Idol Headlines for 10/04/09

Simon Cowell 50th birthday party

The ‘American Idol’ judged celebrated reaching the landmark age with a £1 million bash at stately home Wrotham Park in Barnet, Hertfordshire yesterday (03.10.09).

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The event was a star-studded affair, boasting 400 guests including supermodels Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell, singers Cheryl Cole and Dannii Minogue and chef Gordon Ramsay.

Several of Simon’s ex-girlfriends were also in attendance, including Terri Seymour, Sinitta and Jackie St Clair.

After being welcomed into the historic building by the image of Simon, guests were treated to a number of other surprises which ensured they didn’t forget whose birthday it was.

Waiters in a Moulin Rouge-themed marquee donned masks of Simon’s face, while the bread rolls presented with dinner spelled his name.

The meal included ‘Simon’s Chicken Soup’, which boasted pasta shapes also in the music mogul’s name.

Inside the palatial building a fake Michelangelo artwork was installed on the ceiling, again featuring Simon’s image.

TimesLive.co.za

What a swellegant, Cowell-egant party as Simon celebrates 50th birthday with £1m bash

The guest list was divided into sections including Cowell’s family, friends, additions, UK and US colleagues, guests from his company, Syco, and the record label, Sony, producers, artists, Press and others.

The eclectic crowd included actor Kevin Spacey, property millionaires Nick and Christian Candy, supermodels Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss and her boyfriend Jamie Hince, Cheryl and Ashley Cole, Gordon Ramsay and his wife Tana, Katie Price, Lord Lloyd-Webber and his wife Madeleine, Michael Winner and his girlfriend Geraldine Lynton-Davies, Myleene Klass and her agent Jonathan Shalit, singer Olivia Newton-John and of course, Simon’s coterie of ex-girlfriends; former singer Sinitta, TV presenter Terri Seymour and his best friend, ex-glamour model Jackie St Claire.

Britain’s Got Talent winner Paul Potts, girl band Escala, Rhydian and X Factor winner Shayne Ward were among the guests as was Sharon Osbourne, who famously fell out with Cowell when she was dropped from the X Factor in favour of Cheryl Cole.

Daily Mail.co.uk

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Simon Cowell Throws Himself A $1.6 Million Birthday BashSimon Cowell Throws Himself A $1.6 Million

You only turn 50 once is what Simon Cowell seems to be saying. He’s celebrating Saturday night with 400 of his closest friends at a party reportedly costing $1.6 million!

The event is happening at Wrotham Park, a Palladian mansion outside of London where a giant tent (and a separate one for smokers like the birthday boy) was erected days earlier.

Simon’s American Idol pals Randy Jackson and Ryan Seacrest flew into London earlier in the week and were out clubbing Friday night.

Paula Abdul was uncertain about going because of the flu.

The guest list includes Simon’s good friend Sir Elton John who may perform alongside Cowell’s musical discoveries Leona Lewis and Il Divo. Others expected are Simon’s ex-girlfriend, Terri Seymour of TV’s Extra, supermodels Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss, AI make-up artist and Simon’s
good friend Mezhgan Hussainy, and Simon’s beloved “mum” Julie Cowell.

Radaronline.com

SIMON’S £1M BIRTHDAY BASH MEDIA MOGUL CELEBRATES MILESTONE WITH 400 GUESTS

SIMON Cowell’s 50th birthday celebrations started in Miami last week but ended with a lavish star-studded bash.

The media mogul, who didn’t skimp on marking the milestone, kicked things off by jetting his closest pals to the US for some time in the sun.

But last night’s 400 party guests didn’t miss out on the special treatment. They were driven to the Hertfordshire stately home, just outside London, in a fleet of limousines, hired at a cost of £50, 000.

Guests included dozens of Simon’s friends, such as actor Kevin Spacey, fellow X Factor judges Cheryl Cole and Dannii Minogue, Naomi Campbell, Gordon Ramsay, Myleene Klass and Katie Price.

There were even pre-recorded birthday messages from Jennifer Aniston and David and Victoria Beckham.

The dining rooms of the mansion were decorated in a 20s theme with towers of white blossoms and scattered with scented candles.

Supermodel Kate Moss serenaded the birthday boy during the after-dinner cabaret show, which included performances by Leona Lewis, Westlife and Il Divo.

OK.co.uk

Review: Kelly Clarkson opens fall tour at Mohegan Sun

If Kelly Clarkson harbored any lingering hard feelings about the flap this summer over her song “Already Gone, ” she didn’t let it show Friday at Mohegan Sun.

She also didn’t perform the song the way it sounds on the album, abandoning the blustery arrangement co-writer Ryan Tedder used in similar form on Beyonce’s “Halo” in favor of a simpler acoustic set up.

It worked beautifully, just like the rest of the opening show on Clarkson’s fall tour.

With a mix of songs from each of her four albums, and a handful of eclectic covers, the original — and best — “American Idol” champion showcased her powerful voice for 90 minutes.
Backed by an 11-piece band, including three horns, and an enthusiastic audience well versed in her songs, Clarkson looked like she was having a great time.She waved at people in the crowd, beamed brightly when the crowd took over on vocals and jumped in circles when she was particularly immersed in a song.

Courant.com

KTIS birthday bash a stylish celebration of 60 years

Local Christian radio station KTIS celebrated 60 years in the business in the company of 6, 593 friends and supporters Saturday night at the Xcel Energy Center.

Headlined by gospel star Michael W. Smith, the evening offered both live music and plenty of reminiscing about the station’s history, from its meager beginnings to its current status as one of the country’s leading Christian outlets. Indeed, the slick, interactive evening stood in stark contrast to the wing-and-a-prayer birth of the station in 1949, when its studio was housed in a non-soundproofed room in the gymnasium at Northwestern College.

Sixth-season “American Idol” contestant Phil Stacey opened with a set list heavy on his sophomore album, “Into the Light.” While the faith-based lyrics remain front and center, Stacey’s material sounds quite similar to the softer side of Coldplay, particularly “It’s Gotta Be Love.” He then took a more traditional turn with the ultra-patriotic “Old Glory, ” followed by a sing-along version of “America the Beautiful.”

Twin Cities.com

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145 Comments

  1. Couldn’t Simon Cowell spent half a million pounds and give the other half to charity? He may have contributed to some charity that I may not be aware of, but this is pure extravagance. Also, his defenders may say Simon earned it and I guess he did but to flaunt it to the public when there are people who are in dire need of help seems heartless to me. Even the half million I suggested seems pretty wasteful!!!!

  2. Meh on Simon. I wish he would get over himself, but since I am, I don’t really care.

  3. Even though it seems wasteful for Simon to spend all that money…we should look on the economics of it and be thankful, in this time of economic woe, that there are a few Simon’s out there.

    Think of all the people who benefitted from this and the trickle down affect…the caterers and the candle makers, the waiters, the guy who rented out his estate, the limo drivers, the wine and alcohol suppliers, the decorators and the list goes on and on.

