Idol Headlines for 11/04/10

Microsoft enlists Kelly Clarkson for Kinect, store launch

Saturday is the 10 a.m. opening of the new Microsoft Store at Mall of America, outside Minneapolis. The first 1, 000 people to visit the store will get tickets to a performance by singer Kelly Clarkson, who will perform at 1:30 p.m. at the mall’s Nickelodeon Universe.

Read more at Seattle PI

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According to a Manila radio station, David Archuleta will arrive in the Philippines on November 16 to perform a show on the 17. David is also set for an exclusive showcase in Singapore on Nov. 14.

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Crystal Bowersox introduces her drummer. She tweets, “New Drummer in Town! Everyone say hi to Chad Szeilega of Breaking Benjamin!! Not sure if he’s perm… but he sure is fun to play music with”

PLUS: Crystal is heading to VH1 today to record an interview and song set. She reveals in an early morning twitter party, “playing 4 songs, 3 original, 1 cover, and there is new matierial being introduced!! YES songs even the VI’s havent heard!!”

One of the new songs is called “Hold On”

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Songwriter David Hodges tweets about songwriting with Katie Stevens, “Finished up a great @thekatiestevens song today (that we wrote w/ the incomparable @drh3). That’s #9, for those keeping score.”

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Tim Urban will begin releasing his 6-song EP “Heart of Me” on November 8. He’ll drop a song a day to iTunes. Check out the track list at AINow.

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More Headlines after the JUMP…

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Jennifer Lopez hits the recording studio with RedOne…

A mixer/music engineer has confirmed that Jennifer Lopez took a short break from her American Idol duties last night to work on her serially delayed new album ‘Love?’. Apparently, he goes on to reveal that the stylish mother of two was in the recording studio cooking up a “beast” of a song with superproducer RedOne!

Read more at Toyaz World

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AEROSMITH Will Make ‘Old-School’ Record, Says Drummer

AEROSMITH drummer Joey Kramer tells Spinner that he and the rest of his bandmates are planning on releasing a new studio album in 2011. “I would like to see a record within a year from the AEROSMITH boys, ” he says. “My brothers and I are destined to make another record in the next year or so.

“It’s going to be an old-school AEROSMITH record, ” Kramer continues. “We’re going to do it the old way with the whole band [in the same room] and it should be a good one. We’re all anticipating.”

Read more at Blabbermouth

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Full Kris Allen interview from the Blackbird Benefit

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Jason Castro’s little brother Michael earns more than $8, 000 online to start new record

ROCKWALL — Rockwall musician Michael Castro succeeded last week in raising the funds needed to produce his second album. Using the online fundraising tool Kickstarter, Michael collected $8, 321. He’s putting the money toward producing and selling his own album, effectively bucking the traditional recording label process for making music.

“I don’t need a label, ” Castro said, citing the hindrance to creativity he sees from meshing big business with art. “I just need fans.” This, he believes, is the future of the music industry.

A video on his fundraising page, complete with stick puppet animation (and pasted below), illustrates his free-spirited thinking, his sense of humor, and just enough irreverence for the music business to make you wonder if he might be right.

Read more and watch the video at Pegasus News

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Magnus invited to Philadephia’s parade

Cape Cod songbird Siobhan Magnus will celebrate turkey day in Philadelphia as a special guest in the city’s annual Thanksgiving Day parade on Nov. 25.

Magnus, a finalist on last season’s “American Idol” television show, will be appearing with singers Brandy and Justin Guarini, the Philadelphia Eagles cheerleaders and Miss Pennsylvania’s Outstanding Teen Jocelyn Gruber, according to the 2010 6abc IKEA Thanksgiving Day Parade website.

Read more at CapecodOnline

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Adam Lambert not Worried About Catching Viruses

The American Idol runner-up — who has become famous for his passionate entanglements with fans at live performances which see him snog or “tongue dive” random members of the audience — is determined to keep tongues wagging at his gigs, no matter what the risk.

“No, I’m not worried at all, ” he said of the possibility of picking up an infection.

“The more I worry about it the more likely I am to do it. It’s no big deal. And anyway, I have only done it twice. It’s just that people have made a big fuss about it.”

Read more at Showbiz Spy

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TV Promo for David Archuleta’s Singapore appearance

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Smokey Robinson calls American Idol “greatest musical platform in history.”

Plus, Smokey talks about singing with Jennifer Hudson at the White House. He also namechecks Carrie Underwood as a favorite singer.

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HQ Clip of Adam Lambert singing “Fever” (Including Kiss with Tommy) From MTV Japan)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRmyDtaVmIE&feature=youtu.be

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IN BRIEF: Syesha to sing at Van Wezel

SARASOTA COUNTY — Booker High School graduate and “American Idol” finalist Syesha Mercado will speak and sing at a luncheon to honor Sarasota County school principals.

The Sarasota County Arts Council will recognize school principals who value arts education at a 10th annual luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 17 in the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.

Mercado, who is currently starring in a national production of “Dreamgirls, ” will perform two songs and speak about the importance of arts in schools.

