Kid Rock is set to release his 10th studio album, First Kiss, next month. The musician is using that little detail as a nice jumping off point to share a bunch of views that will probably offend some people. Do you care about Kid Rock’s opinions on drugs, homophobia, guns and technology? Well you’re in luck because all of that info is here. From The Guardian:
I don’t FaceTweet or whatever people do. I understand that I’m the old guy now. I turn on my computer and look at porn a little bit, see what’s going on in the news, but that’s about it. I’m comfortable with that.
That’s as American as it gets. And creepy. I guess that might conflict with his life as a Republican, but that doesn’t mean it’s the only thing. It isn’t like he’s opposed to marrying gay people when spending some time as an ordained minister. Wait a tick, KID ROCK IS AN ORDAINED MINISTER!?
I am definitely a Republican on fiscal issues and the military, but I lean to the middle on social issues. I am no fan of abortion, but it’s not up to a man to tell a woman what to do. As an ordained minister I don’t look forward to marrying gay people, but I’m not opposed to it.
That’s actually not too much of a fiery take there. Actually pretty reasonable and more than I expected. I guess it helps that the dude is really f*cking rich. That’ll keep you level headed:
I’m not just wealthy, I’m loaded. I can say that because I’m not embarrassed – I’ve made a fuck-ton of money, but I’ve never made a dishonest dollar. I try to do right by the people around me.
Next up, Rock went on about his new role in life as a grandfather and where he sees himself when he’s 80:
I’m 43 and about to become a grandfather, but it keeps my redneck street cred up. I could be a great-great-great-grandfather by the time I’m 80. I am excited, but also nervous for my son. He was dropped on my doorstep at six months when I had no money and was trying to be a rock star. I didn’t have a clue.
Grandaddy Rock has a nice ring to it. I guess he wants to be the cool granddad too because Kid Rock is all about legalizing it. And by it, I mean ALL of the drugs:
I don’t smoke much weed, it makes me dumb. But they should legalise and tax everything: pot, cocaine, heroin. Has it not been proven that people will always find a way to get what they want?
And once the hordes of methed up cocaine zombies take over civilization as we know it, I’ll be heading over to Mr. Rock’s fortified party bunker because he allegedly has ALL of the guns:
I’m always buying more guns. I have everything from a Civil War cannon to an MP5 machine gun and old police guns. If someone invades your house, yeah, you can shoot them. I don’t think crazy people should have guns.
All the bases are covered with Kid Rock and I’m sure his new album will once again do the same by trying to explore all the genres he can. From Country to Rock to Rap, he’s got you covered, but surprisingly, he really doesn’t like that Rap-Rock music that made him famous:
Rap-rock was what people wanted at the time, and they still love those songs at shows. But it turned into a lot of bullshit and it turned out to be pretty gay… If someone says you can’t say “gay” like that you tell them to go fuck themselves. You’re not going to get anything politically correct out of me.
Good to know that Kid Rock has grown a bit in life. He’s no longer the flat top wearing, wannabe rapper from Detroit. Instead, he’s some sort of white trash patriarch that they play at ball games and on Army commercials. Devil without a cause? Not so much, but he does still seem to have the rough edges.
(Via: The Guardian)