President Barack Obama to Kid Rock (per Rock in two-part TV interview): 'Hey Rock! I'm still here!'
By Eric Lacy | firstname.lastname@example.org MLive.com
on December 10, 2012 at 10:00 AM, updated December 10, 2012 at 5:08 PM
Kid Rock did an interesting interview with WDIV-TV (Channel 4 in Detroit) that hit a variety of topics.
Mlive Media Group DETROIT, MI - Kid Rock's media interview blitz continues to promote his new "Rebel Soul" album.
He invited WDIV-TV sports director Bernie Smilovitz into his Clarkston, Mich. studio for a wide-ranging two-part interview that covered a variety of interesting topics.
The first portion of the interview aired around midnight Monday after the Lions' loss to the Packers in Green Bay; the second portioin is expected to air sometime after 11 p.m. Monday on WDIV-TV (Channel 4 in Metro Detroit).
Two topics Smilovitz said during the broadcast will be addressed in the second portion: Kid Rock on what it's like to party with actor Sean Penn and his thoughts on a Detroit mayoral candidacy.
A few of the Kid Rock interview highlights from the first portion:
Rock on why in frequents Tigers, Lions and Pistons sporting events:
“It’s simple: people are really nice to me and they give me good seats. I think everybody would attend a lot of games if that was the case. I was born and raised around here, whether it was 'Hockey Night in Canada on channel 9 when I was growing young or my dad taking me to Pistons games out this way. Like most people, I was into sports as a kid; it just seems part of my life.”
Rock on why his sports career didn't take off after playing baseball, football and basketball up until he was about 15 years old:
"It's very tough for me to take orders."
Rock on his support of Mitt Romney during the presidential campaign, and meeting President Barack Obama recently at the Kennedy Center Honors:
“I just did what I felt was right (supporting Romney). At the end of the day, hey, it is what it is. I saw the president the other night…it was funny, he’s like, ‘I’m still here, yeah, he’s like, 'Hey Rock! I’m still here.'” (I said to him) No hard feelings man."
Kid Rock on meeting Obama:
"It’s just another one of those… mind boggles. mind boggles (type of moments). I just wanted to get in this business, maybe get a hot girl and a car, and somehow I had my finger caught in the cookie with the next leader of the free world!”
Kid Rock on whether or not there could be a Mrs. Kid Rock in the future:
"Well, you know, I can say, I’ve raised my son; single father, whose now grown up. I’ve saved for a rainy day. Why screw that all up and get married? …At this point I’ve learned to keep my private relationships private. God forbid something should happen to me, then (a potential wife) would my baggage falling on them."