Read more at Herald Tribune

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Underwood an All-Canadian Girl in Toronto

On Tuesday night, country-pop star Carrie Underwood was in the stands at the Air Canada Centre cheering on her hockey player husband, Mike Fisher of the Ottawa Senators, as he scored a goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

On Wednesday night, Underwood returned to the ACC but this time some 11, 500 fans were cheering her on stage, as she brought her Play On Tour – named after her 2009 album of the same name – for its first visit to the hockey hanger.

Such is the life of one-half of a celebrity couple.

Read more at the Toronto Sun

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Sneak Peek video of Justin Guarini and cast in Broadway’s new Musical “Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown”

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Sneak Peek: Fantasia’s “Rube’s Cafe” [PHOTOS]

Fantasia Barrino and her adorable daughter Zion were spotted on the set of Tasia’s new exciting short film, Rube’s Cafe, which recently wrapped filming in Atlanta, Georgia.

In addition to playing producer, the amazing vocalist stars in the flick herself, along with fellow soulful R&B artists/actors Ray Lavender and Terrell Carter as well as the equally gorgeous and talented; Terri J Vaughn and Chrystale Wilson, and more!

Shot at the historic Tree Sound Studio’s in the Atlanta area, “Rube’s Cafe” will be a special treat for thousands of Barrino fans during every show of her “Back to Me Tour” kicking off THIS week!

Read more at Straight From the A

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Tony-nominated ‘Rock of Ages’ storms the Fisher

Nostalgic while he was in between pitching movie projects, 42-year-old producer Matt Weaver strung together songs by Whitesnake, Bon Jovi, Journey, Pat Benatar, Poison and Styx for his own amusement. The common thread was that they were all 1980s power ballads, “the kind of music I used to make out with girls to at camp, ” he says.

That mixtape gave him an idea for a musical theater production, and that idea eventually exploded into “Rock of Ages, ” the Tony-nominated Broadway hit that arrives Tuesday at the Fisher Theatre as part of a national tour that launched earlier this fall in Chicago. For New York-based Weaver, the show is noticeably different not only from “Cats” but also from rock-influenced musicals like “Rent.”

Read more at the Detroit Free Press

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Maroulis leaps from ‘Idol’ finalist to Broadway star

“Charlie Sheen’s room, ” Constantine Maroulis says as he answers the phone. The 35-year-old former “American Idol” finalist, currently touring with the musical “Rock of Ages, ” is referencing the latest tabloid-worthy behavior of the troubled Hollywood actor. But he’s also riffing on the kind of rock star high jinks you might expect Maroulis himself to engage in.

Soon enough, he lets you know he’s only kidding.

“When you’re doing what I do, eight shows a week, traveling and flying, taking care of my parents, there’s none of that anymore. A lot of Xbox, a lot of ‘SportsCenter, ‘ maybe a beverage or two with friends after a show. … We have a blast, but it’s also a lot of work.”

Read more at the Detroit Free Press

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Janell Wheeler Covers “Ironic/Breakeven”

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  1. X Factor: American Anthems theme for this week’s show!

    It had previously been reported that Simon Cowell had chosen to go rock for Saturday night, then Mary Byrne slipped up and told RTE radio that the theme would be ballads. Today Metro insisted that the contestants would be focussing on songs by Madonna and Michael Jackson but later in the afternoon Zoe Griffin claimed on her blog that the theme will be ‘America.’

    The London IT girl was in Covent Garden’s Nuffield Health Gym and noticed that the X Factor finalists were also in the building, rehearsing their routines for the weekend’s live extravaganza.

    Paije Richardson, Aiden Grimshaw, Treyc Cohen, Cher Lloyd and One Direction were present in the gym and Zoe claims that Elvis Presley’s Viva Las Vegas and Alicia Keys’ Empire State of Mind were being ‘constantly rehearsed.’

    Zoe was very close and on the official ITV website, vocal coach Yvie Burnett told Matt Edmondson’s F Factor cameras that the theme will actually be ‘American Anthems.’

    Live Show 5 Songlist

    Two songs revealed so far!

    The Sun:
    KIAN Egan (Westlife) claims One Direction are nailed on to win the X Factor – because mentor Simon Cowell is applying the Westlife formula to them.

    The Irish crooner, 30, told TV Biz: “One Direction are completely like a young Westlife.”

    Kian and his bandmates Nicky Byrne, Mark Feehily, Shane Filan and Brian McFadden were discovered by X Factor judge Louis Walsh.

    Westlife were then turned into stars by Simon Cowell in 1998, going on to sell over 44million records worldwide.

    Now he’s convinced that the TV mogul will work the same magic on Harry Styles, Zain Malik, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan and Liam Payne.

    He said: “Simon had such an influence in us, it’s no surprise that he is using the same formula with the boys.”

  2. KIAN Egan (Westlife) claims One Direction are nailed on to win the X Factor – because mentor Simon Cowell is applying the Westlife formula to them.

    Ah ah, is it the fading away boyband formula?

    Cowell wants Rebecca to win. The others, 1D and Cher are decoys, but will be signed.
    I am just hoping that Matt won’t be bussed as the is the biggest threat to the plan.

