On TV: The All-American Rejects, Live, David Cook

Live 'Awake'

Rock acts on television this week include:

The All-American Rejects, who perform on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ (NBC) on Monday and ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ (Syndicated) on Friday.

David Cook, who performs on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ (ABC) on Tuesday.

The Smashing Pumpkins, who perform on ‘The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos’ (CBC) on Tuesday.

Bret Michaels of Poison, who visits ‘The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet’ (FOX) on Wednesday.

Mute Math, who perform on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ (NBC) on Thursday.

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

Puddle of Mudd, who perform on ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ (NBC) on Thursday.

Crooked X, who perform on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ (ABC) on Thursday.

Live, who perform on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ (Syndicated) on Thursday.

The Airborne Toxic Event, who perform on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ (CBS) on Friday.
Delta Spirit, who perform on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ (ABC) on Friday.

Gene Simmons of KISS, who visits ‘The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos’ (CBC) on Friday.

Daughtry Probably Won’t Take Fuel Job, But Probably Will Work With Live

Though rumors of Chris Daughtry taking Fuel’s vacant frontman slot have been circulating since he was voted off ‘American Idol’, and after its band members offered him the job, Daughtry tells the York Daily Record it’s unlikely he’ll make the move. What he does want to do is work with Live, after singing with Ed Kowalczyk during the ‘Idol’ finale. “I think it’s a very good chance,” he said. “We’re already talking about collaborating in the near future, even on songwriting. We stay in touch.”

Ed Kowalczyk: I Phoned Chris Daughtry

Live 'Birds Of Pray'

Mark and Mercedes of Mix 94.1 FM in Las Vegas caught up with Ed Kowalczyk of Live backstage at Pet-A-Palooza on Saturday (April 1). They asked Ed about how Vegas was treating him, the controversy surrounding ‘American Idol’ finalist Chris Daughtry covering his cover of ‘Walk The Line’ — where he revealed that he phoned Chris to let him know he’s not upset, how he got a call from R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe under similar circumstances, and their touring plans. They also played a little audio of the band’s performance. Audio at mix941.fm has since been removed.

Live Hopes To Release Album Spring Of 2003

Live 'Birds Of Pray'

Scott Cronick of The Press of Atlantic City spoke with Live frontman Ed Kowalczyk, whose band is planning on releasing a new album some time next spring, and are performing ahead of it. Ed says the album will continue the sound of ‘Throwing Copper’ explaining, “It’s funny because I think that I’m getting back to telling stories again. It just all came together for us. I don’t know where it came from. You can’t expect Live to put out an album and it not be a little dark, but it also will have a happy feeling about it. I had a baby in the spring, and the experience has been beautiful. It has given me a different perspective on life.” Pressofatlanticcity.com has since removed the article.

Live Talks Tricky Collaborations

Live 'Birds Of Pray'

TopForty.co.za spoke with Live frontman Ed Kowalczyk about his collaborations with Tricky. Ed revealed, “I was on the phone with a friend of mine, who’s an engineer, and out of the blue he said, ‘Hey, somebody wants to talk to you. It was Tricky. He asked me to come over and check out this track Evolution Revolution Love (which appears on Tricky’s latest album Blowback). So I came over and sang the melody on it, and then we hung out and he came into our studio and returned the favor. It was all just a mutual affirmation of how much we loved each other’s music.”