Thursday, February 26, 2009

Michael Johns To Perform At Celebrity Fight Night!

Michael Johns

News that Michael Johns will be performing in Phoenix at Celebrity Fight Night on March 28, 2009 came across the wire yesterday. This is a huge, star-studded show being done for charity. If you're in the area, it's a must see event, assuming you can afford the cost of admission. Ticket prices range from $2000-$5000 according to YELP , but all for a good cause. (Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center)

In a report by Denise Naughton of ABC, the following artists were named as this year's performers. The show will be headlined by Bon Jovi, with additional music by David Foster, Charice, William Joseph, Lucia Micarelli, Michael Johns, Roy Firestone, Ethan Bortnick and the Cactus Cuties. Following the main event, Jordin Sparks will provide music at the after party.

Although copyright laws prevent me from publishing any portion of the actual article, you can view the original news and the rest of the story from the source HERE.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Michael Johns Headlines at Land Rover America's Polo Cup

Michael Johns

Michael Johns is headline news for the America's Polo Cup event scheduled for May 8th and 9th, 2009. The following announcement was taken from PR Newswire.  Read the entire article HERE:

Land Rover America's Polo Cup Continues Growth With 2009 Event, Featuring USA vs. Australia on May 8 & 9

American Idol Star Michael Johns to Perform Live at America's Polo Cup Festivities

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Land Rover America's Polo Cup, the world's largest and most prestigious polo experience, has officially announced a portion of its schedule of festivities for the 2009 competition, which will be held May 8 & 9 at the Capitol Polo Club in Poolesville, MD. This year's main match features the United States Polo Team co-sponsored by Land Rover vs. the Australian Polo Team sponsored by Qantas, which is captained by international Polo star Glen Gilmore, the highest rated Australian National at 8 goals handicap. Tickets are currently on sale at a reduced special value rate, and can be purchased online at or by calling 888-695-0888.

In addition to the international sporting competition, the Land Rover America's Polo Cup is a world class celebration of culture, fashion and history that features an array of weekend festivities. Highlights include "Rockin the Runway," a nationally recognized fashion show featuring America's Next Top Model winners in addition to elite models from NY to Washington DC, as well as a live musical performance by American Idol star Michael Johns. In addition to Johns, Australian and American musical headliners to be announced soon, will perform throughout the weekend. The CW Network will televise the "Land Rover America's Polo Cup Television Special - Where the Elite Meet" live to tape, as well as produce a special Land Rover America's Polo Cup television show that will air on May 16th at 8 p.m., and May 17th at 10:30 a.m.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Michael Johns "Life Is Okay" Now A Single

Michael Johns and Brooke White

TRP Records has just released Michael Johns "Life Is Okay" as a single from the Don't Look Down soundtrack! Finally, someone is listening to the demands of the fans!  I loved the song from the instant I heard this unexpected Michael Johns duet with Brooke White.  Michael says the second verse of the song was specifically written with Brooke in mind for the part.  It's already a hit with all of their fans.  Now the rest of the world can share in it too.

Thanks TRP and Michael Johns for the duet with Brooke White. Go to Michael Johns MySpace to hear the track!

Download it from iTunes today!

Michael Johns To Play At Giant Stadium For Charity Event

In an announcement made by the Official Site Of Red Bull New York, Michael Johns is listed as one of the celebrity participants for the charity exhibition game to be held at Giant Stadium on March 28, 2009. The celebrity pre-game will start at 5:00 pm. The Red Bulls will donate a portion of each game ticket sold to the Books for Kids Foundation. Read the full article HERE.
CLUB TO HOST CHARITY MATCH: Red Bull New York announced Monday that a celebrity game will be among the pre-match festivities as the team opens its 2009 Major League Soccer (MLS) home schedule against the New England Revolution at 7:30 PM on Saturday, March 28 at Giants Stadium (TV: Fox Soccer Channel; Radio: WADO 1280 AM)

The celebrity pre-game, kicks off at 5:00 PM and will feature notable celebrities from the worlds of soccer, television, movies, radio, and music. The match will be promoted through numerous mediums, with give-aways as well as a contest. The contest winner will watch the game from the field with the players and celebrities. The Red Bulls will donate a portion of each game ticket sold to the Books for Kids Foundation.

For 23 years, Books for Kids has been responsible for distributing over five million books to needy children, in the New York area and across the nation. The mission of Books for Kids Foundation ( is to promote literacy among all children with a special emphasis on low income, disadvantaged children of pre-school age. Books for Kids creates libraries, donates books and partners with world renowned literacy programs to help develop the critical foundation and skills which these young children need to be successful in life.