  3. Crystal Bowersox introduces her drummer. She tweets, “New Drummer in Town! Everyone say hi to Chad Szeilega of Breaking Benjamin!! Not sure if he’s perm… but he sure is fun to play music with”

    Boy sure can drum! Will be interesting to hear the impact a rock drummer brings to Crystal´s songs.

    Chad Szeliga – Guitar Center Drum Off
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NMCVmoU6gE

  4. Not sure if this belongs here or the numbers thread, but looks like Taylor Swift broke a Billboard Hot 100 record for a female, but David Cook hangs on to his from 2008!

    — Taylor Swift: In addition to her impressive start at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with “Speak Now,” Swift debuts 10 tracks from that album onto the Hot 100, led by “Sparks Fly” at No. 17. With her “Mine” falling 13-21, the singer has a total of 11 titles on the list, the most ever by a female artist. Only the Beatles (one week with 14 and two weeks with 12 in April 1964) have placed more songs simultaneously. David Cook also tallied 11 titles (all debuts) on the June 7, 2008, chart, following his “American Idol” coronation.

    Source

  5. This is an interesting snippet from Billboard that Smallie posted:

    Meanwhile, “Mean,” which debuted at No. 11 last week with 163,000 downloads, falls off the chart, a victim of iTunes’ Complete My Album scheme. The early-release singles from “Speak Now” are counted as returns when consumers opt to upgrade to a full album purchase. So it’s normal to see such songs drop like a rock during the album’s release week, as customers exchange their tracks for an album.

    I did not realize that is how it works with the complete my album.

  6. Landmd… didn’t know either. Thanks for bringing this to my attention.

  7. Smokey Robinson was on the Today Show yesterday, here’s video. He called American Idol the “greatest musical platform in history”. He also talked about singing with Jennifer Hudson at the White House with video clips. Later in the interview he was asked what young talents he thinks have what it takes to last and he mentioned Maxwell, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson, Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys, and Usher.

    Toronto Star review of Carrie’s concert there last night.

    Like her hockey-playing husband, Carrie Underwood knows a few things about scoring.

    Twenty-four hours after centre Mike Fisher spearheaded an Ottawa Senators victory in a squeaker over our beloved Toronto Maple Leafs, Mrs. Fisher, a.k.a Underwood, returned to the scene of the crime — the Air Canada Centre — and netted more than 14,000 fans with two hours of riveting crossover country pop.

  8. Wow. Adam’s voice sounds amazing in that MTV Japan clip!

    And that decorating blog is so out of the blue but great! LOL.

    looks like Taylor Swift broke a Billboard Hot 100 record for a female, but David Cook hangs on to his from 2008!

    Yeah! This Cook news makes me very happy!

  9. PLUS: Crystal is heading to VH1 today to record an interview and song set. She reveals in an early morning twitter party, “playing 4 songs, 3 original, 1 cover, and there is new matierial being introduced!! YES songs even the VI’s havent heard!!”

    Wow. This is making a big, big statement. Crystal will once again be breaking the Idol mold by promoting a full album in true singer/songwriter fashion, not just marketing the Pop 40 single to drive record sales like all other previous Idols.

    Even if you don’t happen to care for her style of music, you gotta respect her tenacity and authenticity. Of course, I also love her style of music, so for me the whole Crystal experience is like a breath of clean, fresh air in a pop music environment otherwise contaminated with oceans of putrid sulfur.

  10. Does anyone know if Crystal is kind of doing something along the lines of the Unplugged special Adam did last year on VH1?

  11. negativo: Wow. This is making a big, big statement. Crystal will once again be breaking the Idol mold by promoting a full album in true singer/songwriter fashion, not just marketing the Pop 40 single to drive record sales like all other previous Idols.

    I hope this isn’t your idea of an Idol revolution because I can think of multiple Idols who’ve done the same kind of thing performing multiple songs off their new albums for VH1/AOL/I Heart Radio/Walmart Soundcheck/some other outlet. It’s par for the course.

  12. Love the MTV Japan Adam video of Fever! Talk about breaking the Idol mold…Ha!

  13. I can think of multiple Idols who’ve done the same kind of thing performing multiple songs off their new albums.

    Prior to the album release? I can think of exactly none. Granted, I haven’t followed every single Idol as closely as some, but I have no recollection of any other Idol promoting their album’s songs before the single.

    If you know something I don’t than please prove me wrong.

  14. Yes, I think Adam definitely broke the idol mold! IMO they will never be able to get anyone of his his caliber from the show ever again! :) No matter what else one thinks of him you can not dismiss his incredibly talented vocals.

  15. Prior to the album release? I can think of exactly none. Granted, I haven’t followed every single Idol as closely as some, but I have no recollection of any other Idol promoting their album’s songs before the single.

    Crystal could be recording the VH1 gig now for release when her album comes out. I know Adam’s was released in March. But I don’t have a clue when he recorded it.

    Still this is great for Crystal.

  16. That Japan video was such a tease! This is why there needs to be a DVD of his tour. I love Suz’ videos, but WOW!

  17. Meh, its more of a way of getting some much needed buzz. Neither her or Lee can really risk doing something not new atm. If she just went with covers few would have reasons to pay attention. In a low buzz situation, doing something unexpected makes sense. Not really anything new or fresh about it.

