11/26/2007 at 04:35 PM EST
Kid Rock has a major makeover in the works: He'll chop off his famously long locks.
"I definitely want to cut it. I think this is the last record with the hair," the rocker, 36, tells Extra.
"I've had enough. I'm going to slick it back [and], whoosh, ride off into the sunset."
Though his plans for exactly when he'll get a new 'do are up in the air, the singer says there is one thing for certain: His plans to visit American troops in Iraq this holiday season.
"I told my son [Robert, 17] I'm going to go to Iraq to be with some people who can't be with their families," he says. "We're not doing presents this year. I'm going to spend some time with these people, 'cause we've been very fortunate at the end of the day."
As for the collapse
of his four-month marriage to Pamela Anderson
last year, the singer tells Extra
, "Getting married was a ball. Being married was ... a nightmare."
Still, Rock – interviewed on the video set for his politically charged song "Amen" – showed some vulnerability about the split.
"Yeah, of course you are hurt," he says. "Whenever you go through a divorce ... and you are in love with [that] person, you are hurt."
So, was Rock surprised at Anderson's marriage
to Rick Solomon last month? "Not really," he says. "At this point in my life, nothing is really surprising."