    I know it seems wasteful and indulgent but without the “stupid” rich that spend their money frivolously a lot of other “normal” blokes wouldn’t have a nice pay day. So I’d rather see Simon spend some of the money than keep it locked up in a bank vault or lining the pockets of investment counselors.

    And, yes, Simon participates and gives to charity. He isn’t totally scrooge.

  4. Simon earned it and I guess he did but to flaunt it to the public when there are people who are in dire need of help seems heartless to me. Even the half million I suggested seems pretty wasteful!!!!

    Simon is not one to be on the party circuit. Let him have his party. Did you expect him to celebrate at McDonalds?

    From what I’ve previously read, the party was thrown by Sony so it is all a business expense anyway.

  5. After being welcomed into the historic building by the image of Simon, guests were treated to a number of other surprises which ensured they didn’t forget whose birthday it was.

    … just as the AI audience is treated to plenty of things that ensure they don’t forget who the show is really about — the judges. ;-)

  6. Out of all the celebrities at Simon Cowell’s 50th bd bash I’m only excited about Gordon Ramsay. I’d love to eat at one of his restaurants.

  7. Think of all the people who benefitted from this and the trickle down affect’ ¦the caterers and the candle makers, the waiters, the guy who rented out his estate, the limo drivers, the wine and alcohol suppliers, the decorators and the list goes on and on.

    I know it seems wasteful and indulgent but without the ‘stupid’  rich that spend their money frivolously a lot of other ‘normal’  blokes wouldn’t have a nice pay day. So I’d rather see Simon spend some of the money than keep it locked up in a bank vault or lining the pockets of investment counselors.

    And, yes, Simon participates and gives to charity. He isn’t totally scrooge.

    You are totally right about that Tess! So few people think of that perspective, but him spending this money (and God knows he has it), he is not being a miser and is putting it back into the economy. Which can drive things more significantly than even giving it to charity would (and from what I’ve heard, he does give quite a bit).

    When extravagance became taboo, whole industries were wiped out. Right now, we need a few more Simon parties. He’s got the bazillions, throw it around Simon!! Happy Birthday, btw.

  8. JohnM
    ‘ ¦ just as the AI audience is treated to plenty of things that ensure they don’t forget who the show is really about ‘” the judges.

    Oh, of course, I forgot. For a brief moment, I thought Idol had something to do with singing. Idiot Moi!

    Mix 100.7 FM, Tampa’s #1 A/C targeting women 25-54, is featuring a poll about Adam’s facial hair on their Website and onair.

    A New Look for Adam Lambert

    If they are going to take up airtime to talk about Adam’s “Johnny Depp” look, I guess they will play his single when it is released.

  9. I love Ryan’s gift lol
    In london headed to simons bday party. Bought him a mirror with my pictured hologramed on it…gag gift!

    Also, the pic Ryan tweeted. Seriously!

  10. Were there any idol finalist there? The only person in England I know for sure was Kris?

    And on that note, he’s been there for a while.

  11. Couldn’t Simon Cowell spent half a million pounds and give the other half to charity?

    Well since its his money, I think he can spend it anyway he damn well pleases. I’m sure he does his bit for charity

  12. I never believe what I read in tabloids, so the price tag for the party could have been lower, but truly I don’t care. He’s wealthy, what is he supposed to do with his money? I’ve never seen this ostentatious Simon. Anyway, I hope he had a damn blast. I hope he enjoyed his Simon soup. Any dude who still is pals with his exes can’t be at all bad.

    Loved the Kelly review. She’s incredible, and that show sounds like alot of fun.

    Oh, btw, Simon is extremely charitible, so he doesn’t have to prove it by having a cheap party.

  13. It’s not the money that bugs me about Simon. It’s the egomania. But, it is Simon, so, I wouldn’t expect anything different.

    Yes, Kris is in London, but, he wasn’t there. He was eating kangaroo at a restaurant with a beautiful view. I can’t even imagine the awkward if he had been there.

  14. For Cook acoustic from Montreal and Ottawa, check out this video channel. Avalanche, Lie, Life on the Moon, TWIK….they’re all there. Also for an added bonus, Cook signing at the bus and hugging lots of fans.

    http://www.youtube.com/ItzMeRenee

    ETA: Oh, there’s more. Check out cookfantoo ‘s Life on the Moon.

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

    ETA2: I forgot to say, there’s also Living on a Prayer here on ItzMeRenee ‘s channel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jl_7YyK5rjw&feature=player_profilepage#

  15. This article has what looks to be a pretty long guest list and there are no Idols on there.

    Why would any former American Idol contestants be there? He can’t make any money off of them. Remember, parties are not just about celebrating something or other. They’re also about networking. Networking with important people at the party. So, any contestants invited would probably be connected either to Simon personally — like Leona or to HIS show. AI is not his show; he’s an employee and whether any Idols succeed or not is not his ultimate concern, even if he claims to like any of them, respect them, or think they are nice people.

    If they are going to take up airtime to talk about Adam’s ‘Johnny Depp’  look, I guess they will play his single when it is released.

    Johnny Depp? Seriously? So any guy with dyed black hair, a thin mustache and scruff on the chin is sporting a Johnny Depp look?

  16. Simon likes the Idols/X-Factors who have contributed to his absurd wealth. Like Leona Lewis, who was there.

    Also, he didn’t like Kris. He did praise a couple of his performances on the show, but he was pulling for Danny first, then Adam.

    Just further evidence to me that he’s smart entrepeneur and a totally unappealing, smug, overcompensated celeb……(pardon my candor)

  17. Why would it have been awkward?

    Probably since the day after his win Simon, on Ryan’s show, ranked Kris only above Taylor as far as winners go. I strongly suspect Simon wouldn’t want to socialize with him. I notice Leon Jackson wasn’t on that list either and Leon is pretty much the UK version of Kris, the underdog who beat out Simon’s bold and daring favorite Rhydian.

    wordnerdarchie those videos are going to be the death of me. I absolutely love the video him signing hanging out of the bus. Now there’s a surefire way to avoid getting grabbed by a mob of fangirls!

  18. This article has what looks to be a pretty long guest list and there are no Idols on there.

    The party was all about the X Factor and nothing about the Idols. There was an early article that talked about this.

  19. Thanks for the Cookie vids. RL has forced me to rely on twitter soundbites to keep up with him. So the stuff coming out of Montreal is amazing.

    Acoustic MITB – Andy Skib & Neal Tiemann would not be out of place at any top rock band! As for David – his voice is astonishing after 120++ solo tour and 50++ Idol tour since his win. He’s a machine, it’s skeeery arrghsome!

    And i love how he rolls with the punches – adapting setlists / performances / “borrowing” brilliant musicians whenever any bandmate needs an emergency bailout. The man has built such solid relationships and earned the trust of fellow musicians in his not-so-short career that when the chips are down, they’re ready to step up for him.