    Hopefully, they picked the better songs from the album to perform. Revealing new material like this can bite her bad if they went for some of the tamer pieces. These kind of reveals need to pack as much punch as possible.

  18. negativo, almost all the Idols (and runner ups)since Season 5 have done this. She is recording it, before her single and album are released. I doubt it will air before the releases. There’s nothing earth shattering about what she is doing at all (I am a Crystal fan, btw.)

  19. Prior to the album release? I can think of exactly none.

    Negativo, I think there are more than a few – but I only follow one – so that’s what I can contribute:

    David Cook – Album Drop Date November 18, 2008

    David Cook – Guest performance on Saturday Night Live – November 1, 2008 – “Light On” and “Declaration”

    David Cook at “Do the Wright Thing Gala” – November 13, 2008 – 5 or 6 songs

    David Cook – Walmart Soundcheck November 15, 2008 – 5 songs

    (Without checking for any other artists.)

    ETA – I had forgotten the Gala, thanks, Smallie.

  20. I have no recollection of any other Idol promoting their album’s songs before the single.

    It’s not VH1, but I remember David Cook fans knew a handful of his songs prior to album drop because he played at a David Wright Foundation Gala in NYC about a week or so prior to the album release. He played 5 or 6 songs from the album at the Gala, so by the time his release party came around, his fans had already memorized the words to those songs from youtubes of the event. Of course, they already knew the words to Declaration because he played it on SNL several weeks before his album dropped. Don’t know if the DWF Gala and SNL count as the promotion you’re thinking of…

    ETA: Forgot the Walmart Soundcheck came a few days before the drop! Also, I agree that the VH1 promo probably won’t air until after Crystal’s released at least her lead single.

  21. negativo: Prior to the album release? I can think of exactly none. Granted, I haven’t followed every single Idol as closely as some, but I have no recollection of any other Idol promoting their album’s songs before the single.

    If you know something I don’t than please prove me wrong.

    They usually tape these things before the album release and let it go through the editing and production process so it’s ready for when the album comes out. For example Carrie Underwood recorded performances of So Small, Just A Dream, Get Out Of This Town, and The More Boys I Meet for a special Target bonus DVD before So Small was released as the lead single off Carnival Ride. We didn’t see the performances until the album came out though.

    I’d guess that 1 of the songs Crystal’s performing for VH1 is the song they’ve agreed will be the single. I’d rather she perform different songs for different TV venues release week though, to get as many live versions of as many different Crystal songs as possible.

  22. I did not realize that is how it works with the complete my album.

    When the “Complete My Album” rules came out, there was much debate as to what that would actually mean. Would they be subtracted from just the overall totals or the weekly totals as well?

    Swift managed to clear that up amongst the number watchers when her “Fearless” album came out in 2008. Her single “Fearless” actually went into negative sales that week because of so many “Complete My Albums”. Of course, we didn’t see it until the next week:

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  23. My impression is that most of the Walmart Soundchecks (which are standard high-profile artist promo, and certainly standard AI promo) are released a few days to a week before the album. They clearly involve playing multiple songs from the album being released.

    I recall both Sara Bareilles’ and Fantasia Barrino’s being released before the album drop dates just this year.

  24. David Cook is paired with Martina Navratilova

    Thanks for the item, wordnerdarchie. This sounds as if it will be very interesting! There ought to be several fan reports from the Tournament, as well.

  25. Itunes is going to increase the preview time from 30 to 90 seconds.

    Time Magazine

    The labels appear not to get much of a say in the matter.

    I think this is a good idea. I’ve often felt that the 30 second clips aren’t enough for some songs (especially the Idol Studio recording versions). So, I generally go and seek out the entire song somewhere on YouTube before buying. It’s tricky though when there are lots of different versions of a song and you aren’t sure which one you want (especially if they are from the same artist which comes into play for some older songs).

    I like the idea. This rule only applies to songs longer than 2.5 minutes so nobody is going to use it as a substitute for buying the song.

  26. David Cook is paired with Martina Navratilova

    Holy crap! I used to love her! Are you sure those arrivals are indications of pairings? Cuz the arrival time blocks are kinda random-seeming, you’ll two tennis players arrive with one celeb, two celebs with one tennis player, three celebs, etc.

  27. Negativo

    It depends on what you mean by promoting, but Kris played a bunch of songs off his album at the gigs he did prior to his album dropping — at Live at the Vineyard, at the Dolphins’ Tailgate party, at his radio appearances, etc.

    It’s pretty SOP for the Idols to do this in the weeks before their album is released, although what forum they use to do so varies.

    Also, we don’t even know how many of these songs VH1 will actually air. If they are like the Today Show, GMA, etc. they may just air one song and then post the others up on their website.

    So this is a cool thing for Crystal, but it’s not anything groundbreaking in terms of Idol promo.

  28. Poor Cook. He is being attributed with an increase in sales for that tennis event by the organizers, and now they put him in the pimp spot. Their twitter-feed makes it sound like the Cook show. Hahaha. He just started playing tennis and was a late add to the event. I bet he is feeling a bit nauseaous right about now.

