Kid Rock Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

17th February 2016

Quote: "My son graduated college and he has a job. That alone, as a parent, is such a relief. I can't imagine what the f**k I put my parents through. Now I have a beautiful granddaughter... It's pretty crazy. My friends say, 'How lucky are you, to be able to see your granddaughter do so much stuff? You'll be at her wedding'." Kid Rock on becoming a grandfather at 45.

17th February 2016

Quote: "I bought a pretty expensive 
1930 Cadillac. It's concord-
yellow, a f**kin' high-dollar car... and I guess an airplane is pretty decadent, right...? That airplane is, hands down, the greatest luxury a human being could have. There's nothing that f**king beats it. F**k a yacht." Kid Rock on his most outrageous purchases.

2nd February 2016

Quote: "I'm digging Trump. I feel like a lot of people, whether you’re a Democrat or a Republican, feel like if you get Hillary (Clinton) or Bernie (Sanders), or you get (Marco) Rubio or (Ted) Cruz or whoever, there’s going to be the same s**t. Has that much f**king changed when anyone's in office... My feeling: let the motherf**king business guy run it like a f**king business. And his campaign has been entertaining as s**t." Outspoken conservative Kid Rock is backing Donald Trump as America's next leader.

30th April 2015

Fact: Some of concert company Live Nation's top touring acts are coming together to celebrate the first National Concert Day next week (05May15). Kid Rock, Florida Georgia Line, Wiz Khalifa and members of Smashing Pumpkins and Incubus will take part in a live concert and media event at Irving Plaza in New York to kick off the summer concert series.

4th March 2015

Quote: "By the end of the night, me and Lionel were going to start a restaurant in California called Dem Ritchie Boys." Kid Rock, real name Robert Ritchie, enjoyed a creative night out with Lionel Richie.

2nd March 2015

Quote: "Eminem's funny as s**t, man. He's a great father... he's talented out his a**, but you know, obviously, my social skills are much more developed." Kid Rock insists he's more fun at a party than pal Eminem.

1st March 2015

Quote: "He would ask, 'Why would you want to be a n**ger?' But I've seen him change, and he couldn't be more proud. Now he's crying after shows." Kid Rock admits his car dealer dad, who was once against his big rock star aspirations, has since become a big fan.

27th January 2015

Quote: "What do I think of him? F**kin' great actor. Sometimes it's fun hobnobbing with these big names because it makes you think you're powerful. I'm sure Jay Z thinks he's King S**t because he's buddies with him." Kid Rock is convinced U.S. President Barack Obama is a phoney.

5th January 2015

Quote: "I'm 43 and about to become a grandfather, but it keeps my redneck street cred up. I could be a great-great-great-grandfather by the time I'm 80. I am excited, but also nervous for my son." Rocker Kid Rock jokes about becoming a granddad at a young age. Bobby Ritchie, Jr. and his girlfriend are preparing to welcome their first child in the coming weeks.

5th January 2015

Quote: "I'm not just wealthy, I'm loaded. I can say that because I'm not embarrassed - I've made a f**k-ton of money, but I've never made a dishonest dollar. I try to do right by the people around me." Kid Rock is proud of his financial success.

5th January 2015

Quote: "I don't FaceTweet or whatever people do. I understand that I'm the old guy now. I turn on my computer and look at porn a little bit, see what's going on in the news, but that's about it. I'm comfortable with that." Kid Rock has no desire to get immersed in social media.

31st July 2013

Quote: "I don't think those shows are the platform for it at all, so I'm not really gonna touch on it. I just want people to have a good time. It's as simple as that." Kid Rock won't be chatting about his native Detroit's bankruptcy during his record-tying eight-night run at the city's DTE Energy Music Theatre next month (Aug13).

11th April 2013

Quote: "Playing the show is easy, but what do you do for the other 22 hours? Nothing positive. There's only so many antiques stores... There's no more antiques to buy." Kid Rock is beginning to struggle to pass the time between concerts when he's on the road.

