A couple of weeks ago, there was a rumor floating around the internets that Kris Allen had flown back to LA during tour downtime to work with Chris Daughtry in the studio.

Well, now there is compelling photographic evidence. This photo of Kris and Chris was posted on the My Space page of   the Nightbird recording studios at The Sunset MarquisHotel and Villas in Los Angeles…

 
  • washpd

    I have to say, this makes me happy. I know a lot of people don’t care for Daughtry’s music, and find it generic. But, I think he can write a good hook for radio. I think Kris has a real talent for creating beautiful melodies and really meaningful lyrics. So, if those two can collaborate in the right way, good stuff could really come of this. I also feel like this is a real extension of the friendship the two established going back to Top 4 results night, I believe, when Daughtry performed on the show. I remember reading that Chris had talked to Kris about the industry, and, also particularly about how to keep your marriage/family going strong while still navigating everything involved in touring and recording and promoting, etc. I don’t think it will hurt Kris at all to have someone like Daughtry in his corner.

    Also, shallow pool here, Kris looks really hot in that picture.

  • Vada

    Now I will never get this goofy grin off my face. It is permanently etched.

    I will second that shallow thought washpd.

  • PattyH

    Chris should be ale to do a good power ballad for Kris. You’re right, Chris has the formula down. Hope it works out for this year’s Kris.

  • maitrang

    I’m excited about Kris-Chris collaboration – I have strong belief Kris can create meaningful and radio friendly songs! Also, I think if Chris got rid of the beard and Kris shaved his head – they could be twins!

  • Calliope

    I like Kris waaaaaaay waaaaay more than I like Chris, but I do hope this works for him.

    Who are the other two guys?

  • sunkissedtrampoline

    Kris had said before he has kept in contact with Chris and they’d talked some. I think Kris could really benefit from a relationship with Daughtry both musically and personally. Chris knows how to write a good hook. Kris has great melodies and pretty good lyrics. I’d say the hook thing is the only place he may lack a bit by looking at his pre-idol stuff and that’s what you need to survive on radio.

    Kris’ first show will be in November at a private gathering type thing in Cali. Daughtry is headlining it and Kris is gonna perform and some other people (I think?).

    Chris has always seen something in Kris. I remember him calling him the “Shiznit O Bam” or something like that haha

  • sunkissedtrampoline

    Who are the other two guys?

    I would imagine at least one of them owns the studio. :]

  • skippy

    Very cool. I must like Chris’s. :cheese1_ee: I know that they have become good friends. This should be a good pairing.

  • babybelle32

    Also, I think if Chris got rid of the beard and Kris shaved his head – they could be twins!

    There will be no shaving, at least I hope not. (Heh) I like the idea of what could come from this collaboration. As others have said, the mixture of Kris’ melodies with Chris’ radio friendly hooks could be a perfect recipe for a radio friendly hit I also love how Chris has taken such an interest in helping Kris with his career and his personal life. There have been a lot of negative things reported about Chris, but he’s really showing himself to be a stand-up and amazing guy as far as Kris Allen is concerned.

  • Kworb

    I hope it was just a coincidence they were both in that studio. The last thing Kris needs is to have Daughtry making him as bland as possible. Kris can do better musically and lyrically.

  • http://www.twilightslo.com Mateja

    Well, I like Chris Daughtry and his music. I loved him as AI contestant and I also listen to his post Idol music.

    But Kris Allen? Not so much.

  • Trina

    GAH! I’ve been waiting for a picture to surface!

  • Vada

    I love both guys, only the K one a bit more. Hopefully a song they write together will get the best that each has to offer.

    Apparently all of my favorite artists have to be shorter, buff, married guys with man-chins, and some variation of the name Chris/Kris.

  • chessguy99

    Well, Chris can show Kris the way to record sales and air play, relationship based soft rock. Or, as I call it Chick Rock. I think Kris will be a natural for that type of song.

  • Truthiness

    Chris is very successful, so if he can help Kris be that as well? Great.

    I personally hope that Kris’s music doesn’t sound anything like Chris’s bland, Nickelback, sound alike music, but that’s just a personal thing because I like Kris and want to like what he produces. But hey, I know I’m in the minority on that, so if Kris does end up sounding like something I personally don’t like, it will still probably be popular with lots of other people which is the important thing.

