Rock was taken into custody on a misdemeanor charge of simple battery and was released that afternoon. He had flyers for his shows, tickets for the DJ things he was doing.
So Bob comes in, promotes his shows as all-ages with early starts, and he's getting 1, kids in there. He could program and loop, and we needed to be a little more current in that way. He was really emotionally torn up, going through that deep heartbreak stuff.
Rock has also clashed with animal rights activists over his love of hunting and was a vocal supporter of Donald Trump in the presidential election. There were three kids, he thought two of them were his, and then he found out that one of them wasn't.
He then signed to Atlantic Records, and in his fourth album, Devil Without a Cause, sold over 14 million copies in the wake of his breakthrough single, "Bawitdaba. He was also kind of disenfranchised from his dad at that point.
He'd be our toaster, rap some stuff, sing the choruses together. We gave him the keys to the studio after the Continuum thing, and he created a lot of cool stuff there. This came only a month after he had brawled with the Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee — Pamela Anderson's other ex-husband — at the Video Music Awards Lee later referred to Rock as a "jealous country bumpkin".