July 08, 2004
Last year, Kid Rock did a USO tour in Iraq, entertaining troops on a number of different bases. When he got to the Baghdad Airport, he wasn't scheduled to play but when the troops he was signing autographs for started cheering, he grabbed instruments that belonged to a military band and did an impromptu concert in 130 degree heat. He also gives $5,000 to the family of each military person killed over there. He's a hero to these guys.
From the New York Daily News:
The hip-hop and fashion mogul, his younger brother Joe (aka Rev. Run, who's filming a pilot of his own reality show for the ABC Family Channel), movie director Brett Ratner and his girlfriend, Serena Williams (recovering from her defeat in the Wimbledon final), were getting a little antsy on a rainy Monday, wondering what to do with themselves.
Then Kid Rock arrived.
So they all decided to drive into town and take in a movie.
They jumped into various vehicles and headed for the United Artists East Hampton theater on Main St.
Standing in front of the box office and perusing the titles, Simmons suggested that everybody catch the 7:15 showing of "Fahrenheit 9/11."
Kid Rock balked.
"I don't want to see that, it's all propaganda," the rock star said - sparking a prolonged political debate right there on the sidewalk.
"Russell, don't you understand, everything we got in this country, we got from fighting," Kid Rock argued, according to Simmons' account. "It's just a movie. ... I'd rather go to the bar across the street."
No wonder the troops love him.
Posted by Deb at July 8, 2004 01:28 AM
His music isn't my style, but I have a ton of respect for Kid Rock's willingness to buck the liberal trend in popular music. I remember the USO concert he gave after 9/11, it was aired for us civilians back here in the states, and I got goosebumps. He really conveyed the raw anger all Americans felt.
Posted by: Brian B at July 8, 2004 09:16 AM
I love Kid Rock and all of his music.
(KID-YOU-ROCK) I feel the Movie Stars are using their celebrity to try and sway the public, but what has happened in some cases it has back fired big time. The Stars have been shunned and have lost over half of their box office money because of their comments about Bush,now they realize that they are not all that and a bag of chips...LOL... Tomorrow I will go Vote...I just hope that the people who think Kerry is the best man, will wake-up and smell the coffee.
Sorry for my rambling on....but I love Bush and Kid Rock...lol
Posted by: Charlotte W at November 1, 2004 07:44 PM
I THINK THE KID,IS GREAT, I JUST PRAY THAT HE KEEP'S HIS HEAD ON STRAGHT WHEN IT COME'S TO DRUG'S AND LIQUR. I THINK YOU HAVE A GREAT LIFE AHEAD OF YOU, AND FOR YOUR SON.SO KID GO FOR IT.SIGN COOKIE FROM TEXAS,
Posted by: cookie at December 24, 2004 06:23 AM