    It’s a good thing he still hasn’t figured out that hair (not that he cares). Otherwise, he’d be perfect *sticks out tongue* LOL.

  20. It’s a good thing he still hasn’t figured out that hair (not that he cares). Otherwise, he’d be perfect *sticks out tongue* LOL.

    LOL, why doesn’t he just get some hair plugs and be done with it. He’s young, he’s cute, he’s got money…buy some hair, David!

  21. I doubt Simon would ever invite any of the ex-Idols to his parties. But if I were Kris, after the way Simon treated him, I wouldn’t go to his party even if was invited. Just would have politely said wouldn’t be able to attend…

    I’m really liking the acoustic David Cook stuff.

  22. Even though it seems wasteful for Simon to spend all that money’ ¦we should look on the economics of it and be thankful, in this time of economic woe, that there are a few Simon’s out there.

    Think of all the people who benefitted from this and the trickle down affect’ ¦the caterers and the candle makers, the waiters, the guy who rented out his estate, the limo drivers, the wine and alcohol suppliers, the decorators and the list goes on and on.

    I know it seems wasteful and indulgent but without the ‘stupid’  rich that spend their money frivolously a lot of other ‘normal’  blokes wouldn’t have a nice pay day. So I’d rather see Simon spend some of the money than keep it locked up in a bank vault or lining the pockets of investment counselors.

    And, yes, Simon participates and gives to charity. He isn’t totally scrooge.

    Like your perspective. We couldn’t help to see it as a waste of money but at the end this waste of money extravagance party helping lot of small people /workers.

  23. Wow, if I was every tempted to attend a Cook concert that clip would turn me off. The fans screaming out I love you and singing along with him. I mean really. What a complete turn off that behavior is to someone who isn’t already a die hard fan. I mean the guy has to stop the song to shush them. Unreal.

    Cook needs to open for a bigger act and get new fans who don’t know him from Idol at all.

  24. Were there any idol finalist there? The only person in England I know for sure was Kris?

    I was wondering myself. But then Kris’s not his artist like Leona or Il Divo. Even if Adam is in London this week, don’t think he’s going to be invited to the party either. Yes, both are Sony’s artist but both are not Syco’s. The Idols are under Simon Fuller’s wing. And I didn’t hear about Kara being invited too. So ..

  25. Also, he didn’t like Kris. He did praise a couple of his performances on the show, but he was pulling for Danny first, then Adam.

    I doubt that Simon had anything personally against Kris. He just liked Danny and Adam’s performances better than Kris’s.

  26. Wow, if I was every tempted to attend a Cook concert that clip would turn me off. The fans screaming out I love you and singing along with him. I mean really. What a complete turn off that behavior is to someone who isn’t already a die hard fan.

    Wow, fans who cheer, applaud and sing along at a concert. Shocking.

  27. Wow, if I was every tempted to attend a Cook concert that clip would turn me off. The fans screaming out I love you and singing along with him. I mean really. What a complete turn off that behavior is to someone who isn’t already a die hard fan.

    Cook needs to open for a bigger act and get new fans who don’t know him from Idol at all.

    Trust me. Nothing annoys me more than when a good video is being over-ridden with fans’ singing or any interference — unless it’s one of those great sing-a-long songs. However, some of the videos give you a glimpse of what the crowd was really like, the interaction between the audience and artist, and how they fed off of each other. AND, when you are actually there, you don’t notice it at all because you’re are too busy singing along and being in the moment. I was quite surprised how caught up *I* got. I wouldn’t have noticed if the worst singer in the world was next to me bellowing away. However, it does bother you more just watching a video. But these are fan videos. They are clearly not professional and are not like being in the theater, itself.

  28. But if I were Kris, after the way Simon treated him, I wouldn’t go to his party even if was invited. Just would have politely said wouldn’t be able to attend’ ¦

    Are you kidding? You can’t turn your back on every person who dissed you, especially someone who has influence. Can you imagine the contacts Kris could make at a party like this?

  29. If I spend $ to see an artist do their songs, I really don’t want to be part of a sing along. I could see it for one or two songs but I didn’t think he was going for singalong here. And the screaming that he had to silence. :(

    When I see these videos, I just think typical Idol fan behavior and it makes me think that he’s made very few new fans. Because I doubt they’d be paying $ to participate in a sing along. Cheering, screaming, clapping. Yeah when the guy is finished not screaming during the song so he has to tell you to shut up.

  30. When I see these videos, I just think typical Idol fan behavior and it makes me think that he’s made very few new fans. Because I doubt they’d be paying $ to participate in a sing along.

    It isn’t just typical Idol fan behavior. Unless the crowd is over 50 and the entertainers are also “older”, you can expect this type of behavior from any pop-type of concert.

  31. Also, he didn’t like Kris. He did praise a couple of his performances on the show, but he was pulling for Danny first, then Adam.

    He’s a businessman. Even if he doesn’t like the artists personally, but he knows they can make money for him he will give them a contract. Everything is business for him.

    Are you kidding? You can’t turn your back on every person who dissed you, especially someone who has influence. Can you imagine the contacts Kris could make at a party like this?

    Exactly.

  32. The millionaire had insisted he did not want gifts, instead encouraging guests to make a contribution to the Chase hospice in Guildford, Surrey, which cares for terminally ill children, and Battersea Dogs’ Home, one of his favourite charities.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1217977/What-swellegant-Cowell-egant-party-Simon-celebrates-50th-birthday-1m-bash.html#ixzz0SzGhP8VJ

    hhmm… Sounds like someone we know.. and if you wonder if he actually gives to charity or not with all the money he has.. here’s the answers

    Publicist Max Clifford bought an £80,000 miniature sculpture of Simon’s idol Frank Sinatra, by artist Willard Wigan. The piece of art, which has to be viewed through a microscope and is mounted in the eye of a needle, features Sinatra on stage with microphone in hand. ‘It was a case of what do you get for the man who has everything?’ Clifford said yesterday.
    ‘Because Sinatra is Simon’s hero, I thought this was the perfect gift. My partner Jo and I are giving it to him on behalf of the staff and children at Chase for everything Simon has done for them.’

  33. You need to remember that Simon has only been on American TV horizon for 8 or so years, the main part of his life and his loyalties were always British. I’m sure he has more loyal friends, business associates, etc. in Britain where his career started and still is prime in his life IMO. American Idol is just a blip on his resume (but a profitable one) It was nice he invited his AI buddies, I wonder if Simon Fuller was there too. The party sounded like Simon. My mother once told me,”that if you don’t love yourself, no one else will” I think Simon does that in spades.

  34. It’s not typical Idol fan behavior. I saw Bon Jovi when Daughtry played with them and the crowd sang along to several songs.. Hell the Springsteen show I went to the other night the massive crowd was shrieking and singing along to a couple of the songs. It’s just more annoying in these videos because your zoomed in on it and he’s playing small venues where the screams are going to be more in your face.

