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Kid Rock's "Rock N Roll Jesus" Descends on Small New York Club

October 10, 2007 6:01 PM ET

"It's been a while since we've played a small club like this," said Kid Rock last night backstage at New York's Fillmore, the very intimate venue where he celebrated the release of Rock N Roll Jesus, "I'm glad it worked out." Work out it did, thanks to Rock's arsenal of rap, rock and country: The highlights included a torrid version of the new album's title track, and "Half Your Age," a charmingly spiteful track aimed at Rock's ex, Pam Anderson (the closing line is about how his new girlfriend is "half your age and twice as hot"). He introduced "Age" by mentioning Anderson's frequent appearances in certain celebrity magazines: "US Weekly is entertaining, but I have a feeling this song is gonna stick around for a lot longer than a week."

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