  29. I have never watched Wal-Mart Soundchecks before…is it a major network like VH1? If it is, why have I not heard of it or seen it before?

    Granted, there are 1 billion channels now, so it’s entirely possible I have the Wal-Mart Soundcheck channel and don’t even know it.

  30. Are you sure those arrivals are indications of pairings?

    Not wordnerdarchie, but nope – I’m not sure. The website has a an order of play – but the page is still empty –

    To Be Announced
    We will define the match ups the week of the event.

    Which doesn’t leave them much time. ;)

  31. Itunes is going to increase the preview time from 30 to 90 seconds.

    YEAH!!!

  32. jambajim jim cantiello
    At Crystal Bowersox’s vh1 acoustic performance. 1st single announced: HOLD ON! (Written by Chad Kroeger + Kara DioGuardi.) Sounds GREAT.

    For realz? LOL

  33. so Crystal didn’t write her debut single? Interesting…the Nickelback guy & Kara??? Yeah, that isn’t a combination I’d be excited about — I can’t stand Nickelback and Kara’s songs are very hit or miss. But I’ll try and keep an open mind on this.

    I’m confused though — I thought Crystal said she wrote or co-wrote all the songs on her album?

  34. Jim must be joking right? I mean, Kroeger does know how to write hits but not really a fit for Crystal.

  35. To Be Announced
    We will define the match ups the week of the event.

    In that case, I don’t think Cook will be paired with Martina. That’s a lot of pressure! I looked up the other celeb names I didn’t recognize– turns out it was just one, this Maeve Quinlan chick, and she’s an actress who used to be pro! I’m thinking David’s team won’t be among the top contenders to win…

    Hahaha. He just started playing tennis and was a late add to the event. I bet he is feeling a bit nauseaous right about now.

    Haha, yeah, I’m worried about the dry-heaving :).

    ETA: Tell me Jim is joking…?

  36. Fascinating about Crystal’s debut single. I’m actually really curious to hear her album now. Great news about her drummer, too.

  37. Do we know if Crystal’s interview and song set are for on-air distribution or if they are for the VH1 web site. I don’t watch VH1 so I don’t know how interviews and such are conducted on air. I know about some of their “programs” that highlight a Singer (like the one Adam did) but I don’t know about programs that introduce a new singer or album. Anyone care to help me out that is an avid VH1 watcher?

  38. Itunes is going to increase the preview time from 30 to 90 seconds.

    I second that YEAH!!

    LOL Jambajim. Either way, joke or not I’m laughing my ass off, it’s funny either way. Kara and Kroeger, both written some pretty big stinkers in their day. LOL

  39. I have never watched Wal-Mart Soundchecks before…is it a major network like VH1? If it is, why have I not heard of it or seen it before?

    Given that they are played in stores as well as online, and given the reach of WalMarts in this country, I’m willing to bet that more people see Soundcheck footage in a week than watch VH1. (jambajim, if you’re lurking, I do watch MTV and VH1, sometimes, when there is actual music, but “numbers is numbers”.)

    Do we know if Crystal’s interview and song set are for on-air distribution or if they are for the VH1 web site.

    This is a fair point. We don’t. A lot of AI promo does end up going to the web. (Again, jj, we love you!)

  40. jambajim jim cantiello
    At Crystal Bowersox’s vh1 acoustic performance. 1st single announced: HOLD ON! (Written by Chad Kroeger + Kara DioGuardi.) Sounds GREAT.

    Is this his idea of a joke? What???

  41. jambajim jim cantiello
    At Crystal Bowersox’s vh1 acoustic performance. 1st single announced: HOLD ON! (Written by Chad Kroeger + Kara DioGuardi.) Sounds GREAT.

    LOL. If Jim isn’t joking then Crystal certainly isn’t groundbreaking in terms of her first single. Kara for gods sake! I didn’t see that coming.

  42. Hahaha. He just started playing tennis and was a late add to the event. I bet he is feeling a bit nauseaous right about now.

    LOL, poor David. Of course I will confess that if I was in FL I’d be trying to get out there to see him play tennis :)

  43. Ha I had a feeling if anyone was going to come anywhere near David’s insane Hot 100 record it would be Taylor! Glad he still holds the spot for males. Pretty impressive.

    standtotheright you are correct. There are several platforms for which Idols showcase there songs like this, some are simply just recorded early. What Lee just did for Walmart is pretty much that, so is his I Heart Radio show coming up.

    Negativo haha funny. Have you heard of Walmart stores? The biggest retailer there is? Lee’s performances will be playing in millions of those stores on monitors.

  44. Tierbee, there may be some nerves, for sure – but I’m not as sure that David just started playing tennis.

    With that one, ‘what you see is what you get’ – but you don’t get to see everything.

  45. LOL. If Jim isn’t joking then Crystal certainly isn’t groundbreaking in terms of her first single. Kara for gods sake! I didn’t see that coming.

    Kara co-wrote Pink’s Sober, which is an amazing song, and Chad Kroeger has plenty of hits to his credit, so it might be a good song.

  46. “playing 4 songs, 3 original, 1 cover, and there is new matierial being introduced!!

