Today’s Idol Appearances:

  • Bo Bice plays the Chords of Hope benefit at the Wild Horse Saloon in Nashville, TN. Watch it online. Begins at 7:30 CT
  • Carrie Underwood sings the National Anthem to kick off the Country Radio Seminar in Nashville
  • Simon Cowell appears on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno NBC 11:35/10:35c

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Adam Lambert is in Denver Colorado, and according to twitter, in the studio working on some new music! Jerrod Bettis tweets, “in the studio with Ryan Tedder and @adamlambert writing some lil dittys. And they’ve Never Been Better!”

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Nigel Lythgoe tweeted last night, “The voting on #AmericanIdol is huge this evening. Over a million online too!!! Only halfway through the West Coast.”

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Lee DeWyze will be attending the 10th Anniversary Comedy for a Cure in Los Angeles on April 3rd. Get your tickets HERE.

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More Headlines after the JUMP…

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Second Bowersox show set for MCCC

MONROE, Mich. –Due to popular demand, Monroe County Community College has added a second show by “American Idol” runner-up and Toledo-area native Crystal Bowersox.

The added show will take place at the college’s La-Z-Boy Center, Meyer Theater on Friday, April 1 at 7:30 p.m. The original show, slated for Saturday, April 2 at 7:30 p.m., sold out in less than two hours.

The La-Z-Boy Center is located on MCCC’s Main Campus at 1555 S. Raisinville Rd. in Monroe.

Tickets will go on sale on Tuesday, March 8 at 10 a.m.

ABC13

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A Star Studded Lineup: Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts And Miranda Lambert Perform At The Empire Sports & Entertainment’s “CAPITAL HOEDOWN”

The A-list of artists who will be performing at beautiful LeBreton Flats Park, August 11, 12, and 13, include Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood, recent Grammy-award winner Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts, Doc Walker, Sara Evans, Billy Currington, Tara Oram, Easton Corbin, Justin Moore and The Keats. Additional artists will be added to this historic and exciting program as the festival approaches.

The park is in Ottawa, Canada.

The Street

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Idol’s Chris Medina Feels Like He’s Been “Swept Up by a Tornado”

Although American Idol hopeful Chris Medina was eliminated a round short of the Top 24, he’s forging a musical future.

“I released a single,” he tells TVGuide.com. “Two days after I was eliminated I found out [producer Rodney Jerkins] had written a song for me that was inspired by my audition. Friday I got a call saying come into the studio, Monday I heard the song, loved the song and the meaning of the song, Wednesday I get a copy of it saying it’s going to be released on Thursday, and Friday I have to learn the song for a performance on Leno.”

See the video at TV Guide

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Scott MacIntyre and Brett Loewenstern at last night’s Idol

via Scott MacIntyre

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Casey James at the Country Radio Seminar

She said Casey sang five songs, all which appeared to be originals. For the last song, he switched to his electric blue guitar and tore it up with a blazing guitar solo. The last song was a hard driving, rocking song with a bluesy feel.

Casey was joined by a keyboardist, a bassist and a drummer. He thanked the crowd and then was gone. But he’ll be back on stage in just three short days. And from what we heard tonight, those fans are in for the time of their lives.

Val Jean met with Casey briefly after the show and he touched her on the shoulder right after the show as a greeting, and then she spoke to him for a few minutes a little bit later. She told him she was from Nixa and that she plays a ton of his songs and he mentioned that he’d heard of Nixa Country. She also told him that she was tweeting to his fans from the venue. Casey told her he’s been writing like crazy and he has about fifty songs already. She also mentioned she knew Aaron Kelly and Casey said he loved him.

Read more at the Casey James Blog

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‘Idol’ ladies head into semifinals on pretty even ground

After the men have their semifinal round broadcast on Tuesday, it’s the women’s turn to take center stage on Wednesday. Twelve remain in the competition, and only six will survive to advance to the final group.

Here are 10 questions about the season 10 ladies that will determine who makes it to May and who goes home early.

Can anyone break the run of bad luck?
Women won four of the first six seasons of “American Idol,” but the table has definitely turned since the “Idol” gender wars.

