Kid Rock was spotted leaving Crown in West Hollywood early Wednesday (January 7), where the singer was asked for his thoughts about the economy, prompting him to turn the question around. Then an autograph seeker asked for a signature, prompting Rock to grill him about whether he was a reseller. He later defended himself over the judge that didn’t consider his performances for the troops community service when handing down his judgement on the Waffle House scuffle back in 2007. Judge Alvin T. Wong instead was sentenced to 1 year probation and a $1,000 fine. “The reason I had a problem with that was like, Yeah, I love to play my guitar,” Rock said. “I would always go to sing for the troops overseas. I’ll do that any year. I’ve done it four years in a row… If he wanted to punish me, he should’ve put me in jail, but he didn’t. The point is, if he loves to practice law, he’s an attorney. He became a judge. Why he doesn’t go to practice fu**ing law in Iraq for a month. If he’s so bad ass. If he wants to prove a point with me. Because there ain’t no bigger community service than going to play for the soldiers who protect the freedom for you to put your camera on me right now.” Watch the footage below.
A sneak peak at ‘VH1 Storytellers: Kid Rock’, which premieres on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 27th at 9:00 PM ET/PT on VH1 has been posted at the Detroit rocker’s YouTube channel. “I’m pretty good at speaking my mind, speaking the truth,” Rock says in the clip. Watch it at VH1.com.
Kid Rock is out with the video to his new single ‘Roll On’, the fourth release off the Detroit, Michigan rock musician’s sixth album ‘Rock N Roll Jesus’, out now on Atlantic Records. Watch it below.
Kid Rock spoke with CMT Insider about his belief celebrities should stay out of sharing their opinion about political matters. “I truly believe that people like myself, who are in a position of entertainers in the limelight, should keep their mouth shut on politics,” the Detroit rocker said. “Because at the end of the day, let me tell you what I ‘m good at: I’m good at writing songs and singing. What I’m not educated in is the field of political science. And so for me to be sharing my views and influencing people of who I think they should be voting for … I think would be very irresponsible on my part. So I’ll just keep my mouth shut on that. I think celebrity endorsements hurt politicians. Because as soon as somebody comes out for a politician, especially in Hollywood, when they all go, ‘I’m voting for this guy!’ — I go, ‘That’s not who I’m voting for!’ … As soon as Oprah Winfrey pops up and goes ‘Ha-la-la-la-la,’ I’m like, ‘I love Barrack Obama. I hate Oprah Winfrey.’ I don’t hate her. I just don’t believe in her, so I don’t want any part of any of that. I think celebrities hurt politicians.” Check out the full story here.
Altitude TV were on hand for the MTV Video Music Awards rehearsals, where Kid Rock was seen rehearsing his ‘All Summer Long’ performance. Watch the update below.
Kid Rock teams up with Dale Earnhardt Jr. for the a new National Guard promotion featuring the Detroit artist’s new song, ‘Warrior’. The song will be made available for download by the National Guard this month, while the commercial will air nationwide at cineplexes across the US in September and October. The commercial is directed by Academy Award winning director, James Mangold. Watch it below.
Rock acts on television this week include:
Phantom Planet, who perform on ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’ (CBS) on Monday.
The Hold Steady, who perform on ‘The Late Late Show’ (CBS) on Tuesday.
The Gaslight Anthem, who visit ‘Steven’s Untitled Rock Show’ (Fuse) on Wednesday.
Film School, who visit ‘The Daily Habit’ (Fuel) on Wednesday.
Dillinger Escape Plan, who visit ‘The Daily Habit’ (Fuel) on Thursday.
MGMT, who perform on ‘The Late Late Show’ (CBS) on Thursday.
Kid Rock & Lynyrd Skynyrd, who perform on ‘Good Morning America’ (ABC) on Friday.
Behind the scenes footage of Kid Rock’s new video ‘All Summer Long’ has been posted at the rocker’s YouTube channel, hosted by the So Hott Sisters. They talk about Kid Rock’s custom boat which was brought over from his Michigan home to the video set on Old Hickory Lake in Nashville, and talked with the models used in the video before chatting with CMT Insider Tim Hardiman, ending the clip interviewing Kid Rock himself. He talked about the story behind the song and video and why he chose the location. Watch the feature below.
Kid Rock talked about downloading music in a new PSA over at his YouTube channel. The artist sarcastically said it’s okay to download any music, as it’s okay to steal anything, making the point that while he’s rich and doesn’t need the money, you can steal MP3 players or computers because Apple’s Steve Jobs and Microsoft’s Bill Gates are already rich too. Watch the clip below.
Kid Rock releases new single ‘All Summer Long’ next month, and it’s perhaps not what fans of the star may have expected. He talked with ITN about the last time he played London, having a love for a lot of different music and tying it all together on his new album, knowing he was getting into becoming tabloid fodder during his relationship with Pamela Anderson, insisting he wants to be known for writing good songs, and how married life was for him. Watch the interview below.