Randy Jackson's new album to feature Paula Abdul, Ryan Seacrest
By Christopher Rocchio, 12/05/2007
Randy Jackson's new album features some voices that should sound familiar to American Idol fans.
The Idol judge appeared as a guest on Wednesday's broadcast of Ryan Seacrest's KIIS FM morning radio show and confirmed that his new album -- "Randy Jackson's Music Club: Vol. 1," in which he arranges tracks and plays instruments -- will feature the vocals of fellow Idol judge Paula Abdul.
"All I'm going to say is that's true," said Jackson, offering no further details about the duet other than "it's hot."
Additional guest artists include Mariah Carey, Richie Sambora, Joss Stone and... Seacrest!?
"He's asked me to come to the studio this weekend and record something! I thought he was joking, but he's not," said Seacrest. "I don't know what I'm going to do. You've heard that technology can make voices better... Paris Hilton, Britney Spears. There is not enough Pro Tool in the world to make me sound good on a song."
While "Randy Jackson's Music Club: Vol. 1" was previously scheduled to be released earlier this fall, the album will now be released to coincide with Idol'sseventh-season premiere, which is scheduled to debut over the course of two consecutive nights on Tuesday, January 15 and Wednesday, January 16, with both two-hour broadcasts beginning at 8PM ET/PT.
With the seventh-season "Hollywood Round" in the books, Jackson also took the opportunity on Seacrest's show to once again gush about the semifinalists.
"I think the stories are cool, and I hear people say it all the time, 'You guys always say this is the dopest, this is the coolest season.' But I think this one, there's a lot of kids bringing originality," said Jackson. "I'm seeing people this time that we ain't never had nothing like on Idol. So it's kind of cool. There's a lot of different flavors jumping off."