Read more at MSNBC

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Simon Cowell Talks X-Factor & Auditions

Los Angeles – Ten years ago, Simon Cowell launched American Idol. Now, he’s bringing another of his hit shows to America — The X-Factor.

FOX 11′s Jane Yamamoto got a chance to sit down with Simon and talk about the new show, and what he wants to see at the auditions.

Simon Cowell Talks X-Factor & Auditions: MyFoxLA.com

FOX 11

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Cee Lo Green snubs Simon Cowell’s US X Factor

Cee Lo Green has become the latest star to shun Simon Cowell’s US X Factor.

The Brit Award-winning soul singer, 36, was offered a high-profile job by the TV mogul.

But hours later Cee Lo signed up to be a mentor on rival talent show The Voice instead, leaving Cowell apparently furious.

Read more at the Daily Mirror

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‘Glee’ star Mike O’Malley talks his new pilot and rumors he’s leaving the series: ‘I would not have taken this job if they prevented me from continuing as Burt Hummel’

Sadly, there’s no new Glee episode tonight, Gleeks. But we do have some reassuring news about series star Mike O’Malley, who plays Kurt’s loving father Burt. The actor has signed on to shoot a pilot for Fox called Family Album, which immediately made fans think that Burt’s days on Glee might be numbered. But O’Malley stresses that he is in no rush to leave the show. “This is one of the best parts I’ve ever had in my life,” says O’Malley. “I don’t want to leave it behind until it’s run its course or the story has run its course.” He adds, “I would not have taken this job, as much as I like Family Album, if they prevented me from continuing as Burt Hummel. I would show up to Glee every day. It’s a really thrilling place to work.”

Read more at Entertainment Weekly

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Mega Buzz: Kurt’s New Directions Return, Grey’s Calzona Drama & Blue Bloods’ Abduction

Every week, editors Adam Bryant and Natalie Abrams satisfy your need for TV scoop. Please send all questions to mega_scoop@tvguide.com.

So, will Kurt be back with New Directions on Glee any time soon? — Lizzie
ADAM: Sorry to break it to you, Lizzie, but Kurt will still be singing with the Warblers at least through Regionals. That means he won’t be singing Glee’s original song, the geek anthem “Loser Like Me,” either. But don’t worry, Kurt and the Warblers have their own underdog ode. Hint: It’s by Pink!

Read more at TV Guide

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Justin Guarini debuts in “American Idiot”

Justin Guarini on stage with the rest of the American Idiot cast last night on Broadway.

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ITV scotches rumours of X Factor trouble, promising autumn launch

The ITV chief executive, Adam Crozier, has scotched rumours of trouble with The X Factor, saying there is a watertight deal in place for it to return in the autumn – but admitted details of Simon Cowell’s involvement are still very much up in the air.

ITV struck a three-year deal for The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent with Cowell’s company Syco co-producer Fremantle Media in October.

However, the two sides have since been locked in discussions about Cowell’s participation due to a hectic transatlantic schedule thanks to the launch of The X Factor USA this autumn.

Read more at the Guardian

 
  • Incipit

    For the last song, he switched to his electric blue guitar and tore it up with a blazing guitar solo. The last song was a hard driving, rocking song with a bluesy feel

    That report about Casey playing new music – especially the last song, sounds very promising! Hard rocking bluesy song with a blazing guitar solo? Umm, yeah. I’ll buy that.

  • Kirsten

    But hours later Cee Lo signed up to be a mentor on rival talent show The Voice instead, leaving Cowell apparently furious.

    LOL. I love the British press and their breathless reporting. Cowell wasn’t disappointed. He wasn’t making new plans. He wasn’t mad. He was FURIOUS. So furious, he’s probably taken out a hit on a Muppet.

    Scott MacIntyre and Brett Loewenstern at last night’s Idol

    That’s a whole lot of hair.

    “The voting on #AmericanIdol is huge this evening. Over a million online too!!! Only halfway through the West Coast.”

    Carnival Barker Nigel in full force.

    Here is MSNBC‘s rundown of the girls’ chances.

