Thursday, March 13, 2008

REO Speedwagon Is The Creme Of The Kiddie Crop

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – REO Speedwagon frontman Kevin Cronin is scoring major cool points with his kids.

REO Speedwagon’s hit 80s song “Can’t Fight This Feeling” is featured in the new animated kiddie flick Horton Hears A Who!, sung by the lovable characters, and Cronin’s kids couldn’t be more proud of their dad’s ol’ rock band.

Cronin says his eight-year-old twins and his 11-year-old daughter are thrilled that the REO Speedwagon song is in the movie, and think Cronin is the bee’s knees.

He explains, “As far as my kids are concerned, I have arrived. I’m earning tons of dad points with this; they finally think I’m cool! Plus, the movie is unbelievably great. This is definitely a high-point in my career and home life.”

Cronin impressed his kids even more when he recently took them to the premiere of Horton in Hollywood, where they met the film’s star Jim Carrey, and the Top 12 American Idol finalists, who were also there to check out the movie.

He says, “My daughter loves American Idol, so she was stoked to meet the contestants. The funny thing is, they nearly trampled her to get to me because some are fans of REO Speedwagon. That made me even cooler in my daughter’s eyes!”

Horton Hears A Who! hits theaters tomorrow (Mar. 14).

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