Jesus More Popular Than Springsteen

(antiMusic) Looks like Tommy "T-Bonehead" Lee was wrong when he said of Kid Rock: "This is what people do when they have sh*tty albums and their careers are going down the drain." Looks like he is doing the opposite as Kid Rock's new album, Rock N Roll Jesus, debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200/SoundScan album chart and according to his label, "this marks the first time the American Baddass has landed at #1, having previously reached #2 with his collection The History of Rock. " Maybe Tommy was projecting his own career onto Kid Rock?

With all that said and the strange rip in the space/time continuum where we side with Kid Rock, who incidentally knocked Bruce Springsteen from the top of the charts, here are some highlights from the Atlantic Records press release: Says Kid Rock of the achievement, "I want to thank Punch Andrews for his guidance, friendship, and hard work throughout my career. This couldn't have happened without him. And to my fans, for once again giving me a great excuse to throw a big party. I look forward to celebrating with them soon. And to everyone else, welcome to Haterville, population YOU."

It's no coincidence that the album Kid Rock calls his best to date is reacting so well with fans. The single "So Hott" is Kid Rock's highest charting Rock song ever - hitting #2 on the Mainstream Rock charts and #3 on the Active Rock chart. The video is in Large rotation as well as in the Top 20 at VH1, with the album being featured on "The Leak" on MTV.com and VH1.com. Adding to the fire are the current cover of Rolling Stone and appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman and a full hour interview on CNN's Larry King Live.

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