  • tripp_ncwy

    “The voting on #AmericanIdol is huge this evening. Over a million online too!!! Only halfway through the West Coast.”

    If twitter was any indication, there were some voting issues. It seemed people had issues getting into the site and the west coast audience was able to vote as soon as the site opened for the ealy airing.

  • car3278sweet

    Ack. I want to HEAR CEJ’s music…. why couldn’t have anyone taped it??? There better be a ton of video coming out of his Friday concert ’cause I’m way over this waiting gig.

    And wow – looks like his band is all set. Does anyone know who they are? I only know about the drummer.

  • http://myspace.com/girlgeek mj

    Ack. I want to HEAR CEJ’s music…. why couldn’t have anyone taped it???

    Because it was an industry gig. Radio people generally don’t arrive at these things with video camera in hand. They aren’t “fans”.

  • ozarko

    Archie is in the March issue of Candy Mag:

    http://tinyurl.com/4zveefk

  • windmills

    Ha, this could be interesting. Carrie’s playing a festival in Ottawa this summer according to a press release.

    The A-list of artists who will be performing at beautiful LeBreton Flats Park, August 11, 12, and 13, include Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood, recent Grammy-award winner Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts, Doc Walker, Sara Evans, Billy Currington, Tara Oram, Easton Corbin, Justin Moore and The Keats.

    Friday, August 12 – 4 pm to 10:30 pm (Gates open at 2 pm)
    Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Billy Currington and others TBA

    At the time this was arranged Carrie probably thought it’d be nice to be in Ottawa while her hubby’s training there for the next season as a Senator.

  • car3278sweet

    Ack. I want to HEAR CEJ’s music…. why couldn’t have anyone taped it???

    Because it was an industry gig. Radio people generally don’t arrive at these things with video camera in hand. They aren’t “fans”.

    Thanks, mj – kind of figured that but this wait has been so long. I am frustrated! ;-)

  • car3278sweet

    Ack. I want to HEAR CEJ’s music…. why couldn’t have anyone taped it???

    Because it was an industry gig. Radio people generally don’t arrive at these things with video camera in hand. They aren’t “fans”.

    Thanks for the info, mj. Kind of figured that – but geez, this wait has been frustrating and way too long.

  • cheese

    Are we not getting iTunes studio recordings of the semis this year? It seems weird that there’s no Idol page on iTunes yet unless I’m just missing it. Not that I really WANT the studio recordings of anything I heard last night, but I want to hear how these dudes sound recorded. Maybe they decided not to bother with the mass purging of the top 24 on Thursday.

  • windmills

    Here’s another blurry twitpic of Casey playing last night:

    http://yfrog.com/h8yrywwj

    Too, Carrie just sang the national anthem to kick off CRS (Country Radio Seminar for the uninitiated):

    Dan Halyburton

    Opening session #crs2011 Carrie Underwood nailed the Nat’l Anthem Panorama – 360 view: http://occip.it/pt45d6me http://twitpic.com/45d6me

    Mike O’Malley

    Three cheers for Carrie Underwood’s perfect performance of National Anthem to open CRS minutes ago.

    WBYZ

    James Earl at CRS in Nashville. Carrie Underwood nails National Anthem!

    Tony Thomas tweet #1

    Just got going with CRS activities in Nashville. Carrie Underwood did a great job on the National Anthem.

    Tony Thomas tweet #2

    Carrie Underwood singing National Anthem, opened Country Radio Seminar in Nash. http://twitpic.com/45dczt

    Tony Thomas tweet #3

    Carrie Underwood sounded great on Nat Anthem in Nash, tho skipped last high note. Speaker afterwards said Carrie was “under the weather.”

    Argh@Carrie being under the weather. I was hoping she’d play at Sony’s General Jackson Boat Cruise tomorrow. She’s also got the Opry Friday. Miranda’s under the weather too so she may be out also.

  • istersay

    Second Bowersox show set for MCCC
    Due to popular demand, 2ND Crystal Bowersox show set for MCCC-La-Z-Boy Center, Meyer Theater-Fri., April 1 at 7:30pm http://goo.gl/YvYF8

  • girlygirl

    KrisAllen
    There is a baby next to us on the plane and it looks just like Thom Yorke.