  35. suebrody
    Meh on Simon. I wish he would get over himself, but since I am, I don’t really care.

    I agree. The whole party idea reads creepy to me though.

    I think I prefer Kangaroo to soup with Simon’s name in it.

  36. I think it was charming, and David got a few laughs..

    Trust me. Nothing annoys me more than when a good video is being over-ridden with fans’ singing or any interference

    I expect this at a concert and expect any video taken at a concert would have lots of screaming and singing ect.. if not then I would be worried the performer was boring!! But thats just me.. if I want to hear just the song then I play it on my CD.

  37. Tess, if you want to look at it that way, fine. But wouldn’t it be more useful to spend that money buying necessities such as food, clothes, etc. and give them to the poor? This would eventually have the same trickle effect that you mentioned plus a lot more goes to those in need. Also, when you give the money to charity, doesn’t it get spent to help the needy, again resulting in that same trickle effect? Anyway, it just seems a lot of money to spend for a party.

  38. Again, I get that fans will singalong to certain songs. Yes Bon Jovi and Springsteen will have a couple of songs that everyone knows. But that’s not what Cook was going for here. Anyway, obviously Cook fans who went had a great time.

    Anway he’s a clip of Owl City who probably has the hottest song in the country (Fireflies) doing a song at a gig. He asks the crowd to sing along but they don’t. No screaming when he’s singing either to ruin the mood.And no one looks over 50 :) I think this guy will be the one to dominte the charts when the Idols release their singles. Seriously.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGD1iiSNXDI&feature=related

  39. If I spend $ to see an artist do their songs, I really don’t want to be part of a sing along. I could see it for one or two songs but I didn’t think he was going for singalong here. And the screaming that he had to silence.

    I’ve been to a lot of concerts from much bigger pop or rock acts than Cook and people sing along…and depending on the State that you’re in, people actually scream!! An audience member is filming this so sometimes the audience gets amplified in the recordings. A lively crowd is never a bad thing. However, just as some people don’t like standing during concerts, there will always be that person who gets turned off by people singing or screaming. I’m guessing that most rock peformers prefer to have the crowds that are willing to stand, sing and scream a bit. I don’t think this is an Idol phenomenon.

    By the way, I’ve been to one Cook concert and that was in New York. It seemed like a normal concert crowd with a normal enthusiastic response (also lots of young people and lots of guys..). There were a few obnoxious fans but I only noticed them because I’ve been sensitized to that behaviour from reading these boards.
    JP, Cook always silences the crowd during the song Lie, because it’s right before the part were he steps away from the mike to sing Accapella. Generally when he pauses, he wants people to scream…which is why it gets a bit confusing for the crowd!

  40. _kimcaldwell I went to this bday party last night at a skating rink and it was hysterical! Everybody was dressed like 70s porn stars!

    What does a 70s porn star look like?

  41. Allison your man is making moves

    AnoopDoggDesai Packing for la today. It’s been nice to be home, but it’s time to get to work! 43 minutes ago from Echofon

  42. What does a 70s porn star look like?

    Like the cast of “Boogie Nights?” Like Tom Selleck in his “Magnum PI” days? I don’t know. I just want to know what skating rinks have to do with 70’s porn stars. Maybe that’s something very L.A., since to this day, they have a not-so-underground porn movie industry in and around L.A.

  43. But wouldn’t it be more useful to spend that money buying necessities such as food, clothes, etc. and give them to the poor?

    Actually, no…because if people aren’t given the opportunity to work for a living then there become more and more poor and the cycle goes on and on. Charity is a wonderful thing but I also think that keeping an economy stimulated and having and creating jobs for people is the ultimate goal. Being altruistic is a wonderful thing…but in the grand scheme of things it has no basis in reality. People who make money should spend it allowing other people to earn money to spend it and it goes on and on.

  44. arn’t porn stars naked.. thats one place I don’t want to be naked on an ice rink.. hmmmmm maybe there warmer in LA

  45. JP, Cook always silences the crowd during the song Lie, because it’s right before the part were he steps away from the mike to sing Accapella. Generally when he pauses, he wants people to scream’ ¦which is why it gets a bit confusing for the crowd!

    Oh ok if we’re talking about the screaming during Lie then I can get behind the sentiment of STFU LOL I absolutely hate that and the couple of times I experienced the shrieks at my shows during that I want to muzzle everyone. The first Canada show evening before, the crowd (which he was told at some point by the sound guy it was the loudest crowd on tour judging by the decibel levels or something) actually did quiet down during that part. I’m waiting for the US crowds to learn too. I find excessive screaming and singing along annoying but watch his face when the crowd sings Light On or a Daily Anthem, he loves it so I deal with it.

  46. Tess, I’m not talking about those that are just waiting for handouts! How about those victims of floods, earthquake, etc. who are helpless and really need help? Also there are really poor people that no matter how much they want to help themselves, find work, etc., their circumstances prevent them from doing so. It may not be true in the U.S., I don’t really know but I have first hand dealings with really poor people and you just cannot imagine what they go through everyday!

  47. MalandiAko
    October 4, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    Oh, I so understand what you are talking about…but Simon’s million dollars can’t fix that problem. You’re sympathies are totally in the right place but if we all didn’t spend money but gave it away the entire economy would collapse. And Simon is going his part to provide aid to those that deserve it through his contributions.

    Think of all the jobs and all the people that would be homeless if rich people didn’t buy cars and boats and clothes…what would happen if they didn’t travel and stay at hotels, or spend the night at the theater.
    Just because how they spend their money may seem over-indulgent and whimsical it doesn’t make it any less economically viable.

    Life isn’t fair…there will always be the thousands who suffer and the few who have enough for thousands. But you can’t change the world with a band-aid and sometimes, as hard as it is to swallow, we have to watch some people suffer and others celebrate in the lap of luxury. That is just how it is.

  48. Even though it seems wasteful for Simon to spend all that money’ ¦we should look on the economics of it and be thankful, in this time of economic woe, that there are a few Simon’s out there.

    Yup, exactly!…It’s counterintuitive, but the more saving becomes the popular mindset, the worse it is for the economy. And the ripple effect of Simon throwing a lavish party will in the end benefit more people and stimulate the economy more than him simply giving to charity.

  49. I can’t even imagine Simon inviting idols’ ¦

    You mean Taylor wasn’t there?

    I know the economy is bad but the Queen still lives in a palace so I guess it’s okay for Simon to party in splendor and tool around in his Rolls throwing crumbs to the riff raff.

  50. Even if Simon had invited idols, some of them – just off the top of my head Kelly, Cookie – were busy playing concerts for crowds that love them. ie. – having careers. more imp. than attending Simon’s party, though I bet most of them sent him birthday wishes.

  51. Went to the playlist for 2012 and looked up some of the songs on You tube….and now I will be singing “Will the Circle be Unbroken” for the rest of the day. Now I feel like I’m back at summer camp.

