Idol Headlines for 06/16/11 – The Evening Headlines

James Durbin and Stefano Langone will team up with Dr. Drew’s Lifechangers to help viewers of the show lose weight:

“American Idol finalists James Durbin and Stefano Langone are about to begin training for the ‘Idol Summer Concert Tour’–and they want two of their fans to join them! Do you have 20-30 lbs to lose? Are you prepared to join Dr. Drews Lifechangers who will outline a balanced Nutritional Plan and Exercise program for the next three months? Two “Idol” fans will be selected for this unique opportunity! Click this link for more information.

David Cook talks about “Circadian” from his new album This Loud Morning HERE.

Scotty McCreery Hopes to Have a Christian Song on Debut Album

In recent interviews after his ‘American Idol‘ win, Scotty McCreery has been vocal about his faith, once mentioning that his ideal woman would preferably be a Christian. In a new interview with The Boot, McCreery addresses how faith might manifest itself in his upcoming debut album.

McCreery says, “One thing I love about Josh Turner is his faith, that’s why I looked up to him so much.” Any consummate ‘Idol’ watcher remembers that McCreery sang the Turner song ‘Your Man’ not once, but twice during his audition period. McCreery continues, “All the albums he’s had have had at least one Christian song, like ‘The Answer’ on his last album and ‘Long Black Train.’ So I’m hoping to have that on my album — that one Christian song.”

Read more at Taste of Country

Carrie Underwood, Gary Allan, Darius Rucker Volunteer for ACM Music Camp

Carrie Underwood, Gary Allan and Darius Rucker are among those who will be volunteering their time during the second annual ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp taking place June 26-July 1 in Nashville. Little Big Town, Wynonna, producer Mark Bright and songwriters Odie Blackmon and Brett James will also offer their time to the program aimed at individuals with developmental disabilities.

Read more at CMT

NASHVILLE SKYLINE: What About Jason Aldean’s Country Rap?

Carrie Underwood, the best example of an Idol hopeful landing a major country music career, told Billboard about her own career arc, “If somebody like me who lives in Oklahoma just started playing in bars around Oklahoma, there’s no way I’m going to get discovered. It just doesn’t happen like that anymore. If you know the right people or you have enough money, then you can get your way into the industry, but American Idol is for people like me. It’s for people like Scotty [McCreery] and Lauren [Alaina] who were in small towns and didn’t know how to do it but had a love for music and a great talent and did their thing.”

And, while I’ve never been a fan of the show, I think Idol maybe got it right this year with winner Scotty McCreery and runner-up Lauren Alaina. Nashville got a chance to get up close and personal with them during the recent CMT Music Awards and CMA Music Festival, and Nashville liked what it saw. These seem to be two good kids with a genuine love for country music. Nothing wrong with that.

Read more at CMT

David Cook interview by Larry Flick, Sirius XM

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Rebecca Black YANKS ‘Friday’ Off YouTube

The FUN, FUN, FUN is over … Rebecca Black has officially pulled her “Friday” video off of YouTube … and TMZ has learned it’s all over a fight over Rebecca’s image.

TMZ spoke with a rep for Black who tells us, “We can confirm that we submitted a Take Down Notice to YouTube as a result of the dispute we have with Ark Music regarding the ‘Friday’ video.”

As we previously reported, Black’s people have threatened legal action against Ark — claiming the company is wrongfully exploiting her image and her song because Ark does not own the rights to either.

Earlier this week, Ark — which ran the YouTube account that hosted the video — set up “Friday” as a $2.99 YouTube video rental. Clearly, the move pissed off Black’s camp … a camp that was simply looking forward to the weekend.

Read more at TMZ

Cheryl Cole’s ‘X-Factor’ ouster a sore spot for Brits

Reporting from London ——
Pop star Cheryl Cole lasted only a few days as a judge on Fox’s new talent-spotting program “The X Factor.” But she was dumped from the job so unceremoniously that, in the eyes of many Brits, she might as well have been on “The Apprentice,” with snarky “X Factor” impresario Simon Cowell bellowing, “You’re fired!” at her before an audience of millions.

Cole’s public humiliation set Britain’s tabloids and society pages abuzz, mostly with sympathy toward her and contempt for Cowell.

