Riding high on the timely hit "All Summer Long, " Kid Rock launches the "Rock 'n ' Rebels" tour on Friday, Aug. 8 at the New Orleans Arena with co-headliner Lynyrd Skynyrd, special guest Joseph "Rev Run" Simmons of Run-DMC and young blues-rock trio Back Door Slam.
Before heading to New Orleans for rehearsals, Rock called from the back porch of his spread outside Detroit. Early in our conversation, he hoped to not "say anything too stupid." That's up to you, I replied.
He laughed: "That's the problem."
With that, Rock held forth on the origins of his song "New Orleans, " the fame of his "trash