    And I am glad that Kris is getting some kind of mentoring/support from someone who has been through the AI process and make the transition to successful non-AI artist.

  • hollygo9

    Apparently, Kris has already learned Daughtry’s lean-forward-accentuate-you-pecs picture pose.

  • PattyH

    I personally hope that Kris’s music doesn’t sound anything like Chris’s bland, Nickelback, sound alike music, but that’s just a personal thing because I like Kris and want to like what he produces. But hey, I know I’m in the minority on that

    Not so sure you are in the minority. I feel the same way. I think Kris is way better than Chris!

  • sidney-pop

    I am in the minority Kris Allen on American Idol was the first contestant that did not hook me at all. So I guess I can’t see his greatness sort of bland oh well. Chirs Daughter has that edge that Kris lacks I but he nows how to write those pop tunes. I wonder if it will make Kris’s cd ? I don’t know for Kris fan it will either be great or not.

  • SashaB

    Am looking forward to hearing it their song. I can definitely see the benefits for Kris, as it will give him broader exposure. Daughtry fans might be interested in the song because of their interest in (Chris) Daughtry, and then become an Allen fan along they way. Interesting.

    Daughtry has obviously picked up fans outside of and beyond Idol. Interesting that Chris Daughtry would do this, though, because I don’t know what he gains. This just ties Chris to the Idol franchise. But then again, Chris, like Carrie and DC, are very comfortable with their Idol ties and relationship.

  • holeighannie

    Not so sure you are in the minority. I feel the same way. I think Kris is way better than Chris!

    Saaame here. I just don’t find anything unique about Daughtry’s music, it may be catchy, but it all sounds the same. I want better for Kris than the Nickelback-stereotype.

  • BCU79

    YES! Kris is always so quiet about his album so it’s great to get confirmation that the Daughtry rumor is true. I am looking forward to hearing any songs they collaborate on.

    But to be honest, I am more excited that Kris has someone like Daughtry in his corner when it comes to understanding the music industry. This is a whole new world to Kris. He does not have any connections in the industry or any idea how things work. So, I think it’s really awesome that someone who has been through that same experience is reaching out to him.

  • jack5791

    This is great. Chris really is a fantastic songwriter and has definitely had the success to give great advice to Kris. Kris is no strange to songwriting himself. With Chris and Kris together, they could make great music. Can’t wait to hear this!

  • sandyc

    I’m clearly in the minority here, but I actually love “bland” Nickelback music. I have Daughtry’s new CD and think it’s awesome. I even like, dare I say, Creed–arguably the most hated band of all time. :smile_wp:

    While I think and hope Kris’s CD will have a different sound, it’s really cool to see him alongside established artists like Chris Daughtry. Chris seems to genuinely appreciate and respect Kris’ talent, so I think good things can come from the two of them getting together.

    BTW, I do see the resemblance, maitrang. I even think they have similar qualities in their voices (Listen to Kris and Danny’s studio version of Renegade, and you’ll know what I mean.) :wink_wp:

  • sandyc

    I was thinking it might be cool if Kris could open for Daughtry at some point. It might expose him to some potential new fans. His sound might not be similar to the band’s sound, but I think they might appeal to similar people. :ponder_tb:

  • washpd

    Daughtry has obviously picked up fans outside of and beyond Idol. Interesting that Chris Daughtry would do this, though, because I don’t know what he gains. This just ties Chris to the Idol franchise. But then again, Chris, like Carrie and DC, are very comfortable with their Idol ties and relationship.

    I think Chris genuinely likes and respects Kris, which is why he wanted to work with him. As for what he might gain, well, if what they end up working on together turns out to be a hit, then, that is certainly a good thing for Chris. All sorts of future collaborations are possible as well. So, while it’s all speculation and hoping for the best at this point, there is a lot of potential upside for Chris here.

  • Vada

    If they are lucky enough to produce a radio hit, it would mean nice royalty payments to the songwriters for each spin.

    I would call that an upside.

  • skippy

    I must like “bland” music too. LMAO Apparently so do many other people since Daughtry has done so well. I’ve heard nothing but great things about Chris Daughtry as well. Hoping Kris can do well too since the past few years the winners have been pretty boring and not big sellers.