“Our Cheryl, kicked off ‘X Factor’?” British comedian Russell Brand told a morning talk show recently. “Oh, no! She’s Britain’s sweetheart.”

Read more at the LA Times

  • CindyM

    Really cool interview with Hans Haveron who designed the key that Adam got tattooed on his arm. Includes details of the art piece that the key is from (which Adam now owns), a picture of Hans and Adam from the night of the Ninja Pirates Party and an explanation of the symbolism of the key and why Adam chose it. Kind of cool that ICM saw Adam’s tweet and congratulated Hans on Adam choosing his art.

    http://thetribesofart.blogspot.com/2011/06/hans-haveron-moving-toward-light.html

    A better picture of the art work described

    http://www.myspace.com/hanshaveron/photos/74168955#{%22ImageId%22:74168955}

  • windmills

    Scotty and Lauren getting a small positive Chet Flippo is a good thing. He doesn’t like AI and the last few years he’s been hating on the string of non country AI alums who’ve gone country. He does really like Crystal’s Farmer’s Daughter though and he’s generally positive about Carrie (not a fanboy but he respects her). He’s written very critical columns about young acts in country who don’t know its history and it sounds like he thinks Scotty and Lauren don’t have that problem.

  • Listening

    Umm this is news to me but did anyone else notice Neal Tiemann is listed as a writer on Circadian at the beginning of the vid?

    I like the idea of giving a little tid-bit about the song. I had no idea what RCAed was talking about when he first mentioned track-by-track. I was all confuzzled I was like huh is he talking about extra snippets besides Amazon.

  • progression

    The Larry Flick interview of Dave is all kinds of awesome. He managed to delve into some pretty sensitive areas and still be respectful of Dave as a person and an artist, not an easy line to walk. Kudos.

  • Listening

    Oh I just looked at the artwork designed for Adam and just WOW the more you look at it the more you discover. It’s truly fascinating I don’t know what it means but is fun to imagine and put your own meaning to it.

  • Mel1

    Cindy, thanks for posting that article. Very, very interesting, not only about the artist and artwork, but about Adam. Amazing when Adam tweets, it helps careers.

  • Mel1

    Cindy, do you know if Adam is going to Oz for the award show? I guess that’s a long way to go if you don’t know if you’ve won.

  • Balance

    Wow. I’ve listened to 1 or 2 David Cook interviews over the years but that Larry Flick interview is far and away the best I’ve ever heard.

  • Kirkee

    Thanks. The Hans Haveron interview was fascinating. What a talented man. And that picture is amazing. Lambert always seems to find the most unique people.

    Also, I find that James and Stefano thing just plain weird. And insulting. And it kind of makes them seem like a joke. But YMMV and all that.

    Oh, and great Cook interview. Larry Flick is a master. His Lambert piece post AMA’s was terrific too.

  • jan

    The Larry Flick interview of Dave is all kinds of awesome.

    progression, I was going to use those exact words – I’m glad I read through the posts first.

    I loved the interview with Larry because you can tell he really knows about David’s music. A knowledgeable interviewer – especially one who knows music – can really delve deep.

  • Keel

    progression, agree about the awesomeness of Flick’s interview with David. Very interesting the stuff that he got David to admit to just by guessing.

    I especially found it so cool that he noticed (and said that others in the industry who were paying attention also noticed) that Cook kind of ‘derailed’ his own promo for the debut album after Adam’s death, and maybe just started focusing more on the charity aspects. Cook didn’t really admit it and frankly I don’t know that he was making a conscious decision about it at the time, but interesting that this guy took notice. Wonder if that had anything to do with CBTM being the last single. As a big fan of Lie and Declaration, I’m still scratching my head as to why no third (or fourth) single was released.

    Also, I like the guess about Cook singing two songs that he otherwise would not have wanted on the album just so he could sing Bar-ba-sol. Very cool that Cook admitted that. I’m guessing those two songs were CBTM and either of Avalanche/I Did It for You. But that may be my anti-ballad bias talking. Adore the debut album, but it was just too ballad heavy at the end.

    Anyway, talk about an interviewer who knows, has researched and respects his subject. Major kudos to Flick.

  • rayni

    Also, I find that James and Stefano thing just plain weird.

    Very weird indeed. Just don’t get it.

