Kid Rock

  • Aired:  07/12/11
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Kid Rock reveals his love of fireside guitar playing and the wild side of Sheryl Crow on his "Born Free" tour. (6:28)

>> Jon: MY GUEST TONIGHT, A

MUSICIAN.

HIS LATEST C.D. IS "BORN FREE"

JUST WENT PLATINUM.

HE'S ALSO CURRENTLY ON HIS

BORN-FREE TOUR.

PLEASE WELCOME KID ROCK.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

♪ I WAS BORN FREE

I WAS BORN FREE ♪♪

>> Jon: NICE TO SEE YOU.

>> NICE TO BE ON THE SHOW.

>> Jon: YOU KNOW, YOU'RE

PLAYING IN JERSEY TONIGHT.

>> UH-HUH.

>> Jon: REALLY?

THAT'S FOR NEW JERSEY?

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

WE LIVE IN THE TRI-STATE AREA.

YOU HEAR ABOUT NEW JERSEY EVERY

DAY.

[LAUGHTER]

THE CONCERT HAS ALREADY

HAPPENED.

HOW DID IT GO?

>> TOUGH QUESTION.

>> Jon: YOU PLAY... IS THIS A

GOOD PLACE YOU LIKE PLAYING?

>> JERSEY, THEY'RE NUTS.

>> Jon: THE BEST, RIGHT.

>> BOSTON, JERSEY, JUST

COMPLETELY OUT OF THEIR MINDS.

DRINKING ALL DAY, PARKING LOTS,

JUST WANT TO BREAK STUFF AND GO

NUTS.

>> Jon: YOU KNOW WHAT'S SAD

ABOUT THAT?

WE DO THAT EVEN WHEN THERE ARE

NO CONCERTS.

[LAUGHTER]

IT'S OUR LIVES.

I'M GOING TO OUT YOU TONIGHT.

AND YOU'RE NOT GOING TO LIKE

THIS.

>> OUT ME?

>> Jon: I'M GOING TO OUT YOU.

KID ROCK, HE HAS HIS OWN BEER,

BAD ASS BEER.

>> BAD ASS.

HELPING THE ECONOMY.

>> Jon: HELPING THE ECONOMY.

YOU GOT YOUR PARTY MUSIC.

BUT THIS IS WHAT I LEARNED ABOUT

KID ROCK WHEN HE DID THE RALLY

WITH US IN WASHINGTON.

YOU, SIR, ARE A PROFESSIONAL.

YEAH, THAT'S RIGHT.

HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THAT?

>> DON'T BLOW MY STREET CRED.

>> DEALING WITH YOU WAS A

PLEASURE.

>> IT'S SO MUCH EASIER.

CAN WE JUST EXPLAIN FOR PEOPLE.

YOU THINK YOU HAVE YOUR

PUBLICISTS CALL EACH OTHER.

WE'RE TRYING TO PUT THIS

TOGETHER.

HE CALLS ME UP ASKS ME TO DO IT.

I CALLED HIM UP, BANG, DONE.

>> Jon: AND IT WAS DONE, BUT

HE WOULD CALL ME AND BE LIKE,

YOU'RE GOING TO NEED TO PUT THIS

ON A DX FORMAT WITH A 550.

I'M GOING TO GET CI TO LAY DOWN

SOME TRACK ON GREEN SCREEN.

AND I'M LIKE, YOU'RE NOT KID

ROCK, YOU'RE NERD ROCK.

YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF ALL THE

TECHNICAL ASPECTS OF IT, I HAD

NO IDEA.

HOW DID YOU DEVELOP THAT KIND OF

EXPERTISE IN PRODUCING AS WELL

AS THE MUSIC?

>> I USED TO SWEEP FLOORS IN A

RECORDING STUDIO WHEN I STARTED.

>> Jon: REALLY?

>> I STARTED SWEEPING FLOORS.

THEY LET ME INTO THE BACK ROOM

AT MIDNIGHT, A LITTLE GREMLIN.

I MADE MY OWN MUSIC ON THE SIDE.

THAT'S WHERE I GOT GOING AND

LEARNED ABOUT ALL THAT STUFF.

>> Jon: AND YOU PLAY EVERY

INSTRUMENT.

>> I PLAY THEM.

ASK A MUSICIAN, THEY'RE LIKE,

YEAH, I CAN ENTERTAIN YOU WITH

THEM.

>> Jon: SO YOU DON'T EVEN...

TO YOU IT'S JUST SECOND NATURE

NOW.

YOU DON'T REALIZE.

LIKE IF YOU HAD YOUR DRUTHERS,

WOULD IT BE... WOULD YOU BE

HOLED UP WITH ALL THAT... WITH

JUST ALL YOUR INSTRUMENTS AND

THE TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT?

IS THAT FUN FOR YOU OR IS IT THE

STAGE?

>> IT WOULD BE JUST A GUITAR, A

GUITAR AND A CAMPFIRE.

THAT'S FUN.

BEER HELPS.

A COUPLE BUDDIES AROUND.

I LOVE THAT.