    I thought “cover” meant something that had been recorded before? Can it also mean a non-original? Crystal has said that all songs were originals except for one. So “Hold On” would be that exception?

    Anyway, I´m confident that Crystal will make that song sound like one of her own

  47. LOL. If Jim isn’t joking then Crystal certainly isn’t groundbreaking in terms of her first single. Kara for gods sake! I

    The reports have all said that Crystal wrote all the songs but one, and the one she didn’t write was cover. I’d hold off on running with this rumor until there is more clarification.

  48. Negativo haha funny. Have you heard of Walmart stores? The biggest retailer there is? Lee’s performances will be playing in millions of those stores on monitors.

    ROLMAO!! I know I spend my time in Wal Mart staring at monitors listening to music. Seriously, my eyes are watering from laughing so hard. What’s next, playing on all the monitors at Home Depot?? LOL!!

  49. The reports have all said that Crystal wrote all the songs but one, and the one she didn’t write was cover. I’d hold off on running with this rumor until there is more clarification.

    I don´t recall hearing that the only “non-original” was a cover
    But I totally agree not to take this tweet at face value and more clarification is needed

  50. A Kroeger-DioGuardi song that hasn’t been sung by others before (outside of a demo) is an original… I’m holding off judgment til I hear it. Those two can write some radio hits… judging by how Lee’s single is not-doing on radio, I’m thinking it might be a good move from Crytals’ camp.

  51. I know I spend my time in Wal Mart staring at monitors listening to music.

    Wal-Mart is one of the biggest music retailers in the U.S. (I believe #2 behind iTunes), so somebody is definitely buying music there. And if you’re in the music section, then you’re probably looking at the monitors that are playing…wait for it…music.

  52. I certainly respect Smokey Robinson and his music career over Kid Rock, and I agree with his opinion too!

    I guess idol isn’t a joke to every famous musician, right lol?

  53. The reports have all said that Crystal wrote all the songs but one, and the one she didn’t write was cover. I’d hold off on running with this rumor until there is more clarification.

    An artist’s songs that are playing on a loop at thousands of walmart stores all around the country, and around Christmas time, is not only great exposure, but a good way to lure in impulse buyers.

  54. ROLMAO!! I know I spend my time in Wal Mart staring at monitors listening to music. Seriously, my eyes are watering from laughing so hard. What’s next, playing on all the monitors at Home Depot?? LOL!!

    Not to butt in, but huge artists fight to have their songs play at WalMart on the week of their album release. It’s all about point of sale advertisement. I mean people talk about iTunes all the time, but the biggest mover (by far) of albums in the country is still WalMart. Because really, the biggest challenge that artists face is having people realize/remember that they have an album out and what better place to remind them than at the place where they can buy said music. Just sayin.

  55. Seriously? Most people unconsciously notice video adds in stores. Especially when its a wall of images 60′ wide x 20′ high. Even if one isn’t focused on the screens, they still hear the music. Spend enough time in the department, and you’ll hit the ad repeats (usually 10 to 15 if even that long), meaning a greater chance of notice. Across the country you are exposing several thousand people an hour to those ads. Really, more people will be exposed to someone being advertised in Walmart’s electronics section than on a couple episodes a day on VH1.

  56. Kris wants to answer more questions;

    KrisAllen
    Send your questions that you have to @WonderwallMSN. Gonna be doin a live interview with them soon.

  57. He just started playing tennis and was a late add to the event. I bet he is feeling a bit nauseaous right about now.

    I’m not so sure that he just started playing tennis. He did grow up in the midwest, where tennis is played quite regularly during the summer months, but whatever.

    On twitter last night, someone mentioned playing tennis with David Cook yesterday. When asked what kind of a tennis player he was, the guy replied with about an 8.5 (on a scale of 1-10, so not too bad). But the celebrities often provide the humor and entertainment at events such as this, so I’m hoping to see some classic Cook. ;)

  58. Naw – not millions of stores – millions of customers – according to their FAQ.

    “At the end of fiscal year 2010 Walmart has over 4,300 stores and clubs in the U.S., and more than 8,400 units worldwide…..Walmart serves more than 200 million customers and members weekly worldwide.”

  59. Hahaha I am lol’ing at the amanita mushrooms floating around in those Japan MTV video’s…haha

    Adam sounds so good on those concert clips I really wish they would put out a concert DVD

  60. Why argue about whether Walmart promo is good promo? Any promo is good. There’s something to mock in everything if you look for it, but new artists getting promo is never a bad thing.

  61. the celebrities often provide the humor and entertainment at events such as this, so I’m hoping to see some classic Cook.

    wordnerdarchie, I said the same thing upthread about the ‘just started playing’ idea.

    I won’t be surprised if WTF!Cook is a good player – but I’m also hoping those mics they are wearing will supply some Classic Cook Banter!

  62. When asked what kind of a tennis player he was, the guy replied with about an 8.5 (on a scale of 1-10, so not too bad).

    I suspect the 8.5 was being kind to Cook fans who were bombarding him with queries and kissing up to his music. He also said he was pretty good but wasn’t so “king” (referring to them hitting the ball to play “king of the court”). Then he clarified that maybe he was having an off day and that it was hot and David was just hitting for fun… Heh, I think David will be okay, but not really an 8.5.

