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    Here is Chris's official video blog....he announced that one of his guitarist, Jeremy Brady, has decided to leave the band and that they are searching for his replacement. Not good since Chris is about to go out on the road but he doesn't seem overly concerned. He said that Jeremy left on good terms with the band so that was good!

    Loved the beginning with Warren his manservant!!!
    Reality is the beginning...not the end....Wallace Stevens

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbnbama;2218553;
    Video Blog

    Here is Chris's official video blog....he announced that one of his guitarist, Jeremy Brady, has decided to leave the band and that they are searching for his replacement. Not good since Chris is about to go out on the road but he doesn't seem overly concerned. He said that Jeremy left on good terms with the band so that was good!

    Loved the beginning with Warren his manservant!!!
    It's not really that bad of a thing BB. Carrie changed lead guitarist & backup singer in the middle of her tour & I think the band actually got tighter & better.

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    http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/f...9daughtry.html

    Daughtry pleased career at better stage
    'American Idol' also-ran last year not looking back

    By Karla Peterson
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    January 29, 2007

    For fans of “American Idol,” Chris Daughtry's ouster from the show last season was one of the most traumatic eliminations in “Idol” history. But if you still get weepy just thinking about it, the North Carolina rocker would like you to stop. Because you can't see where he's going if you've got tears in your eyes.

    “I got over it faster than most everybody else,” Daughtry said of being on the wrong end of the May 10 voting results. “I still have people coming up to me and saying, 'You should have won,' or, 'You were robbed.' It makes me feel like they don't know what's going on now. If they ride the wave with me, they'll realize that it was the best thing that could have happened.”

    This time last year, all “Idol” viewers knew about the musician and car-dealership service rep was that he passed the Denver auditions. Even though Randy Jackson thought his version of the Box Tops' “The Letter” was “kind of forced” and Simon Cowell had doubts about his charisma level.

    One year later, the judges are chewing on some fresh “Idol” meat, and Chris Daughtry is in the prime of his professional life.

    Since its release in November, Daughtry's debut album – titled “Daughtry” after the five-piece band that bears his name – has sold more than 1 million copies. Last week, it hit No. 1 on the Billboard album charts, jumping ahead of discs by Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake and last year's “Idol” winner, Taylor Hicks. And his club tour, which stops at the Belly Up Tavern tonight, is selling out all over the country.

    All in all, it's not a bad run for a singer whose roaring vocals and stun-gun glare made him the square leather peg in the “American Idol” pop pigeonhole. Daughtry was the contest's first serious rock dude. And in the early stages of the competition, Daughtry wasn't sure this was such a good thing.

    “At first, I thought, 'If I go on too hard, is that going to be too much for 'American Idol'?” the 27-year-old Daughtry said from his record company's New York offices. “And then I thought, 'If that's who I am and people like it, then they are liking me for who I am and not for who I'm trying to be.' ”

    So while his fellow contestants chose pop and R&B tunes by Stevie Wonder, George Michael and Earth, Wind & Fire, Daughtry performed dark, moody songs by Seether and Fuel. The judges quickly came around (even Simon), and viewers followed suit. And in the end, the singer Cowell thought wouldn't make it past the early Hollywood tryouts was one of the last four contestants standing.

    “After a few weeks, I started feeling like people were really getting me. I thought, 'Wow, this is really cool that I haven't gotten kicked off yet,' ” Daughtry said. “That made me think maybe this is what they've been wanting all along.”

    There is plenty of that cathartic stuff to go around on “Daughtry,” which features the kind of loudly vulnerable tunes that have put Nickelback, Hinder and Evanescence on the rock map. Daughtry wrote or co-wrote 10 of the album's 12 tracks, with much of the writing and recording taking place over the summer while he was performing in the “American Idol” live concert tour.
    “I had no days off,” said Daughtry, who is married with two children. “But I was driven. It was something that I wanted so bad, that I wasn't going to be complacent or allow it to slip through the cracks.”