  52. LMAO I was waiting to see how long it would take him to admit he has, um, a Twitter problem

    @thedavidcook Just landed in los angeles. @andyskib and I are tweetering at baggage claim. It is a sickness

    Hard to believe he was so against it not long ago hehehe.

  53. Lord Lloyd-Webber and his wife Madeleine

    Andrew Lloyd-Webber has a wife???

  54. Does this mean Adam is shown in the movie?

    No–it means that the soundtrack for the movie will be released from another label and that Adam Lambert appears on the soundtrack courtesy of his label (as a negotiated exception to his contract with 19/RCA).

  55. Wasn’t Andrew Lloyd Weber married or involved with Sarah Brightman at one time?

  56. Suzanne
    October 4, 2009 at 3:13 pm
    Lord Lloyd-Webber and his wife Madeleine

    Andrew Lloyd-Webber has a wife???

    I believe Andrew Lloyd-Webber has had many wives.

    Born March 22, 1948, in London, England; son of William Southcombe (a composer, music professor, and director of the London College of Music) and Jean Hermione (a piano teacher; maiden name, Johnstone) Lloyd Webber; married Sarah Jane Tudor Hugill (a singer and musician), July 24, c. 1971 (divorced, 1983);married Sarah Brightman (a singer and actress), March 22, 1984 (divorced November 5, 1990); married Madeleine Astrid “Gurtie” Gurdon (an equestrian and horse breeder), February 1, 1991 (some sources cite 1993); children: (first marriage) Imogen, Nicholas; (third marriage) Alastair Adam, William Richard, Isabella Aurora.

  57. thedavidcook Just landed in los angeles. @andyskib and I are tweetering at baggage claim. It is a sickness
    24 minutes ago from mobile web

    LOL..It sure didn’t take him long to be infected. Thank goodness!

  58. and Andy twittered about In n Out burger – and they twittered him back.

  59. In n Out tweeted David too. Hysterical! They’re sending pics of food to him and Andy.

  60. If they are going to take up airtime to talk about Adam’s ‘Johnny Depp’  look, I guess they will play his single when it is released.

    True, Q3. And we like that. Maybe they’ll play the single and TFM and have a fav poll on that? And maybe they’re also lobbying for a nice video shout out promo from Adam when the single’s out.

    Thanks for link. Good to see radio already interested.

  61. In n Out tweeted David too. Hysterical! They’re sending pics of food to him and Andy.

    Forget Andy and David, now my mouth is watering and all I’m having for dinner tonight is salmon over garden greens.

  62. from Idolscott who is not the driver on the LA roadtrip…

    Well…didnt get very far before stopping at Starbucks :P Ordered a mocha frappuccino…decaf…im not driving lol
    about 23 hours ago from mobile web

    Ok packed the last of my belongings..grabbed my chocolate chapstick and on the road!:)
    1:58 PM Oct 3rd from txt

    Planning to take a road trip out to LA today… that is…if I ever get packed :P lol
    12:36 PM Oct 3rd from mobile web

    http://twitpic.com/jwach – Back in AZ 4 the day hiking Pinnacle Peak
    8:18 PM Oct 1st from TwitPic

    Bonus Scott pic

    KittyKins57: @idolmom http://twitpic.com/k9nuw – Nice picture of the serious & a bit tired concert pianist @idolscott! Too bad pics don’t come w/ sou …
    15 minutes ago from TwitPic

  63. Anway he’s a clip of Owl City who probably has the hottest song in the country (Fireflies) doing a song at a gig. He asks the crowd to sing along but they don’t.

    Aw, David would be sad if he asked folks to sing along and they didn’t!

  64. When I see these videos, I just think typical Idol fan behavior and it makes me think that he’s made very few new fans. Because I doubt they’d be paying $ to participate in a sing along. Cheering, screaming, clapping. Yeah when the guy is finished not screaming during the song so he has to tell you to shut up.

    Wow, would love to know what kind of concerts you usually attend. Cause I don’t remember ever being in a concert where people didn’t shout and sang along. Just… nope, never. And I’ve never been to an idol concert.
    I think if people didn’t know the songs it would be a sign that those people were idol fans who probably never got to hear the album, but if they know the songs they can be idol fans or new fans. I dunno, I’m really surprised someone would say that’s typical idol behavior, cause it really isn’t.
    Some of my most memorable concert moments are those where the crowd is singing along, and most artists love it, including David who has said many times that’s the best thing that can happen to you, people singing you back your songs.

    A random Daughtry video from this summer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZ_BtOUQoG8
    Not really different

  65. mj
    October 4, 2009 at 4:03 pm
    Does this mean Adam is shown in the movie?

    No.

    It’s typical wording for crediting an artist’s record label

    I think people are questioning it because of the different wording for Adam from the other artists appearing on the soundtrack. The other artists eg:

    Performed by The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
    Courtesy of Capitol Records Nashville

    Performed by The Pearls
    Courtesy of Now Again Records, LLC

    Performed by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
    Courtesy of Saregama India Ltd.

    Adam’s says:
    Performed by Adam Lambert
    Adam Lambert appears courtesy of
    19 Recordings Limited/RCA Records

    I’m with you MJ, though, I don’t think it means anything. There is a contrast, however, and I think that’s why people have questions.

  66. Anyone know how LLWD is doing today?

    Hovering in the low 60’s last I checked.

  67. Does Allison’s song come out on itunes tomorrow or will we just hear the complete song for the first time? I know MJ will have the song here as soon as its posted but where is it going to debut?

  68. Does Allison’s song come out on itunes tomorrow or will we just hear the complete song for the first time? I know MJ will have the song here as soon as its posted but where is it going to debut?

    I believe we will only get to hear it for the first time, that’s what they mean by release. And it’s going to debut on Popeater.

  69. I’m going to try this again. According to Joe’s Place and a comment on youtube, there is a Jason Diaz that made it past the auditions for season 9. I am wondering if it could be this guy but he looks like he has music on Itunes already. Maybe he lost his contract, I don’t know, but if this is the same guy, he is really, really good:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOoOw0p9srE

  70. Are the other songs on youtube the same Jason Diaz? I was too lazy to click on them now but want to listen later. Yep, he sounded good but I am a little down on acoustic anything right now. later, I’ll listen to something else.

  71. Not only is Babs #1 on Amazon — but it’s with the Deluxe album and Michael Buble is headed up — now at #3. Unless there is some Adam music released or leaked, I can’t image how much longer his album presale will continue to be so strong — he’s been #1 for 7 of the 8 days the album has been on preorder.

    Adam’s says:
    Performed by Adam Lambert
    Adam Lambert appears courtesy of
    19 Recordings Limited/RCA Records

    The exact wording for movie credits is usually part of the contract — and that is probably why Adam’s is different. And 19 Recordings used this exact same language at least once before for Will Young’s song credit on the soundtrack of “101 Dalmations II”.

    alaadam: Anyone know how LLWD is doing today?

