Nigel Lythgoe Stuck in an Elevator–TMZ Calls! Nigel Lythgoe tweets, “I have been stuck in an elevator for 25 minutes. I’m not scared yet but it is worrying. We’ve now been able to climb out of the elevator. Just before we were released Harvey Levin called and wanted to put us live on @tmz Amazing. Before anyone starts….No I didn’t get myself trapped in an elevator in order to gain publicity for #AmericanIdol.”

“RT @HarveyLevinTMZ: well @dizzyfeet … you know, TMZ covers the ups and downs of celebrities … so there you go [OUCH!]”

Then, actor, Jesse Tyler Ferguson tweeted, “Today I ordered a Greek Salad with Chicken and without feta cheese to gain publicity for American Idol. @dizzyfeet encouraged me to do it.”

Lauren Alaina Surprises Teen At His Homecoming Dance – CLEAR CHANNEL Country WMZQ/WASHINGTON, D.C listener MEREDITH OARE won tickets and a meet-&-greet with MERCURY NASHVILLE artist LAUREN ALAINA during her ASHBURN, VA show last week. While chatting with LAUREN, MEREDITH, who is a student nurse, happened to mentioned a local teen who had a terminal brain tumor and had been nominated Homecoming King for that same night. – Read more at All Access

Interview With ‘American Idol’ Winner David Cook – After being crowned American Idol on the seventh season of the hit reality singing competition “American Idol” in 2008, David Cook has gone on to release two albums (David Cook and This Loud Morning), sold 1.5 million copies of his debut album, #1 hits on the Billboard charts and had some of his singles certified Gold and Platinum to date. The 29 year old singer-songwriter has not only accomplished a great deal in his career, but he has done a lot for charity as well. – Read more at Star Plus

David Cook Interview with 98.5 Singapore

David Cook is here for ION Orchard’s anniversary celebrations. He will be performing on Thursday, 25th October 2012 at 6.30pm.

Adam Lambert Pretty Little Liars Still

Adam tweeted this photo of himself from tonight’s Pretty Little Liars.

Elliott Yamin Is Jammin’ for Diabetes and the Big Blue Test

This year the Big Blue Test’s video call to action features one of the most popular talents from TV’s American Idol, Elliott Yamin. Yamin was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at 16 years old.

Huffington Post

‘Idol’ finds home in Branson – Last year, Pierce Arrow’s Luke Menard, a former “American Idol” contestant, decided it was time to “get off the road,” touring with the group Chapter 6. He and his wife moved to Branson not knowing exactly what they were going to do. “I found out about the opportunity (at Pierce Arrow) the day we moved here,” he said. Pierce Arrow’s tenor at the time was Cole Currier, who was filling in temporarily. He also happened to be a former manager of Chapter 6. – Read more at Tri-Lakes News

She might want to Check It Out! Nicki Minaj suffers wardrobe malfunction on stage as her nipple covers pop out on view – She may have only kicked off the UK leg of her Pink Friday: Reloaded gig on Sunday night, but Nicki Minaj has already been flashing her assets to thousands of onlookers. Taking to the stage at Manchester’s MEN Arena on Monday night, the Super Bass hitmaker flashed a little more flesh than she bargained for as she appeared in a skimpy black bustier. Performing a series of energetic dance moves, the rapper didn’t seem to notice as her flower-shaped nipple covers popped out for all to see. Read more at Daily Mail

Sam Lutfi I NEVER Gave Britney Adderall – Britney Spears’ former manager just took the stand in his defamation case against the singer’s family … insisting he NEVER enabled Brit with Adderall … despite allegations to the contrary. Sam Lutfi testified in open court moments ago .. that he has an Rx for Adderall because of his ADD — he takes two doses a day — but he’s adamant … he never shared his meds with Britney … or anyone else. Britney’s mother Lynne had accused Sam of fueling the singer with drugs, but Sam says that’s just not true. – Read More at TMZ

How the Internet Killed Carly Rae Jepsen – Imagine a pop song. A perfect pop song, if you will: simultaneously guileless and sly, hooky yet understated, with strings like heart flutters and vocals like a sugar cube dissolving into a smiley-face mug. It’s a love song, or at least a crush song, and it charmed its listeners much like its subject charmed its singer. The song was small, compared to the bloated anthems elsewhere on the charts and their audiences; its own was, at first, mostly regional. Tastemakers heard it, then moguls who were de facto tastemakers, and it spread to listeners who knew nothing about the singer except this beautiful thing she’d written. They fell in love at first listen. They gushed. They sang along. They recorded karaoke videos and public swoon mobs and re-enactments of its summer-love video. They sent it to No. 1 for seemingly the entire summer and sent its singer to what looked an awful lot like dazed stardom. They funded a whole new album, which billed itself as inspired by early Madonna, Robyn and the Cars, a trio made to send poptimists into arpeggiated glee. They loved her enough to accept a prefab duet with a whey-voiced Ben Gibbard wannabe. She made it work; she was triumphant. And then the album came out, bought only by a dwindling fraction, and then the follow-up single tumbled out of the charts, and then she was not. – Read more at TMZ

 
  • fuzzywuzzy

    I really dislike that Nigel has such a cozy relationship with TMZ.

  • wkstrack

    Ugh at Nigel. Is he for real? lolol 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ACMLXLYSSX73RNYQOUZWSO2I4U Enough already!

    Stop the presses Nigel stuck in an elevator.  

  • roarpen

    James Durbin”JUST CHOSE THE ALBUM ART FOR OUR NEW CHRISTMAS SINGLE, WHICH WILL BE RELEASED ON ITUNES VERY SOON!!!!!”

    yeaaaaaaaah!!!!

    “Update:
    Continuing to work on my 2nd Album!! Hoping for a April/May release!
    Focusing on making this album enjoyable for my fans of ALL ages!! -James”

    There goes the rock cred. *facepalm*

    James, whether intentional or not, you did a GREAT job of branding yourself a rocker. Don’t blow it with a record with music that is all over the place.

  • jr8809

    Interesting article about Carly Ray Jepsen and why having a hit song doesn’t equal success. One of things that stood out to me was that she’s 26 making teenybopper songs.

  • http://twitter.com/Sassycatz Sassycatz

    That look of Adam Lambert’s? He looks like he’s channeling Prince. He looks like Prince to me there. 

