I know Huntington and people like the kid mayor and Don (Maynard) the police man. I know Don and his wife and kids, and he was promoting our shows when we were nothing. And there's people like that in so many towns that have been so good to you.
If it looks good, you'll see it. If it sounds good, you'll hear it. If it's marketed right, you'll buy it. But... if it's real, you'll feel it.
I didn't want to go out and change anything. I just wanted to make the music that was part of my background, which was rock and blues and hip-hop.
I get Canadian porno - that's the extent of satellite service and Internet in my house.
My take on rap is driven by straightforward American southern rock and blues.
Why is everybody trying to stop the war George Bush ain't beensaying, 'You all, make shitty records.' Politicians and music don't mix.It's like whisky and wine. Musicians ought to stay out of it.
And there's a feeling you get from making music that is unlike anything else in the world.
I think I did every drug known to mankind, smoked crack, boozed, dropped acid, you name it.
I could care less about what people think. I'm a Devil Without A Cause.
I can't disagree with that. I've been pretty reflective lately of how blessed I am, how fortunate I am to be still doing it.
As far as my street cred goes, I'll always have that, because I always hang with the kids. I'll jump right off the stage and buy them a beer. I'll be a star on stage, but I'll always hang with the kids.
It's hillbilly night in Manhattan I love it.
That's why I called my record Devil Without a Cause - I'm a white boy who's so sick of hearing that white kids are going to steal rap.
Rock 'n' roll is much easier if you're white.
You know, when I started I liked Big Macs and Budweiser and I still like Big Macs and Budweiser.
A lot of people told me that I'm committing musical suicide with my sound.
I care less if I can't be part of your scene because I am the scene. I am everything that is.
Why does anything ever happen? Some things happen and some don't.
On a scale of the United States, the Hollywood influence on what comes out, that's not the majority views of across the country. What we read in Us Weekly or People magazine, or Entertainment Tonight, it's not what the majority of the country is thinking.
I think what I've learned out of this lifetime is you should be proud of where you come from.
But honestly, it's pretty weird; there are girls who'd do absolutely everything just to get a backstage pass. I don't know what it is, but really, when you're on national TV in America the girls love you. They all want you! And I'm not complaining!
My shows aren't about trying to save some place, because I don't feel that's the right venue for it. That's my politics right there: Don't bring politics to my shows.
I know every Skynyrd and about all Johnny Cash songs.
You know, America loves the underdog and I'm no longer the underdog, so if people are going to start taking shots at me, I'm ready for that.
I signal with an independent label, Continuum. After that I put out a totally independent record, sold fourteen thousand of them from my basement, bought a house, started raising my kid, made a decent living.
I'm actually a pretty decent human being, and when I'm home I'm straight as an arrow.
My past is a bit checkered.
I am happy to make money. I want to make more money, make more music, eat Big Macs and drink Budweisers.
I do not believe that artists or actors and people should be out there like voicing their full-blown opinions on politics because, let's face it, at the end of the day, I'm not that smart of a guy. I play Rock 'n' Roll, that's what I do. Who would you trust to make your decisions, Donald Rumsfeld or the Dixie Chicks.
What the hell was that ... Why does that scare me to death Frankly, I'm a little frightened. I'm a Neil Diamond, Barry Manilow girl ... I'm so out of the loop.
Well, in America people know us. We've got it made there, but in Europe people don't know us. We've got to win them over and that's a challenge.
That's what I love from metal, and that's what I love from hip-hop. That's what I love from any music that's hard, that's got an edge to it-The attitude in it.
But I'm a great father. That's why I got custody.
I never said I wanted to be around for a long time. I always said I wanted to be here for a good time.
Are some women and children going to die? Yeah. But it's doing the right thing. You got money, you sit around talking about peace. People who don't have money need some help.
Europeans don't seem to have the groupie mentality.
It's not that I'm Mr. Goody-Two-Shoes now, but I've got my priorities in order.
I want as many people as possible to hear my music. I'm happy to entertain people by being a star.
I was the little white kid who rocked the turntables.
We got to kill that mother-fer Saddam. Slit his throat. Kill him and the guy in North Korea.
Being a father helps me be more responsible... you see more things than you've ever seen.
Going out hanging out with the troops, and you know it's kind of all summed up in the TV show, I don't what else I can say about it. It's a great thing to do, something I'm definitely proud of.
They believed you can't mix rock, country, and rap, and that crossover is dead. I always knew it would work. And it will always work as long as you're really into it and like what you're doing.
The Super Bowl is helping out. It's nice that people are bringing some money into Detroit.
Well, I was into music since I was a kid, ya know, back in Detroit. I say Detroit, but it was really a little suburb outside the city called Romeo.
I didn't come from a trailer park. I grew up middle class and my dad had money and my mom made my lunch. I got a car when I was sixteen. I'm proud of that.
You've got to work hard for your success and you've got to have a steady presence. That's the secret.
At this point, I don't even care.
I like to make music, I like rap music. Even if I'm white, I support that music. If I want to support it or any other white kid wants to support it more power to them.
I always believed it would happen and stuck to my guns.
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