Monday, October 13, 2008

"Idol's" David Cook, David Archuleta renew rivalry

Some celebrity rivalries just never die, and that seems to be true of David Cook and David Archuleta. The battle of the Davids has morphed from the two singers’ friendly rivalry on the reality show “American Idol” to their careers as budding recording artists.

David Cook, the 25-year-old winner of “Idol” 2008, will release his debut album on Nov. 18, one week after runner-up David Archuleta, 17, releases his first album on Nov. 11. Cook won ”Idol” but Archuleta had many loyal fans, and it will be interesting to see whose album climbs the highest on record charts.

friends.jpgIn the meantime, Cook is releasing a single, “Light On,” from his upcoming album on the America Online pop culture site PopEater.com on Tuesday, said Roger Widynowski, spokesman for 19 Entertainment, Cook’s record company.

The lyrics for the songarchie.jpg include the lines: “Try to leave a light on when I’m gone/Something I rely on to get home” and “When the wires cross in my brain/You’ll start my heart again.”

The song was co-written by Chris Cornell, 44, former lead singer for the bands Soundgarden and Audioslave. “Light On” will play on airwaves on Wednesday, Widynowski said.

While the two Davids are heading into a battle this November — and both have attracted legions of fans – career’s after “Idol” have been a mixed bag of success for contestants over the years.

Blake Lewis, last year’s runner-up, was dropped by Arista Records, and last week the beat box singer announced to fans his tour had been cut short. But “Idol,” which is gearing up for its eighth season, has also had a few breakout stars — including Grammy-winning country star Carrie Underwood and pop singer Kelly Clarkson.

Cook-ing up tunes

AMERICAN Idol winner David Cook, 25, who hails from Blue Springs, Missouri, will release his debut album on Nov 18, 2008. The first single, Light On, produced by Grammy-winning producer Rob Cavallo (Green Day, Kid Rock) was released on US radio and is now made available on iTunes.

Light On also premiered exclusively on AOL Music on its pop culture news site, PopEater.com.

Earlier this year, Cook had the biggest single premiere of the year on PopEater.com with The Time of My Life garnering more than one million streams in 24 hours.

Light On was co-written by one of rock music’s most influential innovators, Chris Cornell, lead singer and songwriter for Soundgarden and Audioslave, and acclaimed producer/songwriter Brian Howes, who has worked with superstar rock bands such as Hinder and Puddle of Mudd.

Cook has been busy in the studio with Cavallo, co-writing many of the upcoming album’s tracks alongside some of music’s hottest rock songwriters.

He also launched DavidCookOfficial.com, his official social networking site where fans can interact with him, his music and each other.

Fans can create their own profiles, make friends and contribute their own blogs, photos, videos and connect with other fans in their towns by various search functionalities. After only five days, it was already the #1 artiste site within the entire SonyBMG community.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Word of the Day - May 13.

Word of the Day - May 13.

sa·la·cious [suh-ley-shuhs] –adjective 1. lustful or lecherous. 2. (of writings, pictures, etc.) obscene; grossly indecent. i truly respect david cook, and i admire his many talents - but that doesn't stop me from having salacious thoughts about him on a regular basis; the man is sexy!

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second tour swing

second tour swing

so obviously, i failed spectacularly at updating this blog with my pictures and videos in anything close to real time. my bad. i do, however, still want to post all the links here for posterity like i did with the first batch. i'm headed out again to see brother love next week, but i'm not even going to pretend this time that i'll be posting. LOL. i'll catch up when i get back. so, after

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David's Official MySpace

David's Official MySpace

david's official myspace page has gone up, and his label has gone all out, with impressive speed: myspace.com/officialdavidcook go forth and add him and join all his lists. :o)

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*tap tap*

*tap tap*

this thing on? so we haven't been making much use of this here blog since the finale. but i want to wake things back up in order to follow the tour. one reason i haven't been blogging here is that it's always bugged me that the full text of the post has to go on the front page. i think i may have solved that... let's see if this works. still with me? cool! i got the code to make this

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Word of the Day - May 21.

Word of the Day - May 21.

tour de force [toor duh fawrs] –noun 1. an exceptional achievement by an artist, author, or the like, that is unlikely to be equaled by that person or anyone else; stroke of genius. 2. a particularly adroit maneuver or technique in handling a difficult situation. 3. a feat requiring unusual strength, skill, or ingenuity. Regardless of tonight's outcome, David Cook's run on American Idol has been

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