Seven’s ‘Sunrise’ music guru Molly Meldrum chatted with James Blunt recently in Ibiza about his new album ‘All The Lost Souls’, its first single ‘1973’, recording in Ibiza, how he’s been able to find success in America while Robbie Williams has not, dealing with paparazzi, and enjoying the Ibiza party scene.
The interview at YouTube has since been removed.
The Associated Press caught up with James Blunt for a Q&A, asking the artist if tabloid reports about his dating life have hurt his feelings. “It certainly doesn’t hurt me,” he responded. “The only time journalists need to think hard about what they do is when it effects other people, the consequences of what they do. If someone goes and knocks on my grandmother’s door – who is an 80-year-old widow – and starts asking about who I am sleeping with, I think that person needs to go and have a long hard look in the mirror.”
After Rolling Stone writer Austin Scaggs claimed he did Ecstasy with James Blunt, the singer was quized by the New York Daily News about the incident. “It was his story, his tourist trap,” Blunt said. “I don’t think it has got anything to do with me in his story.” Blunt later jokingly asked if Rush & Molloy wanted to do a line of cocaine with him.
Pop acts on television this week include Mandy Moore and Enrique Iglesias, who guest star on Monday night’s season premiere of ‘How I Met Your Mother’; former *NSYNC member Joey Fatone, who visits ‘The View’ on Tuesday; James Blunt, who performs on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ on Tuesday and ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Friday; Devendra Banhart, who performs on ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’ on Wednesday; Cary Brothers, who performs on ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’ on Thursday; Bjork, who performs on ‘Late Night’ on Thursday; Paris Hilton, who visits ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ on Friday; and Jose Gonzalez, who performs on ‘Late Night’ on Friday.
In this month’s edition of Q The Jury, multi-million selling songstress Katie Melua joins Q editor Paul Rees is reviewing the month’s hottest tracks, including James Blunt’s ‘1973’. Malua said, “I don’t envy him for the position that he must be in after ‘You’re Beautiful’, that was such a huge song. So to follow that with anything would probably be blindingly scary. But I think he’s done a good job actually. It’s kind of respecting what he’s done before but it’s gone forward. I don’t know if it’s quite as maybe anthemic as ‘You’re Beautiful’, but I don’t think he’s done a bad job.”
Earlier in the year, James Blunt recorded a special AOL Sessions performance, and part one of the show is available for UK residents at aol.co.uk [Note: video has since been removed]. It features performances of ‘1973’, ‘Wiseman’, and ‘I Really Want You’. Those outside the UK can watch a 5-minute preview of Blunt performing ‘1973’ via YouTube below.
James Blunt was on the phone with Star 98.7 FM in Los Angeles on Tuesday (August 14) to promote his new album ‘All the Lost Souls’. Blunt talked about medical marijuana, writing the album in Ibiza, how money isn’t that interesting to him, how ‘Goodbye My Lover’ has helped him get laid, and the new single ‘1973’.
The interview audio at akamai.net has since been removed.
James Blunt sings an eductional spinoff of his hit song ‘You’re Beautiful’ entitled ‘My Triangle’ on ‘Sesame Street’, airing on August 31st as part of the PBS show’s new season. Watch the performance at YouTube.
‘Desperate Housewives’ star Jesse Metcalfe spoke with the Daily Sport about plans for his debut album. “People are going to be shocked by my first album,” he said. “It’s going to reveal my unseen mature side and I’ve even co-written some of the songs. I think I could be the next James Blunt.”
The Sun reports James Blunt is suing producer Lukas Burton in battle over millions in royalties from James’s debut album ‘Back To Bedlam’, which has sold more than 11 million copies. “Now that James is a multi-millionaire star it seems a string of people are expecting a slice of the cake,” a source said. “This dispute with Lukas has been rumbling for a while and James has decided to take action.” Read more.