8th November 2012

Quote: "I really relate to Paul Ryan... Paul Ryan's like hanging out with my buddy. He's the same age as me." Republican rocker Kid Rock is a big fan of the 2013 vice president candidate, who lost the presidential election to Barack Obama and Joe Biden.

8th November 2012

Quote: "I've controlled my roll... I pick and choose my parties. But when it's time to rock, I'm still pretty good." Kid Rock admits he's not quite as wild as he once was since turning 40.

8th November 2012

Quote: "He came up to me at an award show one time, telling me he had my bus, with a f**kin' grin. I said, 'Make sure you sanitize that thing, young man'." Kid Rock on learning Justin Bieber had bought one of his old tourbuses.

8th November 2012

Quote: "Marshall would hate that s**t. That's where me and him are really different. I'll walk into a f**kin' sporting event, like, 'What's up? It's all good!' I don't mind being around people." Kid Rock likes being around a crowd, unlike his fellow Michigan hitmaker Eminem.

23rd February 2012

Fact: Kid Rock has recorded an episode of music show Live from the Artists Den at Elvis Presley's Graceland mansion in Memphis, Tennessee. The TV special, which will debut in America on 24 February (12), also features Kid Rock performing at the Elvis Presley Automobile Museum.

25th November 2011

Fact: Kid Rock has teamed up with rapper T.I. and country singer Martina McBride for his new single, Care.

25th July 2011

Quote: "I used to drink a fifth of whiskey and pound beers all night and still be levelheaded. Now I do that without the drugs and I'm like, 'F**k, I'm s**tfaced (drunk) and acting like an idiot.'" Kid Rock can't party like he used to now he has given up drugs.

24th July 2011

Quote: "Camera phones have made the world difficult to live in. I'm approachable and always up to take pictures, but it gets old." Kid Rock doesn't like to be in the public eye all the time.

24th July 2011

Quote: "I honestly thought my knees would be gone by this point but I just got a physical and a finger up my a**... The doctor was like, 'Holy s**t! You're healthy.'" Kid Rock, 40, gets a clean bill of health.

23rd July 2011

Quote: "We loaded up on fireworks in Indiana because you get way better s**t there... Sheryl (Crow) and her kids and crew came to Michigan and we had a great day of swimming, drinking, playing horseshoes and setting off fireworks." Kid Rock on his Independence Day (04Jul11) celebrations.

13th July 2011

Quote: "I used to sweep floors in a recording studio... They let me use the back room at midnight; I'd be a little gremlin back there and make my own music on the side, and that's really where I kinda got it going and learned about all that stuff." Kid Rock on how he learned about making records.

13th July 2011

Quote: "I'm having to be the responsible one on tour every night... Show's over, here comes Sheryl with the whiskey; TV's out of the hotel room; music's on 10. I'm like... 'Keep it down, the kids are sleeping...' I've pretty much given up all hope." Kid Rock jokes about touring with mild-mannered Sheryl Crow.

1st July 2011

Quote: “I really care about what people think of me in this town, because my son is here, my family is here, my roots are here. I don’t give a shit anywhere else, but here I’m very conscious of it.” Kid Rock cares about what people in Detroit, Michigan think about him.

14th June 2011

Quote: "I don't want to look like Meat Loaf." Kid Rock on his plans to lose weight this summer (11) by cutting back on his alcohol intake.

19th May 2011

Fact: Singer Kid Rock is set to return to the stage in Nashville, Tennessee on 8 June (11) as the Cmt Music Awards host. The rocker first took on the feat last year (10).

7th January 2011

Quote: "(Producer) Rick Rubin told me to stop squeezing my own d**k... He said, 'Everyone knows you're the cowboy and the American bada** and all that stuff, but it's time to get serious.'" Kid Rock on why his new album Born Free has less bravado.

