David Cook Performs Songs From ‘This Loud Morning’

David Cook standing on Walmart Soundcheck

Missouri singer/songwriter David Cook performed songs from his sophomore album ‘This Loud Morning’ during a visit to Walmart Soundcheck, including the first single, ‘The Last Goodbye’. Plus, the ‘American Idol’ winner discussed love, loss, and why ‘This Loud Morning’ is “the most therapeutic album I’ve written.”

“As I was writing this record, I got to this point where the world around me got a little loud,” Cook explained about the album title. “I had so much around me going on in my head that sleep became kind of my only reprieve. It just represents that loud reality we all have sometimes.” ‘This Loud Morning’ is out Tuesday (June 28) on RCA Records.

Check out a clip of David talking about performing in the studio versus live below, view the entire live set that includes ‘Circadian’, ‘Take Me As I Am’, ‘Paper Heart’, ‘Time Marches On’ and ‘The Last Goodbye’ at soundcheck.walmart.com/david-cook and see additional pictures from the appearance below the cut.

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Rock Stars’ Happy Mothers Day Tweets

Several rock artists are wishing their followers who happen to be moms and their own mothers a Happy Mother’s Day on Twitter, which is being celebrated in several countries including the United States, Canada and Australia. Among the Tweets:

Pierre Bouvier of Simple Plan (@pierrebouvier): good mornin! Happy mother’s day to all you mom’s out there. Make sure you tell your mom you love her.

Nathan Followill of Kings of Leon (@doctorfollowill): Good morning and Happy Mothers Day 2 all you mom’s. Leaving 4 the west coast 4 some fun in the sun and a little work. Have a gr8 Sunday.

Mark Hoppus of blink-182 (@markhoppus): Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms! You keeps it real!
As a special surprise for my mom, today I’m going to let HER choose what to cook me for breakfast. Love you, Mom!
As a special surprise for my mom, I etched a drawing of a flying unicorn into the hood of her car. It’s her day!!
As a special surprise for my mom, I snuck in while she was sleeping and gave her a haircut makeover to look like Amber Rose!
As a special surprise for my mom on Mother’s Day, I’m letting her know I’m buying her a house. I mean a House DVD.

Joel Madden of Good Charlotte (@JoelMadden): Happy Mothersday to all the moms out there. Enjoy your day!

Benji Madden of Good Charlotte (@benjaminmadden): Happy Mothers day2all the moms all over the World! Ur all Saints! But at some point U were Workin it enough2get Preggers. Lol enjoy ur day!
Special happy Moms Day to My Mom. Wouldn’t be who I am with out her. I love you Mom

Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit (@freddurst): Happy Mother’s Day mamas.

Hayley Williams of Paramore (@yelyahwilliams): Just talked to my mom… She’s so cool. Happy Mothers Day to moms all over the world!

David Cook (@thedavidcook): Happy mom’s day to my mom and all moms. Thanks for being great moms!

Jack Barakat of All Time Low (@JackAllTimeLow): In honor of mothers day, my friend Jason and I are getting mani/pedis. Love you mom!

David Cook Checks In After ‘Good Morning America’ Performance

David Cook checked in with fans on his YouTube channel just after performing on ABC’s ‘Good Morning America’ on Friday (August 7), offering some behind the scenes footage from the performance at Central Park. Watch the brief clip, featuring his song ‘Come Back To Me’, below.

On TV: Incubus, Arctic Monkeys, David Cook

Rock acts on television this week include:

Gomez perform on ‘The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien’ (NBC) on Monday.

Incubus perform on ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ (NBC) on Monday.

The All-American Rejects perform on ‘The Tonight Show’ (NBC) on Tuesday.

Arctic Monkeys perform on ‘Late Night’ (NBC) on Tuesday.

The Script perform on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ (ABC) on Tuesday.

Glasvegas perform on ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’ (CBS) on Thursday.

Julian Plenti performs on ‘Late Night’ (NBC) on Friday.

David Cook performs on ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ (ABC) on Friday.

Red, White and Boom 14 A Dream Fulfilled For David Cook

David Cook checked in with fans before a hometown gig in Kansas City on Monday evening (June 22), playing at Mix 93.3’s Red, White and Boom 14 at Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone. “I’m stoked,” the ‘American Idol’ season seven winner said. “I used to come to this show all the time, sit in the audience, and wonder what it would be like to be here and now we’re headlining.” Watch via YouTube below.

On TV: David Cook, Keane, Doves

Doves

Rock acts on television this week include:

David Cook, who performs on ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ (NBC) on Monday.

Keane, who perform on ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ (NBC) on Tuesday.

The Virgins, who perform on ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ (NBC) on Tuesday.

Doves, who perform on ‘Last Call’ (NBC) on Wednesday.

On TV: Keane, David Cook, Fall Out Boy

Keane 'Perfect Symmetry'

Rock acts on television this week include:

White Rabbits, who perform on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ (CBS) on Monday.

blink-182, who perform on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ (NBC) on Monday and Tuesday.

Keane, who perform on ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ (NBC) on Tuesday.

No Doubt, who perform on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ (Syndicated) on Tuesday and ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ (ABC) on Wednesday.

Grizzly Bear, who perform on ‘The Late Show’ (CBS) on Wednesday.

Hensley, who perform on ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’ (CBS) on Wednesday.

The Airborne Toxic Event, who perform on ‘Last Call’ (NBC) on Wednesday.

David Cook, who performs on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ (Syndicated) and the finale of ‘American Idol’ (FOX) on Wednesday.

Billy Boy On Poison, who perform on ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ (NBC) on Thursday.

The Kills, who perform on ‘Last Call’ (NBC) on Thursday.

Green Day, who perform on ‘The Colbert Report’ (Comedy Central) on Thursday and ‘The Late Show’ (CBS) Friday.

The Decemberists, who perform on ‘The Late Late Show’ (CBS) on Friday.

Fall Out Boy, who perform on ‘Today’ (NBC) on Friday.

Glasvegas, who perform on ‘Last Call’ (NBC) on Friday.

David Cook Surprise Show At His Old High School

David Cook

David Cook’s latest video blog features the ‘American Idol’ season seven winner in front of some lockers at his old high school last Thursday, getting ready to do a surprise show at Blue Springs South High School. Cook also talked about attempting to run a 5K next month and raising over $60,000 so far in the process to raise funds for brain cancer research. Watch the message via YouTube below the cut. (more…)

David Cook ‘Come Back To Me’ Video

David Cook is out with the video to his new single ‘Come Back To Me’, the third release off the ‘American Idol’ season seven winner’s self-titled major label debut album, out now on RCA/19 Records. Watch the Gavin Bowden directed video below.

On TV: Fall Out Boy, David Cook, Cold War Kids

Rock acts on television this week include:

Glasvegas, who perform on ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ (NBC) on Monday.

Fall Out Boy, who perform on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ (NBC) on Tuesday.

Gomez, who perform on ‘Late Night’ (NBC) on Tuesday.

Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne, who visit ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ (ABC) on Tuesday.

David Cook, who performs on the results show on ‘American Idol’ (FOX) on Wednesday.

Les Claypool, who performs on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ (ABC) on Wednesday.

The Fray, who perform on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ (CBS) on Thursday.

Cold War Kids, who perform on ‘Late Night’ (NBC) on Friday.

The Killers, who perform on ‘The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos’ (CBC) on Friday.

Phoenix, who are musical guest on ‘Saturday Night Live’.

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