  • tibitibis

    LOL  at this ”wardrobe malfunction”,  too often lately ….. and the publicity they receive is kind of ridiculous lol . ;)

  • tibitibis

    Yeah , is a Prince style :) ….. no a fan OF Adam but this style fit him very well :)

  • lila6089

    Adam sounds great on Pretty Little Liars!

  • justmefornow

    That’s one scary line…”enjoyable for my fans of ALL ages”.
    That’s the problem you CAN’T please all your fans and make a cohesive album!

    (My only hope at this point is James Michael  -PLEASE don’t make a lame album!!!-there are enough of those out there already!!) 
    Arghhhhhhh!

  • justmefornow

    I don’t see Prince, but more of a puffy-shirted pirate…..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjFjD11zOCM

    I love Seinfield :)

  • http://twitter.com/Free_in_march El oh El

    Josua Ledet is in the recording booth.

    Rob Kleiner ?@robkleinergotta thank @joshledet for setting my vocal booth on fire today! Can’t wait for round 2 tomorrow.

    Rob Kleiner ?@robkleinerToday’s studio team: @joshledet (voice) @mozellamusic (beauty & brains) Rob Kleiner (????)

    I haven’t heard if Josh has a record deal but these are some of the same players behind Haley’s album.

  • wordnerdarchie

    *sigh* I wish DC could say which artist he was writing songs for in addition to himself.  It has me wondering.

  • Incipit

    Thanks for the links in the Headlines post, mj. The DC interviews from Singapore are great. The SouthEast Asia fans have always asked some complex questions; in the one-on-one interviews, I have yet to hear a throwaway fluff question, Kudos to them! And David gives them complex, thoughtful answers.

    Not in the twelve minute long youtube of the Creative Disc interview, but the fourteen minutes of general questions at the Press Conference, the person from Creative Disc asked if all the writing David has been doing was for the new album, or for others…and he confirmed that some of it was for ‘others’, but he was not at liberty to say more. But plenty more about the current aims behind the music..

    Also, a detailed theory about the Idol seasons where contestants do well, and the connection to the focus on the judges, or turmoil, as opposed to focusing on the contestants came from another question. And the “don’t get weird haircuts” advice. Heh.

    In their own interview – Creative Disc asked – Are the acoustic shows any indication of your current musical direction? – “Yes and No” – and a detailed explanation – from 1:59 to 3:19

    On “Not many huge successes coming from Idol” – very pragmatic look at what Idol can and cannot do – and how much is a crap shoot – “The music industry, in and of itself, by percentage, has very few success stories.”

    The answer to the “How do you define yourself as an artist?” question from the StarPulse representative is many people’s fav - 

    “David: I’m going to give you the most honest answer I have to your question: I don’t have a definition for myself as an artist. I don’t like to define myself as an artist, because if I did, that’s who I am, and that’s not an artist I’d like to be. I like the idea of being an artist who can change and try new things.

    I’ve had people kinda telling me “you need to be doing this”  - for me I’m not really in charge of where this artistic process goes. It’s gonna go where it’s gonna go and I guess whether I choose to embrace it is I guess the only choice I have in the matter.”

    Lots of good crumbs to be had! This is an artist who understands himself, and his own process…and is enjoying the freedom to create on his own schedule.

  • lovetheusa1776

     Yup – that, too – but, whatever – Prince, Vampire, Pirate – the guy’s gorgeous.  Love the pic.

  • thirdtime

    I think James already did a great job of pleasing all his fans (of all ages) with the first album, so I’m really not sure what he means here.  As far as I know, he also sold more with MOABD than any other person placing below second place on Idol for the past few years, and sold more than all the winners of the other singing shows.  So many talented people have come off these shows in the past few years, but I think the thing he had going for him was that his style was different than everyone else and that attracted people to him.  I certainly hope he doesn’t change that or else he may blend into the background with all the rest of the ones from the past few years who are struggling to stand out in the over crowded world of music and can’t sell their albums.  Still hoping for the best…but really nervous…especially when he puts out statements like “enjoyable for fans of all ages.”  That’s not the kind of statement a rocker usually says when describing their album, lol. 

  • justmefornow

    You bring up some great points about his sales with MOABD in regards to others coming off these shows.
    But in addition to his style being different, a harder rocker per se, what made him stand out, IMO, was his charismatic persona also. People either loved him or hated him, he was very entertaining and never boring, “Crazy James” indeed, lol.
    To me now, and I may be way off base I hope, he seems to be too domesticated, for lack of a better word. 
    I get that he’s probably happier, more financially secure, etc. now, but he needs to keep that edge, in his music and in his style, and not go too soft. 
    If not he’ll just become another boring HAC singer with a good voice to me.

    Does that make any sense? Do you know what I mean?

  • justmefornow

    lol. I was just teasing :) 
    I love how everything and everyone can be related back to a Seinfield episode, one way or another.

  • wordnerdarchie

    I’m not sure if this pic of David Cook was included in the Chirpstory.

    KEV!NOU™ ?@kevinou One of the quickest shoots I’ve ever done. Shooting @thedavidcook 57 stories up. Amazing guy, really down to earth! http://ow.ly/i/13lBk

    Interesting effects. ;)

  • lovetheusa1776

    Have to take your word for it – never watched the guy.

  • elliegrll

    I haven’t heard if Josh has a record deal but these are some of the same players behind Haley’s album.

    He’s managed by 19M, so that’s not a surprise.

  • wordnerdarchie

    Another great video “David Cook is feeling very personally and professionally fulfilled!”
    http://video.xin.msn.com/watch/video/david-cook-is-feeling-very-personally-and-professionally-fulfilled/tnwv8d27?preview=true

  • girlygirltoo

    Anyone know at what point (how far into) in PLL Adam shows up? I don’t watch PLL and really don’t want to sit through an entire episode just to see his scene.

    Thanks

  • thirdtime

    I know exactly what you mean.  I guess James just has to do whatever makes him happy, and let the chips fall where they may.

  • wordnerdarchie

    Here’s the print version of that msn interview.  LOL-ing about the title (hairy is involved).

    http://entertainment.xin.msn.com/en/celebrity/buzz/asia/idol-alum-david-cook%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%9Chairy-issues%E2%80%9D#page=0

  • MellyPer1692

    Adam first shows up around ten minutes in. Cuckoo first then and again after the commercial. After that he sings Trespassing a few scenes later then talks with Aria a bit later.