  • halo9125

    Stefano was tweeting about this thing like crazy last night. If I didn’t know better, it almost sounds like a pyramid scheme. Lowered my opinion of the both of them a lot.

  • Kirkee

    Stefano was tweeting about this thing like crazy last night. If I didn’t know better, it almost sounds like a pyramid scheme. Lowered my opinion of the both of them a lot.

    My opinion wasn’t too high to begin with but I understand what you mean.

  • Fullmoon

    Lambert shared the tattoo via Twitter and included a mention of Hans’ inspiration. Word traveled fast and Haveron found himself talking to the head of ICM, an agency that represents actors such as Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise, who congratulated him for having his art being chosen. This is the first time, that he is aware of, that someone has had any of his work inked on themselves.

    The Hans Haveron interview was really a great article. I love how the people that Adam surrounds himself with are so creative and talented and have been doing their craft for years and are finally being recognized. He has helped open the doors for many people and the love and respect they have for him.

    Larry Flick is an amazing interviewer. He really knows how to get the best out of his subjects. His interview with Adam was one of the best ones we saw. I still remember Larry Flick story on how he wished growing up he had a Adam Lambert to look up to in dealing with his own sexuality. It was a very moving. Great David interview.

  • standtotheright

    Cook kind of ‘derailed’ his own promo for the debut album after Adam’s death, and maybe just started focusing more on the charity aspects. Cook didn’t really admit it and frankly I don’t know that he was making a conscious decision about it at the time, but interesting that this guy took notice.

    On the whole, this was a great interview, but I thought this part was really off-base. Sure, he did Permanent at the finale, but that (even unintentionally) sparked more interest in the album. His big televised events that followed that summer had nothing to do with charity and he mostly made it a point to talk about his big Manila concert in interviews.

  • Mel1

    He has helped open the doors for many people

    Adam has a huge huge heart, and it’s no wonder his friends adore him. And he is not at all effected from his fame. His mother said that when Adam gets together with his friends, it’s never about himself.

  • Sassycatz

    On the whole, this was a great interview, but I thought this part was really off-base. His big televised events that followed that summer had nothing to do with charity and he mostly made it a point to talk about his big Manila concert in interviews.

    I think Flick was suggesting that it was subconscious but then became a reality. Yes, these interviews and promos were planned and David went through the motions, but there was a strange lack of follow through. I know I was really puzzled at the time. This was a platinum album. Why drop the ball?

  • standtotheright

    I think Flick was suggesting that it was subconscious but then became a reality. Yes, these interviews and promos were planned and David went through the motions, but there was a strange lack of follow through.

    I don’t know what “follow-through” is supposed to look like after that promo, other than continuing to tour, which he did. And he didn’t start showing up at lots of charity events instead, which is what was suggested here. There was maybe some of that in 2010, but by that point the album cycle was already over (and would have been even if there had been another single). I just don’t buy the nexus.

  • Sassycatz

    I don’t know what “follow-through” is supposed to look like

    Another single would’ve helped. He was touring on that last single until it was threadbare.

  • standtotheright

    Another single would’ve helped. He was touring on that last single until it was threadbare.

    Not if they thought it couldn’t get traction on Top 40, and it was perfectly reasonable to assume it would not. That had nothing to do with his brother.

  • Buffynut

    Larry Flick can do great interviews but he can also be a bit self important. I’ve always felt he is one of those snobby music people who think his opinions are the be all and end all. I found some of the stuff he said to David to be way out of line. The whole interview made me feel like Flick was trying to play psychologist. Kudos to David for being such a gentleman and a great interviewee.

  • smeggingnuts

    James Durbin and Stefano Langone will team up with Dr. Drew’s Lifechangers to help viewers of the show lose weight:

    I will die laughing if this is James BIG BIG BIG BIG BIG BIG BIG BIG BIG BIG BIG news. Cuz I really hope it isn’t just for his sake.

    Re: Rebecca Black
    So let me get this straight her parents payed these people to make a video and make her famous. Then when it actually happened but not how she wanted she gets mad? Well you jsut want to be famous this is what you get.

    Scotty McCreery Hopes to Have a Christian Song on Debut Album

    Idols core audience finally really got their trifecta with Scotty.

  • Fullmoon

    Singer JoJo tweeted this picture of her and Adam at the Bruno Mars concert.

