February 27, 2015

Kid Rock went hunting, talked guns and took digs at Korn, President Obama and Beyonce in a new interview with Rolling Stone, while praising U.S. troops and Axl Rose.


The magazine’s reporter spent a day with Rock, whose real name is Bob Ritchie, at his 500-acre Alabama estate, where Rock shot three wild boar and showed off his gun collection, including a semi-automatic with a silencer. He explained, “Guys with the president carry this. You have to get these pre-1985 with a silencer. I bought it when ‘Obummer’ came into office, because I’m thinking, ‘What if he f**kin’ bans guns?’”

Rock revealed in the interview that being a single dad at 22 and needing to make a living is what inspired him to switch early in his career from doing pure hip-hop to rap-rock, saying, “He was pretty much dropped off at my door at six months old: ‘You raise this f**king kid.’ I was like, ‘This has gotta work.’ So what’s popular? Korn. I knew I can do that s**t in my sleep. But let me throw in “Only God Knows Why” and “Cowboy” so I can have a career.”


Rock said he’s instilled the value of hard rock into his now-grown son, who has a daughter of his own: “I tell my son, I’m like, you know, ‘Make no mistake, you know, I’ve made a lot of money and I know your friends all tell you I’m rich — and I am. You’re not. If I cut you a check right now that’d be doing you a disservice. You’ve got to go out and take hold of this world and go through some of the hardships and try and find your way and, you know, pay your own bills, your cellphone, your car, get an apartment and, you know, get yourself started, and I’m your biggest fan.'”

Also in the interview, Rock discussed Beyonce, saying, “Beyonce, to me, doesn’t have a f**king ‘Purple Rain,’ but she’s the biggest thing on Earth. How can you be that big without at least one ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ or ‘Old Time Rock And Roll’? People are like, ‘Beyonce’s hot. Got a nice f**king ass.’ I’m like, ‘Cool, I like skinny white chicks with big t*ts.’ Doesn’t really f**king do much for me.”


As for Axl Rose, Rock said about the eccentric Guns N’ Roses frontman, “On Axl Rose: I was like, ‘Why’s everyone think this guy’s a d**k? He’s the nicest guy on Earth!'”

Rock unveiled his 10th studio album on Tuesday (February 24th), titled First Kiss.

Rock is bringing back his popular “Best Night Ever” tour for a second year. All tickets on his upcoming U.S. trek from the second row to the lawn will be priced at $20, with reduced parking and service fees keeping the total cost below $30. The jaunt kicks off on June 24th in Hartford, Connecticut and will continue into early September.