  • http://twitter.com/Free_in_march El oh El

    Sorry to hear that lol x) .  not a big 19m fan

  • MellyPer1692

    I don’t believe you’re right. If I remember correctly, Danny Gokey (3rd place) sold over 200k and he didn’t release during the holiday season. Country tho.

  • Incipit

    wordnerdarchie, that msn video did some creative editing – cutting between the presscon general questions and splicing in a few questions of their own. 

    They were the only media outlet so far that asked about David’s personal life, but I suppose I would say they made up for that by highlighting the answer about bookings - 

    “We’ve got one-off shows kinda booked throughout the rest of the year, still booking into 2013…”

    The only upcoming event we are aware of at the moment beyond the Chrissie Evert charity gig is the big 125th Celebration of Kansas City MO on November 20th, where David was invited to be the Special Musical Guest. (Shades of SNL – Heh.) And it’s cool how his home town consistently honors him at their events. But now I know other bookings exist – I wanna know what they are! (S**N!)

    And that Kevinou picture you posted w/the sidesmile is really cool and has a different feel to it – not like a Game Face picture for public consumption, more relaxed, somehow – thanks!

  • http://twitter.com/KariannHart Kariann Hart

    I really do like David Cook.  What a sweetheart he is!

    Beautiful but strange look for Adam Lambert.

    Good to hear good things about James.

  • MellyPer1692

    It’s a Halloween episode lol.

  • tripp_ncwy

    You are correct, I think the total  count for Danny (S8 – 3rd place) was 204k & he released in March 2010.

  • loveroftalent

    Adam was great on PLL…So many positive tweets about him.  Trending worldwide.  A great day for Adam and fans….

    Also so many nice things said about him from the cast of PLL….I think people have some sort of preconceived impression of him and when they meet him, they end up loving him.  It’s always the same comments how down to earth he is and how nice he is….

  • thirdtime

    Sorry, I was really referring to just the past few years – S9, S10 & S11 (people who placed below 2nd place) when I made that statement.  I did remember Danny Gokey from S8.  It seems like the past few years have gotten harder for the lower place finishers to sell a lot of albums. 

  • roarpen

    James really distinguished himself on Idol as a rocker. I know that he had fans that preferred his ballads. But the world knew him as the rocker. Look at the incredible support he had in the hard rock and metal community. Mick Mars played on his album, Judas F. Priest performed with him on Idol for g-sake. Nikki Sixx interviewed him on his show when MOABD came out. He was nominated for a Golden God award by Revolver. He was hyped so much in metal. Yes, he still had to prove himself but he was making great inroads. Why would he want to start over in the overcrowded HAC market? Of course, I am making an assumption here. After all, James Michael is producing his new album, and although he has done a little pop, he is predominantly a rock producer. I just can’t imagine getting him as your producer if you end up going pop/HAC. I mean pop is primarily dance music now, and HAC is pop. Granted, James likes melodic rock, and that is not so popular these days on active rock. So, where does that leave him, if he wants to break into radio?

    Looking at the success of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis makes me really doubt how well most reality show contestants can do based upon their time on the show. I know Scotty is killing it in record sales right now, and P2 is selling lots of singles. But, without that slow building of a loyal fanbase, it seems that their fan bases quickly erode. Macklemore is a social media genius, he should be studied. The way he makes fans feel – he builds so much loyalty with his constant twitter and facebook comvos with fans. When he had a show (back in the day) with 100 kids there he would go on twitter and thank them, tell them what an amazing audience they were and say something specifically about that night, and on and on gig after gig. His fans are so behind him, buying his record rather than downloading it to show their support. He has 113,000 twitter followers and has sold over 100k records in just two weeks. You can’t build that kind of loyalty on a reality TV show.

  • MellyPer1692

    Well, since James was season 10 and season 11 hadn’t come out yet and only Haley released in season 10, I assumed the past few years had to include season 8 or you were just talking one year, season 9. Sorry.

  • p2fan

    Just read a comment at Youtube Trespassing (official  Video) that TSP and Cuckoo is  rising at Itunes.  Another commenter wrote that PLL brought him there.  I hope PLL gives Adam a good boost in sales and added fans. 
    I am now watching Queen+AL – particularly “Who wants to live forever”. The song always gives me goosebumps. cos2mwz has the best videos -clear and the sound is great.
    I hope somebody keep track of Itunes.    It is delayed a few days where I am.  Thanks for keeping an update on PLL.  I do not watch TV.  I hope for  another episode for Adam.

  • springboard2

    I have posted the current iTunes positions for Adam in the numbers thread:
    http://www.mjsbigblog.com/hdd-%e2%80%93-album-sales-prediction-oct-15-21.htm#comment-690737930

  • cooks

    Adam performing on PLL was a win win situation for him tonight. Twitter was going crazy. He gained close to 1000 new twitter followers within an hour. He trended for over 4 hours in Canada plus trended WW and US. What was amazing is that so many people weren’t even aware that he had a new album out and were asking what the name of the songs were so they could download them. He gained so many new fans from just that one appearance not to mention some healthy bumps on iTunes. It was also great to see how some people changed their opinion of him from a negative to a positive.

    Amazing what the right kind of promotion will do for someones career!!

  • p2fan

    What I would like to know if PLL bumped also. That would encourage another episode. How nice if there is another one in which Adam gets to rescue Aria not through fistfighting but thwarting a disastrous event by just timely coincidental meeting and inviting her to see his show.  Or the subject of unfounded jealousy.  Or a long lost brother …. ha, my imagination went wild.

  • p2fan

    A beautiful  tender christmas song available at YT would change a lot of the negative to positive opinion!  I am excited for my “Oh Holy Night”.  I can still imagine him singing it!

  • irockhard

    I see he deleted that tweet, probably due to all the negative assumptions here as this is the one place I know of where his fans openly criticize him.

    Hey James howz about shooting out a tweet to your fans that you’re not going too soft? Unless of course you can’t say it because you are in fact going too soft? In which case you’ve obviously forgotten why people fell in love with you in the first place. That’s very disappointing and could blow up in your face JSYK. While we don’t know exactly what you’re doing I hope you do.

  • irockhard

    You can IF the sound is cohesive but the subject matter is diverse, but I’m not sure that’s what’s going on here.

