Kid Rock’s got an eclectic group of friends these days, spanning from his Alabama neighbor Hank Williams Jr. to Axl Rose to Mitt Romney to Eminem to Lionel Richie.
In a new cover story for Rolling Stone, the rocker talks about how he gets along with some of his more celebrity friends, notably one night kicking back with Eminem and Bob Seger at his Detroit home.
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He says, “Em’s just sitting in the corner — me, Em and Bob — and they’re trying to relate, but they’re both a little kooky.?.?.?.?Eminem’s funny as shit, man. He’s a great father, he’s funny, he’s talented out his ass, but you know, obviously, my social skills are much more developed.”
Rock goes on to call Romney, “the most decent motherfucker I’ve ever met in my life.” And he says about Rose, after spending three debaucherous days with the Guns N’ Roses singer, “I was like, ‘Why’s everyone think this guy’s a dick? He’s the nicest guy on Earth!'”
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Tiger Woods, has a bit of “an Eminem and Axl Rose syndrome,” Rock says, after recently getting some golf pointers from Jack Nicklaus and hitting balls at Woods’ house: “Very reclusive, literal, and sometimes you feel a little bad for them. Sometimes they think the world’s against them. You gotta loosen up, man! People are gonna talk shit. You just gotta enjoy it!”
As for the time the Detroit-native spends in the big blue state of California, he hosts dinner parties at the Malibu house he bought during his relationship with Pamela Anderson with an unlikely cast of friends. He named Sean Penn and Mike Diamond, Josh Groban and Lionel Richie, with whom he recalled the recent story: “He said, ‘I just got knighted in France,'” says Rock. “And I went, ‘Lionel, do you know how to play the bigger-dick game?’ He goes, ‘Hell, yeah.’ I run to my bedroom, I bring out my NAACP Award and go, ‘Boom.’ He goes, ‘You just beat me at the fucking bigger-dick game!’ By the end of the night, me and Lionel were going to start a restaurant in California called Dem Ritchie Boys.”
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