Monday, March 3, 2008

No Wig, No Pop, No Problem For ‘Idol’ Eliminee

MELBOURNE, Fla. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – American Idol rocker Robbie Carrico is no pop music poseur.

Carrico was kicked off Idol last Thursday (Feb. 28) after struggling to show the judges and America that he’s an “authentic rocker.”

Several years ago, Carrico was part of a bubblegum pop music group called Boyz N Girlz United, touring with former pop princess Britney Spears, who he even dated a few times.

Despite his pop music roots, the Idol wannabe insists he’s a genuine rocker and says if the judges realized the “grunt work” he’s put into the rock music biz, they’d change their tune.

Carrico explains, “I’ve spent the last six years playing with my band in grungy bars, lugging our equipment everywhere, and living out of our cars. Working in pop music was just a job for me, not my passion. But even back then, if you turned on my CD player you’d have heard rock music.”

As for a widespread Internet rumor about his long, rocker- style hair actually being a wig, Carrico denies the rumor and says his locks are 100 percent natural.

He says, “I’ve been growing this hair for a very long time. There’s no wig here!”

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