    Southern gentleman that he is, the singer added that a grueling schedule doesn't feel grueling when you are doing something you love. For Daughtry, it's all part of turning a stroke of televised luck into a career with a life of its own.

    “A lot of times, people go on 'Idol' not knowing who they are, and they get a little bit of face time on TV, and they expect something huge to just jump in their lap. But I don't know what they expect to come out of it if they don't take it seriously.

    “Look at ('Dreamgirls' star) Jennifer Hudson. She didn't let it bother her that she didn't win. She made her success for herself, and that's what I wanted to do.”
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    Chris is # 3 on Billboard... Hangin' Tight & doin' some serious Cookin'

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    The album and single are doing great. I've heard that they have a new guitar player named Brian Craddock who has a myspace. No official announcement yet.

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    For anyone interested, here's my review of the concert the other night.

    Daughtry at the El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles - February 1, 2007

    Last October, I saw Daughtry perform at the Viper Room. Chris did a handful of songs from his then-upcoming album, and -- although his voice sounded great -- his performance seemed a bit uptight & tentative. He barely moved from the mic stand the whole set, and sang most of the songs with his head thrown back and/or eyes closed. I think he may have been unsure how the new material was being received, as he made a comment or two along those lines. Although I thought the crowd was both attentive and appreciative, I guess that vibe didn't communicate itself to Chris.

    >> Fast forward 3˝ months >>

    Last Thursday night, I again saw Daughtry perform – this time at the El Rey Theatre on Wilshire Blvd. And I have to say: Having a platinum album must be one helluva confidence booster! Chris seemed immensely more relaxed and comfortable than he did in October, and he gave a much more engaging performance as a result.

    I was worried at first, however. When the curtains parted at 10:10PM, and Chris began Crashed, it looked like a replay of the Viper Room: clutched mic stand, head thrown back, eyes closed, etc. His voice sounded a little spotty, too. Although he hit the big notes, it sounded to me like he dropped a few of the smaller ones.

    Turns out I needn't have worried. As he began his second song, Used To (one of my favorites), his eyes opened, the mic came off its stand, and he began to engage more directly with the audience (moving around, gesturing out, etc.) His voice was sounding stronger, too. So I guess it just took him a couple minutes to warm up initially, as it was pretty much smooth-sailing from that point on.

    What I Want was next, after which Chris referenced his album and said that he had never had "the luxury" of having people be so familiar with his music before. He invited us to sing along whenever he pointed the mic in our direction. He then launched into Gone, delivering his strongest vocal performance of the night so far.

    Strapping on an acoustic guitar, Chris introduced the next song as being about "everybody's ex": Over You. LOTS of audience participation on this one, with seemingly everybody joining in on the choruses. It's another of my favorite songs off the album and was definitely one of the high points of the night. This was followed by Breakdown, with Chris showcasing some softer aspects of his voice.

    The band then took a break, leaving Chris behind for a solo acoustic number. It was a song he co-wrote with Rob Thomas, titled (if I heard correctly) You're In My Hands. Though it didn't make it onto the album, Chris says it may be on the next one – especially after being so well-received by the audience.

    The rest of the band returned, and we were given the one & only cover of the night: U2's Sunday Bloody Sunday. It's a gutsy move to invite comparisons to Bono – and Chris did pretty well, though it was a bit too similar to the original, imo. I would've preferred hearing one of his AI covers (like Hemorrhage or I Walk the Line). But perhaps Chris doesn’t want to do anything that is so strongly associated with his Idol days?

    "Have you enjoyed this as much as we have tonight?" Chris asked. The crowd cheered in response. "California is like our second home," he added, before dedicating the next one "for the troops". It was Home (of course), with Chris once again playing the guitar - and sounding awesome.

    Then, once the song was over, Chris thanked the crowd and left the stage. WTF!?! Even knowing that an encore was inevitable, the set still seemed WAY too short – clocking in at only 40 minutes. We definitely wanted MORE!

    Of course Chris returned; and, during his encore of It's Not Over and There and Back Again, he seemed to be having the most fun he'd had all night. He even made a couple of quick hops down off the stage. It was nice to see him really loosen up and let his hair down (figuratively speaking) there at the end.