    JOJOISTHEWAY Me + my boo @adamlambert http://t.co/F2G7L4W

    Another pic of Adam at the LA Pirates vs. Ninjas party. I think these are ninja girls.

    http://oi52.tinypic.com/do3nro.jpg

  • Mel1

    Does Adam ever go to a concert and not have his name mentioned?

    Was that party at his house? Adam doesn’t look like a pirate or ninja.

  • SajiNoKami

    Stefano was tweeting about this thing like crazy last night. If I didn’t know better, it almost sounds like a pyramid scheme. Lowered my opinion of the both of them a lot.

    I never know what to think about Stefano, this seems more like his scheme though, especially sense he tweeted about it so much. Then the whole tweet about wanting ladies to join… kind of think James got roped in, being stefano’s friend and all.

    James on the other hand, mention after getting off the show he gain 30 lbs over the weeks and needed to lose weight and casually mentioned changing his diet etc, every day things, before any of this, Dr Drew stuff. There is no way this can be his big news… it just doesn’t make sense. Either way, boy wanted to take off weight, so why not?

    Scotty McCreery Hopes to Have a Christian Song on Debut Album

    Hope Scotty gets his song, it such a strong thing with him.

  • Buffynut

    Mel1 says:

    06/16/2011 at 9:37 pm

    Does Adam ever go to a concert and not have his name mentioned?

    Was that party at his house? Adam doesn’t look like a pirate or ninja

    No, the party was at The Vanguard Club. The pic, in the article though, of Adam and the painting may be his house.

  • cwm

    Fullmoon:
    His interview with Adam was one of the best ones we saw. I still remember Larry Flick story on how he wished growing up he had a Adam Lambert to look up to in dealing with his own sexuality. It was a very moving.

    I agree. Larry Flick’s two interviews with Adam Lambert were terrific and are two of my very favorites. I could really hear the rapport and respect between them, and the topics got quite personal. That’s why I was a little put off by Larry’s statement at the beginning of this interview with David that “You’re the last relevant Idol since Kelly Clarkson. Like it’s really just the two of you. I could care less about the rest of them.” I know he’s entitled to his opinion and all that and that’s fine, but it rubbed me the wrong way because, if true, then he was being rather disingenuous in how he came across with Adam. Because he really conveyed to Adam that he liked him a lot. Maybe in this statement he was only referring to his opinion of other winners… or maybe he says that to all the Idols he interviews. Or maybe he changed his original opinion about Adam. Who knows. Doesn’t really matter, but it did bug me.

    That said, his interview with David was really interesting and further piqued my interest in David’s new album. David is a good interviewee.

  • Mel1

    Was that party at his house? Adam doesn’t look like a pirate or ninja

    No, the party was at The Vanguard Club. The pic, in the article though, of Adam and the painting may be his house.

    Was that a private party given by Adam or his friends, or just a public party.

  • Mel1

    I could care less about the rest of them.

    Wow. That was harsh. Does he now dislike Adam, when he liked him so much before?

  • CindyM

    Mel1, it was posted in the headlines thread the other day.

    http://blogs.laweekly.com/westcoastsound/2011/06/pirates_ninjas_adam_lambert.php

  • Sassycatz

    Not if they thought it couldn’t get traction on Top 40, and it was perfectly reasonable to assume it would not. That had nothing to do with his brother.

    So, you think they actually said, we won’t release another single because we understand your brother died and all?

  • isisdagmar

    That’s why I was a little put off by Larry’s statement at the beginning of this interview with David that “You’re the last relevant Idol since Kelly Clarkson. Like it’s really just the two of you. I could care less about the rest of them.” I know he’s entitled to his opinion and all that and that’s fine, but it rubbed me the wrong way because, if true, then he was being rather disingenuous in how he came across with Adam.

    that sounds to me like he was talking about the winners–the “Idol”–though I don’t get how someone could call David Cook relevant and not Carrie (and i’m not a carrie fan). Unless he meant “good music,” which is a totally valid opinion about the winners, even if I disagree. :)

    but hasn’t he said he loves jennifer hudson too? I may have hallucinated that, but I think he probably thinks of the winners as in a separate category from people who were on the show but aren’t an “Idol.”