    And yes there is enough watered down faux rock out there, he’s better than that and shouldn’t lower himself by making himself sound exactly like everyone else. One of the reasons rock is no longer a leading genre is because it’s lost it’s edge.

  • irockhard

    He’s the 2nd highest selling 4th place finisher after Daughtry, that’s something right there. And yes his sales, for a reality show alum, debuting on an indie label, in a niche (and hostile) market were excellent.

    James was different, that is why people fell in love with him, if he loses what made him different I’m afraid it’s going to be his downfall.

  • irockhard

    He needs someone to piss him off, and he needs to be pissing people off (via his music of course). To be edgy you can’t be family friendly and PC, you need to be controversial and even offensive. Now I’m referring to the music of course but there is something to be said about James’ polarizing personality. That is also what made him so talked about, the dude was never boring neither onstage nor offstage. Onstage we got flaming pianos, marching drummers and metal, offstage we got foot-in-mouth comments and controversial tweets. I miss Crazy James and I hope he isn’t gone.

  • irockhard

    Granted, James likes melodic rock, and that is not so popular these days on active rock. So, where does that leave him, if he wants to break into radio?

    Huh? Active Rock still plays loads of melodic hard rock, bands like Seether and Shinedown still pretty much dominate over there.

    Here’s a new and better strategy for James and Wind-up: F*CK RADIO! 

    Seriously do they really believe it’s as simple as “we think this song will be a hit and the PDs and DJs will fall all over themselves to play it nonstop”? Are they clueless about how radio works today? 

    After LMB and SU I’m sorry but I have no faith Wind-up’s judgment at all, and that’s why I’ve argued for James to forget about making “radio friendly” music and keep working the tour circuit cause that’s what was working for him, trying to get a radio hit didn’t work. And now he’s already got a failed track record at radio which means it’s going to be even harder to get airplay now. It’s just one song on 2 different formats but still.

    Oh yes and James should definitely study Macklemore considering that his twitter followers increase when he’s active on twitter and engages his followers and decreases when he’s not/doesn’t. Thinking outside the box is imperative in today’s climate and you’re unlikely to survive if you don’t.

  • justmefornow

    I didn’t watch S8, Gokey finished 3rd, who finished fourth like James? He sold about 50k more so did he get a second album like James also? I don’t remember him.
    (Sometimes I feel so lost in these convos not having watched Idol that much before S10, lol)

  • loveroftalent

    Now I want Adam to guest on another show as his own sexy self…No fangs this time Adam, although we know you love them…lol

  • loveroftalent

    Oh Holy Night….Yes Please!!!

  • irockhard

    I didn’t watch S8 either but I do know that Gokey was dropped after only one album despite the fact that he sold a little more than James. But Gokey was country (a high selling genre) and on a major label so the stakes for him were higher.

    Allison Iraheta finished 4th on S8 and James has since outsold her. She was also one and done like Gokey.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    “He’s the 2nd highest selling 4th place finisher after Daughtry, that’s something right there.”

    Is it? Here are all of the 4th place finishers on AI:

    S1:   Tamyra Gray
    S2:   Josh Gracin
    S3:   LaToya London
    S4:   Anthony Fedorov  
    S5:   Chris Daughtry
    S6:   Lakisha Jones
    S7:   Jason Castro
    S8:   Allison Iraheta
    S9:   Michael Lynche
    S10: James Durbin

    So, there are 6 guys, 4 of whom were signed to recording contracts and James ranks 3rd after Daughtry and Josh Gracin (whose debut album was certified gold).

  • wordnerdarchie

    This latest interview with David Cook in Singapore is a bit disconcerting, but maybe I’m just interpreting it wrong.  See what you all think.

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=169079829898082

  • fuzzywuzzy

    After having been in dire financial straits before going on Idol (who can forget that he couldn’t pay for diapers for his son?), I think that James’ priority may be providing for his family. So, I wouldn’t be surprised if that included compromising some of his early statements right after Idol about his musical direction to maintain a certain level of commercial success.

  • justmefornow

    Nice recap of all the inroads James managed to make against all “Idol odds” in the hard rock/metal world. I hope he reads this and really thinks long and hard about it all. It would be a shame to turn your back on all that progress. 
    We don’t really know for sure where this album is going, but comments dropped by James recently don’t point in this direction.And irockhard I agree you with about his attitude. It should be more of a “pissed off” edgy style for rock, not nicey nice and boring. Yuck. No one needs more of that.As for James reading posts and not always getting sunshine, rainbows and unicorns from his fans here, GOOD! Maybe I’m a bad fan, but I wouldn’t be telling him every thing he does is great and wonderful (twitter, ugh) if I didn’t really think so. That, IMO, isn’t going to help him in the long run.

    Turning into a soft HAC faux rocker, I agree, will end what made him different and ruin not only his rock cred, but possibly his career.

  • irockhard

    Plenty of rock acts who have families to support make enough money as touring acts. As long as he continues to play the kind of gigs he was playing this year he’ll be fine. And if he continued in that direction he would soon be scoring even better gigs. It is possible to make good money outside the mainstream, just ask Taylor Hicks. The problem with this “let’s try to go more mainstream” is that I’m not convinced it’s actually going to work, then what?

  • justmefornow

    That’s a good point about his financial straits.
    But my point is his style, attitude and music was what made him have whatever success he’s had so far. So compromising now may backfire on him and lead to less commercial success.Ironic, isn’t it.

  • irockhard

    ITA with all this!

    And that’s what I’m afraid of that he softens himself to be more commercial and it doesn’t work, and then if he wants to go crawling back to the heavy music industry they won’t take him back. Then what? He’s screwed, that’s what!

    I can’t tell the dude what to do, it’s his life and his career but I hope he realizes the risk he’s taking, assuming that’s what’s happening, and what could happen if it doesn’t work. I don’t advise taking risks in this climate, especially not this early in his career as he hasn’t built up a stable enough fanbase yet. He could very well f*ck up his entire music career beyond repair if it goes wrong. He better be 100% sure of what he wants and know what he’s getting himself into.

  • MellyPer1692

    Seeing all this angst over the direction James album may be taking, it makes me wonder if the band members leaving or being fired were connected to some dissatisfaction with that direction. Maybe they weren’t assholes in the situation and the “real rock” kind of comments reflected their feelings about going softer. Was there any early indication that the band members were going to be more involved in making the record?

    I admit music for “fans of all ages” doesn’t sound like he’s going heavier with the new stuff.

