Kid Rock covers the July issue of Men's Journal, and in it he talks about his lifestyle, turning 40, and his commitment to Detroit.
Some highlights from the Rock story:
On his Kid Rock Chillin' the Most Cruise: "I didn't know what to expect. I said it was either going to be the best time of my life or the absolute worst. And it was the best. It was one of the best times I've ever had. An absolute riot."
On his taste in movies: Rock isn't a fan of "the Hilary Swank movie where you walk out of there with tears and just feel terrible. I can't handle it. I just want to see somebody fall off a ladder, the boy and girl go home to a big pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, and feel great about myself. I don't want any drama in my life — not even in a (expletive) movie. Not even when it's… What's fake? Is it fiction? Even if it's fiction, I don't want it. I just want to be happy and have fun."
On cleaning up his lifestyle, to a point: "Whatever your thing is, if it's pills, cocaine, smoking weed, when you slow that down — which I've done a lot of — you've got to relearn how to drink. That's the (expletive) hardest part. You used to be able to go all night. Finding that balance has been interesting. I still black out here and there, but nothing too serious."
On partying in Malibu: The story makes reference to celebrity parties at his Malibu house with invitees that include Sean Penn, Scarlett Johansson, Mary J. Blige and Zac Efron.
On working out with surfer Laird Hamilton: "Laird's running the show. He's the guy yelling at you the whole time. (Chris Chelios) won't work out with him because he yells at him too much. He leaves me alone a little bit because he knows I'm the skinny kid in the rock band, but he's real fun to work out with."
On helping Detroit: "You don't want Kid Rock making public policy. Well, some people might. I just see where I can help out, which is to inspire and raise funds and things like that."
On his image in Detroit: "I really care about what people think of me in this town, because my son is here, my family is here, my roots are here. I don't (care) anywhere else, but here I'm very conscious of it."
The issue hits newsstands Friday.
Photo Credit: Men's Journal / MensJournal.com
SOURCE: Adam Graham / Detroit News Pop Music Writer