Chris Daughtry recently spoke with Corey Moss from about his upcoming album:

…what can we expect from Daughtry, which also includes guitarists Jeremy Brady and Josh Steely, bassist Josh Paul and drummer Joey Barnes? “I’m making the kind of album I’ve always wanted to make, ” Chris said. “It’s got the sensitive, lighter stuff, but also the stuff that makes you want to run around in circles, pounding the walls in or something. I think it captures everything that I like about music. I was influenced by Elton John and, you know, Led Zeppelin. I think it’s got a little bit of everything in there.”

DAUGHTRY is recording with producer Howard Benson who has also worked with the All-American Rejects, My Chemical Romance and Papa Roach:

“The great thing about Howard is he knows what works for songs, ” Daughtry explained. “He can help you with the arrangements, he can help you with the writing process, and he is really good about that, so it definitely made the songs better than what I could have imagined them to be.”

Daughtry also collaborated with other rock songwriters, including former Evanescence guitarist Ben Moody, SR-71’s Mitch Allan, Shinedown’s Brent Smith and the Nixons’ Zac Maloy, who worked on the potential first single, “Used To.”

Potential singles from the album are “It’s Not Over” and the ballad “Home, ” which, according to,  might replace Daniel Powter’s “Bad Day” as the “Idol” elimination song next season.

DAUGHTRY’S scheduled release date is November 21.

Patrick Hall Set to Release a Single

Top 24 contestant, Patrick Hall started off last season promisingly, with plenty of buzz and airtime in the early episodes.  Unfortunately, a bad song choice (Hall was unable to bring the required edge to Melissa Ethridge’s rocker “Come to My Window”) contributed to his quick demise the first week of the semi-finals.

After he was eliminated, Nayan Lassiter, a music industry executive and producer, gave Patrick a call and the two have been working together in the studio where they wrote “One For The Ages”:

“After the song was done, ” Patrick goes on, “Nayan told me that he was starting a new record label and asked me if I’d be interested in being his debut release. Think about it, ” Hall laughs, “from one day to the next I go from being eliminated to having a record deal.”

Now, the song, which is the first single off Patrick’s upcoming album, also titled One For The Ages, on Ni-Fi Records has been made into a video which takes an amusing look at the whole talent competition procedure. “There’s a little bit of parody of Randy, Simon and Paula, ” Hall teases, “but also a lot of poking fun at myself. I remember all the trepidation I had in my earliest talent recitals back in grade school That was as much a motivation for the video as American Idol was.”

Patrick Hall’s single will be released on October 31.  You can hear more of his music and watch his video here.   thanks kirsten