7th January 2011

Quote: "He said he had my old tour bus. I said, 'Hope you had it sanitised, son'." Kid Rock on learning Justin Bieber is using his old bus.

7th January 2011

Quote: "He's a good friend of mine. I went to a picnic with him and he taught me how to fry a turkey." Aerosmith star Steven Tyler refuses to enter a war of words with Kid Rock after he publicly criticised the Cryin' singer for becoming an American Idol judge.

28th November 2010

Fact: Kid Rock fans snapped up 45,000 tickets to the star's 40th birthday concert in January (11) in just 19 minutes when they went on sale on Friday (26Nov10). The rocker recently announced he will kick off his 2011 Born Free Tour with the party show at Ford Field in his native Detroit, Michigan, two days before he hits the landmark age on 17 January (11).

16th November 2010

Quote: "I've said what I wanted to say, but I can tell you that I've gotten a lot of the drama out of my life. The hangers-on, the bad people. And I have no intention of letting that back in." Kid Rock on his short-lived marriage to Pamela Anderson.

9th November 2010

Quote: "I could tell you some stories about Stevie. Let's just say it ends with me in jail in Switzerland. Stevie calls me the rock and roll lovechild she never had." Kid Rock has a special relationship with Fleetwood MAC star Stevie Nicks.

9th November 2010

Quote: "I was out of my mind when I was young. This white kid from the suburbs making foul-mouthed rap music, taking acid, snorting heroin, talking about fishing for pike and doing Robitussin." Kid Rock on his wild youth.

8th November 2010

Quote: "Martina's kids knew who T.I. was, but Martina obviously wasn't that familiar with him. And T.I. didn't have any clue who Martina was." Kid Rock on bringing rapper T.I. and country star Martina MCBride together on his new song Care.

6th November 2010

Quote: "I'd like to spend some time with Chuck Berry. I look up to his music. He's one of the godfathers of rock 'n' roll, and he seems like a really cool guy." Kid Rock is keen to strike up a famous new friendship.

5th November 2010

Quote: "Good for him! I would have punched 'em in the jaw." Kid Rock applauds Justin Bieber for taking on alleged pre-teen bullies in a laser-tag venue in Canada.

5th November 2010

Quote: "He’s just jealous." Aerosmith star Steven Tyler responds to Kid Rock's criticism of his decision to become a judge on TV talent show American Idol.

24th October 2010

Quote: "One recurring theme with people who don't like anything about me, is they think, 'F**k! How come he's still around?'" Rocker Kid Rock on the reactions he's received from some critics for his career longevity.

22nd October 2010

Quote: "One recurring theme with people who don't like anything about me is they think, 'F**k!' How come he's still around.'" Rap rocker Kid Rock embraces being an underdog.

10th June 2010

Tweet: "He's a bad boy but a very hot one... Long live Kid Rock!" Kelly Clarkson was wowed by KID ROCK's hosting stint at the CMT Awards on Wednesday (09Jun10).

10th June 2010

Quote: "They say it's a party. I get to host a party, and I've had a lot of experience hosting those. I think I have been training for this my whole life. I'm looking forward to it. It should be fun." Kid Rock has no worries about hosting country music's CMT Awards on Wednesday night (09Jun10).

19th January 2010

Quote: "She knows how to play guitar and she writes her songs so God bless her. I wish there was more of that out there. Hopefully she gets better and grows and keeps it all going." Kid Rock is a fan of teen country music star Taylor Swift.

4th November 2009

Fact: Dolly Parton, Kid Rock and fiddler Charlie Daniels will be inducted into the Music City Walk of Fame in Nashville, Tennessee on 8 November (09).

18th June 2009

Quote: "We go way back... (but) I'm just here for the party." Sheryl Crow urges the media not to read too much into her decision to attend the CMT Awards in Nashville, Tennessee as former partner Kid Rock's date.