    KrisAllen
    This is the best paparazzi photo I could take of “Baby Thom Yorke” http://plixi.com/p/81058537

    (I think that’s actually a baby girl :) )

  • nigerdelta

    scott and Brett look like curly hair brothers in that pic. I thought scott’s sister was going to be on idol this year. did she make it to hollywood at all?

  • Keel

    I had to click on that Baby Thom Yorke picture just to see if there really was a poor unfortunate child with a scraggly scruffy beard like Mr. Yorke. Phew! Good to know.

  • Dakota01

    KrisAllen
    This is the best paparazzi photo I could take of “Baby Thom Yorke” http://plixi.com/p/81058537

    I wonder if the baby’s mother knew Kris was going to tweet that pic. It looks to me like the mother wasn’t even aware the pic was being taken.

  • tripp_ncwy

    The La-Z-Boy Center has a capacity of 450 so Crystal is doing very well for herself with two shows.

  • tripp_ncwy

    In other news Doug Morris has succesfully negotiated his early exit from UMG and is free to start his new job as the head of Sony Music.

    http://www.fmqb.com/article.asp?id=2123791

  • BootStar

    So excited about Casey (James)!

    Georgia-based singer-songwriter Corey Crowder, who apparently is a giant, posted the following picture with Casey from last night. He also tweeted this about Casey’s performance: “Casey James playing at the Sony party killing it!”

    LOL, I thought she meant a giant in the music industry, but she literally meant a giant. Casey’s what 6’4″ with his boots on? This dude must be 6’9″.

    Which reminds me, I couldn’t get over how short the men were last night on Idol. Nobody came close to making Ryan look short, except maybe Jordan, but he’ll be gone after tonight.

  • LVD

    Thanks for the info, mj. Kind of figured that – but geez, this wait has been frustrating and way too long.

    It is only two days until the Sugarland tour starts, there will definitely be fans recording and taking pictures! :-)

    LOL, I thought she meant a giant in the music industry, but she literally meant a giant. Casey’s what 6?4? with his boots on? This dude must be 6?9?.

    Which reminds me, I couldn’t get over how short the men were last night on Idol. Nobody came close to making Ryan look short, except maybe Jordan, but he’ll be gone after tonight.

    Lol that is the fist picture I have seen where Casey looks short!

  • HermeticallySealed

    Hey all. I wanted to make a small update of sorts on long time poster, Dhunken.It appears that he passed away at the beginning of February. I’m not sure if it was related to his off and on again illness, and didn’t wish to bother his sister after a month had passed.

    Just thought I’d share what I’d found out a few hours ago. He was always a pleasant fellow, and tried hard to keep things upbeat. He will be missed. ; ;

  • BootStar

    Oh, that’s sad about Dhunken. He was a really sweet guy! RIP!

  • Mtlfan

    geez, this is sad about Dhunken, I liked the guy… *sending you good waves wherever you are now*..

  • zzatrms

    He was always a pleasant fellow, and tried hard to keep things upbeat. He will be missed. ; ;

    He was a very nice guy and never complained. He never dwelt on his illness. I’m glad he was honored with the dh used on this board. I will miss him.

  • Miss Chaos

    Oh darn DH was always so good to hear from, so sorry to hear this, gave me some good info on dowloading, I hope this isnt OT, sorry, RIP sir!!!!

  • GreenHippo

    that is really really sad new – I miss Dhunken :(

  • LaRue

    What sad news about Dhunken. Sometimes, it’s difficult to realize that behind all these comments are actual people, silly as that may seem that one would forget that.

    *sending good wishes to his loved ones* :-(

  • Mieps

    Dhunken, I won’t forget your voice of reason in the early stages of my Adam fandom and my first encounter with an internet idol blog.
    Rest in peace.

  • CindyM

    Oh no. DHunken was one of the sweetest, positive and kind person in all of his posts and conversations. Such a great Adam fan, called him the “Glam Man”. I’ll miss him.

