Fans attending Kid Rock's home town Detroit concerts at the Palace of Auburn Hills this weekend just might end up on film.
Fans attending Kid Rock's home town Detroit concerts at the Palace of Auburn Hills this weekend just might end up on film. Rock -- who recorded his recent concert album, "Live Trucker," at various Detroit area venues -- is filming his Friday and Saturday night shows at the Palace for a DVD he hopes to release this fall.
"We're shooting the whole thing," says the Michigan native, whose real name is Bob Ritchie. "We're not just shooting the show; we're gonna shoot the whole rock'n'roll experience. We'll have helicopters shooting the traffic line. We want to put somebody on the roof of the Palace. We want to hit the parking lot. We're want to get it all -- the crowds, the [souvenir] booth, the techs tuning the guitars, the quick-change rooms, the after parties, the whole melee of it."
Rock is directing the production himself after early negotiations with Clear Channel Communications did not pan out. But don't look for him to don a beret and start shouting instructions through a bullhorn in the middle of "Cowboy."
"We don't stop the concert," Rock says with a laugh. "You direct where the cameras are set, what type of lenses are on there -- 'This is where I want the wide angles. This is here I want the fisheyes. This is where I want the little pin cams, in this dressing room, on this keyboard.' The hard part is editing. Capturing it is easy."
This will be Rock's first full-scale concert DVD. The Palace shows, which feature Peter Frampton as the opening act, are the closing dates of Rock's tour in support of "Live Trucker." He plans to play a handful of shows during the summer but will mostly be concentrating on recording his next album, possibly with Rick Rubin, who's been consulting with him on his new songs.