  • evanjane

    This makes me happy as well. I think their personalities are similiar; quiet chill, low-key guys, very cool. I think Kris is smart, but any guidance Chris can offer him is a major plus. I like that Chris goes “home”, keeps some semblance of normalcy in his life. I like Daughtry’s music and if they continue to be as successful as Nickleback, then that’s great. Isn’t Nickleback close to double platinum now on their latest album? Not too shabby, I’d say. Someone likes ‘em, and I don’t think it’s all just “moms”, as someone referred to David Cook and Daughty as “mom rock”.

    This is terrific news. Good for Kris!

  • Vada

    They are probably only going to collaborate on one or two songs. I sincerely doubt they are writing the whole album together, although I happen to think that would be an epic win.

  • lg

    I love Kris. The boys got soul. I hope on the album the producers will give him a lot of leeway in the sound he’s going for. The Daughtry collab is a good thing – two talented musicians with lots in common.

  • Q3

    They are probably only going to collaborate on one song, and it may not even make the album. If it does, I am sure those who are afraid of blandness on that one track, can skip it.

    I agree. I am no fan of Daughtry’s music and am not a fan Chris Daughtry. But the worst that can happen is to get 1 bland track on the album. And, if they are lucky, it might be pretty good.

    And having a Daughtry-Allen song on the album could help sell some extra albums and get radio airplay.

    Kris has a really good sense of what he does well and seems to have good taste in music. I am still optimistic that he will produce a good album, even if he is working with Daughtry. And working with Daughtry is a lot better than the thought of Kris working with David Hodges.

  • JJ123

    There have been a lot of negative things reported about Chris, but he’s really showing himself to be a stand-up and amazing guy as far as Kris Allen is concerned.

    What kind of negative things have been reported about Chris?? I mean I know there are reviews that are not in his favor (but plenty that are too!) but I’ve rarely (did not say never!) seen anything that would be considered “negative things” reported about him and a person. As a person Chris really is a great guy!! I mean obviously he’s a family man and all that stuff but he also takes so much time to interact with the fans…on twitter he actually reads as much as he possibly can and respond…he gets involved whenever he can. I mean honestly he still acts like his band his just getting off the ground and he needs to do his own PR footwork…I think that’s highly commendable given their massive worldwide success. I’ve met him quite a few times and he’s always a fun, respectable guy….I also know TONS of others who have met him and have never had a bad thing to say. Okay…sorry just being a little protective there….

    With all that being said….Chris is a great person for Kris to have in his corner, I mean he obviously knows how to write songs that people love and get plenty of radio time so that’s a huge deal these days. Plus their personailities do seem to fit well together. I love Kris Allen and voted for him so I’m thrilled over them working together! I hope we get to hear the song someday….I remember back when Chris was writing for the first CD, there were tons of collabos that never seen the light of day.

    Oh and obviously I do not find Daughtry’s music bland….for me it’s Chris’ voice that can turn any song into a hit. I like Nickelback too…but I don’t think they’re all that fabulous and Chris’ voice is way better than Chad’s. I love the new CD and I really really love all the bonus tracks…there are a few I wish would’ve made the CD, they’re that great!!

  • JJ123

    Kris has a really good sense of what he does well and seems to have good taste in music. I am still optimistic that he will produce a good album, even if he is working with Daughtry

    Regardless of high record sales Daughtry is still successful and respected in the industry. Many artists/producers/executives have great things to say about Chris and the band all the time….Kris being in that company can only be a good thing.

  • summersnow

    This is my 1st time posting in this site. Liked this site for its informative and timely Idol news but refused to read or post at the comment section for certain reasons. However, I feel that I need to comment because this news concerns two of my favourite idols! I’m actually not a fan of Daughtry on Idol but only became his fan after his post-Idol debut album. The thing about why he has been so successful is because his songs are so radio-friendly and he really makes rock music palatable to non-rock listeners like me. Most importantly, his music is PG-level and the lyrics are really meaningful (not full of swearing or obscene words which is one thing I hate in some rock bands).

    I’m glad that both cool and talented guys are collaborating together and really appreciate Daughtry for looking out for Kris. Here wishing much success to them!

  • Eileen99

    This is a win for me. Like others who have posted above, I’m not a huge Daughtry although I have respect for his talents and for him as a person. He has a clever way with his tunes, so I see that as an enhancement to Kris’ skills.