  • ANNIEBA

    PLL was terrific exposure to just the right audience for Adam! Great to see all the numbers going up. Now if only he could get get on SNL, would be perfect. Adam’s music is great and just needs to be heard! Of course it helped that he looked so darn good as a Glampire too!

  • justmefornow

    Who the hell is Josh Gracin? Certified gold and I never heard of him?
    Those early years of Idol, (which I didn’t watch, I’ll admit), really were better all around for album sales in general, for not only Idols but other recording artists as well. Unfortunately those kind of sales probably won’t happen any longer for most of them.

  • MellyPer1692

    Josh Gracin is a country singer.

  • Caro3278sweet

    This is an artist who understands himself, and his own process…and is enjoying the freedom to create on his own schedule..

    This. I am very happy for David. I think he’s going to be just fine without a major label and much happier too.

  • http://twitter.com/Miztig Miz

    The article was interesting. It was also written like … bad fan fic? I didn’t get that they were recommending her album until the very end. It was all over the place.

  • justmefornow

    Thanks, maybe that’s why I never heard of him.
    Has he had more success (other albums) than that debut that went gold?
    (It just make be nervous all these “one-and-done” stories through the years here.)

  • http://twitter.com/Miztig Miz

    LOL. I thought I was the only one who immediately thought of that Seinfeld episode when looking at that picture.

  • MellyPer1692

    He did one more album for his label, Lyric Street Records, then he was dropped I think. His second album peaked at #3 on the country charts and in the 30s overall. Not sure of sales numbers. Another out of the top 2 high sales figures was Elliott Yamin who also had a gold album for his debut. He was season 5.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    “Who the hell is Josh Gracin? Certified gold and I never heard of him?”

    Google is your friend.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josh_Gracin

  • irockhard

    Just googled him. 4th Place finisher from S2, 3 albums, only the first went gold. The first 2 were with Lyric Street Records, a major label that’s now defunct, the latest one was on Average Joe’s Entertainment which I think is indie:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josh_Gracin

  • Kirsten

    Who the hell is Josh Gracin? Certified gold and I never heard of him?

    Maybe you weren’t listening to Country radio in 2004? He had 3 top 5 hits with his first album and one of his songs even went to number one on that chart.

    Apparently, he had creative differences with his label about his second album, so it was much delayed (which is rarely a good idea) so his subsequent stuff went nowhere.

    Josh got a lot of press during his Idol run (partly because Idol got a lot of press) because he was in the Marines and the second Gulf War had just started. He did not get to go on tour.

  • MellyPer1692

    Lyric Street was a major label?

  • fuzzywuzzy

    The point is that including ALL seasons of Idol, James ranks 3rd among 4th place finishers in terms of sales of a debut CD, not second (and that includes all 4th place finishers who released a sophomore album). For James’ fans, it’s better to only talk about 4th place male finishers, because if non-winners or those of either gender who placed other than 4th are included, James falls further down the list of commercial success. Why not just claim that James ranks #1 among all 4th place male Idol alums who have been signed to independent labels (I think that he’s the only one!). lol

  • irockhard

    Well Wikipedia says it was owned by Disney Music Group. Granted there’s debate whether DMG is a major label umbrella but it has it’s own distro chain so it at least operates like one.

  • justmefornow

    Obviously the fans don’t know everything that went on, but up until a week before it all went down, James was still saying in interviews that the whole band was going to Nashville in Sept. to record the new album. 

    Then Dylan was fired days before the Kennedy Center performance, the last one before Nashville, completely unexpected (why not wait till after the gig, before Nashville, to fire him if it was planned). Ty, the bassest, left on his own, but it seems now James knew ahead about that and brought in Cass Dillion on bass for the Kennedy Center gig.

    The music direction change may have been a subtle shifting over time. James’ look started to change to a more punk look right before Nashville, but that could just be a clothing style choice, who knows?

    As for “real rock” comments from Dylan’s girlfriend and parents, that was just spiteful jabs, I believe from Dylan being fired for circumstances not really clearly known. However there were fan tales of Dylan’s “bad behavior” on tour and control issues with the band.

  • irockhard

    The direction change, assuming there is one, actually seems really sudden and recent to me. Clothing/hair style is hardly an indication of musical direction as his previous look was also punk (google Darby Crash). Even in his last interviews he kept saying that they were all going to record together and keep working their way up the rock n roll ladder. Direction may have been a factor but I doubt it was the only factor or even the biggest contributing factor, the suddeness of it all argues against it IMO.

  • irockhard

    LOL fine whatever.

  • MellyPer1692

    Maybe spiteful jabs, but reading comments here and other places, some fans seem to be saying the same thing if he goes softer.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Just want to make sure that Idol history isn’t rewritten. ;)

  • loveroftalent

    Reminded me of Seinfeld also…Love that show and Adam..so all is good…Adam sure keeps things interesting…You never know what he is going to be wearing next…Love that and everything else about him..

  • irockhard

    Wow I had no idea I had the power to rewrite Idol history, LMAO!

  • fuzzywuzzy

    You don’t (and I don’t think that the misinformation was intentional), but it doesn’t take much effort to fact check before posting, especially when one isn’t informed about what one is posting about. Obviously, you have no regrets to having posted misinformation.

    ETA: Just trying to keep the facts straight.

  • jersey

    MJ, thanks for the article about Luke Menard. He was my first favorite on season 7 for purely non-musical reasons ;-). I’m glad to see he’s happy and doing well, and that the cancer seems to be a thing of the past.

  • justmefornow

    lol. Didn’t care enough to look him up. 
    Besides fans(?) here could probably tell me more.

  • irockhard

    I’m not crying over it, sue me!

  • Incipit

    This latest interview with David Cook in Singapore is a bit disconcerting, but maybe I’m just interpreting it wrong.

    wordnerdarchie, IDK how you are interpreting it – but I saw this person asking for questions for her interview very shortly before it happened – seems like she just asked random stuff she collected at the last minute – there wasn’t much cohesion…or any direction to discern. 

    Lotta retreads, nothing new – sometimes the fans will do the interviewer’s prep for them, they get lucky – this time, I think she might have put more thought into it. David will answer a question as if it were the first time he is asked it – even if it’s the 101st…some of these certainly were.  JMO.

