’ with the Kid’ for the ‘Rhythm’ CD.

Watch Kid Rock’s Rendition of ‘For What It’s Worth’


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