    I’m sure the collaboration is only for a song and maybe two, and I doubt Kris could/would be swayed to do anything outside of what he sees as his vision for his album. If anyone has a strong sense of self and purpose, it’s Kris, so I have no doubt his album will sound the way he wants it to. If it was another singer, less self-assured than Kris appears to be, then yes, you may end up with a Daughtry sound-alike track. I’m thinkin’ Kris is more savvy than that, and anything that comes from this will sound like Kris.

  • Tony

    Cool. I love both Chris and Kris….although I haven’t heard Chris’ new album yet (other than the single)

  • skippy

    What kind of negative things have been reported about Chris?? I mean I know there are reviews that are not in his favor (but plenty that are too!) but I’ve rarely (did not say never!) seen anything that would be considered ‘negative things’  reported about him and a person. As a person Chris really is a great guy!!

    I have never seen anything negative either. Other than the few negative comments every artist gets. I have yet to meet a nicer musician. Very good family guy, very grateful to the fans, many friends in the industry who think highly of him, devoted to his band members. Very good work ethic, nice, genuine, hard working. But hey, if people don’t like that then that is their loss. :tongue_rolleye_ee: I would guess it has more to do with old idol fan wars than anything.

  • Daniel B

    “I like Kris waaaaaaay waaaaay more than I like Chris, but I do hope this works for him.”

    Well, I like Chris waaaaay waaaay more than I like Kris, but I do like them both and this bodes well for Kris if he can get any mentoring at all from the most successful male idol of all time. So it’s definately a win for Kris, and I’m far more likely to buy his album if it has a Daughtry cowrite on it.

    “I want better for Kris than the Nickelback-stereotype.”

    Just… no. Kris doesn’t do that kind of rock anyway (I’m sorry, but it’s not within his range to pull it off, he wouldn’t sound right even trying), and also Chris Daughtry sounds no more like Chad Kroeger than Jon Bon Jovi sounds like Axl Rose. They are simply bands within the same genre, and no self-respecting rock fan could ever confuse the two. I’m not afraid that Chris will somehow ‘taint’ Kris. From an industry standard, I think Chris is one of the most legit idols out there (possibly because he has managed to distance himself so much from Idol. A cowrite/duet/work together of any kind with him of any kind is a win for Kris. I’m looking forward to seeing what kind of edge he could give him on whatever song they work together on (if they do). Especially because Daughtry = the opposite of bland. :)

    “There have been a lot of negative things reported about Chris”

    ? I’m honestly curious what you mean by that. I have seen tons of negative *comments* about Chris from people who don’t like his music, but I’ve never heard anything negative reported about the man himself. He has a squeaky clean reputation as a truly nice guy, I’ve never heard anything different and I’m curious what you mean.

    I said it before in the other thread on Chris when it was announced he opened his new album at #1 to a thunderous silence and indifference, but I find it an interesting disconnect that so many Idol fans are definitely *not* Daughtry fans, and it appears that many Daughtry fans are not necessarily idol fans (and I myself follow that rule as the only idols whose cds I would ever buy are Daughtry and David Cook, and possibly Kris Allen). I’m not scolding anyone or being defensive (I believe everyone should be allowed to like whatever music they like and I don’t really care that much because most people have different opinions than I do), but I think it’s really interesting how Chris, who is one of the most successful idols ever, just doesn’t seem to be very embraced by the typical idol fan the way most other idol contestants are.

    I’ve been hoping for a long time that at some point Daughtry and Cook would pair up and do some (no doubt sold out) arena shows together. Maybe there’s a chance that Kris would be on the bill too. If you got all 3 of those guys at the same show it would be massive.

  • snlw

    Daniel B: “I’ve been hoping for a long time that at some point Daughtry and Cook would pair up and do some (no doubt sold out) arena shows together. Maybe there’s a chance that Kris would be on the bill too. If you got all 3 of those guys at the same show it would be massive.”

    I would be there at any cost if I can get all 3 of those guys at the same show! Love them!!!

  • lavender1960

    Actually Daniel B a very interesting concept – 3 Idol Winners on one tour, well 2 officially and one unofficially – it would be a PR dream.

  • savgal

    Count me, too, as one who is thrilled at the picture of Chris & Kris in the studio together! It sounds like CD is not really looking to gain anything from KA, just reaching out as a fellow AI alumnus and married man to help a newbie. I did not listen much to “Leave This Town” till I took a trip last weekend, and then I had time to really appreciate CD’s voice and songwriting. “Tennessee Line” is incredible, and I hope and pray it is a country crossover hit for CD and Vince Gill. A similar duet with CD and KA is what I am holding out for (in a pop/rock genre).

