The Taste for a Cure charity event is also holding an auction that will benefit the National Kidney Foundation of Southern California. Besides items and memorabilia from The Eagles, Chris Daughtrey, Bon Jovi, and Reba McEntire, David Cook’s autographed Epiphone Les Paul Special II Heritage guitar is also part of the auctioned lot. This is the very first guitar he signed after his American Idol win – not to mention that Les Pauls have superior sound quality that no other guitars can match.
The retail value of this unsigned Les Paul model is about $250. But with David Cook’s signature on the body, the current bid for the guitar is a whopping $5,000. Crazy, huh?
If you’ve got over five thousand dollars to spare, you can place your bid for David Cook’s autographed Les Paul here. Sounds a bit much but hey, it’s for a good cause. People have spent more money for far more frivolous things.
Also, I found a video of David Cook’s performance of Livin’ on a Prayer at the Taste for a Cure fundraiser. I’d embed the video but the poster disabled it, boo.
He’s the new American Idol, but don’t call David Cook a sex symbol!
Although throngs of girls have been fanning themselves over the 25-year-old during the show’s run, the singer says that’s not what he wants out of his newfound fame.
“It’s nice and flattering for people to say, but I want to be more than just that,” the modest rocker tells OK!. “I want to be an artist. You hear stories about groupies in hotels. I don’t want to get caught up in that.”
Certainly, AI alum Kimberly Caldwell, 26, would approve of David’s approach. The two recently went out on date after the Idol champ asked the season two contestant out live on television on her show Idol Tonight. And while they were totally in tune, don’t expect a permanent duet.
“We had a good time,” he says. “If schedules warrant it, we may hang out again.”
With the AI tour coming up — starting July 1 — David will have very little time for dating, much less working out! The Blue Springs, Mo. native dropped 15 pounds over the run of the show.
“I cut out drinking and eating the foods I shouldn’t have been eating,” he explains.
But David admits he’s still a little soft around the middle: “That’s where the work comes in!”
Source: OK Magazine
David is asked about the usual things, plus more, like talking to Raine Maida.
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In an interview with ‘Idol’ Cook Dating, Having ‘Time of My Life’, David Cook reveals more:
A few weeks ago on “American Idol,” David Cook announced that he was single. Well, it looks like his status is changing.
Monday, on ABC’s “Live with Regis & Kelly,” Cook admitted he took “Idol” Season Two finalist Kimberly Caldwell out on a date to Ruth’s Chris steakhouse. Apparently, the date went well. Later, the 2008 winner told ABC News Radio, “She’s great, and I look forward to seeing her again.”