17th June 2009

Fact: Former couple Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow showed they're still the best of friends by sitting together at Tuesday's (16Jun09) CMT Awards in Nashville, Tennessee.

24th March 2009

Fact: Kid Rock and Pussycat Dolls star Nicole Scherzinger will perform at the 25th anniversary of Wrestlemania in April (09). The pair will take to the stage in front of wrestling fans at the Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas on 5 April.

8th January 2009

Quote: "He's got a beautiful voice and he's a great country musician, which not a lot of people realise." Actress Jaime King still listens to ex-boyfriend Kid Rock's music.

7th December 2008

Quote: "I never wear make-up. I won't do it for TV shows or photoshoots. To me it's just false advertising. You're just saying, 'I don't really look this good'. The most I ever do when it comes to grooming is a little lotion on my hands in the winter to stop them from cracking." Rock star Kid Rock on his minimalistic grooming techniques.

18th November 2008

Quote: "When he was little, we didn't have anything. He slept in a crib in the closet." Kid Rock is proud his teenage son JUNIOR's life is better than it was when he was a baby.

17th November 2008

Quote: "I've never tried to be anything except who I am. It's gotten me in trouble, it's gotten me accolades, it's made me money, got me sued, made me fall in love, made me hate women, it's made me everything you can think of. And I'm the last person you're gonna hear complain." Kid Rock.

16th October 2008

Fact: Kanye West, Kid Rock, Fall Out Boy, Nelly, Beyonce Knowles, Jennifer Hudson and Wyclef Jean are among the musicians performing in a forthcoming televised series of pop concerts in a special news show spotlighting U.S. veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. A Night for Vets: An MTV Concert for the Brave is scheduled to air next week (24Oct08).

26th September 2008

Quote: "It kinda seems a little un-American to me... It's like making a product and everyone saying, 'OK, it's all for sale at the same price...' I don't think Bruce Springsteen's BORN IN THE U.S.A. should be the same price as my neighbour's new garage band. Call me crazy." Kid Rock explains his decision not to put his hits on iTunes for fans to download for 99 cents (53 pence).

25th September 2008

Quote: "I've already seen it." Kid Rock jokes about ex-wife Pamela Anderson's bikini body after comedienne Ellen Degeneres showed him footage of the model/actress stripping off on her show earlier this monmth (Sep08).

18th September 2008

Fact: Rapper Trick Trick has recorded a collaboration with Kid Rock and the late PROOF of D12 for his forthcoming album THE VILLAIN. Proof was shot dead in April 2006.

14th August 2008

Quote: "No! What?! Right. I can give you a definite no on that. In one word: No. In two words, hell, no!" Kid Rock isn't happy about a rumoured collaboration with Britney Spears at the MTV Video Music Awards next month (Sep08).

16th June 2008

Quote: "We're friends. We don't talk all the time but everything's good." Kid Rock insists he and former rival Tommy Lee have patched up their differences after fighting at last year's (07) MTV Video Music Awards.

7th May 2008

Fact: Kid Rock is to tour North America with Southern rock icons Lynyrd Skynyrd this summer (08). The Rock and Rebels tour will begin in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on 8 August (08).

2nd February 2008

Fact: Kid Rock has added former J. GEILS frontman PETER WOLF and ex-ALLMAN BROTHERS star DICKIE BETTS to his touring Rock And Roll Revival revue. The rap-rocker has already included Run Dmc's REVD. RUN, aka JOSEPH SIMMONS, to his live entourage.

15th January 2008

Quote: "I've never really had many chicks try to take advantage of me for money. Except one, and I f**king married her!" Kid Rock regrets his failed marriage to former Baywatch actress Pamela Anderson. The couple divorced in November 2006 after four months of marriage.

15th January 2008

Quote: "I've never really had many chicks try to take advantage of me for money. Except one, and I f**king married her!" Kid Rock regrets his failed marriage to former Baywatch actress Pamela Anderson. The couple divorced in November 2006 after four months of marriage.