>> Jon: YOU'RE A HIPPIE?

[LAUGHTER]

A GUITAR AND A CAMPFIRE.

>> IT IS A LITTLE DIFFERENT THAN

I'M MAKING IT SOUND.

>> Jon: I MANNING IT'S VERY

NICE, YOU AND A BOY SCOUT TROOP.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE HELL IS

GOING ON NOW.

SO YOU DON'T... EVEN AFTER ALL

THIS TIME, THE REAL PLEASURE IS

SIMPLE SITTING AND PLAYING SONGS

AND HANGING OUT.

>> I REALLY LIKE EVERY ASPECT OF

IT.

I LIKE RECORDING.

I LIKE PLAYING LIVE.

I LIVE AND BREATH MUSIC.

THAT'S WHAT I DO.

>> AND SHERYL CROW IS ON TOUR

WITH YOU RIGHT NOW, RIGHT?

SHE'S HANGING OUT.

>> I CAN TELL YOU ABOUT THAT.

HAVING TO BE THE RESPONSIBLE ONE

ON TOUR EVERY NIGHT, IT'S

LIKE...

[LAUGHTER]

I'M TALKING SHOW'S OVER, HERE

COMES CHERYL WITH THE WHISKY,

TVS OUT OF THE HOTEL ROOM, JON.

MUSIC IS ON TEN.

I'M LIKE, KEEP IT DOWN, THE KIDS

ARE SLEEPING.

>> Jon: HOW DO YOU KEEP HER IN

CHECK?

>> I'VE PRETTY MUCH GIVEN UP ALL

HOPE.

>> Jon: YOUR KID IS LIKE...

>> 18.

>> Jon: AND HE'S GOING OFF TO

COLLEGE NOW.

>> I KNOW.

I'M GOING TO HAVE TO GET A

D.N.A. TEST OR SOMETHING.

HE'S A GREAT KID.

>> Jon: YOU'RE A VERY

RESPONSIBLE YOUNG MAN.

YOU HAVE A NICE FAMILY.

IT'S REALLY NICE TO SEE YOU AND

GET TO KNOW YOU AT THAT RALLY.

I REALLY ENJOYED IT.

IT WAS TERRIFIC.

WHERE ARE YOU OFF TO NOW, DOING

MORE STUFF FOR DETROIT?

>> TRYING TO DO EVERYTHING WE

CAN.

IT'S A TOUGH TOWN, BUT TOUGH

TOWNS MAKE TOUGH PEOPLE.

THERE'S A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT

CARE SO MUCH ABOUT THAT CITY,

ESPECIALLY PEOPLE THAT ARE IN

AND FROM AROUND.

THERE WHEN YOU GET THAT MUCH

HUMAN NATURE, THE FORCE OF HUMAN

NATURE AND THE PEOPLE THAT CARE

ABOUT SOMETHING THINK IT'S GOT A

REAL SHOT.

>> Jon: YOU'RE OUT THERE.

YOUR FOUNDATION IS DOING WORK

OUT THERE AND YOU'RE BRINGING IT

BACK?

>> GOT A FOUNDATION WITH NO

OVERHEAD.

I DON'T HAVE SILLY GOLF

TOURNAMENTS TO RAISE MONEY OR

NONE OF THAT STUFF.

>> Jon: IT'S JUST GIVING MONEY

OUT TO PEOPLE.

>> BASICALLY.

>> Jon: WE HAVE UNMASKED AND

OUTED KID ROCK TONIGHT AS A

RESPONSIBLE, CARING, DILIGENT,

PROFESSIONAL PARENT.

[AUDIENCE REACTS]

AND, AND IN THE PROCESS, WE'VE

TOTALLY [BLEEPED] YOUR CAREER.

>> THAT'S WHAT I'M SAYING.

CAREER IS OVER.

>> Jon: NOT AT ALL.

GREAT TO SEE YOU, MAN.

>> THANKS FOR HAVING ME ON.

>> COME BACK AND SEE US AGAIN

SOME TIME WHEN YOU'RE PUTTING

TOGETHER ANYTHING EXCITED WE

NEED TO KNOW ABOUT.

>> NO, PRETTY MUCH JUST WANTED

TO COME ON THE SHOW FOR THE

PEOPLE THAT REALLY HATE ME.

SOME PEOPLE JUST DON'T LIKE

ANYTHING ABOUT ME.

I'M STILL HERE.

CAN I TELL YOU SOMETHING?

>> Jon: HE'S A VERY PLEASANT

MAN.

FUN AT PARTIES.

THAT IS CORRECT, AS WELL.

"BORN FREE" IS IN THE STORES

RIGHT NOW.

YOU CAN CATCH KID ROCK ON TOUR.

YOU CAN BUY BAD ASS BEER.

YOU CAN ONLY BUY IT IN SINGLES,

THOUGH, UNFORTUNATELY.

>> ONLY IN MICHIGAN.

>> Jon: ONLY IN MICHIGAN AND

ONLY IN SINGLES.

GOOD TO SEE YOU.

KID ROCK.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

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