Joesph Calleja was born on November 9, 1974 in Taylor, Michigan.
Joesph Calleja later became known as Joe C, the man who's 3 Foot 9 with a 10 foot dick.
Joe C. use to come to all of the Kid Rock concerts and he'd be standing on the table in the front singing all the lyrics. Then after one of the shows Joe asked Kid if he wanted to smoke a joint. Kid Rock was like how old are you. Joe then replied by saying he was 21.
Then at another show Joe was dancing off to the side as Kid was singing and he couldn't keep his eyes off him. After that show Kid offered Joe a job.
Joe C became part of the Twisted Brown Trucker Band, singing backup vocals with Kid Rock. But it wasn't all peaches and cream. He had a celiac disease, a chronic digestive disorder which made him take 65 pills a day. At night he was hooked up to an I.V. machine.
While being with the T.B.T. Band, Joe C guest sang on song tracks such as Devil Without A Cause off of the Devil Without A Cause CD, Early Mornin' Stoned Pimp off the History of Rock CD, and Kyle's Mom Is A Big Fat Bitch off the South Park - Bigger, Longer, & Uncut soundtrack.
Joe C also made guest appearances at Woodstock 99, Saturday Night Live, WWF Raw Is War, MTV, Music Award Shows, and at Kid Rock concerts.
Then tragedy struck. On November 16, 2000, Joe C died at the age of 26 in his hometown of Taylor, Michigan. He died in his sleep from natural causes.
Thoughts From Others
Kid Rock - "We have lost part of our family. Family and friends are everything. Without them, all of the fame and fortune means nothing. Joey gave us and the world his love. He brought a smile to everyone who has ever known or seen him. In a world full of confusion, Joey made all of us laugh. No matter what color, religion, race, or beliefs we have, he made us all smile. He gave us the gift of joy. Joey, thank you. We will never forget you. We love you."
Kenny Olson - "Spiritually, he was on a different plane, the way he touched everyone's life. He was always there to say the right thing, help me make sense to myself when I was acting up on the road. Joe was real, said what was on his mind. He was a very, very smart person, very tuned-in. In my opinion, he was taller than the rest of us."
Korn's Jonathan Davis - "He had a really positive energy about him, for such a little guy, he really lived big and walked big, and he's going to be missed. He did bring happiness to a lot of people."
Lava Records President Jason Flom - "Joe C. was an extraordinary inspiration. He overcame tremendous adversity to become a great performer and a truly wonderful human being. Despite living with chronic pain, Joe C. never let his condition prevent him from living life to the fullest and brightening the lives of everyone who knew him, on or off the stage. He was a deeply loved member of our extended family and we will all miss him greatly."
Wrestler Chris Jericho - "First off, I'd like to express my sympathies and condolences to the friends, family and fans of Joe C. For those of you who don't know who he is, he's the little guy that was in Kid Rock's band. I first met Joe in Detroit about a year ago when he was talking with Road Dogg. I thought to myself, "Who is this little kid that Dogg is having such an involved conversation with?" Anyways after meeting him and demanding to see his identification for proof of age, I found him to be a really cool cat. He survived a multitude of health problems through the years and his courage is a lesson for us all. God bless you Joe C!".