    I saw the rehearsal photos for the Idol 12 promo this morning – a “side job” for this Singapore trip – I expect more focus on this will give them something new to talk about? Heh. Some of them are reduced to ‘will David ever shave his beard’, for pity’s sake.

    Cara Grogan is the person who flew in from Hong Kong to host the gig on Thursday - 

    >>@misscaragrogan: Watching @DavidCook rehearse now, what a lovely and super talented guy http://pic.twitter.com/r0gbjAqu

  • irockhard

    I see this update is actually from his FB not twitter:

    Update: Continuing to work on my 2nd Album!! Hoping for a April/May release! Focusing on making this album enjoyable for my fans of ALL ages!! -James

    https://www.facebook.com/DurbinRock

    I rarely check his FB so I assumed it was a tweet that got deleted.

  • wordnerdarchie

    There’s a short video up of his private (AI promo?) appearance – singing part of Come Back To Me and he sounds really good.

    http://www.telly.com/IJ8IU

    ETA: My uneasiness from that interview was in relation to the indefinite timeline regarding new music.

  • justmefornow

    I agree it seems sudden to us, but maybe it’s been brewing with James for a while. Remember him saying he had a sound in mind for the next album, but wouldn’t say what it was because he didn’t want to jinx it (or something to that effect).
    And clothing, hair, I agree, means nothing, he’s always been a little wacky in that area, lol.

  • MellyPer1692

    Ah, for some reason I thought James album would be sooner.

  • wordnerdarchie

    I “get” the angst regarding James.  Lord knows, as Cook fans we’ve been through it, haha.  Hey!  Maybe they went to Nashville & were writing with David Cook – could have happened, DC has mentioned writing for/with someone that he can’t yet divulge. BWAH!!!

  • Incipit

    the indefinite timeline regarding new music.

    Ohhh. OK, Gotcha. Seems like he was speaking more about the process there, and not a target…the creative freedom in the fact that there is no deadline.

    David isn’t going to give a timeline that he doesn’t know for a fact – other than to use bad language *snerk* – with that wicked word S**N, he hasn’t committed to anything he may have to retract if circumstances change.

     Frustrating – but at least when he says something will happen, the odds are better than good that it will…KWIM?

  • irockhard

    Pre production is about done (if you don’t know that means here’s a good article: http://www.venetowest.com/musing/prepro.html). It won’t be ready in time for this year and Jan and Feb aren’t good months to release albums. Maybe he can get it out by March, but as long as it’s no later than May. I always expected a Spring 2013 release.

  • irockhard

    As long it’s just the 2 of them then sure why not. Wasn’t impressed with Screaming but it had 3 other co-writers so I think that’s one reason why it turned out kinda meh, it’s a barrel of fun live though.

  • Trina

     

    For James’ fans, it’s better to only talk about 4th place male
    finishers, because if non-winners or those of either gender who placed
    other than 4th are included, James falls further down the list of
    commercial success.

    This. Why not put James in with people like Mandisa and Kellie Pickler who finished even lower than he has but has outsold him?

     And I think all too often fans who only started watching AI from around seasons 7/8 forget there was a very different scene in the AI world in the early seasons and some Idols had some short lived success.  For example some people have no clue Elliott Yamin was an indie artist that had a HUGE smash hit song and a gold album. Just because newer AI fans never heard of some people, their success shouldnt be discounted. I’m not a josh fan either but I always thought his success in the country world has been very under appreciated..

  • thirdtime

    James didn’t delete that comment about his next album being for fans of all ages - it wasn’t a tweet, it was a comment on his facebook and it’s still there, with almost 2,000 likes from people.

    As far as the comments here that James needs to remain angry and edgy to be successful, I get the feeling he is going for more of a 30 Seconds To Mars type vibe – or even more of a Sixx AM vibe – rock music with a message type stuff.  There is a whole lot of stuff musically in between the Nickelback sound and angry heavy metal.  It sounds like James is doing what’s in his heart so I guess we will just have to wait to see how that is accepted from people.  I don’t think he’s going to change his mind on that – he seems pretty set on the sound of this next album. 

    ETA: Sorry – I see you have since discovered that the comment was on his facebook and not twitter!

  • irockhard

    SIXX:A.M. love! If it’s a melodic hard rock direction then I’m cool with that.

    30STM, blech! I know James is a Leto fan but his voice isn’t suitable for emo at all, besides emo is on the way out now. If he’s going to do the throwback thing then pick a better era that more suitable vocally.

  • justmefornow

    I wasn’t discounting any success of earlier season Idols, just more concerned about how well they were successful over time since I didn’t watch Idol then, and really haven’t heard of them recently.
    I think everyone’s sales were better back then in the record industry, in and out of Idol.

  • girlygirltoo

    No he’s not — Josh Gracin, who finished 4th on Season 2 of AI, sold more than 700,000 copies of his debut album when it came out in 2004. He also had a #1 county single.

  • thirdtime

    I feel like my comment last night started this whole comparison in sales of Idols who finished lower – that was really not my intention at all.  I realize there were a lot of Idols who finished lower many years ago who have had success.  The point I was trying to make is that in the past few years – S9 – S10 and now S11 – there has not been as much success (in sales) for lower placing Idols (so far).  And there hasn’t been much success for even the winners of the other competition shows (let alone the lower place finishers).  Whether it’s the oversaturation of music competition shows, or the fact that ratings are down, or the musical climate in general who knows, but the point I was trying to make is out of those 3 seasons – except for the winners and runners up, so far James has sold the most (despite not having a radio hit).  All I was saying is he shouldn’t take that lightly – obviously something he was doing up until now was hitting home with some people. 

  • justmefornow

    If he goes the Sixx A.M. route, especially with James Michael producing, I’ll be more than happy! I just got the vibe he was leaning way softer.

    The style of “This is Gonna Hurt” is, IMO opinion, a perfect fit for James’ vocals. From the soaring “Live Forever” to the tender ballad “Skin” (my 2 personal faves off that album), James voice would fit beautifully in those type of songs.
    Not really a 30STM fans, so I hope he doesn’t go too much in that direction.

    I hope you are right, and we’re hand-wringing for nothing, lol.

  • girlygirltoo

    Josh Gracin is a country singer who was on Season 2 of Idol. At the time that he was on Idol, he was in the Marines. His debut album sold more than 700K and had a #1 country single (Nothin to Lose) and two other songs that went Top 5 on the country chart. He released his second album in 2008, and had a Top 10 county single off that cd as well, although the album did not sell all that well (last known sales #s: 85K). He changed record labels in 2009 and released his 3rd album in 2011. The lead single off of that ended up charting on the AC chart.

