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9 May 2009
David's Come Back To Me Video dropped by #11 to #10 this week on the VH1 Top 20 Video Countdown. Let's all plan on voting harder each day to get this baby in the Top 10 and MOST IMPORTANT in the #1 Spot.
24 Apr 2009
Not sure if y'all saw this article linked to Sun Fest
SunFest headliner David Cook not just an 'American Idol' star
David Cook wants fans to know he's not just an 'American Idol' star
In choosing band mates for a U.S. tour, rock singer and current American Idol David Cook settled on a symbolic pair of guitar players.
Yes, there were practical reasons to tap six-stringers Neal Tiemann and Andy Skib: Cook, who performs on May 2 at SunFest in West Palm Beach, had been in working bands with both guitarists before he ever tackled American Idol.
"I knew that I could travel with them and play music with them," Cook said in a telephone interview.
But renewing ties with old mates also put Tulsa, Okla., resident Cook, 26, in closer touch with something else: the past experience as a touring, recording musician that he brought to his run on television.
It's a comment that opens some distance between himself and American Idol, a show known in part as a pop-star grooming machine that turns amateur singers into celebrities.
"I think it's understandable, the misrepresentation," Cook said. "You find somebody on a TV show that you've never heard of before, and that person is new to you. But I've also been in bands since I was 15, and I've worked really hard to get to this point for a long time ... I think I just want people to know that we've put in the work."
The Idol platform did, however, give Cook tremendous name recognition, a slew of Top 40 singles (taken from on-air performances), and access to major-label promotional and production services. His self-titled album, released in November by RCA Records, debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard album chart and has since gone platinum, with sales surpassing 1 million units.
But he suggested that American Idol's influence on the CD is a matter of media-industrial scale, not musical style.
"I feel like the record we have out is the record we would have put out with or without Idol," he said.
He made it quickly, in about three months, with a studio cast that included Tiemann and a veteran rock album producer, Rob Cavallo. Reviewers have compared David Cook to the work of other contemporary rock singers — including past Idol finalist Chris Daughtry — who have applied radio-friendly, pop-music polish to a moody, metal-and-punk hybrid called grunge.
Cook said that as an "angst-ridden teenager" he connected with some of the original grunge bands, such as Nirvana and Pearl Jam. "It just grabbed me at the time," he said.
If he's hung on to grunge as a musical influence, he seems to have let go of the angst.
"I'm a goof," he said, adding, "I want to be the guy that cracks jokes but writes music with substance and a serious undertone."
Sean Piccoli can be reached at email@example.com or 954-356-4832. He blogs at sunsentinel.com/thebeat.
21 Apr 2009
I love David's new haircut and highlights
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