|His major-label debut, “The Real Thing” (19 Recordings/RCA Records), features a hard-rocking collection of songs by writers including Richie Sambora, Jon Bon Jovi, Chad Kroeger (Nickelback) and Ben Moody (Evanescence) — all produced by veteran hitmaker Clive Davis.|
So it's only fitting the Birmingham, Ala., native, would be invited by one of his own idols — Southern Rock icons Lynyrd Skynyrd — to perform as a special guest at the June 23 “Decades Rock Live! Lynyrd Skynyrd & Friends” concert. The show will be taped for a later airing on VH1 Classic.
Bice spoke with At the Shore about his admiration for Lynyrd Skynyrd, his new album and his musical future, post-“Idol.”
THE QUESTIONS (click link above for answers):
Q: What's it like to be asked to perform with Lynyrd Skynyrd?
Q: What was the thinking behind your first major release?
Q: Do you think you would have progressed this far in your career without “Idol”?
Q: What was it like to visit the show this past season and not have to compete?
Q: Do you feel pressure to match the success of other “Idol” contestants?
|QUOTE (kap @ Jun 26 2006, 10:48 PM)|
| Q: Do you feel pressure to match the success of other “Idol” contestants?[/QUOTE]|
OK, I'll give ya the answer to the last question because I love it so much:
A: I try not to measure myself with goals that other people set out for me or expected goals that people have for me.
My goal isn't to make millions of dollars. If the money comes, it comes.
My goal is to show people on the next album more of me, which is not always available on the first album. I try not to over think this stuff. The business is already hard enough — it will take the fun out of your music.
|QUOTE (zoo @ Jun 27 2006, 04:14 PM)|
| I love that his love of writing and performing is more important than becoming financially successful or famous. After all is said and done, he is still a very grounded person. I love that.|