KT Tunstall is one of many artists set to perform at the Nobel Peace Prize concert for Al Gore on Tuesday (December 11) at the Spektrum Arena in Oslo, Norway. The Scottish singer songwriter spoke with Artisan News Service about the opportunity.
“The Nobel Peace Prize was a great surprise for me,” Tunstall said. “I was invited to play by the organizers. Obviously it was an environmentally themed prize this year and I was absolutely delighted to be invited. To be associated with that cause is really important to me.”
The concert will also feature Melissa Etheridge, Annie Lennox, Alicia Keys, Earth Wind & Fire, Nick Davies, Juanes and Junoon. Watch the clip at YouTube.
KT Tunstall talked with Artisan News Service about recording her new album ‘Drastic Fantastic’, and how she didn’t like spending time in the studio.
“I’m still very, very unaccustomed to working in the studio,” the Scottish singer/songwriter admitted. “I don’t particularly like it, yet. I’m very impatient, and I find it frustrating. And I find it way to analytical. My acoustic record I loved, because we recorded an album in a day. You sit and play the songs, and press record, and then you have an album at the end of the day. That’s how always recorded songs when I was growing up as a musician. This whole kind of sitting down with the math, and the science of it… and I can hear it makes a great sound, but I can’t say I enjoy the process very much.”
Watch the interview at YouTube.
Pop acts on television this week include:
Menudo, who perform on ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ on Monday
Former *NSYNC star Joey Fatone, who visits ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ on Monday
KT Tunstall, who performs on ‘Today’ on Monday
Ashley Tisdale, who visits ‘TRL’ on Tuesday
Jonas Brothers, who perform on ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ on Tuesday
Celine Dion, who performs on the ‘Dancing With The Stars’ finale on Tuesday
Paris Hilton, who visits ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ on Wednesday
‘American Idol’ season six winner Jordin Sparks, who visits ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ on Thursday
Singer KT Tunstall performs on the picket line to support striking members of the Writers Guild of America at Walt Disney Studios on Wednesday (November 14) in Burbank, California. Tunstall had been scheduled to perform on ‘The Tonight Show’ last night, but host Jay Leno has been honoring the picket line along with the other late night hosts. Check out pictures from GettyImages. Watch footage from X17.
Pop acts on television this week include:
Celine Dion, who visits ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ on Monday and performs on ‘Today’ on Wednesday
Jonas Brothers, who visit ‘Total Request Live’ on Tuesday
KT Tunstall, who performs on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ on Wednesday
Jessica Simpson, who guest co-hosts ‘The View’ on Thursday
Maroon 5, who perform on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ on Friday
Duran Duran, who perform on ‘Good Morning America’ on Friday
Sunday’s American Music Awards on ABC feature performances by Celine Dion, Avril Lavigne, Nicole Scherzinger of the Pussycat Dolls, Maroon 5, Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas, Duran Duran, and Jonas Brothers, and presenters Natasha Bedingfield, James Blunt, Sheryl Crow, ‘Hannah Montana’ star Miley Cyrus, ‘High School Musical’ stars Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Tisdale, and ‘American Idol’ season six winner Jordin Sparks
In between her three consecutive dates in London’s Roundhouse, KT Tunstall popped into the home of MSN to have a chat. KT talked about her earliest childhood memory, being adopted, being a wine expert, getting her song ‘Black Horse And The Cherry Tree’ covered on the finale of ‘American Idol’ by Katharine McPhee, her new album ‘Drastic Fantastic’, touring, and more.
The 25-minute podcast at MSN.com has since been removed.
Stripped Raw and Real features KT Tunstall in a live acoustic set. Watch performances of ‘Hold On’, ‘Saving My Face’, ‘Suddenly I See’, ‘Black Horse And The Cherry Tree’, and a cover of Chaka Khan’s ‘Ain’t Nobody’, at YouTube.
KT Tunstall spoke with OK! magazine’s Valerie Nome about the story behind her ‘Drastic Fantastic’ track ‘Someday Soon’, which was written during a troubled time in her relationshiop with her drummer Luke Bullen, who she’s been dating since 2003. “I wrote it when my current partner, Luke, the drummer in the band, and I split up for a day, and he told me to eff off after an argument,” Tunstall tells Nome. “He must have been reading some Dickensian about how to handle women in confrontational situations. He didn’t call for three days! I thought, ‘Oh my God, he meant it.’ I decided that was that, and it was a horribly cowardly way of finishing the relationship, so I slipped a note under the door and said, ‘I can’t believe you didn’t do that properly, but thanks for the memories.’ I went and wrote this song, and that evening he came around. He’s like, ‘What are you talking about? We had an argument.’ I was like, ‘You’re meant to call.'” Read more.
KT Tunstall visited ‘The Saturday Early Show’ to perform ‘Hold On’ from her new album ‘Drastic Fantastic’ on Second Cup Cafe. “The sophomore. Yeah there’s always a bit of pressure,” KT said about coming up with a second album. “It’s just very strange when the first time you made a record you’re desperately trying to get people to listen to it, and the second time around you’re going, ‘Hmm, everybody’s waiting this time.’ But no, the pressure really came from me just wanting to make something that I really felt passionate about and felt was the best I could do in the studio. So that was what took the effort.” Video at CBS.com has since been removed.
Pop acts on television this week include Vanessa Hudgens of ‘High School Musical 2’, who visits ‘The Tyra Banks Show’ – taped before her naked picture scandal – on Monday; Mandy Moore, who performs and promotes her guest spot on next week’s ‘How I Met Your Mother’ premiere on ‘The View’ on Monday and ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’ on Tuesday; KT Tunstall, who performs on ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’ on Monday, ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ on Tuesday, ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Thursday and ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ on Friday; James Morrison, who performs on ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ on Monday; Barry Manilow, who performs on ‘Today’ on Monday, ‘The View’ on Tuesday and ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Friday; James Blunt, who performs on ‘Today’, ‘Total Request Live’ and ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’ on Tuesday; Paolo Nutini, who performs on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ on Tuesday and ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ on Wednesday; Justin Timberlake, who visits ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ on Wednesday; Kelly Clarkson, who visits ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ on Wednesday; Gloria Estefan, who performs on ‘The View’ on Wednesday; Ben Lee, who performs on ‘The Late Late Show’ on Thursday; Ben Harper, who performs on ‘Late Night’ on Friday; and Ingrid Michaelson, who performs on ‘Last Call’ on Friday.