  • SarahP

    wooo hoooo….two cute CH/Krises in one photo :P

    i’m really thrilled about this and i personally dont think daughtry’s music is bland. wonder where and how the whole “negative” stuff about daughtry emerged anyway?

  • bean99

    I’m sure it would help Kris to do a song with Chris but that’s probably the only one I’ll be interested in hearing although do wish him well.

  • tripp_ncwy

    “I’ve been hoping for a long time that at some point Daughtry and Cook would pair up and do some (no doubt sold out) arena shows together. Maybe there’s a chance that Kris would be on the bill too. If you got all 3 of those guys at the same show it would be massive.”

    This would be very interesting but how would it be billed. Chris would be the most successful, then David followed by the newcomer Kris. I just don’t think 19 Ent. would want the last two idol winners opening up for someone who came in 4th no matter how successful they are. What about Kris opening up for someone like the Fray? They could duet on Apologize. That duet would seem to work better than the one with Archie.

  • sunkissedtrampoline

    What about Kris opening up for someone like the Fray? They could duet on Apologize. That duet would seem to work better than the one with Archie.

    Uh..The Fray doesn’t sing “Apologize”. One Republic does. And DNW Kris to associate with that band/Ryan Tedder ever. Such a douchebag

  • yeahyeahsure

    VERY happy with this pic and confirmation of the two of them working! My 2 favorite boys working together! Life is good.

    From Pulse (about the 2 other guys):

    Steve Sundholm (far left), chief engineer at Night Bird Studios, and Mike Elizondo (second guy from the left), a writer and producer who is known for his work with Dr. Dre, Eminem, Maroon 5, Fiona Apple, Regina Spektor, Natasha Bedingfield, etc.

  • sidney-pop

    Truthfully I don’t like the direction Kris Allens cd is going the soft/rock pop sound. The label is pushing it a little yeah they have some control ask Kelly C. Probably did with Daivd Cooks too the guy has more range then Kris. I would rather buy Chris Daughtry for more pop/rock or Daivd Cook for more soft smoother sound pop. I don’t think Kris Allen is a pop rocker at all so its a let down. I thought more Kris would go the Jason Castro route and was hopeful after Idol now just let down..was tied for my second fav at the end..

  • sunkissedtrampoline

    To be fair, I don’t think we know how a Kris Allen record will sound in the end. People think it’s just gonna be a soft pop/rock kinda thing, and yeah that’s how Kris describes it but he doesn’t like to give a lot away. (which is why everything we know about his album is stuff we found out on our own almost)

    I think everyone will be really surprised by his album in a good way. So don’t write it off just yet

  • http://www.last.fm/user/RemusL/ RemusL

    Personally, I don’t think Daughtry sounds anything like Nickelback. It’s not just that Chris D’s voice is very different from Chad Kroeger’s. Every Nickelback song that has gotten radio play seems to have very similar rhythms and chord progressions. You can’t say that about Daughtry’s songs.

    I liked Chris D. during his AI but had him slotted behind Elliott and Taylor, and I can’t say I’ve followed his post-Idol career quite as closely as other alums. However, much to my surprise, I’d have to say his debut CD is my favourite (so far) of all the AI grads, even including Kelly Clarkson’s work.

    The only Idol alum whose music narrowly edges out Daughtry for me is Canadian Idol 2 third place finisher Jacob Hoggard with his band Hedley. Now there’s a guy who can really write a wide variety of catchy melodies with meaningful lyrics and great pop hooks for the radio. It’s too bad he hasn’t been able to catch on in the U.S. music scene to a greater degree.

  • Vada

    DanielB:

    I’ve been hoping for a long time that at some point Daughtry and Cook would pair up and do some (no doubt sold out) arena shows together. Maybe there’s a chance that Kris would be on the bill too. If you got all 3 of those guys at the same show it would be massive.

    I would LOVE that. There are a lot more fans who share a love of Chris, Cook, and Kris, than many AI fans might think. When the three guys all had new singles at roughly the same time, a lot of fans followed and voted for all three guys at yes.com.