    Right now it is #66 on iTunes.
    But it is getting more airplay. :)

  72. I think people are questioning it because of the different wording for Adam from the other artists appearing on the soundtrack.

    Adam’s says:
    Performed by Adam Lambert
    Adam Lambert appears courtesy of
    19 Recordings Limited/RCA Records

    No, this is just because all the Idols signed by Sony out of the show have “Property of 19E” tattooed on their a$$es.

    Some labels simply sign artists. 19E owns them.

    j/k

  73. Kirsten No, this is just because all the Idols signed by Sony out of the show have ‘Property of 19E’  tattooed on their a$$es.

    So that’s where they put that tattoo!!

  74. Are the other songs on youtube the same Jason Diaz?

    yeah, i haven’t checked all of them out yet, because I have been playing this one over and over. I hope this is the one. I am more into acoustic than any other music. Yet I’m an Adam fan. Go figure.

    His Myspace says he is unsigned:

    http://www.myspace.com/jasondiazmusic

  75. No, this is just because all the Idols signed by Sony out of the show have ‘Property of 19E’  tattooed on their a$$es.

    Some labels simply sign artists. 19E owns them.

    j/k

    LOL

  76. Some labels simply sign artists. 19E owns them.

    So that’s a shackle hanging from Daughtry’s belt and not a wallet chain?

  77. Right now it is #66 on iTunes.
    But it is getting more airplay.

    And on Z100 no less among them no less, woo to the hoo.

    No, this is just because all the Idols signed by Sony out of the show have ‘Property of 19E’  tattooed on their a$$es.

    Some labels simply sign artists. 19E owns them.

    j/k

    It’s funny ‘cuz it’s true.

  78. Think of all the people who benefitted from this and the trickle down affect’ ¦

    Ummmm, this is 25 year old Reagonomics. Millions of folks still ain’t gotten wet from that trickle unless they were hit by a Tsunami.

    Being altruistic is a wonderful thing’ ¦but in the grand scheme of things it has no basis in reality.

    Yikes. Of course there is a place in reality for altruism; a very nice place. There is even a place in the Bible; I kinda thought that was what Christianity and other major religions were supposed to be about. Heck, there is even a place for selflessness in a wolf pack.
    Our species could not survive without selflessness; we wouldn’t tend our young well enough.

    That said, Simon Cowell has the right to blow his money any way he wants. Each of us can make an assessment of whether we think he is being tasteful and whether we think his priorities are sound. He seems to be someone who has failed a lot celebrating his ultimate success. He is entitled; fifty is sort of a reappraisal, watershed kind of year. But something about his needing this party seems a little sad. And it all seems kind of…….really boring.

  79. No, this is just because all the Idols signed by Sony out of the show have ‘Property of 19E’  tattooed on their a$$es.

    LOL..too funny Kirsten and too true! I hope in Adam’s case they at least used some glittery ink :)

  80. It seems appropriate that Simon turns 50 and he has the “Over 25’s” for this X Factor Season. :lol: Here’s hoping he can keep celebrating all the way to it’s finale. He’s got great odds with Olly, Danyl, and Jamie in his lineup. I’m actually really excited for the live shows next week. Can Simon pull it off? dun, dun , daaaaa….

  81. Anway he’s a clip of Owl City who probably has the hottest song in the country (Fireflies) doing a song at a gig.

    I’m sorry, is it me, or… I thought that was really awful…? The bopping along was a lil cringe-inducing for me (for you, for me…) Different strokes I guess. Also, in terms of the singing along at DC concerts- there’s a little bit of that, which creates for a cool vibe, but it’s not overwhelming or on every song. I agree that Lie isn’t really a singalong song, but I honestly think the singing along we here on the youtube clip is one girl very close to the videographer. Such is the nature of homegrown youtube clips. I’m sure that one girl, loud as she may sound on the youtube, isn’t being heard above DC throughout the venue, or ruining the concert for the entire audience.

  82. smallie, I was listening to snippets of the top 20 songs today on Itunes and as soon as I came to that one ( Owl City), my 12 year old and 4 of her friends started singing all the words to it. i couldn’t stand it. I asked her where she heard it before because we don’t really listen to radio too much now that we have an ipod but she said she hears it at her friends house on the radio and they play it constantly on the top 40 station. The same goes for that “Whatcha Say” song. They seemed to have come out of nowhere without any promotion.

    All I can say is, as soon as Kris’ song hits his radioplay date, people should really start downloading that song. it isn’t on any of our stations here yet- college or top 40.

  83. Kris is back from London

    KrisAllen4real

    #So I left London at noon got and just got in to la at 345 pm….hmmm….literally the longest day of my life.26 minutes ago from Echofon

  84. I can’t stand the song “Fireflies”, BTW…have no clue why it is so popular

  85. I’m sorry, is it me, or’ ¦ I thought that was really awful’ ¦?

    sma11ie, you are not the only one. I am not a fan of that song at all. It won the ‘New Music Challenge’ on my local radio station for 4 nights in a row, I think… but it does nothing for me.

  86. David Archuleta Siggy Challenge

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  87. It seems appropriate that Simon turns 50 and he has the ‘Over 25’s’  for this X Factor Season. :lol: Here’s hoping he can keep celebrating all the way to it’s finale. He’s got great odds with Olly, Danyl, and Jamie in his lineup. I’m actually really excited for the live shows next week. Can Simon pull it off? dun, dun , daaaaa’ ¦.

    Yes, he has by far the best category overall, but I would bet money on the welsh singer to go all the way, I don’t like anyone in the boys (but I guess one of them will go far based on girl votes) and the groups would be probably the first eliminated as usual.

  88. You better believe I’m gonna sing along to Cook’s songs on Saturday. I promise not to scream, however. The only I ever screamed at a concert was during Adam’s set on the Idol Tour, and I didn’t mean to. ;) Actually, that’s not true; I screamed at the U2 concert as well, but since it was at Gillette Stadium in MA and there were 65,000 people, I don’t think it bothered anyone. ;)

  89. That said, Simon Cowell has the right to blow his money any way he wants. Each of us can make an assessment of whether we think he is being tasteful and whether we think his priorities are sound. He seems to be someone who has failed a lot celebrating his ultimate success. He is entitled; fifty is sort of a reappraisal, watershed kind of year.

    I’m just checking in from RL, so if this has been said already, forgive me…. But, the man has been wearing what appears to be the same black shirt for the past 7 years of Idol I’ve been watching, so think of the $$$ he’s saved in wardrobe! LOL! I really think we’re all allowed an occasional splurge, and that “splurge” is relative to the wealth we possess. As a kid, a splurge was an outfit from The Limited for me, while for friends, it was a trip up to Chicago to Marshall Field’s. I have mixed feelings about Simon, but I’m not judging; We only turn 50 once!

