Come on, Kid Rock. Or Bob Ritchie. Whatever you call yourself.

You’re pushing 40. You’re a multi-millionaire.

Why has the past month of your album set up (which probably would be doing just as fine without all the extraneous hullaballoo) seemed like a desperate attempt to live up to the “outlaw” status of your idols?

First there was the altercation with Tommy Lee at the VMAs, and now you’re getting into altercations at Waffle Houses?

Come on, dude. You can do better than that. I think. It remains to be seen whether you can actually make good music, though.