15th January 2008

Quote: "I've never really had many chicks try to take advantage of me for money. Except one, and I f**king married her!" Kid Rock regrets his failed marriage to former Baywatch actress Pamela Anderson. The couple divorced in November 2006 after four months of marriage.

15th January 2008

Quote: "I've never really had many chicks try to take advantage of me for money. Except one, and I f**king married her!" Kid Rock regrets his failed marriage to former Baywatch actress Pamela Anderson. The couple divorced in November 2006 after four months of marriage.

8th January 2008

Quote: "My new health kick is vodka soda with lemon. There is no f**king calories in that s**t. I love drinking beer, so I figure if I eat healthy and drink vodka, when I go to sporting events or have a BBQ I can drink my beer. Dieting 101 from Kid Rock." KID ROCK shares his tips on how to stay healthy on tour.

22nd December 2007

Fact: Robin Williams, cyclist Lance Armstrong and musician Kid Rock staged a Christmas (07) show for U.S. troops in Kabul, Afghanistan on Thursday (20Dec07).

3rd December 2007

Fact: Kid Rock will team up with former RUN-DMC star REVD. RUN to tour in 2008. The odd couple, who have become friends while working on new material, will launch the Rock + Roll Revival Tour in Indiana next month (Jan07).

26th November 2007

Quote: "My last record 'flopped' at 1.8 million. I love reading that. Because I'm reading that while sitting on a gold toilet taking a s**t." Kid Rock is amused by reports his eponymous 2003 disc wasn't a success.

14th November 2007

Quote: "I'm the type of person that likes it all. I don't like to settle for less. So I'm just waiting for the right woman to come along, with one real breast and one fake one." Kid Rock describes his ideal female.

25th October 2007

Quote: "He's just started an all-boys Catholic school... his grades are there. I think he's gonna rebel and be a doctor or something... He loves to invent things." Kid Rock on his 14-year-old son.

15th October 2007

Quote: "When I first joined a band, I just wanted to make some good tunes, get some p**sy and buy a new car. But I get to meet the president, and he slaps me a high-five while I'm having a Jim Beam and Coke with (then-U.S. Secretary Of Defence DONALD) RUMSFELD." Kid Rock is still amazed he met American President GEORGE W. Bush at the Kennedy Center Honors in 2004.

14th October 2007

Quote: "Getting married is a ball. Getting married is the most fun you can have in life. Being married sucks." Pamela Anderson's ex-husband Kid Rock speaks out on married life.

10th October 2007

Quote: "I thought there would have been at least one fight. In America Kid Rock and Tommy Lee were fighting and they are pussies." Celebrity magician DYNAMO laments the lack of action at this weeks Q awards in London on Monday (08Oct07)

9th October 2007

Quote: "I ain't straight outta Compton, I'm straight out the trailer." Working-class musician Kid Rock explains why his brand of rap/rock leans more to the rock side.

8th October 2007

Quote: "When we were starting out, sex is the reason we played: 'Let's finish this f**king thing. There are blow jobs to be had and liquor to be drunk.'" Kid Rock was motivated by sex when he first became a professional musician.

8th October 2007

Quote: "All I know is I was the first rocker to get Pam." Pamela Anderson's one-time boyfriend BRET MICHAELS comments on her ex-husbands Kid Rock and Tommy Lee's fight at the MTV VMAs last month (Sep07).

4th October 2007

Quote: "If it weren't for guns and people who know how to use them in America, we'd all be sitting around with swastikas saying, 'Heil Hitler.'" Kid Rock is pro-firearms.

4th October 2007

Fact: RUN-DMC star JOSEPH 'REV. RUN' SIMMONS is recording a new "old school hip-hop album," called RUNNING WITH THE KID, with Kid Rock.

