Alex Band answered several fan questions posed to him on his Facebook, including queries about his label, returning to the blonde look he had while fronting The Calling, new music and favorite bands. Among the questions and answers:
Andrea: do you know when we can buy the new bracelets?
Alex: Still in the process of designing the line and figuring out the new details
Stephanie: Have you thought about opening your label to artists other than yourself?
Alex: Absolutely, but that will be sometime in the future.
Kristina: When are going to go back to being a Blonde?
Alex: No more blonde hair
Leslie: How are the tracks you are working on for Killer Tracks? Can’t wait to hear them! :)
Alex: Working on songs now! Gonna be really cool
Alan: Who is your favorite band?
Alex: Big fan of U2 and The Beatles, and thank you!
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Several artists are sending out their happy Thanksgiving wishes to their Twitter followers today and expressing what they are thankful for. Among them:
Selena Gomez (@selenagomez): Happy thanksgiving everyone. I can’t even describe how thankful I am for y’all! Love you
Kina Grannis (@kinagrannis): happy thanksgiving! so much to be grateful for. amazing family, friends, & of course, all of you. thank you for letting me do what i love <3
Anna Margaret (@TalkToAnna): Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!! Eat a lot! And have so much to be thankful for!!:):)
Matt Nathanson (@mattnathanson): happy turkey/tofurkey day to you all.
Jason Mraz (@jason_mraz): I thought I had a lot of twitter followers. But it turns out 1.2 million of them are my cousins. Happy Thanksgiving Family!
Millionaires (@themillionaires): Happy Thanksgiving Bitches! We’re thankful for EVERY ONE OF YOU! We love you all! We got your back :) #DGAF
Fefe Dobson (@fefedobson): Happy happy Thanksgiving to all those in the US of A!!!!!! :)
Brooke White (@realbrookewhite): I am thankful to be alive, to experience, to love and to be loved, today and everyday… Happy Thanksgiving :)
Aleesia (@aleesiamusic): Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends :)
Jessica Origliasso of The Veronicas (@Jessicaveronica): is thankful for Love. Happy Thanksgiving to all the lovers.
Cady Groves (@cadygroves): I haven’t washed my hair or worn underwear for upwards of over 2 days now. I’m also sitting alone in my apartment with no food. #happythanksgiving
Matt Wertz (@mattwertz): Happy Thanksgiving, y’all! I’m so thankful for you allowing me to do what I do! I hope the day is filled with love and warmth in your homes!
Alex Band checked in with fans on his blog at MySpace (@alexbandmusic) on Friday (August 6), discussing his appearance on the new ABC show ‘Bachelor Pad’ on Monday at 8 PM ET/PT. The former frontman for The Calling writes:
So I’ve had something to share with you all for awhile now, but had to keep it hush hush until now. Earlier this summer I performed for a couple on the upcoming ABC show “Bachelor Pad!” It was a complete blast to be a part of and I am so excited for this amazing opportunity to say the least. It was a full-band performance at a beautiful venue, complete with helicopter aerial shots as well! The show premiers on August 9th on ABC…so keep an eye on it for my performance and tell all your friends and family to tune in as well :) Gonna be sweet!
Alex Band checked in with fans on his blog at MySpace (@alexbandmusic) on Friday (July 2) after the release of his first full-length solo album ‘We’ve All Been There’. The former frontman for The Calling told readers:
MY ALBUM IS OUT!!! It’s crazy to think that after 5 long years of hard work and never giving up, my music has been released to the world. This is a huge accomplishment in my life and I am so glad I get to share it with all of you. You can find “We’ve All Been There” on iTunes with an awesome digital booklet that I designed, on my website (www.alexband.net), and in your local Best Buy, Borders, Target or record store. I can’t wait for you all to hear it and would love to know your thoughts and feelings and favorites! :) Thank you to everyone who has been supporting me over the years, it’s all paying off! Keep requesting Tonight at your local radio stations, it’s starting to really break and with your help I know we can make it a hit. I’ll see you all very soon on tour! I’m so excited!!
