I always believed it would happen and stuck to my guns.

I don't steal things. I'm rich.

Detroit: Cars and rock 'n' roll. Not a bad combo.

The program director at a radio station, by the way, is not the superstar. If he was a superstar, he'd be out creating songs, but he's not. But he wants to act like he has control and power.

Go where you're celebrated, not tolerated. I'm celebrated in Detroit.

There's so many examples of just how lucky we are to be born anywhere in this world that is free.

These poor kids in Baghdad have no running water, no showers. They wipe with baby wipes. My heart goes out to them.

I want as many people as possible to hear my music. I'm happy to entertain people by being a star.

I have been to anger management twice. After the first session the lady was like, 'Baby, you don't seem that angry at all. You seem like a really nice guy.'

I am an avid hunter and marksman, and I will not hesitate to shoot anyone who has myself or family in fear for our lives.

I don't read books. I like to read newspapers and magazines, but I've never learnt to enjoy books or novels.

I know every Skynyrd and about all Johnny Cash songs.

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.

My past is a bit checkered.

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.

I'm in awe of people like Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard; they're great musicians and people. But I'm most starstruck by people in the small town where I live. Especially single dads, like me, who are working five times as hard to raise their kids.

I've always made music from the heart, and that's what I do. And at the end of the day, whether it works or not, I can say I tried my best.

When you're on TV in America, the girls love you. I'm not complaining.

I think anybody that's worked hard and has built something and has been successful can testify to how, you know, how wonderful that was, how wonderful it still is.

If it looks good, you'll see it. If it sounds good, you'll hear it. If its marketed right, you'll buy it. But... If its real... you'll feel it.

Getting married was a ball. Being married was... a nightmare.

Europeans don't seem to have the groupie mentality.

I care less if I can't be part of your scene because I am the scene. I am everything that is.

I don't write songs thinking about formats, where is it going to get played, who am I gonna please, what's the outlet for it.

As a musician, you want the music in as many hands as you can get it into. More importantly, I want people to get the music for the fairest price, and in the most convenient way. And that's really turned into iTunes when you're talking about selling albums.

I collect cars and bikes. One of my most special rides is a black 1930s Cadillac V16, and then I've got a few West Coast choppers.

I guess there's enough information out there to support that I'm a crazy, wild dude and rock and roll and this, that and the other. And there's enough information to support that, you know, I'm a single father, that, you know, has been a pretty standup guy in his community and pretty private about that stuff.

Playing a concert for 2 hours is pie. I would do that every minute of every day if I could. I love to perform. It's the 22 hours before the next show that kills you.

I was the little white kid who rocked the turntables.

I'm all about change, and I know things are going to move forward in life, and that's just how it goes.

I like who I am.

I take the invasion of my personal space very seriously.

Tell me if this is wrong. Justin Bieber... is 100 percent like watching Vanilla Ice all over again. It's exactly the same. Well, as soon as Bieber has a hit, he'll be like Vanilla Ice.

The spirit of rock 'n' roll is alive and well. It kind of just needs to be cultivated a little bit.

I make a lot of money. I can take a pay cut. All my friends are taking pay cuts that are in the unions, that are - that are farming in Alabama or whatever it is. I can surely take a pay cut, too, not cutting down my show or - or the people that work for me, I can take a pay cut.

Two of my grandparents died in a car crash. Sucks, 'cause they would have lived to a hundred.

My take on rap is driven by straightforward American southern rock and blues.

Every day I feel different about music, but what never changes is my love for it.

I've never played the PR game.

A lot of people told me that I'm committing musical suicide with my sound.

You've got to work hard for your success and you've got to have a steady presence. That's the secret.

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.

People love to hate other people.

Bringing people together is one of my favorite things... I believed that's what a rock 'n' roll Jesus would really do - bring people together through music.

Chris Rock is a good friend of mine, and he is hysterical.

There's always a Justin Bieber. Ever since I've been around, there's always been one of him. You know, you can trace it back from how old you are and the boy bands that came along then and the teen sensations and whatnot. And, you know, good for them. There's a few of them that make it out and a few of them that don't.

When I was making my first record there would be something that would come out that would inspire you, you know? You'd see someone on TV or on the radio.

Make no mistake: Bob Ritchie's up early in the morning taking pictures of his son on the first day of his senior year. Kid Rock is passed out in a hotel room somewhere with four scantily-clad women.

You know, when I started I liked Big Macs and Budweiser and I still like Big Macs and Budweiser.