It's not that I'm Mr. Goody-Two-Shoes now, but I've got my priorities in order.— Kid Rock
The most valuable Kid Rock quotes that may be undiscovered and unusual
I am happy to make money. I want to make more money, make more music, eat Big Macs and drink Budweisers.
Beyonce, to me, doesn't have a f--king 'Purple Rain', but she's the biggest thing on Earth. How can you be that big without at least one 'Sweet Home Alabama' or 'Old Time Rock & Roll'? People are like, 'Beyonce's hot. Got a nice f--king ass.' I'm like, 'Cool, I like skinny white chicks with big t--s.' Doesn't really f--king do much for me.
I didn't come from a trailer park. I grew up middle class and my dad had money and my mom made my lunch. I got a car when I was sixteen. I'm proud of that.
They believed you can't mix rock, country, and rap, and that crossover is dead.
I always knew it would work. And it will always work as long as you're really into it and like what you're doing.
I see friends who are in different genres of music, and they say they're so burnt playing the same stuff every night. That's why you see a country act wanting to go out and play an old classic rock song. But what cracks me up is that they all want to be Jimmy Buffett. I can't figure that out.
I truly believe that people like myself, who are in a position of entertainers in the limelight, should keep their mouth shut on politics.
I could care less about what people think. I'm a Devil Without A Cause.
I think what I've learned out of this lifetime is you should be proud of where you come from.
If it looks good, you'll see it. If it sounds good, you'll hear it. If its marketed right, you'll buy it. But... If its real... you'll feel it.
Being a father helps me be more responsible... you see more things than you've ever seen.
If you had told me when I was starting out that I would be coming down to Nashville, kind of weaving in and out of the country scene, I never would've thought that in a million years.
I'm not worried about headlines affecting my family, especially my son.
He knows who I am. Whatever these things he is reading, he has a different perspective than the rest of the world just as a lot of my friends do.
But honestly, it's pretty weird; there are girls who'd do absolutely everything just to get a backstage pass. I don't know what it is, but really, when you're on national TV in America the girls love you. They all want you! And I'm not complaining!
I don't steal things. I'm rich.
And there's a feeling you get from making music that is unlike anything else in the world.
I take the invasion of my personal space very seriously...
Go where you're celebrated, not tolerated. I'm celebrated in Detroit.
A common man, even like myself, I don't know how to pay my taxes.
I think I did every drug known to mankind, smoked crack, boozed, dropped acid, you name it.
I love to be pushed so I can prove myself, because once again, I will.
I just wasn't raised a granola eating, peace love hippie type person.
I'm from Michigan and was raised in and around Detroit where it is kind of you get respect and you give respect. That is how I feel.
That's why I called my record Devil Without a Cause - I'm a white boy who's so sick of hearing that white kids are going to steal rap.
I'm in awe of people like Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard;
they're great musicians and people. But I'm most starstruck by people in the small town where I live. Especially single dads, like me, who are working five times as hard to raise their kids.
I signal with an independent label, Continuum.
After that I put out a totally independent record, sold fourteen thousand of them from my basement, bought a house, started raising my kid, made a decent living.
I'm actually a pretty decent human being, and when I'm home I'm straight as an arrow.
But I'm a great father. That's why I got custody.
My take on rap is driven by straightforward American southern rock and blues.
Getting married is the most fun you can have in life. Being married sucks
Surround yourself with good people. Whether they're the best or not, people are capable of learning if they've got good hearts and they're good souls.
I didn't want to go out and change anything.
I just wanted to make the music that was part of my background, which was rock and blues and hip-hop.
I have been to anger management twice.
After the first session the lady was like, 'Baby, you don't seem that angry at all. You seem like a really nice guy.'
I've been meeting with Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino for years, trying to figure out how to fix the concert industry. We're all so overpaid. It's ridiculous. People stopped going to concerts because they can't afford them. The Rolling Stones are charging $650 per ticket! That just makes me speechless. I love the Stones, but I won't be attending.
I see the people in Detroit are very - they're like a lot of cities, but they're very proud to be from there and they really want to see change and they really want to see good things happen.
Detroit: Cars and rock 'n' roll. Not a bad combo.
I have nightmares that I'm going to wake up, and everyone's driving a Prius and living in a condo, and we're all getting health insurance.
As much as you don't want to say you are a vengeful person, when someone drags your name through the mud and plays press games and puts things out there like that, you are kind of like, alright. US Weekly will be gone next week, the songs I am writing won't.
I am scared of being broke and famous. I think that would be the biggest curse.
Everything I've done in my career has started in and around Detroit, you know, the metro area and Michigan.
I collect cars and bikes. One of my most special rides is a black 1930s Cadillac V16, and then I've got a few West Coast choppers.
These poor kids in Baghdad have no running water, no showers.
They wipe with baby wipes. My heart goes out to them.
Tell me if this is wrong. Justin Bieber … is 100 percent like watching Vanilla Ice all over again. It's exactly the same. Well, as soon as Bieber has a hit, he'll be like Vanilla Ice.
I have a couple of guys to do my laundry. Just because I'm lazy and rich.
I know every Skynyrd and about all Johnny Cash songs.
I make a lot of money. I can take a pay cut. All my friends are taking pay cuts that are in the unions, that are - that are farming in Alabama or whatever it is. I can surely take a pay cut, too, not cutting down my show or - or the people that work for me, I can take a pay cut.
Rap's the occupation, but one day watch I'll be Pimp of the Nation.
Going out hanging out with the troops, and you know it's kind of all summed up in the TV show, I don't what else I can say about it. It's a great thing to do, something I'm definitely proud of.
Rock 'n' roll is much easier if you're white.
Out stretched hands and one night stands, still I can't find love.
Why does anything ever happen? Some things happen and some don't.