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    Tue, 08 Jun 2010 14:08:18

    Interview: Travie McCoy — "I'm in Oprah's Book Club…" - Travie McCoy talks to ARTISTdirect.com editor and <i>Dolor</i> author Rick Florino in this exclusive interview about <i>Lazarus</i>'s connection to <i>A Clockwork Orange</i>, his hard rock side and what's up next for Gym Class Heroes…

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    "If Lazarus were a movie, it'd be A Clockwork Orange," exclaims Travie McCoy about his brand new solo album.

    There are many similarities to Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece, but there are a few differences as well that Travie's keen to point out. First off, he's never maimed any bums in an alleyway, but he has been on a spiritual journey similar to that of Alex DeLarge, and Lazarus most definitely reflects that.

    It also reflects his love of everything from "Red Hot Chili Peppers and Deftones" to "Hall and Oates and Marvin Gaye." That rock 'n' roll side comes through most vividly during "Superbad," Travie's psych rock collaboration with Limp Bizkit axeman Wes Borland.

    About the track, he enthuses, "When I was younger, I was a huge Limp Bizkit fan! Wes was like our generation's Gene Simmons!"

    There are more standouts on the record such as his hit single "Billionaire" with Bruno Mars on the hook. Lazarus goes deep for Travie…

    Backstage at the Los Angeles stop of the Too Fast For Love Tour, Travie McCoy sat down with ARTISTdirect.com editor and Dolor author Rick Florino for an exclusive video interview about Lazarus's similarities to A Clockwork Orange, his hard rock side and the next Gym Class Heroes offering…

    Check out the video interview here and below and pick up Lazarus now!





    —Rick Florino
    06.08.10


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