  • Fullmoon

    Does Adam ever go to a concert and not have his name mentioned?

    Nope. Even in Bruno’s reviews he gets a shout out.

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/bruno-mars-concert-review-202045

  • Eyeswideshut2

    That Larry Flick interview was really awesome. It was clear that he knew David’s music and history very well (although I’m not sure if all his conclusions were correct). Here’s a transcript for those who found it hard to decipher the audio.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Stefano was tweeting about this thing like crazy last night. If I didn’t know better, it almost sounds like a pyramid scheme. Lowered my opinion of the both of them a lot.

    It’s just a strange kind of association. The “training” doesn’t start until June 27, a week and a half before the Idol tour starts, but goes on until September 5, and the official rules sound like you pretty much have to sign away your life.

    http://www.lctv.com/contests/idol/official-rules.php

    It looks like the only contact with the Idols that is offerred as part of this contest are backstage passes for the LA Idol concert (not even tickets?). No mention is made of the winners actually “training” with James or Stefano.

  • cwm

    I think he probably thinks of the winners as in a separate category from people who were on the show but aren’t an “Idol.”

    isisdagmar — you may be right. That interpretation gives Larry the benefit of the doubt, rather than concluding that he was being two-faced. ;-)

  • Fullmoon

    That’s why I was a little put off by Larry’s statement at the beginning of this interview with David that “You’re the last relevant Idol since Kelly Clarkson. Like it’s really just the two of you. I could care less about the rest of them.” I know he’s entitled to his opinion and all that and that’s fine, but it rubbed me the wrong way because, if true, then he was being rather disingenuous in how he came across with Adam.

    I think he was also referring to winners. I mean did he forget about Daughtry being relevant. Him and Adam always tweet to each other. Remember him telling Adam they really need go out for drinks. I think sometimes we read too much into things and really Adam doesn’t always pop into every one’s head all the time.

  • smeggingnuts

    nvm

  • Mel1

    Thanks, Cindy. I hadn’t seen that pirates and ninjas party article. the pap must have missed that one.

  • standtotheright

    So, you think they actually said, we won’t release another single because we understand your brother died and all?

    I said the exact opposite. I don’t know how “nothing to do with his brother” could be any clearer.

    But to reiterate: I do not believe that RCA remotely took Adam Cook’s passing into consideration when making a choice about releasing another single. They took the history of Cook’s other singles into consideration.

    And since it’s now 2011 and there is a current single on the radio, I’m really done discussing former strategies.

  • Trina

    I never know what to think about Stefano, this seems more like his scheme though, especially sense he tweeted about it so much. Then the whole tweet about wanting ladies to join… kind of think James got roped in, being stefano’s friend and all.

    I thought this is well. I dont mind the concept at all, but Stefano’s tweet about wanting the ladies to join made me cringe big time.

    Dr. Drew tweeted tonight that he met James earlier, no mention of Stefano. I found that amusing because Stefano seems WAY more excited about this whole thing than James is. I really dont know if this is the big news is. If it is, eh whatever. If he actually is excited about it then I’m glad especially if it will keep motivating him to eat more healthy. Other than his inital tweets about this yesterday he hasnt mentioned it again. And even the couple of tweets yesterday almost seemed like he copied something he was told to say right down to even getting his twitter name wrong. He joked about how “they” didnt do research before making them post stuff.

    All that said I’m up to here with the whole big news thing LOL. The fandom has been so unbearable the last couple of days I had to block some people on Facebook because I’m so over some fans jumping on every stupid litte thing. Then I looked at the official AI forum tonight just to try and get an idea what the fans there think of this whole contest and a couple there think this Walmart EP is not only THE big news but is what Jimmy tweeted about referring to big things coming up. Um seriously WTF? There too its like everyone is driving themselves nuts to the point some are making little sense. I came away from there needing a strong drink.

  • Pam

    Very weird indeed. Just don’t get it.

    That is indeed strange. I started to wonder too if that was the big news he’s been referring to last few days.

    RE: Flick Interview-He asked some really thought probing questions and I think Dave came back with some really good answers. I enjoyed it more than I thought I would.

  • cwm

    I really liked that article about Hans Haverson’s art and the connection to Adam’s key tattoo and its symbolism. I’m always impressed at how Adam has fully immersed himself in such a creative, supportive community of artists of all kinds there in WeHo. It must be very creatively inspiring. Very cool.