  63. I’m expecting Cook’s playing expertise to be similar to that of my sons. Probably OK for a friendly game among friends, but no where near any kind of competitive level, lol. It should be fun.

  64. Look at some of the big names who have had Walmart Soundchecks. Don’t think Carrie, Beyonce, etc thought it was so laughable. No people aren’t going to stand there staring at monitors, but yes when videos and music are plastered across dozens of TV’s and playing its a little hard to avoid them. Target does something similar in their music section where they play videos and I’ve discovered certain songs I like that way. ITA though no matter what the promo it will be mocked.

  65. Lee DeWyze on a video monitor? Aren’t we trying to encourage people to buy music?

  66. He’s alive (tweeting)!

    #thedavidcook David Cook Re-acclimating myself to two great records by doubleDrive: “1000 Yard Stare” and “Blue In The Face”. Florida-bound…

    Not familiar with doubleDrive…

  67. sma11ie, they’re apparently a rock band from Atlanta with a fondness for minor chords and surging guitars.

    So Cook recc’ed an alt-rock band from Atlanta. Really, what are the odds? Hee.

  68. but yes when videos and music are plastered across dozens of TV’s and playing its a little hard to avoid them.

    Yeah, as someone who used to work in a Target for many years, I learned a few dozen songs by heart that I wish to never admit I know the words to. It’s engrained in your memory whether you like it or not. Good promo is good promo, whether it’s Wal Mart, VH1, MTV, etc. Hell, with the lack of actual MUSIC on those tv stations nowadays, it might be better promo, and better for Crystal if her VH1 stuff ended up online. Do people even still watch VH1 for music? I really don’t know.

  69. Using the online fundraising tool Kickstarter, Michael [Castro]collected $8,321.

    Who gave Michael Castro over $8,000 and why? Looking for access to Jason?

  70. Probably OK for a friendly game among friends, but no where near any kind of competitive level, lol. It should be fun.

    And especially fun because he’s so darn competitive!

  71. Why argue about whether Walmart promo is good promo? Any promo is good. There’s something to mock in everything if you look for it, but new artists getting promo is never a bad thing.

    ^^^That.

    Getting new ears to listen to your music = good. Walmart promo = possible new ears = good.

  72. Walmart Soundchecks are good. It will play in the stores for a week during the holiday shopping season. They cost some money too, so RCA/19M are investing in him.

  73. I actually went over and read the Michael Castro story and watched his little “please give me donations” video. At the end of the vid he plays a snippet of one of his songs. I kinda liked it! His voice is better than I expected and the song is kinda catchy. Anybody else listen? What do you think?

  74. Wow Janell does really well on the Alanis/Breakeven mashup song. I love it! love her Mashups. If you haven’t done so, subscribe to Janell! :)

  75. Depending on how he looks in the Walmart Soundcheck, Lee could really do well in the “picking up new fans” market. If they play up the “shy” angle and he’s cute enough on the screen, teens are going to notice.

  76. Jennifer Lopez reportedly in the studio working on song with producer RedOne

    I guess now we see some of the perks JLo is getting from idol. I guess we will see her peforming sometime during the new idol season like Paula Abdul did.

  77. Can’t tell if Adam played this or they just presented Adam’s material

    But it definatly shows that RCA is doing a good job promoting Adam internationally :D

    This is a section tranlated with google.

    Sony Music Media and calls for greater cooperation on trade

    Will work together to advance with trade and media partners, the artist development: Edgar Berger seeks to work with trade and media partners to promote development artist: Edgar Berger is the third time it is on 4 November at the invitation of Sony Music Entertainment Germany “According to Munich.” This year, the Major received a self-reported record attendance of around 800 trade and media – and the meeting took a call for a common artist development. At the event in the Eisbach Sony Studios presented artists from all divisions repertoire including Gossip, Joe Cocker, Hurts, Ting Tings, gunslinger feat. Marta, Joy Denalane, Atze Schröder, Adam Lambert, Madcon, Stefan Dettl, Ulita Knaus and Valentine. Hurts received on the spot also a gold award for their album “Happiness”.

    http://www.mediabiz.de/musik/news/sony-music-fordert-medien-und-handel-zur-staerkeren-zusammenarbeit-auf/297339/seite-2

    Oh wait this source says that Adam played live
    http://www.musikmarkt.de/Aktuell/News/News/Sony-Music-zum-dritten-Mal-Laut-in-Muenchen-Donnerstag-04.-November-2010

    Translated via Google

    More than 800 guests from media and trade saw live performances from Gossip, Joe Cocker, Hurts, Ting Tings, gunslinger feat. Marta, Joy Denalane, Atze Schröder, Adam Lambert, Madcon, Stefan Dettl, Ulita Knaus and Valentine.

    I can’t believe Adam sneaked into Munich without anyone knowing haha

  78. taylor swift is the big artist now… i think it was eminem last time, then lady gaga last year…

    still glad to see cook’s name on write ups for taylor’s billboard record… it tells that he did something right that will be there for a long time :)

  79. s

    meggingnuts:
    11/04/2010 at 3:22 pm

    I can’t believe Adam sneaked into Munich without anyone knowing haha

    We kinda knew. Monte tweeted that he was headed to Munich and his wife tweeted that he had to go early with “the boss” to Munich for some reason.

