Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Rob Thomas

Photo from @thisisrobthomas
Rob Thomas is a solo artist and the lead singer and songwriter of Matchbox Twenty. Thomas also earned three Grammy awards for his song with Carlos Santana, "Smooth." Matchbox Twenty has many hits including "Push," "3 AM" and "How Far We've Come." Thomas's solo hits include "Lonely No More" and "Someday." The Matchbox Twenty Collection was recently released on ITunes.

Rob and his wife, Marisol, created the Sidewalk Angels Foundation, a non-profit organization that helps needy people in and around big cities of America.

What is Rob Thomas reading?

Rob recently tweeted, "This is what I'm reading now for those asking. "

THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE by Neil Gaiman. Who doesn't love Gaiman? Thanks for sharing, Rob!

You can find more about Rob at www.robthomasmusic.com and follow him on Twitter.

Here's a classic hit from Matchbox Twenty.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Matthew McConaughey

Alright, alright, alright! Yep, got McConaughey on here finally. Matthew McConaughey is one of my all time favorite actors that started the moment I saw him as Jake Brigance in A Time to Kill. Since then he has made so many great movies. I was so happy to see him win an Academy Award for Dallas Buyer's Club. Excellent acting and important movie. Other faves you need to watch him in are the classic Dazed and Confused, dramatic Amistad, fun Magic Mike, and even his small part in The Wolf of Wall Street was amazing. The HBO series, True Detective, just came out on DVD and that series had me hooked start to finish. Check it out!

What has Matthew McConaughey been reading?

Two weeks ago Matthew posted this on his WhoSay account.

"Just read WHITE MAN'S PROBLEMS by Kevin Morris. Great read. Go get it."
From amazon.com:
In nine dazzling stories bouncing between nouveau riche Los Angeles and the working-class East Coast, Kevin Morris explores the vicissitudes of modern life.
You can like Matthew on Facebook and follow him on Twitter.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Josh Todd

Photo from @jtbuckcherry
Josh Todd is the amazing frontman of rock band, Buckcherry. Buckcherry is known for their hit songs "Lit Up," "Crazy Bi@#$," "Sorry," and from their last album, "Gluttony."

Josh has appeared in movies such as "The Banger Sisters," "The Salton Sea" and "The New Guy." His TV guest appearances include The Shield and Bones. Buckcherry is currently touring Europe. Check here for tour dates. I've seen them eight times live; you need to check them out!

 Josh is also an avid reader.

What is Josh Todd reading?

Yesterday he tweeted, "Just finished "the good nurse" true story of Charles Cullen serial killer nurse, detectives are like rock stars to me, fascinating work."

You can follow Josh on Twitter and visit his website, www.joshtodd.fm.

Here's me and Buckcherry earlier this year.

I love this song and video, "Dreaming of You." Great summer song! Take a listen.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Bella Thorne

Photo from @bellathorne

Bella Thorne is one of the stars of Disney Channel's popular Shake It Up. You can see Bella in theaters now with Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore in Blended. I recently read that she is set to costar in the movie adaptation of The Duff by Kody Keplinger!

Bella also penned a YA novel called Autumn Falls, and it comes out in November.

What is Bella Thorne reading?

According to the June 2, 2014 issue of Us Weekly, Bella is in the middle of the novel Fallen. She states, "I only do hardcover books."

Fallen is the YA fantasy novel by Lauren Kate.

You can follow Bella on Twitter and Like her on Facebook.

Here is her newest single, "Call It Whatever."

Friday, May 16, 2014

Mark Tremonti

Photo by me

Mark Tremonti is an amazing lead guitarist and singer. Mark is lead guitar in two popular rock bands - Creed and Alter Bridge. He is also lead vocals and guitar in his solo band, Tremonti. Mark Tremonti has won a Grammy with his band, Creed, for "With Arms Wide Open." Total Guitar magazine named Mark as the fourth greatest heavy metal guitarist of all time in 2011. Mark and his brother formed a website and record and production company called FRET 12 in 2008. I've seen all three of his bands live, and I love to watch him shred! Mark is currently on tour with Alter Bridge. Check out tour dates here.

Tremonti is an avid reader so I recently asked him on Twitter what his current read was.

What is Mark Tremonti reading?

Mark answered, "I'm in the middle of Wise Man's Fear at the moment."

Full title: The Wise Man's Fear: The Kingkiller Chronicle: Day Two by Patrick Rothfuss          

You can find out more about Mark at www.marktremonti.com, and follow him on Twitter.

I got to meet Mark before a Tremonti show!

Check out "Addicted to Pain" by Alter Bridge.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Oliver Hudson

Photo from @theoliverhudson
The handsome Oliver Hudson plays two completely different characters on Rules of Engagement and currently on Nashville. (Yes, he's the brother of Kate, son of Goldie. And he holds his own on both shows.) He played goofy Adam on Rules of Engagement from 2007-2013 and currently plays the guy you love to hate, Jeff, on Nashville. You can see him on the big screen on the recently released Walk of Shame.

What is Oliver Hudson's favorite book?

I asked him that last night on Twitter. His answer, "@ old man and the sea."

Good Hemingway pick, Oliver.

You can follow Oliver on Twitter where he recently tweeted his bare backside and fun pics from the set of Nashville.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Duff McKagan

Photo from @duffmckagan

Duff McKagan rocks. Duff was bassist in the original Guns N' Roses lineup with such huge hits as "Sweet Child O' Mine," "November Rain," and "Welcome to the Jungle." Guns N' Roses was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012. Duff recently reunited with Guns N' Roses last night at the Revolver Golden God Awards.

McKagan's band Velvet Revolver has released two hard rock albums and won a Grammy. Duff is rhythm guitarist and singer of another rock band, Loaded. I've seen Duff play live with both GnR and Velvet Revolver, and he's an amazing musician. Duff will be touring Europe this summer with his newest band, Walking Papers. Their debut album released in August of last year.

McKagan is also a writer. From 2008 - 2013, he wrote a regular column for SeattleWeekly.com.  He also occasionally wrote for espn.com. Duff released an autobiography in 2011 titled It's So Easy: And Other Lies.

What is Duff McKagan reading?

He tweeted this week, "My newest read. I've been waiting 20 years for this!" with this photo:
The Jet is the story of kickboxer Benny "The Jet" Urquidez.
You can follow Duff on Twitter and like him on Facebook.