Kid Rock’s All Summer Long is a multi-genre smash – including Top Ten on the country chart. The song borrows musically from classic rock hits Sweet Home Alabama (Lynyrd Skynyrd) and Werewolves of London (Warren Zevon). Warren Zevon’s estate and Lynyrd Skynyrd both benefit from the song’s success.
“We sat down at a bar,” Kid told the GAC Nights: Live From Nashville radio show. “I said, ‘Why don’t you guys come in, have a drink and sit down?’ And they all came in and sat down, and I was like I’m gonna go get the song and play it for ‘em now. I was tellin’ ‘em, ‘I did something with ‘Sweet Home Alabama.’’ And I sat there with Gary (Rossington), and I remember I put it on in the club and played it, and he just loved it. He goes, ‘Man, that’s really cool, Bobby. That’s great.’ And it’s like getting permission to marry the daughter from the father, so to speak. So, it was very cool. Everyone was really fair – we split it up a third and a third and a third between Warren Zevon’s estate and Skynyrd people and myself.”