  • ladymadonna

    Another single would’ve helped. He was touring on that last single until it was threadbare.

    To be fair, Come Back to Me didn’t peak on radio until the end of August – it was still charting on the Hot 100 and in the Top 10 on HAC as the tour headed into its last quarter. I’d say that CBTM saw the album and tour through the end of their natural lifecycles. Whether or not an additional single could have extended the life of the album (and whether such a move would have been profitable) is so 2009 another debate entirely, but that horse is Elmers by now and I am much more intrigued by some of the other stuff in that Larry Flick Sirius XM interview:

    D: In an industry and a climate where records don’t, in my opinion, get the attention that they deserve, I want to make a record that forces people to pay attention. You know, singles are great, but I would rather make great records that have great songs, as opposed to just make great singles and then filler. Filler pisses me off to no end – I hate that term. So for me, I want to make great records and if I make great records and play great shows I feel like everything else will fall into place.

    L: God, you sound so not like a dude who was on American Idol. (Both laugh) Does that feel like a lifetime away?

    D: It does. You know I think I um.. God I backed into Idol. I really did. And I loved the experience, it was a whirlwind and had I known the levels of stress associated with it, I might have thought twice. But ignorance is bliss, and it afforded me this amazing opportunity to have conversations like this and really show people what I want to do musically, man. You know if I never have a trophy to put on my mantle, or a plaque to hang on the wall, that’s fine. Like I said, I just want to make good music and play good shows. That’s it.

    I’m not sure I’ve ever heard Cook speak so openly about his relationship with the label, growth as a songwriter, reflections on Idol, the impact of Adam’s death on him emotionally….I mean wow. Very worth sitting through the poor audio and some of Flick’s armchair psychoanalysis. This quick and dirty fan transcript has some errors but is an interesting read (and helpful in deciphering the audio):

    http://www.twitlonger.com/show/b5j5m6

  • smeggingnuts

    And even the couple of tweets yesterday almost seemed like he copied something he was told to say right down to even getting his twitter name wrong.

    haha well hasn’t people been saying that James needs someone to help him with his twitter account. And considering his tweet abit ago about how much he perfers his FB follows over his twitter followers I am sure he is glad for the help. LOL

  • 123abc456

    Lady M thanks for bringing those quotes over here. I really love the way David described the process he went through for this album and his perspective. Good Music, Good shows. I am with you David.

  • HappyDaisy

    Sat through the horrible audio of the Flick interview with Cook. Flick was annoying. Reminds me somewhat of Oprah in that, as the interviewer, he talks way too much himself.

    Flick’s mention of Adam Cook and baseless observation that David stalled the album (DCTR) promo and that this was due to Adam was weird and in bad taste.

    Thanks for the transcript, Eyeswideshut2. Not fully accurate but highly recommended over the audio.

  • Elliegrll

    I think he probably thinks of the winners as in a separate category from people who were on the show but aren’t an “Idol.”

    Or, maybe it was the type of throw away comment that all djs make when they are doing one on one interviews. They love everyone when they are face to face with them, that’s just how they are.

  • Trina

    lol smegg nah I doubt hes getting that much help if any. I had hoped his girlfriend or someone close to him would give him some hel. If anything hes just tweeting a bit less the last couple of weeks but hes still tweeting very much in his same style about wrestling, music recsand stuff. The Dr. Drew tweet yesterday was clearly written for him from someone, probably on Dr. Drews end since they didnt even know his Twitter name. Not gonna lie, I actually laughed at the Twitter/FB comment. I know it was wrong and definitely something he should have kept to himself but bless his unfiltered heart. His timeline is pretty much nothing but 24/7 ZOMG FOLLOW ME!!!! PLEASEE!! or endless Twitterfax voting crap.

  • smeggingnuts

    Trina
    Not gonna lie, I actually laughed at the Twitter/FB comment.

