Monday, June 15, 2015

James Michael

James Michael is the melodic voice of the band Sixx: A.M. Sixx: A.M.'s hit song "Life is Beautiful" topped the rock charts in 2007 on their debut album. Two albums later, Sixx: A.M. is still creating rockin' hits like "Lies of the Beautiful People"  and "Stars." They just finished their first headlining tour which I was able to catch this past spring. James is an amazing frontman and had performed with a giant smile the majority of the concert. You can tell that band has so much fun together!

Besides fronting this killer rock band, Michael is also a producer and songwriter. He's worked with Papa Roach, Kelly Clarkson, Halestorm, Motley Crue, Meat Loaf, and many more artists.

What is James Michael reading?

James posted this photo of his latest read on Instagram:

James is reading BRAIN ON FIRE: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan. This memoir  chronicles Cahalan's struggle to recapture her identity after finding herself strapped into a bed in a hospital one fateful day.

You can follow James on Twitter, like him on Facebook and visit

Enjoy "Stars" by Sixx: A.M.!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Josh Todd

Josh Todd is a rocker, a reader, an actor, and an entrepreneur. Josh is the lead singer of Buckcherry, sometime actor (see reel clip below), and he now has his own product line called Spraygun War. You know Buckcherry's songs like "Sorry," "Gluttony," and that "Crazy B" one. I just saw Buckcherry for the 10th time a few days ago. Always amazing live. Check out tour dates HERE.

What is Josh Todd reading?

The other day Josh tweeted, "Finished The book Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King (couldn't put it down) would be a great movie. "

Can't lose with Stephen King! You can follow Josh on Twitter, peruse his website, and visit Buckcherry's site, too!

Check out one of my fave Buckcherry songs here.

Check out some of Josh's acting, too!

Monday, March 9, 2015

Josh Duhamel

Photo from @joshduhamel

Josh Duhamel is the handsome actor from North Dakota who made his acting debut in All My Children. Since then he starred in TV series, Las Vegas, married Fergie, starred in Win a Date with Tad Hamilton, some Transformer movies, Safe Haven, and a whole lot more! You can watch him on Sunday nights in his new CBS series, Battle Creek.

Duhamel is an animal advocate and teamed up with Petsmart charities to executive produce of an eight-episode web series, Rescue Waggin': Tales From the Road. Josh was also the 2014
celebrity ambassador for Jumpstart's Read for the Record campaign.

What is Josh's favorite book?

On a recent Reddit AMA he answered, "HAVE GLOVE, WILL TRAVEL. I'm about to start the movie based on that book on Sunday."

Have Glove, Will Travel: Adventures of a Baseball Vagabond by Bill Lee and Richard Lally is "a love story about a middle-aged maverick who refused to stop pursuing his passion for a boy's game long after the grown-ups told him he couldn't play on their team anymore."

You can follow Josh on Twitter and like him on Facebook!

Check out this recent fun interview on Jimmy Fallon.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

John Cooper

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Photo from @johnlcooper

John Cooper is the lead singer and bassist for the popular Christian rock group, Skillet. Skillet is a Grammy-nominated band originally from Tennessee. Skillet's eight studio albums span from their debut in 1996 to Rise in 2013. Skillet's hits include "Whispers in the Dark," "Hero," "Awake and Alive," and "Sick of It." You can check them out on  their Winter Jam 2015 Tour Spectacular. Check out dates here.

What are John Cooper's fave and current reads?

I asked John just that on Twitter.

 His response, " no. 1 favorite book is "Frankenstein" by Mary shelley. My current read is "allegiant" from divergent series."

Love those diverse picks! Thanks so much, John!

You can find out more about Skillet at and follow John on Twitter.

Now listen to this!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Nikki Sixx

(photo by me)

Nikki Sixx is a musician, photographer, author, and radio show host. He's the bassist and songwriter of two successful bands that I love - Motley Crue and Sixx: A.M.  Motley Crue toured the US for the final time in 2014 and will tour Europe this year. I was able to see them two nights in a row in November. I can't believe I will never see them live again!! Nikki's radio show Sixx Sense can be heard nationwide.  He's also authored three books - The Dirt, The Heroin Diaries, and This Is Gonna Hurt.  He's even been featured here  before (and will be again!).

What is Nikki Sixx reading?

He recently posted on Instagram, "A new year, a new book" with a photo of the cover of An Invisible Thread: The true story of an 11-year-old panhandler, a busy sales executive, and an unlikely meeting with destiny.

This uplifting book is a best seller by Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski.

Here's the Sixx: A.M. video for "Stars!"

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Colin Jost

Yes, you've watched him on Saturday nights. Colin Jost is the head writer for Saturday Night Live and coanchor for SNL's Weekend Update. You can also occasionally catch him on tour as a stand-up comic.

What is Colin Jost reading?

I asked Colin just that on Twitter and he replied, "hi! Currently reading Amy Poehler's new book Just finished the new Murakami which I loved. Also "Lunches with Orson" -- great."

Thanks, Colin! Find out more about Colin at and follow him on Twitter.

If this comedy bit doesn't make you laugh, then you jost don't have a sense of humor.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

One Direction

Photo courtesy of Columbia

Yes, One Direction. Of course you know One Direction as Harry, Liam, Louis, Niall, and Zayn. Their hit songs include "Best Song Ever," "What Makes You Beautiful," and "Story of My Life."

But more importantly,

What are One Direction's favorite books?

Scholastic asked the band that question for their Read Every Day campaign. Some of their answers include The Freedom Writers Diary: How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them, Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach, and David Beckham's Soccer Skills by David Beckham himself.

You can check out what other books they chose at .

Here's one of their tunes. Girls. Stop the screaming!