The celebrities scheduled to participate in the match include:
• Werner Roth, Former New York Cosmos
• V Factory, band from Radio Disney
• Lance Reddick, actor in Lost, the Fringe, the Wire.
• Robert Funaro, Emmy nominated actor who has appeared in The Sopranos and American Gangster and the new prime time series The Unusuals
• Michael Johns, American Idol Season 7 favorite
• John Driscoll & Jeff Branson, actors in Guiding Light
• Ken Stafford, Contestant in Survivor Thailand-
• Kaycee Stroh, High School Musical
• Goumba Johnny from WKTU will serve as the MC for the game.

Radio Disney will also be present on site with giveaways and entertainment. More celebrities names set to follow.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Michael Johns and Carly Smithson Perform On American Idol

Michael Johns and Carly Smithson gave a special performance on American Idol February 18th, 2009.  Michael Johns announces that his debut album has been recorded and will be released in May, with his single to be released within a couple of weeks from now.

Enjoy the Michael Johns/Carly Smithson performance video of "The Letter"

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Michael Johns Rocks The Rabbit

Michael Johns is one of 25 music artists participating the 2009 Playboy Rock The Rabbit initiative and is featured in their March issue of the magazine which hit the newsstand on February 13th.

He posted news of the upcoming interview done with Playboy in a MySpace bulletin. Here's what he had to say in the Valentine's Day bulletin from his Official MySpace Music page.

Feb 14, 2009 8:11 PM
Subject: Michael Johns Playboy interview

Hi everyone well what a crazy time i've been having lately. Just in the last 3 weeks i went the Superbowl, The Grammy's then Disney for the opening if the American Idol Experience.

It was so awesome to meet and hang with all the past idols. I really made some new friends. I gotta say Jordin Sparks is one hell of a dancer haha as is Brooke White. We all got along so well and it will probably never happen again. Simon Fuller and all the folks at 19, Fox and Fremantle are just the best.

I also wanted to let everyone know that the newest edition of Playboy features an interview with me for Rock the Rabbit. Other bands include MGMT and the Kooks. I also designed a TShirt for it which will be sold in Bloomingdales across the country. Part proceeds will be going to charity of which will be ALS again.

My new single will be coming out very soon. We are just waiting to hear what the date will be. I hope all you guys will dig it. It's a very soulful song called Heart on my sleeve.
I'll update you all soon and let you know more details.

In the following article first published at Pop Rock Candy Mountain, the Rock The Rabbit project is explained for those of us who didn't know what it was.

NEW YORK, NY – In 2007, Playboy launched a new initiative called Rock The Rabbit: a dynamic program that fused rock, hip-hop, art and fashion in conjunction with Playboy’s annual March Music issue. Rock the Rabbit will soon return for the third year in a row with a fresh batch of artists set to be unveiled from February 10th on and featured in the March issue of the magazine, available on newsstands and at on Friday, February 13th.

Photos by Mick Rock for Rock the Rabbit

Participating artists were invited to design a graphic inspired by the iconic Playboy Rabbit Head logo, which will be featured on limited edition t-shirts. The shirts will be available for purchase at with a portion of the proceeds going to charity. Other retail partners will be announced in the near future.

T-shirt designs by various artists. (Editor's note: Michael Johns design is top row, 3rd pic)

Additionally, artists will also be showcased in a fashion spread shot for Playboy’s March issue by legendary rock photographer Mick Rock. Online, will feature exclusive content including artist interviews, MP3s and behind-the-scenes video footage, as well as the t-shirt designs.

Since its inception, some of the music industry’s hottest artists have participated in Playboy’s Rock the Rabbit program, including Iggy Pop, Duran Duran, T.I., Daft Punk, the Flaming Lips, The Killers, The Shins, Gogol Bordello, Ghostland Observatory, Hot Chip and many others. Playboy is also planning a series of events, including a party at SXSW, which promises to be another can’t-miss affair.

Rock the Rabbit 2009 Artist Lineup:

Jackson Swinton
Jay Reatard
Kenan Bell
Lady Sovereign
Michael Johns
Motley Crue
Perry Farrell
Pharrell Williams
Saving Abel
The Kooks
The Gay Blades
the morning
The Wedding Present
The White Tie Affair

Stay tuned for more info on Rock the Rabbit.