14th September 2007

Quote: "I go to these things because I have my album coming out on October 9th... so I'm trying to promote that. Other than that, I don't want to go sit through Britney Spears lip synching and some kid dancing and lip synching." Kid Rock admits he hated his experience at the MTV Video Music Awards, which ended with him picking a fight with Tommy Lee.

11th September 2007

Quote: "If it were hip-hop, we would've been in handcuffs." Rap mogul Sean Combs on the post-MTV Video Music Awards brawl between Kid Rock and Tommy Lee.

28th August 2007

Fact: Kid Rock was an unexpected guest at Paris Hilton's end-of-summer beach party in Malibu, California on Saturday (25Aug07). The socialite played hostess to rap mogul Russell Simmons and Pussycat Dolls founder Robin Antin at her rented beach house.

1st August 2007

Fact: Kid Rock is dedicating his next album, due for release in October (07), to the late Atlantic Records co-founder AHMET ERTEGUN.

31st July 2007

Fact: R. KELLY, Ciara, Ice Cube, Kid Rock, The Game, LIL WAYNE and REMY MA are among the guest stars on Lil Jon's upcoming album CRUNK ROCK.

13th July 2007

Quote: "It's the best thing I've ever done. I've had friends over when we're playing back. Sometimes there'll be girls running around naked." Kid Rock insists his new album, Rock And Roll Jesus, prompts people to disrobe.

21st April 2007

Quote: "You have to understand the levels of whisky involved. One time I ended up in a freestyle (rap) battle with Meat Loaf." Kid Rock on his craziest experience at the Kentucky Derby horse racing meeting.

9th February 2007

Quote: "We didn't sit down and read books all night, which I love to do." Pamela Anderson had a few early clues her marriage to Kid Rock would be short lived.

16th January 2007

Quote: "He used to give me the keys to his house in the Hamptons and say, 'James, the butler, will take care of you. Have a good time.' And you know I did." Kid Rock on his unlikely friendship with late music executive AHMET ERTEGUN.

5th December 2006

Fact: Newly-single Kid Rock is making sure he isn't alone on New Year's Eve (31DEC06) after signing up to host and DJ the end-of-year party at Las Vegas club Jet.

4th December 2006

Quote: "He asked me, 'Is it true you are getting divorced, and, if it's true, what are you doing later.'" Pamela Anderson on her ex-husband Tommy Lee's response to news she'd split from Kid Rock.

27th July 2006

Fact: Pamela Anderson's best pal, photographer DAVID LaCHAPELLE, will be the "maid" of honour at her wedding to Kid Rock this weekend (29JUL06) in France.

28th March 2006

Quote: "I'm not stupid. I know I'm not getting girls off my looks... (It's) because I've sold 20 million records. When I'd sold 50,000 records I was f**king fat chicks in Virginia." Kid Rock accepts he isn't the best-looking rock star.

16th March 2006

Quote: "Ambien (a prescription sleeping pill) is fun. I sprinkle that on my cereal, kinda like sugar." Kid Rock likes to indulge in the popular sleeping medication.

9th March 2006

Quote: "He comes in with a camera. I'm not really into cameras .He's like, 'Can I get in on that?' I'm like, 'You know what? Take your pants off. It's all good, buddy.'" Kid Rock on how he and singer Scott Stapp wound up making a sex tape with four women on their tour bus in 1999.

15th February 2006

Quote: <p>"I've run into models who take pole-dancing lessons. A few of them have told me my songs are part of their curriculum. I'm flattered." Kid Rock. </p>

17th November 2005

Fact: <p>Pamela Anderson has scored a double for her new US sitcom STACKED - her ex-lovers Kid Rock and Tommy Lee will appear in the show. </p>

14th October 2005

Fact: <p>RUN-DMC star-turned-Reverend and reality TV star JOSEPH SIMMONS starts every day at 6am by emailing and phoning "words of wisdom" to pals like Serena Williams, SEAN 'DIDDY' COMBS and Kid Rock. </p>

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