  90. thedavidcook: trying to stockpile ideas for the writing sessions coming up… forcing creativity is like taking pictures with the lens cap on…
    16 minutes ago from web

  91. I just heard LLWD played on Hot 99.5 in the DC area!! That was so cool. I said to my husband, “Listen, they’re playing Kris Allen’s song.” He said, “Is that the guy who wears the hats?” LOL (He liked the song, by the way.)

  92. I just heard LLWD played on Hot 99.5 in the DC area!! That was so cool. I said to my husband, ‘Listen, they’re playing Kris Allen’s song.’  He said, ‘Is that the guy who wears the hats?’  LOL (He liked the song, by the way.)

    No, it’s the guy who wears the plaid. LOL.
    I don’t listen to radio a lot but that must have been really cool.

  93. BTW, American Idol Rewind is on now–S5 (Daughtry, my favorite, Elliott, Ace Young–love him-, Pickler, McPhee, and of course Taylor Hicks). I half-watched that season. and now I get to watch it all. I still think Daughtry or Elliott should have won, but too late now. ;)

    YAY, Kris!!!

  94. So Kris is back from London. He has said that he has a deadline of October 15th to finish the album.

    Has anyone heard what the deadlines are for Adam and Allison to finish their albums? I’m assuming around the same time as Kris, but maybe a little later since they are being released later?

  95. Wow, if I was every tempted to attend a Cook concert that clip would turn me off. The fans screaming out I love you and singing along with him. I mean really. What a complete turn off that behavior is to someone who isn’t already a die hard fan. I mean the guy has to stop the song to shush them. Unreal.

    Cook needs to open for a bigger act and get new fans who don’t know him from Idol at all.

    Have you been to a rock concert lately? LOL. This is typical behavior. As to DC opening for a bigger act. Maybe, maybe not. I’m sure TPTB are very please with how successful his tour has been. And I agree with the above poster. These are amatuer vids and the pick up a lot of backround noise if someone next to you is screaming or singing. If the vids keep you from going to a concert, then that is your loss. He is amazing live.

  96. girlygirl: So Kris is back from London. He has said that he has a deadline of October 15th to finish the album.

    Has anyone heard what the deadlines are for Adam and Allison to finish their albums? I’m assuming around the same time as Kris, but maybe a little later since they are being released later?

    Kris releases first, so he needs to be done first.

    Adam said that he would be recording for 4 weeks after the tour ended — the last concert was 9/15/09 — so that puts Adam at about 10/15/09 to record and 10/22/09 to lock down all the production.

    I haven’t heard anything about Allison’s schedule except the 12/1/09 release date, but her album needs to be done at least a month before the release date. So that puts Allison at finishing by 11/1/09.

  97. In n Out tweeted David too. Hysterical! They’re sending pics of food to him and Andy.

    How does that work? Do companies that use twitter for marketing use some sort of search mechanism for figuring out when their product is mentioned and then pounce? It’s smart if they do, because hey, free celebrity endorsement! (I know, I know, for values of “celebrity” being pretty modest on the celebrity continuum, but still! Free!)

    Re: the Owl City song — it’s quite popular with a number of my friends who are not 12 (by a long shot), so anecdotally it has broad appeal. It’s pretty treacly pop, but I can see why it’s popular.

    The linked DC videos aren’t the sort that would be used for marketing him in concert, so though the audience singing along can be annoying (as I mentioned in the DC thread) no harm no foul from a marketing POV, IMO. If you *were* going to use a fan video for marketing, the one for Bar-Ba-Sol where DC took a front row fan’s camera and filmed the band and himself without missing a beat of the song would have been stellar. RCA should have snapped it up and used it. {/dated rant}

  98. This is a cute commercial. Imo she DID sound happy and humorous. She was smiling, after all. I hope it’s successful and Megan gets to do more. I’d also love Megan to host some sort of kids’ show. I know my younger self would’ve loved her!

  99. ImMattGiraud Billy Dean and I. He’s really a great guy and totally talked me into going to Nashville to write some music. :)

    If all else fails, than go country? First Michael, than Danny, now Matt, Yikes!

  100. Nashville is a thriving town for musicians of various genres. Brooke went there to write too. I hope Matt’s not going country.

  101. brie200
    October 4, 2009 at 9:41 pm
    Jason’s single gets a positive review from Billboard in this week’s issue.

    That’s great! I hadn’t seen that article that you posted.

  102. Not all music in Nashville is country of course. But the Billy Dean that Matt refers to IS a country music artist. Does this mean Matt will be writing with/for him?

    Seems like an odd route for Matt to take (although I thought “So Small” was one of his best performances on the show)

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

  103. Does anyone know if cds normally are released on Amazon before iTunes. Are Adam and Kris’ cds not on iTunes yet because there’s no title, art, etc.? What’s the regular procedure… if there is such a thing.

    I had a friend drilling me on why they weren’t available on iTunes yet. I think I appeased her with some jibber jabber that made sense to me, but I thought I would ask here as you all are always supremely knowledgeable about these things.

    Thanks!

  104. If you sign up for Kris’ iTunes pass, that would include his album — but you still wouldn’t be able to download it until it’s released. Otherwise, you can’t order any of the AI8 Idols’ albums on iTunes until the actual release date (although I was able to pre-order the Muse album on iTunes, so I suppose this could change…)

  105. It’s just the way that Matt says that Billy Dean has talked him into going to Nashville that makes me wonder about Matt trying to go the country route. But maybe that will just be as a writer for someone else, and he will stick with the pop/soul stuff for his own music? IDK…

    Anyway, look forward to seeing a “Manny” bubbletweet or two

  106. It’s just the way that Matt says that Billy Dean has talked him into going to Nashville that makes me wonder about Matt trying to go the country route. But maybe that will just be as a writer for someone else, and he will stick with the pop/soul stuff for his own music? IDK’ ¦

    It’s getting kind of ridiculous. All these people going to Nashville because, apparently, that’s the only place where they can find people willing to work with singers. What’s wrong with the rest of the music industry? Or maybe it’s just because much of pop music is about anything but actual singing and more about gyrating and skimpy clothing. (I won’t touch rock. To break in there you have to have paid the dues that Keith Richards has and still be in your 20’s.) I don’t know diddley about soul or r&b. Folk? (Maybe there should be a grassy hill in New England somewhere where they all congregate, periodically swooping down on coffee houses and small college greens.) And rap you don’t have to sing; you just have to have a reputation and a badass nickname.

  107. I don’t believe Matt would go country. Stranger things have happened I suppose, but for someone so passionate about the kind of music he wants to make, and with a different fan demographic from Danny and Michael, it just isn’t a good fit and I think he knows this.

  108. MollyAnnMay: How does that work? Do companies that use twitter for marketing use some sort of search mechanism for figuring out when their product is mentioned and then pounce? It’s smart if they do, because hey, free celebrity endorsement! (I know, I know, for values of ‘celebrity’  being pretty modest on the celebrity continuum, but still! Free!)

    Most of this is still not automated and done by people — particularly for the major consumer brands. Usually contractors vs. employees.