  • Indigobunting

    Really? Not an internet death? That is awful. That poster was always so nice to all the Idols, really seemed sweet.

    why couldn’t have anyone taped it???

    Actually, the person who MJ used as the source for the CRS report is a fan who runs a one person blog for Casey- they did receive pics and a recording from someone from the internet Nixa country. They have a “cellcast” recording listed (15 min) but I wouldn’t bother even trying it. I tried to listen to it through half of it but it was pretty “unlistenable”, lol. Worse than Rickey’s AI8 tour cellcasts.

  • ri

    LOL, I thought she meant a giant in the music industry, but she literally meant a giant. Casey’s what 6?4? with his boots on? This dude must be 6?9?.

    that’s what i thought she meant too! must have been a rare moment for Casey to actually feel short.

  • CindyM

    HITSDD

    Tomorrow will be RCA/Jive Label Group Chairman/CEO Barry Weiss’ last day at the company http://t.co/LCZx2cD 11 minutes ago via Tweet Button

  • CindyM

    Indigobunting:
    03/02/2011 at 3:16 pm

    Really? Not an internet death? That is awful. That poster was always so nice to all the Idols, really seemed sweet.

    No, his obituary is in a NY paper and he had been ill for some time. I remember that people wanted to get him a ticket to one of Adam’s shows, but he was too ill to attend. :(

  • ri

    wow Casey must have been so thrilled to play with those session musicians last night. what a resume they have!

  • cher

    So sorry to hear about dhunken. He was so kind and pleasant. Too young to have passed, but rest in peace dh. It was my pleasure to have been your friend, albeit briefly. You will be sorely missed here.

  • http://www.FifthHouseSun.com FifthHouseSun

    Dhunken was a classy, smart, fun, interesting, sweet diplomat. And such a wonderful fan to Adam Lambert. Will always be grateful to this blog for bringing Dhunken – and us all – together in those early, exciting, heady days.

  • Mel1

    How really sad about Dhunken. I had lurked a really long time, and thought he was the nicest, most respectful poster. I wondered how he could have been so patient in his replies to people who trashed Adam.

    I know Adam gave him so much joy, and he repeatedly thanked those who posted videos of the concerts.

    DHUNKEN, MAY YOU REST IN PEACE. You will be missed.

  • Planet Fierce

    Dear Dhunken, you were always a welcome addition to this devoted if not a bit obsessed group. I looked forward to your comments and perspective. It hurts greatly that you are gone from us forever, but just remember, “You are not alone in the Aftermath”! Rest in Peace, you will be missed!

  • Mary102

    OMG. So saddened to hear about dhunken :”’( He was a great person to read from on a regular basis here.

  • adamaloha

    I haven’t posted here in a very long time. But I needed to salute Dhunken, who gave this blog and the Adam fandom so much in the way of positivity and love. He adored Adam with all his heart but never let that affect the classy and tactful way in which he would defend his man.
    Dhunken, I miss you. I suspect many others in this virtual– and yet real– world do, too.

  • tinawina

    Hey all. I wanted to make a small update of sorts on long time poster, Dhunken.It appears that he passed away at the beginning of February. I’m not sure if it was related to his off and on again illness, and didn’t wish to bother his sister after a month had passed.

    Oh no. I really liked him. I am so sorry. RIP Dhunken. My prayers to his family and friends.

  • Cate

    adamaloha:
    03/02/2011 at 3:57 pm
    I haven’t posted here in a very long time. But I needed to salute Dhunken, who gave this blog and the Adam fandom so much in the way of positivity and love. He adored Adam with all his heart but never let that affect the classy and tactful way in which he would defend his man.
    Dhunken, I miss you. I suspect many others in this virtual– and yet real– world do, too.

    Beautifully said for a beautiful soul.

  • luly

    RIP Dhunken.

  • lorismile

    Oh that’s horrible about dhunken. I always loved his informative posts. I’m going to miss him. :-(

  • http://www.planetfierce.proboards.com/ greeneyedlady

    I haven’t posted here in a long while, but I wanted to express my sorrow at the loss of Dhunken. When I was new to the world of online fandom, this is where I met many wonderful people whom I now consider friends, whether I’ve met them in “real life” or not.