    It was histerical he posts it on FB but then tweets it on twitter to….haha i’m like dude if you prefer one set of fans over another don’t tell the other fans that LOL. It was some funny stuff…really I can’t wait for tour interviews this summer

    endless Twitterfax voting crap.

    this makes me LOL so hard its like twitions hahahahaha

  • mon_mon

    I feel like Flick interview is a bit manipulative and creepy. It goes into very personal level. Personally, I wouldn’t be comfortable talking with someone who is making assumptions about my personality and my relationship with work people and my family and asking me whether he is correct or not.

  • goboywonder

    David A talks about Nashville songwriters, leaving Jive, Christmas concerts, and more in the Malaysian magazine, Life & Times.

    http://twitpic.com/5ck9h2/full
    http://twitpic.com/5ckbdn/full
    http://twitpic.com/5ckbrf/full

  • mmb


    You’re the last relevant Idol since Kelly Clarkson. Like it’s really just the two of you. I could care less about the rest of them.”

    I think Larry was just referring to idol winners. He likes j-hud, he likes crystal, he still plays Adam’s music on his radio show frequently and likes Adam a lot

  • sma11ie

    I’m not sure I’ve ever heard Cook speak so openly about his relationship with the label, growth as a songwriter, reflections on Idol, the impact of Adam’s death on him emotionally….I mean wow. Very worth sitting through the poor audio and some of Flick’s armchair psychoanalysis.

    Yes to all of this. I too found myself a bit uncomfortable with Flick’s armchair pyschoanalysis and some of his “guessing” was a bit out of line, but kudos to David for coming up with such great, insightful responses. His questioning led to some really great, unheard stuff from David… I pretty much started crying when he mentioned how some mornings he’d wake up and Adam would be the first thing on his mind, and that’s a hell of a way to start the day. I mean… it expands on what he’s mentioned already about the title being about sleep being a reprieve, and those loud mornings when you wake up and all you want to do is to pull those covers over your head and start over. But he talked around the crux of the matter less this time, and the words he used this time really rang true to me, anyway, as someone who’s lost a loved one and had to deal with it. I mean, it really brings back the homophone of TLM being also being maybe This Loud “Mourning”.

    I also liked what Flick brought up about Matt Serletic being a micromanager and in not-so-many-words a hardass producer, and hearing what David had to say about it, and agree somewhat, and also explain why that worked. I didn’t know that about Serletic, but it made sense. Anyway, in all, as a David fan, I’m still grateful to Flick for this interview cuz of all the stuff it yielded from David.

    ETA: Regarding Flick’s potentially “baseless” assumption about David derailing his trajectory when Adam passed– I think we have to listen to it in context of the interview. I don’t think Flick meant that David consciously stopped any promo efforts or said no to opportunities to continue to promote his record after Adam died, and I don’t think Flick was implying that either. Flick only brought that up because David was starting to talk about how he never wanted to come across as capitalizing on Adam’s death- because lord KNOWS there will always be people who want to say that about him– I remember the day after his announcement of Adam’s death hit the youtubes, there were already comments on TMZ about him using his brother for fame, etc. which made me ill. Anyway, the point is, Flick’s comment was that if anything, it appeared to him, and people who paid attention that it was the opposite case. That the last thing it seemed like David wanted to do around that time was to do anything out in the promo circuit that would seem like he was capitalizing on Adam’s death- I mean, it wasn’t like he was talking to media incessantly about his loss, and using it as a jump off point for promoting his music, etc. That’s what I think he meant, anyway.

  • Buffynut

    mon_mon says:

    06/16/2011 at 11:22 pm

    I feel like Flick interview is a bit manipulative and creepy. It goes into very personal level. Personally, I wouldn’t be comfortable talking with someone who is making assumptions about my personality and my relationship with work people and my family and asking me whether he is correct or not.

    Yes! This is how I felt. Creepy is the perfect word.

  • goboywonder

    According to this tweet, there an article in a Chinese Newspaper and fans wanting David to expand his Asian tour to China, Thailand, Japan, and Singapore. So cool.

    @Happysappy1:
    @DavidArchieIn a Chinese Newspaper! http://t.co/aHqNLuW via @twitpic << David Archuleta put Chine,Thail, Jap. & Singp. in ur #AsiaTour ;)

  • Susan

    Not gonna lie, I actually laughed at the Twitter/FB comment. I know it was wrong and definitely something he should have kept to himself but bless his unfiltered heart.