    All-in-all, it was a great (albeit too short) show. My complaint about length notwithstanding, I'm really glad I got to see Chris at this stage in his career. If he continues to grow and expand on the promise shown on his album and in this show, I don't expect he'll be playing these small club dates very much longer.

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    Excellent review LAGuy. Thank you.

    Chris just keeps getting better and better!

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    Thanks for the great review LAGuy! I can't wait for my turn on the 19th. I had been wondering how long their set was. Did you like the opening bands?

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    Quote Originally Posted by albean99;2228687;
    Thanks for the great review LAGuy! I can't wait for my turn on the 19th. I had been wondering how long their set was. Did you like the opening bands?
    I missed the first band, Cinder Road, entirely; and only saw part of Eve to Adam's set (and only half paid attention then -- what with meeting friends, getting cocktails, etc.)

    From what little I heard, their music fit well with Daughtry's (very Nickelback-ish), so they made a decent opening act. The audience seemed politely interested -- until the lead singer took off his shirt for the last song, that is. Dude was ripped, and suddenly a plethora of digital cameras and cellphones appeared.

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    REVIEW
    An also-ran on 'American Idol,' but don't tell that to his fans
    Joel Selvin, Chronicle Senior Pop Music Critic


    Tuesday, February 6, 2007

    The lighting operator at Slim's really liked Daughtry, the hot new rock band fronted by "American Idol" also-ran Chris Daughtry.

    "They've got that totally predictable thing down pat," the stage tech said.

    With his first album already past the million sales mark after only 3 months, and a potential hit single lurking in the wings, Daughtry looks to be on the verge of exploding. Fans camped out in front of the club all day Sunday, Super Bowl or no Super Bowl. Actress Michelle Pfeiffer called to request tickets.

    Full cell phone camera mania greeted the 28-year-old rock singer with the shaved head and pencil-line beard. The audience looked a little old to be shrieking like teenyboppers, but did anyway.

    He may have finished only fourth on last season's "Idol" finals, but he has rapidly passed winner Taylor Hicks and his "Soul Patrol" following in the real world. Daughtry clearly connects with an audience and it would seem to be only the beginning for him.

    Wearing a black muscle T-shirt and switching off between electric and acoustic guitars, Daughtry led his quartet through a brisk 50-minute performance. He was properly earnest and deferential. ("If it wasn't for each and every one of you, I wouldn't be standing here.")

    Fortunately, he sings with more charisma. He has a tortured bel canto style ideally suited to the agonized songs like "What I Want." His fans -- "Can I call you friends?" he asked -- sang along with every word of "Over You" off the album. He tossed guitar picks into the sea of waving arms after every song.

    The North Carolinian is a clean-cut, married man, father of two, who told the radio interviewer during the sound check performance that he left his young children at home on this tour because he didn't want them hanging out at the bars he was playing. Undoubtedly he will return this summer, packaged for the amphitheaters, where they can play backstage and not miss school.

    The band came well armed; a bank of Marshall amplifiers, their own mixing board and sound engineer. Daughtry is handled by the management arm of the "American Idol" producers, who brought on as a specialist the man who discovered Hanson. The album was made by the producer of recent hits by Hoobastank, the All-American Rejects and other pop-punk cannon fodder.

    One of the songs on the album he wrote without co-writers is "Home," a surefire tearjerker that sounds custom-made to raise goose bumps at the end of some sappy movie. The aptly titled "It's Not Over" is the album's first track currently at radio and it would appear to have an active half-life still remaining before the label pulls the pin on "Home."

    The Slim's management estimated they could have sold four or five more shows, ticket demand was so great. But Daughtry chose to stir excitement in the fan base with a loss-leader club tour.

    It was a great idea, a real soft landing of a first pass through town. But he probably should avoid the "Sunday Bloody Sunday" cover unless he likes sounding like a half-baked U2 tribute band.

    E-mail Joel Selvin at jselvin@sfchronicle.com.

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