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13 November 2013
by Michele Amabile Angermiller for The Hollywood Reporter
The season seven winner paid homage to The Boss in his hometown of Freehold with a rendition of "Secret Garden."
American Idol season seven winner David Cook paid homage to Bruce Springsteen in the legendary rocker's hometown of Freehold, New Jersey on Sunday night.
Performing at iPlayAmerica, Cook delivered a quiet and moving version of the romantic ballad, “Secret Garden,” from the movie Jerry McGuire.
Although the 30-year old rocker admitted he was “nervous” to perform a song by The Boss, he told The Hollywood Reporter after the tribute that he was happy the band was “able to pull it off."
Said Cook: “We knew we were coming here to Freehold and this is as firm a Springsteen territory as there is [and] we decided to take on the challenge. The song we chose, 'Secret Garden,' just seemed to fit us vibe-wise.”
The song held special significance to Cook, he added, as it reminded him of his late brother, Adam. “My dad had this Best of Springsteen tape, and that song used to pop up when we were going to see Adam,” he said.
The cover was not only a hit with the hometown crowd, but with Maureen Van Zandt, wife of E Street Band member Steven Van Zandt, who was in attendance and later tweeted, “Our friend @thedavidcook with a beautiful version of Bruce's song in Bruce's hometown."
Watch some of the performance below:
11 November 2013
After playing to a sold-out and enthusiastic crowd at The Troubadour in Hollywood on November 3, David Cook stopped by 104.3 MYfm bright and early on Monday morning to catch up with Lisa Foxx. During the chat, David talked about playing new songs at the historic venue as a way to thank his loyal and supportive fans, and more! Watch the full interview below!
7 November 2013
Check out Mario Lopez's recent interview with David below!
4 November 2013
by Michele Amabile Angermiller for The Hollywood Reporter | Photo: Frank Micelotta / FOX
"I have not put down the guitar," the season seven winner promises THR.
American Idol season seven winner David Cook may have debuted the song “Laying Me Low” on the Fox show last May, but he's doing the opposite this month as he hits the road to try out new songs.
“Our fans have been historically very patient and very loyal,” Cook tells The Hollywood Reporter. “We are writing a new record and have a lot of new material and I wanted to try something different and have it out in a live setting first to let the fan base see the direction we are heading in.”
Since parting ways with RCA Records, Cook has refocused his direction with a move to Nashville, which he said isn’t necessarily influencing his sound directly.
“A common misconception about Nashville is that it’s all country, and I don’t know that country has really influenced what we do,” he said. “For this tour, we are actually playing keyboards live for the first time, which is quite an experiment. But it’s a lot of fun and the new songs kind of represent that. It’s going to get back to basics, really doubling down and enjoying the creative process.”
Read on for an inside look at Cook’s current tour, which includes stops in Los Angeles at The Troubadour on Nov. 3 and in Bruce Springsteen’s hometown of Freehold, New Jersey at iPlay America’s Encore stage on Nov. 10.
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