All the love…
Hollywood Dame spoke with Alex Band in a Q&A, asking the singer what he misses most while on the road besides family and friends. “My cat. Or, well, I have two cats now, so my cats,” the former singer of The Calling said. “Just the comfort of home, especially when I keep going to Europe. I think in this year I have traveled 150,000 miles, been around the world about 4 times. I miss the places I eat, the drinks I know, just the things you take for granted. The simple things like going to bed and waking up the same time, which is hard with the constant changing of time zones.” The entire interview at hollywooddame.com has since been removed.
Since The Calling parted ways in 2005, lead singer Alex Band has been hard at work writing and recording his solo debut, ‘We’ve All Been There’, to be released on June 29th. Alex will hit the road just one week later for his first, full band, headlining tour in over six years. The 29-year-old will be joined on the first four, East Coast dates by long-time friend Ed Kowalczyk, vocalist for the band Live, and will officially kick off the tour back in San Diego on July 14th. In addition to songs from his album, Alex and his band will be playing all of The Calling favorites.
Current Tour Dates
7-Jul Clifton Park, NY – Northern Lights
8-Jul Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
9-Jul Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
10-Jul Hampton, NH – Hampton Beach Casino
14-Jul San Diego, CA – Anthology
15-Jul Los Angeles, CA – Roxy Theatre
16-Jul Santa Rosa, CA – Last Day Saloon
17-Jul Orangevale, CA – Club Retro
19-Jul San Francisco, CA – Café Du Nord
21-Jul Portland, OR – Berbati’s Pan
22-Jul Seattle, WA – Chop Suey
23-Jul Spokane, WA – The Seaside
25-Jul Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
27-Jul Denver, CO – Bluebird Theatre
29-Jul Chicago, IL – Schubas
30-Jul Newport, KY – Parlour @ Southgate House
31-Jul Indianapolis, IN – Birdy’s
1-Aug Columbus OH – The Basement
3-Aug Philadelphia, PA – World Café Live
4-Aug Annapolis, MD -Rams Head On Stage
5-Aug Vienna, VA – Jammin’ Java
6-Aug New York, NY – Highline Ballroom
8-Aug Allston, MA – Harper’s Ferry
Alex Band, former singer/songwriter of The Calling, has just released his first official music video for his new single ‘Tonight’, off his upcoming solo album ‘We’ve All Been There’. The single hits radio stations officially on February 15th. The single is available for purchase at Blackstarbracelet.com. Watch the video via YouTube below.
Singer songwriter Alex Band, formerly of The Calling, posted a cover of ‘The Scientist’ by Coldplay on his YouTube channel. Go to Blackstarbracelet.com now to buy Alex’s very first solo album, exclusively pre-released on his new music bracelet line. Watch it below.
RockerRazzi.com caught up with Alex Band, formerly of The Calling, who talked about leaving Universal to go independent, how he was taken hostage in Brazil, being influenced by U2, Coldplay, Bon Jovi and Kings of Leon, collaborating with Santana, liking the new U2 album aside from the first single, advise he has for other singer songwriters, the importance of networking online and his plea for artists not to sign a record deal because “at the end of the day you’re gonna be screwed”. Alex said he didn’t make any money on album sales with The Calling after selling 8 million records, only collecting on songwriting and touring. Watch the interview below.
Alex Band checked in with fans on his blog at MySpace (@alexbandmusic) on Monday (December 29). The former The Calling frontman tells readers:
Happy Holidays Everyone! I’m so excited for 2009, I know it finally will be the year my long overdue solo album will be released! I wanted to give you all a little treat for the Holiday, so here is one of the many songs that didn’t make it on the album called “Best Friends”. It’s just a home demo, Arms and I wrote it and recorded it together a while back. It’s still a favorite of ours, so who knows, maybe it will end up on the second album all done up nicely:) Anyway, lots to look forward to soon enough… I wish you all and your friends and family a Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year! See you in ’09! All the love…
You can download the song at alexmaxband.com under the Extra’s section. While you’re there stop by the store and order your 2009 Calendar. All proceeds to benefit Donate Life!