    ETA: I think Josh was also the first married contestant to compete on Idol — or at least the first male contestant who was married.

  • girlygirltoo

    Yes, it was owned by Disney. Rascal Flatts (among others) were signed to that label.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyric_Street_Records

  • wordnerdarchie

    Lucky fans!

    ?@DavidCookSG2012 We just saw @thedavidcook and @andyskib soundchecking at the @ion_orchard stage. He sang Mr Sensitive, Purple Rain and possibly a new song

  • Trina

    Oh I think James’ numbers look way more impressive because hes on an indie label. Even within the last couple of years his numbers would get a major label artist dropped without a 2nd album, especially not having the ability to get good airplay and generate single sales. And I fully expect that lack of airplay to hurt him by the time album number 2 comes out and he’ll suffer the same sophomore slump even more popular Idols have experienced.

  • irockhard

    It’s not only because he’s on an indie label. Rock no longer enjoys loads of airplay on pop stations. The few rock acts that still get some HAC airplay are those who hit it big years ago and are getting spins purely due to name recognition. And this is the primary reason why I’ve been arguing for James not to aim for airplay. Yes there is still the odd crossover hit here and there but that’s all it is. If he was on a major label he may have gotten more promo but not necessarily more airplay.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/6IU265ORQXZ2Y73CMAMCZ72KV4 Stinglikeabee

    ETA: Comparing James to someone who finished 4th 9 years ago seems pointless to me. Things have changed immensely since then.

    ALL the Idol alums get compared to others from years ago, nothin new there…just have to grin and bare it…. I am NOT a Durbin fan and it seems like the same meme is posted in every headline thread, does he not have a fansite? Or is it because he reads this or something …

  • thirdtime

    I’m not sure what you mean…you don’t think we should talk about James here?  I don’t get that.

    Also, I’m not sure why some people seem to be getting so defensive when I point out that he has sold more than other lower placed finishers in the past few years. 

  • standtotheright

    Oh yes and James should definitely study Macklemore considering that his twitter followers increase when he’s active on twitter and engages his followers and decreases when he’s not/doesn’t. He isn’t engaging his fans and some have lost interest as a result (and I can cite examples from twitter), he should be hosting regular twitter parties at least.

    Seriously, the influence of social media is so overstated. There are no legitimate correlations between tweeting and album sales.

    And the idea that any artist “loses followers when he doesn’t tweet” is preposterous. Who goes to a page to click an unfollow button without an active reason? No tweets=no change to the timeline. People unfollow because they are offended or annoyed.

    If any artist loses followers after a period of relative quiet when they gained some previously, it’s probably because those were spam accounts hunting keywords that later get purged. That’s all.

    There are creative forms of fan outreach, but filtering 300 questions on one’s favorite socks and over-exclamated pleas to tour each fan’s respective city are not going to attract casual fans, and casual fans are what he or any other artist needs.

    As for changing musicial direction, expecting someone to have the same artistic persona that he picked up at 17 or 18 (especially when it’s very much about the external display) throughout his 20s seems foolish to me. If he wants to change direction as he grows and gets more life experience, more power to him.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PVEFG2TOUIXSROKUSO2O2DOWWE Taylor

    Comparing James to someone who finished 4th 9 years ago seems pointless to me. Things have changed immensely since then.

     Daughtry and James were on Idol during seasons five and ten. That’s five years later, not nine.

  • standtotheright

    David isn’t going to give a timeline that he doesn’t know for a fact – other than to use bad language *snerk* – with that wicked word S**N, he hasn’t committed to anything he may have to retract if circumstances change.

    And he’s in a situation where nearly every circumstance that might surround the eventual release can change: how it coheres thematically and instrumentally, how it’s produced, how it’s released, how it’s promoted.

    I’m apparently alone among the fandom hoping that his writing for other parties moves along further with some high-profile placements before the next album comes out. Having the reputation as a flexible, creative songwriter means a second look from the industry that writes “recording artist from AI” off too easily. Maybe he gets one without that, and that would be great. But I think songwriting-for-hire is good both for his long-term career and shorter-term production outlook.

  • OffLeash

    Not getting all the angst about James’ assumed change of direction. First of all, we don’t know anything for sure. Second, the metal direction he started with is the kind of path that IMO would take years before paying off, and with no guarantee of making it big or even average anyway.

    If James feels like he’s ready to try something else, why not? I can’t imagine he’ll do worse than if he were to release a metal album anyway. Who’s gonna buy it? His hardcore metal fans? How many people are we talking about? 10k? Maybe less even? How many albums does Archer Nation sell? Because IMO the Blabbermouth crowd and the likes won’t be the one buying James sophomore album, heavier or not. JMO

  • irockhard

    I’m not a Lambert fan but he dominates a lot of threads here and gets plenty of threads dedicated to him. Doesn’t bother me, if something doesn’t interest me I just don’t read it.

  • thirdtime

    I was referring to the people here comparing him to Josh Gracin.  They said Josh Gracin was a 4th place finisher in season 2 who sold 700,000 albums.  I don’t remember Josh Gracin myself.

  • justmefornow

    I agree about the Indie part, and thank God he had enough sense knowing he wanted to go the less popular route of rock, to sign with WindUp. At least he sold enough with #1 to get the chance for a second album.
    What does that then go on to say about someone like Haley on a major label, for instance, who sold less than a third of what James sold? Maybe she should have gone the Indie route as well.

  • justmefornow

    I think the comparison was to Josh Gracin from S2 nine years ago.

    (Just noticed your answer, lol)

  • justmefornow

    Is that you Dylan?

  • justmefornow

    I didn’t expect a metal album, and quite frankly probably none of us did.
    There’s a huge spectrum of music from metal to HAC faux rock. I was just more concerned he was leaning with this record more towards the HAC end, that’s all.

  • irockhard

    Second, the metal direction he started with is the kind of path that IMO would take years before paying off, and with no guarantee of making it big or even average anyway.

    Yes of course it will take years before paying off but he’s more likely to have a stable and lasting fanbase as a result. There’s no guarantee he’ll make it big or even average by going more mainstream either. And again what if it doesn’t work?