  109. dannygokey @ImMattGiraud You coming to Nashvegas boy??? Its about time we hang out and make funny bubbletweets again. When you coming?
    about 1 hour ago from web in reply to ImMattGiraud

    ImMattGiraud @dannygokey I’ll be looking forward to seeing you bud. I’ll prob be there soon duu. I feel a bubble tweet coming on. And some weird voices..
    about 1 hour ago from Echofon in reply to dannygokey

    Danny and Matt should have a nice reunion. I look forward to some bubbletweets from the two of them!

    I really doubt that Matt is “going country”. Nothing that Matt ever did on Idol or since would make me view him as fitting into the country scene.

    Maybe this guy was impressed with some of Matt’s writing, and he thinks Matt might have a future in writing songs for others to sing. I don’t know.

    Obviously both lyrics and music are involved with songwriting, and songs can be tweaked to have a more rock flavor or a more country flavor. So I could see how he could possibly write songs that could fit into more than one genre.

    Not to mention that not everyone in Nashville is pursuing country music. Sure, it’s known for country music, but I believe there’s a good variety of music going on in that city.

    I hope this post makes sense. I am still recovering from the flu and have a two year old with the flu….so forgive me if I am nonsensical.

  110. I hope Matt sticks with pop/r&B. I agree: there are a lot of other kinds of music in Nashville, but if he is working with a country writer/producer, this gives me pause.

  111. The Nashville area is home to a lot more than Country and Gospel/Christian music. Many of the best rock, alt rock, roots rock and tons of independent albums are recorded there.

    suebrody: I hope Matt sticks with pop/r&B. I agree: there are a lot of other kinds of music in Nashville, but if he is working with a country writer/producer, this gives me pause.

    I can see Matt doing some kind of updated piano-centered, rock piano music — a modern version of Jerry Lee Lewis. And Nashville would be the place to write and record something like that.

    AEK: glad you’re feeling a bit better. Hope you and your 2 year old get better soon!

  112. Archie too has plans of working in Nashville in the very near future according to his latest written blog from a couple of weeks ago…

    I’m planning on going to Nashville pretty soon to start working with other writers, and I can’t wait! I don’t know the Nashville scene all that well so I just need to find some writers that I’d feel good working with and are willing to be patient in working with me lol. But I really am stoked! A lot of people think Nashville is just country, but there is a lot going on over there with all kinds of music with some really talented people. I’ll keep you posted though!

  113. Most of this is still not automated and done by people

    Thanks, Q3. Search engine capabilities being what they are, I’m kind of boggled by that. There’s a freaking fortune for the asking sitting right there. ;-)

  114. This is just a silly article. I guess it shows that Adam has arrived because he gets mentioned with Pearl jam’s Eddie Vedder. I guess the blogger thinks if he puts in Adam’s name he will get more hits. Which most likely he did.

    I hope TV talk shows, and other TV shows will think the same and will get Adam as guest so their rating for said period will increase. Hopefully that is a trend that will happen when Adam’s debut album comes out..

    http://blogs.houstonpress.com/rocks/2009/10/acl_2009_day_three_mud.php

  115. If you sign up for Kris’ iTunes pass, that would include his album ‘” but you still wouldn’t be able to download it until it’s released. Otherwise, you can’t order any of the AI8 Idols’ albums on iTunes until the actual release date (although I was able to pre-order the Muse album on iTunes, so I suppose this could change’ ¦)

    Last year, Archie’s album was available for pre-order at iTunes on October 27th and was officially released on November 11th. If you ordered the Deluxe version during this 2-week pre-order period, you were treated to the extra song “Somebody Out There.” After this pre-order period, it was no longer available, which is a shame since it’s one of his better songs.

    I pre-ordered his Deluxe album and when I did so, iTunes immediately began to download Crush as well as the Crush music video and I think it downloaded the liner notes and cover art as well. I had to wait till November 11th, for the rest of the songs to download. I’m not saying that this is how it’s going to go down for Kris’s album, but since they are under the same label, it might be an indication of how things could play out. The iTunes pass, however, was not available for either Archie or Cook last year.

    ETA: Later in Spring, “Somewhere Out There” as well as “Works for Me” which was a Walmart exclusive bonus track, were made available through iTunes.

  116. Thanks, Q3! I feel so much better tonight than I did yesterday. The baby still has a fever, but she’s keeping fluids down, and the doctors don’t seem alarmed. Will be relieved when she is all better, though.

    As for Matt, it does seem that Nashville is really just a big music city…not simply all country. Lots of opportunity to collaborate with others, make good contacts, lots of recording studios, and perhaps opportunities to play and perform with others. All of these things can be good opportunities for someone trying to break into the business.

    Of course LA is too, but LA seems to be the “Entertainment” capital, whereas Nashville zeroes in on music. I hope Matt gets in with some good people and is able to utilize all of his talents. He really is a very talented guy.

  117. you can’t order any of the AI8 Idols’ albums on iTunes until the actual release date (although I was able to pre-order the Muse album on iTunes, so I suppose this could change’ ¦)

    With AI connection with Itunes imo there will be a pre order offer at least for Adam’s album and normally that should include an extra like a bonus track.
    Like mentioned the Itunes pass for Kris is some kind of pre-order, but they maybe also put on an album only pre-order.
    Last year the pre-orders got available at the end of October and I am sure MJ will put them on the front page as soon as it happen.

  118. Not sure how you link just a picture on another site, but there are a couple more pictures of Adam (in another outfit and a hat) from when he was in NO. They are in the Adam/Drake fan thread at IDF

  119. No time to read all posts; but I want to say that it is cool to read a positive review about Jason; excited to watch AI Rewind season 5 again and relive Ace’s experience; and I am so happy for Phil Stacey that he wowed them at the KTIS 60th anniversary celebration. Appearing several times with Michael W. Smith before their “A New Hallelujah” tour definitely cannot hurt, :-D. There, I’ve covered 3 of my favorite Idol guys.

  120. Kiss 108 is one of the most listened to stations in Boston and their news is somewhat reliable. If Matty in the Morning said it then there may be a a twinge of truth to it…..maybe

  121. Wow, its much more electronic than I expected! I like it, very teen friendly. And it looks more like her voice than the underwatery snipet from monday.

  122. I love it!! So cute, just the right song for her.

    It’s gonna be a hit. I called it.

  123. : http://bit.ly/rmucj

    Rumor from a Boston radio station of Lady Gaga and Adam touring together.

    Wow, rumors travel fast… I just heard this reported on a Finnish radio station as I was driving home from work. As soon as I got home I came here to check as they weren’t talking about it as a rumor… Probably just overeager reporting, and something had been lost in translation :)

  124. “””brie200
    October 4, 2009 at 9:41 pm
    Jason’s single gets a positive review from Billboard in this week’s issue.

    That’s great! I hadn’t seen that article that you posted.”””

    Thanks for the Jason info Brie, I am a day late but I still found it – that is great for Jason!!!!!

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