    Monterrific: I’m on my way to Munich. Since I’m the first one traveling, I officially declare that the beginning of Glamnation Europe starts now!!! 8:49 PM Nov 2nd via Twitter for iPhone

    Lisarrific: @LaurieLovesAdam He had to go on ahead with the boss for some reason. 9:41 PM Nov 2nd via web in reply to LaurieLovesAdam

    LaurieLovesAdam: @Lisarrific Y did ur hubby leave so early for Europe & all alone? ): 9:39 PM Nov 2nd via web in reply to Lisarrific

  80. I can’t believe Adam sneaked into Munich without anyone knowing haha

    Yes, Monte went with him so I guess he did an acoustic set. Don’t really understand what this is for, though. Are they trying to sell their music to their business partners for use in commercials or other types of advertisements?

  81. I can think of multiple Idols who’ve done the same kind of thing performing multiple songs off their new albums.

    Prior to the album release? I can think of exactly none. Granted, I haven’t followed every single Idol as closely as some, but I have no recollection of any other Idol promoting their album’s songs before the single.

    If you know something I don’t than please prove me wrong.

    Danny did a radio tour- acoustic; sang almost every song off his album at radio stations and radio station sponsored viewer controlled mini concerts. We had a lot of great material to watch on line before the album drop. But his single did drop at about the same time so not sure if that qualifies.

    Re Crystal’s single- Aw Kara isn’t so bad. Undo it (much as I hate that song) did well. And the song she wrote for Danny on his album is quite good; was the second highest selling single when the album came out. It would do well on Christian radio but the label won’t release it because they are trying to gain a foot on country, not christian radio.

    Re promo- Idols can use any they can get, IMO.

  82. julykaos
    just had an interview with beautiful and super-talented @adamlambert and loved it! what a great guy with an amazing voice! goosebump-alert!! 26 minutes ago via Echofon

    # Name Julia Kautz
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  83. Don’t really understand what this is for, though. Are they trying to sell their music to their business partners for use in commercials or other types of advertisements?

    This is someones explaination of the event. I am guessing its kinda like an industry listening party to introduce new music to music people maybe like radio. It may lead to music being used on TV or for promotional ads. Or maybe concerts…haha IDK but hey more people listen just give him more exposure. It may not help with FYE but I think it will definatly help in establishing Adam and an international artist and possible make the promo for album #2 easier/cheaper since he will be more well know *shrugs* haha who knows

    On Thursday 4th November 2010, @Nadine0501 said:

    For those of you wondering what Monte’s tweet regarding Munich was all about:

    Adam performed yesterday at the Sony Music “Laut in München” (“Loud in Munich”) event.
    This annual event takes place at the Sony Music headquarters in Munich and provides a platform to present “samples” for the Sony Music repertoire live to business partners in retail and media (this year in front of 800 visitors).
    This year’s participating artist were (amongst others): Gossip, Joe Cocker, Hurts, Ting Tings, Adam Lambert and Madcon.

    Sources (German):
    http://bit.ly/9BAI8i
    http://bit.ly/aBHpqm

  84. The rumour is that Simon’s act One Direction are going to sing No Boundaries on the X Factor.

  85. The rumour is that Simon’s act One Direction are going to sing No Boundaries on the X Factor.

    Really? When? Not this week, I hope? I wouldn’t say it fits “American Anthems” theme. And rumour says next week is boy band week, so NB wouldn’t fit that either.
    Maybe Simon wants NB to be X Factor coronation song this year?

  86. And rumour says next week is boy band week, so NB wouldn’t fit that either.

    It does if you think of Kris Allen as a boyband with one member.

  87. It does if you think of Kris Allen as a boyband with one member.

    From Wikipedia:

    A boy band (or boyband), in pop, hip hop and R&B music, is loosely defined as a popular music act consisting of about 3-6 male performers. Despite the term “band”, boy band members usually do not play musical instruments, either in recording sessions or on stage, although exceptions do exist.

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

  88. Adam is looking – and more importantly sounding great to me. And that kiss looked yummy.

  89. Sydia:
    11/04/2010 at 6:55 pm
    Adam is looking a little pudgy around the waist in that video.

    Hard to tell.. maybe. I think he has one of those builds where an extra 5lbs shows up easily. *shrug* Other than that I agree with the other poster… he sounds great. Hope they decide to put out that GNT DVD set.

  90. OMG. Heaven forbid Adam eats something and gains an ounce or two.

    Seriously, I think Glee was onto something last week with their ep that had the guys obsessing about their looks. Do we really need to drag them into our repulsive female vortex of bitching & putting down?

    I like a guy with a little meat on his bones. Bring it on.

    fishes:
    11/04/2010 at 5:05 pm
    And rumour says next week is boy band week, so NB wouldn’t fit that either.

    It does if you think of Kris Allen as a boyband with one member.

    Actually, Kris Allen is a boyband with 5 [pretty damned hot] members.

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