    Dhunken was one of the personalities that stood out immediately to me– sweet, fiesty, funny. Fierce in his love for Adam, yet always kind and respectful. Truly his beautiful spirit shone through.

    RIP Dhunken– may you be at peace.

    ~NoAngelPF

  • http://mjsbigblog.com/luvadamlamberts-american-idol-tour-2009-washington-dc-re-cap.htm luvadamlambert

    RIP Dhunken :( this is so awful. he would always be here with interesting nice comments for everybody–i’m sure he’s complimented everybody so many times…he always put a smile on my face, and was one of the nicest people here :( You will be missed…

  • Mark

    Hey all. I wanted to make a small update of sorts on long time poster, Dhunken.It appears that he passed away at the beginning of February. I’m not sure if it was related to his off and on again illness, and didn’t wish to bother his sister after a month had passed.

    Oh, wow. Thank you for telling us. Rest in peace, dhunken.

  • cwm

    Oh I’m so sad to hear about dhunken. He was such a sweet, positive, upbeat person, always gracious, always grateful, always loving, always willing to help out. He added a lot of heart to this blog, he was a wonderful member of the community here, and I miss him. My heartfelt thoughts and wishes go out to his family and friends. Rest in peace, dhunken.

    Thank you HermeticallySealed for letting us know.

  • http://mjsbigblog.com/luvadamlamberts-american-idol-tour-2009-washington-dc-re-cap.htm luvadamlambert

    Its really great that Adam’s writing with Ryan Tedder again! Im excited

  • jpfan

    How sad. RIP Dhunken.

  • http://crystalfans.com/ Zsus

    Oh my goodness! So sad to read about Dhunken. He was one of the good ones. He found a way to bring kindness into every discussion.

  • milwlovesadam

    Hermetically Sealed, I’m so sorry to hear about dhunken. His voice was so witty and informative, non-judgemental. His love for Adam was so sincere. His perspectives as a male gay fan were always so clever and to the point.

    I have a favor to ask of you. If you have his real life contact info, could you possibly send a sympathy card signed with all of our MJ names posted here to his family and /or partner?

    I think he would get a kick out of that, wherever he is now…

  • girlygirl

    Very sad to hear about DHunken. He seemed like a nice person and he loved Adam, no doubt.

  • cwm

    If you have his real life contact info, could you possibly send a sympathy card signed with all of our MJ names posted here to his family and /or partner?

    That’s a nice thought, mils.

    HermeticallySealed, if you’re able to do that, that would be great. I think it would mean a lot to his family/friends to know that he was loved by a whole group of people they may not even know about.

  • HoppersSkippersMiners

    Hi guys -

    Been a while since I posted, but was so sorry to hear of dhunken‘s passing. I knew he had been ill for a while, but was just thinking a few weeks ago while I lurked through here that I hadn’t seen *any* posts from him in a while and was wondering what was going on. I was really hoping he was just sick again.

    He was such a witty and empathetic guy. He’ll be so very missed.

    HermeticallySealed, if you think its ok to send a card, could you please include my name too? I talked to him more on PF than here at mj’s, but I would really like to join in with my condolences.

  • MayMirabella

    Dhunken will be missed. Rest in Peace fellow Adam fan.
    Rest in Peace friend.

  • milwlovesadam

    I’m thinking a donation in honor of dhunken’s memory to Adam’s charitywater would be special. Anybody else?

  • car3278sweet

    So sorry to hear about Dhunken. His posts were always a good read filled with wit and common sense. God bless you, dhunken!

    For those of you who checked out the CEJ blog earlier today – more pics and info have been added. Really good pics (Casey with hair up, Casey with hair down).. and this…

    Playing with Casey last night was David LaBruyere on bass, Billy Nobel on keyboards and Nir Z on drums, all three of whom will be joining him on stage for the March leg of Sugarland’s Incredible Machine Tour. All three are very experienced session musicians. As you may know, LaBruyere played with John Mayer from 1999-2007 and is himself an accomplished songwriter and producer. Nir Zidkyahu also played with John Mayer as well as Genesis, Jason Mraz and Chris Cornell.