Now, if I can just keep hubby from fainting when I ask him to buy me the March issue of Playboy magazine. Wish me luck.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Don't Look Down Soundtrack Now Made Available To International Fans

Rye Randa, Michael Johns, and Jeff Foxworth.

As some of you already know, the Michael Johns, Rye Randa, and Jeff Foxworth soundtrack Don't Look Down featuring the Michael Johns/Brooke White duet "Life Is Okay" isn't available to fans outside the United States. Brace yourselves for this happy news!

Rye Randa is the hero to every international fan currently unable to download the soundtrack "Don't Look Down".  He's making the download available to all Michael Johns, Rye Randa, Jeff Foxworth, and Brooke White fans that don't have access to the soundtrack through or iTunes. 

In an email I received today, he asked that I post the news of his gift. He's placed the soundtrack on his website and made it available for purchase there.
Hey Rebecca-

Wanted to let you know I've been getting quite a few emails from Michael's international fans, especially in Australia who have been very frustrated because they cannot buy the soundtrack.  For some reason iTunes and Amazon have only made it available in the U.S. (not smart on their part).  So until we deal with that issue, we have made the soundtrack available to the international community as a download from my website  Would you mind posting something in the forum, or wherever else you think would be appropriate?  Hopefully this will satisfy some of the fans who've been feeling neglected!

Thanks Rebecca!

Hope all is well.


As always, it's my pleasure to share any words I get from him.  Enjoy the news, and for those of you who didn't have access before, enjoy the soundtrack as well.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Michael Johns To Attend Grand Opening Of American Idol Experience


My thanks to Orlando Attractions Magazine for providing the following official list of celebrities slated to attend the grand opening of  Disney's American Idol Experience. Most all of American Idol Season 7 finalist will be there.  The list includes Michael Johns, Carly Smithson, David Archuleta, Jason Castro, David Cook, Syesha Mercado, and Brooke White.

List of Celebrities to be at Disney’s American Idol Experience Grand Opening

Here’s the official list of American Idol celebrities that you can see during the motorcade at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on February 12 at 4:30pm:
Paula Abdul
David Archuleta
Fantasia Barrino
Bo Bice
Jason Castro
David Cook
Bucky Covington
Diana DeGarmo
Melinda Doolittle
Simon Fuller (Idol Creator)
Josh Gracin
Justin Guarini
Taylor Hicks
Michael Johns
LaKisha Jones
Kimberley Locke
Sanjaya Malakar
Syesha Mercado
Ryan Seacrest
Chris Sligh
Carly Smithson
Jordin Sparks
Phil Stacey
Ruben Studdard
Carrie Underwood
Brooke White
Ace Young
While the theme park closes at 6 p.m. that day, anyone in the park can watch the motorcade to spot some of their favorite American Idol stars.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Michael Johns Red Carpet Arrival At The 51st Annual Grammy Awards

Michael Johns made a last minute arrival at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards just before the pre-show red carpet event wrapped up its broadcast.  My thanks to Jas89 for finding the very short clip shown in the very short box on the bottom left at the end.  As with all things Michael Johns, we'll take even the smallest bit of news we can find.  Nice limo!

The clip was brought over from HERE.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Michael Johns Performs On KTLA!

Although it was originally reported from another source that Michael Johns would perform his new single "Heart On My Sleeve" today, it turns out that Michael preferred not introducing his new single that way.  From the video we learn Michael is going to the Grammy's on Sunday (Feb. 08, 2009)!  Well he should at least practice being there!  He's destined for walking tons of Red Carpet events such as this one.

There's another mention of the distribution deal with Sony.  I can hardly wait to learn all the details for the upcoming album release! (Now due out in April?)

Jeff Foxworth (MissFodus Publishing) is in the video too.  He accompanies Michael Johns as he performs the following song from the 98.7 Penthouse suite (aka Pre-Grammy SWEET!). Ryan Seacrest connection?

Thanks to Will Manning for sharing the video HERE!

A special thank you to MaJa K. for uploading the video!

Michael Johns performs - The Bee Gees "To Love Somebody"

Monday, February 2, 2009

Songs from Tampa

Michael Johns was in Tampa last weekend at the ESPN's Next Big Weekend Tailgating party. Thanks to Michael's fans who not only came out to watch and support him, but were kind enough to film and share their videos with us.

Rolling Stones' You Can't Always Get What You Want

Sublime's What I Got

Tom Petty's Last Dance with Mary Jane

Pearl Jam's Black