July 08, 2004

ROCK

The reasons to like Kid Rock just keep escalating...

It was a lazy afternoon at Russell Simmons' spread outside downtown East Hampton.

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."

Kid Rock refused to see the movie, and said goodbye. The others bought tickets and went into the theater.

A couple of hours later, Simmons returned to his parked car. On his windshield was a scribbled note:

"Vote Bush. Bush Rocks," apparently written by Kid Rock himself.

Man, I love that guy.

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1 After watching he and Jesse James (West Coast Choppers, Monster Garage) ride their bikes to Copper Canyon, I gained a new perspective on the man. After hearing him talk about his outlook on life and the world I went from not thinking much about him to genuinely liking him.

Posted by: Cerberus at July 08, 2004 05:09 AM (dmKnB)

2 The new Nugent.....

Posted by: John at July 08, 2004 08:55 AM (crTpS)

3 I find in existence a new and heretofore unknown and dangerous concept that the members of our armed forces owe primary allegiance or loyalty to those who temporarily exercise the authority of the executive branch of Government rather than to the country and its constitution which they are sworn to defend. No proposition could be more dangerous. --- General Douglas MacArthur Emphasis added. I am sure Kid Rock understands. Anyone know where I can get an American Flag to make into a shirt?

Posted by: rfidtag at July 08, 2004 08:29 PM (S+qwz)

4 Comment on the Kid Rock wearing an American flag at the Super Bowl. I know some people got upset that he wore a flag, and the flag had been damaged by cutting a line between two of the stripes so he could stick his head through it. But the thing I noticed most was when he took it off. The move was obviously choreographed because as he tossed it behind him one of the other members of the band caught it in the air. So there was obviously respect for it and what it stood for.

Posted by: Ron at July 09, 2004 03:47 PM (sEgIW)

5 "I think it's going to open my eyes a little, and that worries me"

Posted by: J at July 11, 2004 02:07 AM (QJeIt)

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