    I can’t imagine he’ll do worse than if he were to release a metal album anyway. Who’s gonna buy it? His hardcore metal fans? How many people are we talking about? 10k? Maybe less even? How many albums does Archer Nation sell?

    Avenged Sevenfold: Nightmare (Gold)
    Bullet For My Valentine: Fever (250,000+)
    Five Finger Death Punch: American Capitalist (500,000, Gold)

    Metal can sell.

  • irockhard

    I wasn’t expecting an all metal album either, but at least melodic hard rock a la Seether or SIXX:A.M. though I would’ve really liked a melodic metal direction a la Avenged Sevenfold. Just hoping it’s not Maroon 5/Train HAC faux “rock” (which is NOT rock), then he might as well go dance pop and collab with rappers AFAIC.

  • OffLeash

    You’re giving numbers from way more established bands. It will take years for James to become an established metal band if that’s the direction he takes.

    I agree there’s no guarantee he’ll sell more going mainstream. My point was I can’t imagine he’ll sell less at this point in his career if he goes for a less heavy sound.

  • OffLeash

    I agree, and although we don’t know for sure, I really really doubt James is going for HAC. I could be wrong of course, but I see him going for the Alt Rock chart. At this stage of his career, he wouldn’t sell less than if he were to go full heavy metal IMO.

  • irockhard

    Precisely, it’s a long way to the top if you wanna rock n roll, James would be able to reach that point in a few years. What, you want instant superstardom? Not gonna happen, no matter what direction he takes, not in this climate.

    And I can imagine him doing much worse if he flops by going more mainstream than if he continues working his way up the rock n roll ladder. And the problem is if he does he’ll have nowhere to go because they probably won’t take him back.

  • irockhard

    Alt. Rock isn’t a much bigger format than Active Rock (which plays those 3 metal bands I mentioned) and the potential for crossover is about the same as he can achieve that with a sappy ballad anyway.

  • OffLeash

    Did my post sound like I imagined super stardom for James? Didn’t think so. Because that won’t happen, no matter what direction he picks. He’ll be taking chances no matter what he does, so he might as well do what he feels like.

    A heavy metal album that doesn’t sell would probably cost him his contract with WU anyway, even though many prefer to believe they’d stand by him no matter what. Same with a less heavy one. James’ future is on the line whatever he does, and he’s probably fully aware of it.

  • onslow2

    I agree. It’s idol headlines after all. Besides, although I’m not a fan of James Durbin, I like James’ fans here, so I find myself always reading your posts. I swear I know more of James than some of his fans ;)

  • http://twitter.com/CanadianLady2 CanadianLady

    I think there was a major disconnect between James saying he hoped fans of all ages would like his record and assuming he is changing directions to go HAC. I have always assumed he has fans of all ages right now. I thought he was just being inclusive of all his fans, and that his comment had nothing to do with the direction of his music. 

  • standtotheright

    A peak song on Alt Rock gets an audience impression of ~12 million. A peak song on Active gets an audience impression of ~7 million. In this day and age, 5 million more AIs is a big deal.

  • irockhard

    You may be right, I hope so.

  • Incipit

    And he’s in a situation where nearly every circumstance that might surround the eventual release can change: how it coheres thematically and instrumentally, how it’s produced, how it’s released, how it’s promoted…. But I think songwriting-for-hire is good both for his long-term career and shorter-term production outlook.

    I couldn’t agree more, standtotheright. And it’s what David already said he was working towards in the future.

    Meanwhile – “Purple Rain”?!? I LOVE IT. Soundcheck doesn’t mean he’ll sing it – but that would be so WTF!

    Lucky fans!?@DavidCookSG2012 We just saw @thedavidcook and @andyskib soundchecking at the @ion_orchard stage. He sang Mr Sensitive, Purple Rain and possibly a new song

    Thanks, wordnerdarchie!

  • OffLeash

    I don’t believe in the HAC scare either. James knows he’ll lose part of his fanbase no matter what he does. His non metal fans won’t buy a heavy metal album, just like his metal fans more than likely won’t buy a softer sound either. He’s kinda screwed no matter what he does. That’s why my position is I’m fine with James doing whatever the eff he wants. If I like the album, I’ll buy it, if I don’t I won’t, just like the rest of his fans.

  • irockhard

    I’ve seen all the metal bands I mentioned chart on the alt. rock chart, as well as the hard rock bands including Wind-up’s own Seether and Evanescence who’s music is more suited to Active Rock. So he doesn’t need to soften his sound in order to get on that chart, which is why going softer implies HAC to me. I mean surely Wind-up can’t think this because even their own hard rock acts chart on alt. rock.

  • standtotheright

    “Charting” at top 20 or so on Alt (AI of 1-2 million) is different than charting in the top 10 (5-6 million). Like any other format, AI is concentrated at the top, and the bands that chart up high there are not generally the ones who are really strong core artists on Active. I’d say maybe Linkin Park and Rise Against do well on both charts, but that’s about it.

    If he chooses more melodic rock (I swear if I hear “soft” one more time I am going to bury this board in marshmallows) and does better on Alt because of that, he’ll do better charting at nearly every point on that chart in terms of AI than on Active. That’s just math.

  • irockhard

    (I swear if I hear “soft” one more time I am going to bury this board in marshmallows)

    LMAO.

    I can’t remember exact positions as I saw them on that chart last year, around the time I was monitoring James’ single Stand Up. I remember seeing Seether, Evanescence, SIXX:A.M., Avenged Sevenfold and Five Finger Death Punch on there about the week MOABD was released.

  • irockhard

    I haven’t been talking about his core fanbase this whole time. I’ve been talking about the audiences outside his fanbase which he attempted to reach via radio or touring. The hard rock/metal crowd that he encountered on tour is the one that embraced him, as his album continued to sell while he was touring. The HAC crowd did not.

    This is what I learnt from James first era:

    James moves units when he performs live (Conan, Idol, the acoustic radio gigs, his spring & summer tour), not when he gets airplay because his singles were mostly getting overnight spins when no one is listening to radio. Right there is the formula that works for James – touring, I can’t see any good coming from messing with it.

    He started to build an audience for his music while on tour, so I can’t fathome why he would want to throw all his hard work he did there away in order to appeal to the audience that didn’t receive him.

  • roarpen

     A SixxAM direction would make me deliriously happy.

  • roarpen

    ” Is that you Dylan?” LMAO!!