“All Summer Long” takes the hooks from, in equal parts, “Sweet Home Alabama” and “Werewolves of London,” but transplants the youthful indiscretion a few hundred miles, to Northern Michigan, and slips in countless other odes to being young and having fun and listening to the stereo on warm nights.The lyrics reference the Violent Femmes and “(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of the Bay.” Or at least I think they do. How much more stereotypically youthful and summery can you get?That’s what’s behind his Run-DMC-inspired Adidas track suits as much as his blue collar Michigan pride; Kid Rock is the fan who got to be the rock star.Another artist might want to do something new and creative, but Kid Rock wants to do the same thing that’s been done for the last forty-odd years: drink whiskey, sleep with pin-up girls, wear fur coats and play anthemic rock songs with guitar solos and shouted raps. Or, more importantly, he wants people to think that’s what he does.When I would run into her occasionally, like on the red carpet at the American Music Awards, I would ask her about a certain song, and she would be like, “Wow, you really know the B-sides!” and I’d say, “Oh, I am a super-fan, I have lyrics that I live by.” I can quote them right now, to the point where I sound borderline stalker.To perform at basement parties, he joined Bo Wisdom of Groove Time Productions in Michigan.It was this time when he started adopting the name Kid Rock.
In “American Badass” he spends verses calling himself the “singer in black” and name-checking the Clash and Grandmaster Flash side by side.
Her songwriting is pretty interesting, but her singing, hmmmm...
Every time I hear her 'belt out' "If it Makes You Happyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy", I look for the volume control on my radio.
I was about to do a three-minute set, and I remember being backstage; all these celebrities were there and I was very intimidated.
And then Sheryl Crow just walked up to me and said, “You’re on the show with Brooke Shields, right? ” and she said “Tell her I said ‘Hi; she’s such a nice girl.’ ” She will give it her all whether at a sold-out show at the Hollywood Bowl or at a state fair where she had to co-headline with Kid Rock with his stupid Confederate flag.