    At the root, all are making guitar driven, close-to-organic rock music, with varying degrees of pop leanings.

  • Tess

    I think that’s highly commendable given their massive worldwide success

    With their debut album they have sold 5.9 million worldwide

    Just think the original quote is a bit of hyperbole based on the fact that Daughtry’s first album sold about 4.7 million domestically. I personally don’t think that a million world wide albums sold over a 3 year period constitutes world wide success, but I could be wrong. Also, I’m not sure that Daughtry has had a “world tour” at this point, has he?

  • Lola596

    Are they working on Kris’s album or on Daughtry’s???

  • Vada

    Lola596, Daughtry has a brand new hit album. It is Kris Allen’s album that is being worked on right now.

  • cookcricket

    yeahyeah,

    Steve Sundholm (far left), chief engineer at Night Bird Studios, and Mike Elizondo (second guy from the left), a writer and producer who is known for his work with Dr. Dre, Eminem, Maroon 5, Fiona Apple, Regina Spektor, Natasha Bedingfield, etc.

    thanks for that piece of info. Hmmm, possibly Kris’s producer?

    May Kris have the success of Chris.

  • JJ123

    Just think the original quote is a bit of hyperbole based on the fact that Daughtry’s first album sold about 4.7 million domestically. I personally don’t think that a million world wide albums sold over a 3 year period constitutes world wide success, but I could be wrong. Also, I’m not sure that Daughtry has had a ‘world tour’  at this point, has he?

    Well when I added “worldwide” before success it’s because they have played all over Europe, Asia, and Australia with much success in filling the venues. Selling a million records outside the U.S is nothing to brush off but I think it’s a success just in the fact that they are known and played worldwide…..not all bands or even AI alums are in the position to say that. They haven’t exactly had a “world tour” yet….they’ve barely had an official tour here yet….just the club ones. All that’s coming this year….they’re actually touring Europe in September before starting the official tour in the U.S. Weather you like Chris and/or Daughtry (the band) or not I think it’s quite obvious that they’re considered very successful for new band by many standards.

    I apologize for getting off topic…..it’s supposed to be about Chris AND Kris and I personally hope they have a long lasting friendship and working relationship. I also hope Kris can have at least half (hopefully more)of the success that Daughtry has seen…that would be amazing :)

  • summersnow

    Quoted from Daniel B: “I’ve been hoping for a long time that at some point Daughtry and Cook would pair up and do some (no doubt sold out) arena shows together. Maybe there’s a chance that Kris would be on the bill too. If you got all 3 of those guys at the same show it would be massive.”

    Yes, Daniel B, you are the best to suggest that. A Daughtry, Cook and Allen trio concert would be an EPIC WIN for many fans! Imagine them jamming together on the same stage with their guitars :clap_tb:

  • Truthiness

    i’m really thrilled about this and i personally dont think daughtry’s music is bland. wonder where and how the whole ‘negative’  stuff about daughtry emerged anyway?

    It emerged because myself, and some others, didn’t like his music. I do find his music very Nickleback on his first album and man, does his second record sound waaay too much like his first record. Which is another issue I have with Nickelback, and yeah now Daughtery.

    That’s it. That’s how my “negative,” stuff to Daughtery emerged. Don’t care him beyond what he produces…except I do actually like Kris and much as I don’t like Daughtery’s music, again, he’s been successful, so I hope he can help Kris in being successful as well. That would be cool for Kris…as long as he never sounds like Daughtery or makes blandy songs like his. In which case Kris might very well still be hella successful and I’d be happy for him, I just personally will never like or listen to that song then.

  • eliza

    I’ve been hoping for a long time that at some point Daughtry and Cook would pair up and do some (no doubt sold out) arena shows together. Maybe there’s a chance that Kris would be on the bill too. If you got all 3 of those guys at the same show it would be massive.

    This is a fantastic idea! I don’t know if they’d be willing to or if they’d want to shake the AI label (/stigma), but I would be there in a heartbeat.

  • Mtlfan

    Glad to see this photo. Looks like a win-win situation. Kris with Joe King already came out with what seems to be a great melody. I guess those 2 have very nice times co-writing and jamming together.
    I didn’t know Daughtry music that much and I’ve been listening to lately and really like it.

