Kid Rock, in a rangy new interview, argues for the legalization of drugs, criticizes social media and casts a very critical eye on the genre-jumping music that helped launch his career.

"I don’t smoke much weed, it makes me dumb," he tells the Guardian in the new interview. "But they should legalize and tax everything: pot, cocaine, heroin. Has it not been proven that people will always find a way to get what they want?"

'First Kiss,' Kid Rock's 10th album, is due on Feb. 24, and he said he's digging even more deeply into his rock and country roots. The self-produced album was recorded in Nashville with the Band of Heathens, an Austin-based band.

Rock also plans to tour with Foreigner in 2015, continuing to distance himself from the rap-rock music that made him a star in the late '90s with songs like 'Cowboy.' In the new interview, he said that "was what people wanted at the time, and they still love those songs at shows, but it turned into a lot of bulls---."

That new perspective apparently comes with age. About to turn 44, Rock said he's come to terms with getting older. "I don’t FaceTweet or whatever people do," he said. "I understand that I’m the old guy now. I turn on my computer and look at porn a little bit, see what’s going on in the news, but that’s about it. I’m comfortable with that."

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