Kid Rock on drugs and drinking: 'I still black out here and there'
"Whatever your thing is, if it's pills, cocaine, smoking weed, when you slow that down -- which I've done a lot of -- you've got to relearn how to drink," he tells the mag. "That's the f***ing hardest part. You used to be able to go all night. Finding that balance has been interesting. I still black out here and there, but nothing too serious."
Rock isn't afraid to reveal his softer side, though. He admits he loves nothing more than a happy ending. "The Hilary Swank movie where you walk out of there with tears and just feel terrible -- I can't handle it," he says. "I just want to see somebody fall off a ladder, the boy and girl go home to a big pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, and feel great about myself. I don't want any drama in my life -- not even in a f***ing movie. Not even when it's ... What's fake? Is it fiction? Even if it's fiction, I don't want it. I just want to be happy and have fun."
Again - Rock's version of having fun? Don't try it at home.
Rock's latest album, "Born Free," was released in November 2010, featuring a wide variety of guest artists from across the music spectrum: Martina McBride, T.I., Sheryl Crow, Bob Seger and Zac Brown all make appearances on the record. In mid-June, it was certified platinum, thanks to hit singles like "God Bless Saturday."