    Session musicians? What happened to that Millsap dude who’s dad tweeted he’d been hired for Casey’s band out of nine drummers who tried out? I don’t know. I kind of wanted Casey to have band members who he could get to know, get to write with and really gel with. Me no likey. :-(

    They have a “cellcast” recording listed (15 min) but I wouldn’t bother even trying it. I tried to listen to it through half of it but it was pretty “unlistenable”, lol. Worse than Rickey’s AI8 tour cellcasts.

    Yes, I tried to. Horribly frustrating and not worth the time. Goes to show how hyped I am about hearing CEJ’s music that I was willing to suffer thru all 15 minutes.

    Can’t wait for the tour to begin!

  • nigerdelta

    RIP Dhunken!. so sad…

  • HermeticallySealed

    I am not sure of who or where to send any cards, but this was the initial site that I found, and messages have already been left by friends of he and his sister, so i am sure his family would see it.

    http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/lohud/guestbook.aspx?n=donald-hunken&pid=148521933

  • Summer

    So sad to hear about Dhunken- always enjoyed reading him~ thank you for brightening our lives with your presence here! <3

  • Studio57

    I honestly feel like I lost a friend. RIP Dhunken. Does anyone know if he got to see Glamnation at all?

  • LVD

    RIP Dhunken. :-(

    Session musicians? What happened to that Millsap dude who’s dad tweeted he’d been hired for Casey’s band out of nine drummers who tried out? I don’t know. I kind of wanted Casey to have band members who he could get to know, get to write with and really gel with. Me no likey. :-(

    It seems like they just got these session musicians together for the tour, it is more like a tour band. Perhaps it was to difficult getting the real band ready in time. Band members are important it is not something you would want to rush.

  • ri

    Session musicians? What happened to that Millsap dude who’s dad tweeted he’d been hired for Casey’s band out of nine drummers who tried out? I don’t know. I kind of wanted Casey to have band members who he could get to know, get to write with and really gel with. Me no likey.

    it is disappointing, i’m guessing it’s because of that reorganization at SONY, which led to the “Casey James Band” concept going by the wayside. probably has to do with money and the problems these record companies are having. but the musicians he’s playing with have very impressive resumes. you must have read that two of them toured with John Maher who we know is one of Casey’s all-time faves. so even though i’m sure he would have preferred a permanent band, i’m sure he’s honored to have these guys backing him up. but i do hope he can get to do the band thing at some point which was the original plan.

  • Starryeyed

    I haven’t posted in a long while either, and really only lurked when I did post. I just wanted to add my condolences to those posted. Dhunken always had such a positive spirit despite what must have been difficult times in his private life. Sad news. RIP

  • Keel

    So sorry to hear about dhunken. He seemed a beautiful soul.

  • dcglam

    I once told Dhunken that I loved all of his eloquent and rational posts over at MJ’s. He was an amazing Adam fan!
    Thank you, Dhunken, for sharing your love, passion, and wisdom with all of us.

  • cwm

    http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/lohud/guestbook.aspx?n=donald-hunken&pid=148521933

    Thanks for posting this link, HermeticallySealed. This looks like a good option, for those of us who choose to, to send a positive message to dhunken’s family and friends.

  • cher

    I just posted a message. What a wonderful way to pay tribute to a kind and loving man. Miss you dhunken.

  • renataamelo

    Studio57:
    03/02/2011 at 5:36 pm
    I honestly feel like I lost a friend. RIP Dhunken. Does anyone know if he got to see Glamnation at all?

    He did not. He was sick during that time… Gonna miss him! :(

  • Oksana2000

    Some of us donated to Adam’s charity:water in the name of Dhunken.Donald would be happy knowing that thanks to him more people will have clean drinking water.

  • cher

    Studio57:
    03/02/2011 at 5:36 pm

    I honestly feel like I lost a friend. RIP Dhunken. Does anyone know if he got to see Glamnation at all?