    I was amused by it when I saw it. Not offended at all. I mean, he was saying that the people on Facebook don’t pick apart every little thing he says like the Twitter followers do… or I guess he could’ve added, fans on AI sites. ;)

    ETA: Trina, did you see the description/comments James has on the pictures he added to Facebook last week? He’s hysterical. :)

  • SajiNoKami

    Trina says: I came away from there needing a strong drink.

    lol I am trying not to do that. I just keeping an eye out.

    ETA: Trina, did you see the description/comments James has on the pictures he added to Facebook last week? He’s hysterical.

    I like his Scotty story.

  • isisdagmar

    I pretty much started crying when he mentioned how some mornings he’d wake up and Adam

    Man, losing someone you love like that is such a terrible thing to go through. :(

  • McCreerian

    Scotty McCreery Hopes to Have a Christian Song on Debut Album

    Aww I love that.

  • suenigma

    I am not one to post a bunch of gratuitous photos of David Cook, but this one from the Vietnam concert is beautiful, and not just because of the subject matter.

    http://twitpic.com/5cmipa

  • Trina

    ETA: Trina, did you see the description/comments James has on the pictures he added to Facebook last week? He’s hysterical.

    OMG I looked at the pics but not the comments! For you Scotty fans, James posted a bunch of pics on his FB page last week and under the one of him and Scotty hugging after his elimination he put this caption:

    Just when we started to bond..I had never seen Scotty cry once! He really deserved to win! He is so strong emotionally and spiritually. I really look up to him for how hes been able to handle all of this. I love you this big, Scotty!

    *SNIFF*

  • Anmor

    I agree with Buffynut that “self-important” is the right word for Larry Flick, although he asks some good questions. This seeming dis of Adam Lambert is interesting, and I’m not sure I believe he was just referring to the Idol winners. He’s had run-ins with Adam fans before–and I think he’s about to have another one!

    (In fact, I recall Adam has had to step in once or twice to defuse the situation.)

  • jpfan

    Never heard of Larry Flick probably because I don’t get Sirius. However, it is pretty funny that “Adam’s fans” are heading for a run in with him. I guess the message that OTT Idol fans hurt more than they “help” never really gets through. Just one more reason why job #1 for Idol peeps is to attract new fans. ;) Aside from the horrific attrition of Idol fan bases, former contestants just need folks who are less defensive and overinvolved in their careers. Although to be fair, I’m sure we’re only talking about a handful of people here.

  • JazzRocks

    It’s a given that some Adam fans will “ask” Flick about his comment. Not me :). Although I would like to see his explanation if he decides to answer.

    Like this quote from Han Haveron:

    “Hans says Adam’s choice makes complete sense as he does an amazing job of keeping his ego in check and calling on his child to create. He is a pure spirit who loves helping his friends. As for Lambert’s art, despite his success he won’t settle for less than his best.”

  • Anmor

    jpfan, I don’t actually know that any Adam fans have contacted Larry Flick about this “dis”; I just thought it was a possibility. Maybe all his fans will be very judicous and restrained–you never know. I’m one myself, and I’m very restrained. In any case, grabbing the popcorn.

  • JazzRocks

    There are fans in every fandom that are unrestrained. Another word might be “passionate”. Adam has said many times that he loves his “passionate fans”. No question though that some go overboard. Nothing the rest of us can do about that. ;)

  • soverymel

    Larry Flick was all warm and fuzzy and complimentary with Adam fans until for some reason he decided not to put the last interview he did with him online. He said it will be aired several times, you need to sign up for a free Sirius trial and then you can hear it. No big deal, not everyone makes interviews available online, so some Adam fans recorded it.

    But when Larry found out, he had a bizarre twitter meltdown about it, he seemed to be affronted that not everyone would sign up for Sirius and instead expected to be able to listen to it on youtube. Adam fans even pulled it off youtube temporarily to appease him and just passed it around via links to a megavideo download. But unfortunately some fans also got into it with him about how ridiculous it was not to expect fans to record it if you weren’t going to provide it online yourself. And so from that point on most of his dealings with Adam fans have been contentious. At this point all but the most cray steer completely clear of him.

    It’s too bad, because I really liked his interviews with Adam, but that whole mess sort of turned me off.

  • JazzRocks

    Oh yeah soverymel – I had forgotten all about that crazy Flick stuff.