Old School New Rules (2012) It wasn't entirely shocking when the Monday Night Football theme-song icon was eighty-sixed from the show last fall after comments he made comparing Obama to… 2012-07-10 Hank Williams Jr. Country Warner Bros.
Music Review

Old School New Rules (2012)

'OLD SCHOOL' POLITICS Williams gets lost in politics and forgets about his day job as a musician
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'OLD SCHOOL' POLITICS Williams gets lost in politics and forgets about his day job as a musician
EW's GRADE
C-

Details Release Date: Jul 10, 2012; Lead Performance: Hank Williams Jr.; Genre: Country; Production: Warner Bros.

It wasn't entirely shocking when the Monday Night Football theme-song icon was eighty-sixed from the show last fall after comments he made comparing Obama to Hitler. Williams' hard-right politics were never really hidden, and Old School New Rules leans heavily on that persona, spewing Internet-troll claptrap about the ''gotcha'' media and impinged freedom. All the Don't Tread on Me-isms trample some otherwise winning melodies, like the Brad Paisley-assisted tribute to Jr.'s dad, ''I'm Gonna Get Drunk and Play Hank Williams.'' C-

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Originally posted Jul 04, 2012 Published in issue #1215 Jul 13, 2012 Order article reprints