    Studio, he wasn't well enough to attend GNT in person, but he loved watching suz526's vids. Cynthia101 and I got him a disco ball GNT tshirt last summer and iluvai got him the matching keyring, so he got some Adam enjoyment vicariously. He was such a nice person. I am so sad at his passing. He was not only an Adam fan, but a fan of several idols. He enjoyed his music, that's a fact. :)

  • steph6449

    Sorry to read about dhunken, seemed a very nice man.
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    Playing with Casey last night was David LaBruyere on bass, Billy Nobel on keyboards and Nir Z on drums, all three of whom will be joining him on stage for the March leg of Sugarland’s Incredible Machine Tour. All three are very experienced session musicians. As you may know, LaBruyere played with John Mayer from 1999-2007 and is himself an accomplished songwriter and producer. Nir Zidkyahu also played with John Mayer as well as Genesis, Jason Mraz and Chris Cornell.

    That is interesting. Even if they are no longer going for the Casey James “Band,” I wonder why they don’t have Casey with regular bandmates for these appearances, even if just a partial band with some session players filling in where they haven’t found permanent people for all the spots in his band. Sounds like this group all are “temps,” basically. And not known as country players either, at least from that resume.

    I wonder what the timeline is for them. But seems that this must just be a bridging step and he will have his own band members at a later point when they are more ready to start promo and touring on his new music for real.

  • HappyDaisy

    Very sorry to hear about dhunken. Thanks for letting us know, HermeticallySealed. He sounded like such a nice person here at MJs. His posts were especially kind and sincere and he wrote nice things about idols in addition to Adam, such as Archie. I will miss reading his thoughtful comments. Glad he got to enjoy being an Adam fan. Really nice of cher, Cynthia101, and iluvai to get him those goodies from the Glam Nation tour.

  • abbysee

    Wow. RIP dhunken. It was always nice to read his posts here @ MJ’s and on Twitter. I will miss him.

  • cookcricket

    I’m really sorry to hear about dhunken. If I’m not mistaken he was also a Kris fan and would stop into his tour threads from time to time to see how he was doing. Always so very sweet. I also remember he didn’t want to ever know any spoilers either and I remember thinking about this when the spoilers went up this year. I’m pretty sure this is the person I’m thinking of. Regardless I’m sorry to hear about this, thanks for letting us know Hermetically Sealed.

  • GreatAdamFan

    Hey all. I wanted to make a small update of sorts on long time poster, Dhunken.It appears that he passed away at the beginning of February. I’m not sure if it was related to his off and on again illness, and didn’t wish to bother his sister after a month had passed.

    Just thought I’d share what I’d found out a few hours ago. He was always a pleasant fellow, and tried hard to keep things upbeat. He will be missed.

    I am so shocked and sad to hear of Dhunken’s passing. Although I may not know him personally, I was fascinated by all his thoughtful posts over at MJ’s. He may be one of Adam’s biggest fans but he was always very respectful and classy to fellow posters of whom he may not have always agreed with. The thought of him never had the chance to see Adam on GNT Live due to his illness makes me sad.

    RIP Dhunken.

  • steph6449

    He seemed to be a fan of several of the Idol alums and wish them the best. He would often stop in the Danny threads also, with something positive to say. Sorry to hear of his passing.

  • Ceddies

    I’m so sorry about the news of dhunken. May his partner and other family members know how much he was (and is) loved by those of us here at MJ’s. I remember how when we found that he had been sick, he kept telling us “let’s get the spotlight back on Adam”. He will be missed on several blogs from the sound of things. Rest in Peace, Friend!

  • tierbee

    I’m so sorry to hear the news of dhunken. He was unfailingly kind and respectful; my condolences to his friends and family.

  • EmoElvisSpikeyMessyElvis

    I have not posted here in quite some time and this thread is no longer active, but I had to come on to say Dhunken will be sorely missed. As others have said, he was the epitome of class, fairness and respect. Good journey, my friend.

  • Truthiness

    Sorry to hear about Dhunken. :( What a loss for his friends and family. And I know I will miss him as a very nice poster and a nice person.