  • Daniel B

    “It emerged because myself, and some others, didn’t like his music. I do find his music very Nickleback on his first album and man, does his second record sound waaay too much like his first record. Which is another issue I have with Nickelback, and yeah now Daughtery. ”

    Ok Truthiness, that makes more sense, in that it is a negative opinion of Daughtry’s music, not that there have been a lot of negative stories bout Chris himself being a bad guy or doing negative things.

    Music is subjective and no two opinions are going to be the same. I’m just guessing, but I’d bet if you started listing off your favorite rock bands they would likely be bands that I think are bland, banal, boring, or not-really-rock, but that’s what makes the world go round. Different people like different things.

    It’s just I was confused when people started referencing that there were a lot of negative news stories about Daughtry and I never have seen any, but of course there’s a difference between not liking his music and the man himself actually doing something negative.

    Anyway, really like both these guys and I’m proud of them both. I think both of them are good examples of the importance of work ethic and not giving up. I know Daughtry’s gonna continue to dominate the rock scene as his latest album is fantastic and will have very long legs, and I’m confidant that with his quiet optimistic work ethic and talent Kris will do well too.

  • breakdown

    You could at least spell his name correctly ~ it’s Daughtry.

  • SarahP

    It emerged because myself, and some others, didn’t like his music.

    thanks for clarifying Truthiness. i may have worded my question wrong, cos i remember reading somewhere in this blog that apart from his music being wannabe-ish (which i think is not), he’s also quite conceited and egoistic. and i was wondering where all that came from, cos from what i’ve read he’s a really nice guy and plus he has some super fan friendly tweets. i look forward to reading them most of the days

  • reinharv

    Well I don’t know if Chris & Kris are working together but maybe A.I. hooked them up so that Chris can give him some pointers. Chris clearly stated in a short interview, when asked (prior to the finale) who he preferred he said he preferred Kris Allen to Adam Lambert. Both Chris & Kris are musicians and I think that’s a bonding thing and Kris’s sound is more in line with Daughtry’s sound. I like Daughtry and though I do find his music bland, I don’t change the channel when he comes on the radio and I still like him.

    You cannot argue with Daughtry’s success. Even though his debut album is almost 4 years old, he gets tons of radio play. Radio loves him. His sound appeals to many listeners. It makes little difference if some people say that his second album sounds like his first album. It is still selling and radio is playing him and don’t care. When I listen to the radio and Nickleback is playing, I initially think it’s Daughtry for a few seconds, I have to admit. The thing is, “there is nothing new under the sun” and people are bound to compare and say “wanna-bees” but then you can’t argue with Nickleback’s success either.

    As far a “worldwide” appeal, well in the music business, you made it if you made it in the U.S. first. That’s the benchmark to success. The rest is gravy.

  • colette

    I personally don’t think that a million world wide albums sold over a 3 year period constitutes world wide success, but I could be wrong.

    As far a ‘worldwide’  appeal, well in the music business, you made it if you made it in the U.S. first. That’s the benchmark to success. The rest is gravy.
    I’m going to respectfully disagree with both these statements.

    No.1 — In the download age, selling one million physical discs or even entire online albums is BIG. Not HUGE but not shabby.

    No. 2 — And in terms of making it in America first? Ahem, the Beatles? The Rolling STones? And more recently, U-2? Adele? Duffy?

    These days I’m looking to England FIRST because their record companies are much more open-minded to new sounds, the country has some terrific music showcases on TV and radio for new acts, and the scene really scouts out the best new artists.

    Of course, every Brit/Irish artist also wants to score a big success in the US! It’s not just the huge commercial market here that’s coveted, it’s also the touring market, and the concentration of media.

  • tripp_ncwy

    After reading up on Mike Elizondo, he seems to be a perfect fit for Kris as his producer. Kris has mentioned that he only wants to have only one producer. He appears to be a perfect match for Kris’s laid back style and work ethic.

    http://www.thegrixer.com/mikeelizondo.html

  • Vada

    Here are Chris Daughtry’s tweets from July 21, which would presumably be the studio day.

    It’s been an amzing day! Heading to record Clear Channel Stripped Music. All acoustic and u will hear a new cover I haven’t played yet…
    4:41 PM Jul 21st from TwitterFon
    JP and I just met the legendary John Paul Jones!!!!! Such a nice guy.
    11:27 AM Jul 21st from TwitterFon

    “It’s been an amazing day” That sounds good to me!