Robin Williams Was a Great American
So sad to hear the news. No question we lost one of the greats today. But as I sit and reflect on the time I got to spend with Robin, especially entertaining our troops all over the world, it makes me proud to say what a great American he is and to call him a friend. One of the funniest nights of my life was spent with Robin and some other entertainers, stuck in a sand storm at a base in Iraq. We had to share a room that night, 8 of us with 4 bunk beds, in a tiny, tiny room. It was like the greatest summer camp ever - you can only imagine what the jokes were like that went on for hours from Robin and Lewis Black - I am pretty sure I pee'd a lil bit in my bed!! My thoughts and prayers are with his family. Rock on Robin, Rock on. - Kid Rock
Hank Williams Jr. talks Kid Rock in MLive Interview
Hank Williams Jr. sat down with MLive to talk music, family, and his friendship with Kid Rock. Below is a selection from the interview:
Kid Rock is from Detroit and is an avid supporter of the city. How would you describe your relationship with him and how it has grown over the years?
Well, Bobby and I are really close. He and his family are just like family to me. It all started years ago when my manager Merle Kilgore got a call about Bobby coming to one of our shows. When we met on the bus, I was shocked at how many songs of mine that he knew. Then we ended up doing a "CMT Crossroads" special and our friendship became stronger and stronger. We now both own several hundred acres across the road from each other in Alabama, and we both have places down in Florida.
What’s it like hunting with Kid Rock? What have you learned about him as you spend time with him in settings that don’t have anything to do with music?
We love to hunt and fish and just have good times without talking about the music business.
Read the entire article here.
All Parties Involved in This ICP Glass Dildo Case Can Shove One Up Their Ass: Kid Rock Responds
(These are the actual letters sent to the attorneys involved.)
Dear Jim Rasor and Jon Marko,
I'm told that you have issued a subpoena for a “glass dildo” that was supposedly given to me. No idea what you're talking about, and I definitely don't have it. I've never heard of, seen, or met any people involved in this case. But I'm pretty sure you already know that. What I do know is that you've been dragging my name around in the media to gain attention for your sad ass excuse for a law firm. I don’t care what you do when you finally catch up to the ambulances you chase, but I do care when you bring my name into it for no reason at all.
Let me ask you this. Say in a lawsuit that another crappy firm was handling, your names were brought up for no reason. You wake up one morning, excited for a new day of exploiting the legal system and people dumb enough to look at your website (nice pictures btw, did you study how to look like douchebags in college?), and when you open the newspaper there’s a report from someone you’ve never heard of talking about how Jon Marko and Jim Rasor got caught molesting animals at a petting zoo while high on bath salts. Now imagine you weren’t the scumbags you are, but a citizen who has raised millions of dollars for his hometown, spent hours helping to promote the arts, had helped wounded veterans returning from combat. Say you were people who aren't a blight on our planet – wouldn’t you be pissed off that your name, for days on end, was being mentioned in the press when EVERYONE involved knew you weren't involved in any way? Welcome to my side of this story.
Dear Brian E. Koncius,
I'm told that your client has testified under oath in a deposition that he presented a former employee of Psychopathic Records with a glass dildo, who then allegedly gave the dildo to me? There are only two possible explanations for what your client said: either he is an absolute pathological liar, who for some insane reason decided to make up a bullshit story using my name or 2: he thinks he’s a comedian and was trying to be funny. If he was joking then he's just an asshole who isn't funny. But if it was not 100% clear that he was attempting to make a joke, then he just lied under oath because I've never met your client, and if I had met your client I'd certainly remember if he tried to give me a glass fucking dildo. Even if it was the “Rasor Law Firm” that sent a press release to the press, you have done nothing to clear up this blatant lie which makes you to blame too. It is obvious that all you assholes are using my name and notoriety to garner publicity for yourselves, which makes you the worst kind of scum. You're the types of lawyers that make America a worse place for everyone.
I live in Detroit because I can stay out of the fray here and live my life the way I chose to. If I wanted to deal with this shit I'd move to LA, and if I want press, I can get it - trust me. No matter why your client said what he did, it’s clear that you, your client, and the Rasor Law Firm have gone out of your way to help get this story told. How would you feel if one day your name appeared across the internet connected to a story you knew absolutely nothing about. One day you come downstairs to the angry glare of your wife who asks if you really were arrested over the weekend for driving high on crystal meth with a bound and gagged hooker in your trunk. Did you? Because it’s all over the internet, some lawyer you’ve never met put it out in a press release! Must be true right? I'm guessing you probably wouldn’t like that, and would at least appreciate it if the guy who made it up admitted that you never did those things.
Your website says you represent people who are “interested in doing the right thing.” I don't believe that, but prove me wrong.
JIMMY JOHN'S PLEDGES 1MM TO FOLDS OF HONOR
Our friends at Jimmy John's have committed 1MM dollars to Folds of Honor in support of our troops. Find out more about their mission here: http://frkyf.st/fohmission
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House of Blues Sunset Strip
Thanks to House of Blues and everyone who came out for the show last night benefitting Operation Finally Home. Good cause and good times!
Additional Tickets Released - HOB Sunset Strip
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