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  • "Twilight" Star Billy Burke Talks Tom Waits, Music, "Drive Angry"

    Thu, 24 Jun 2010 08:34:01

    "Twilight" Star Billy Burke Talks Tom Waits, Music, "Drive Angry" - Check out this exclusive ARTISTdirect.com clip

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    Twilight: Eclipse star Billy Burke, who plays Charlie Swan in the franchise, is not just an actor who also had a stint on 24. He is also a singer and musician, and a talented one, to boot.

    Check out this exclusive, five-minute clip where Burke talks about playing guitar–he describes his early skills—until someone turned him on to Tom Waits, who Burke dubs as flawless and says is solely responsible for making him want to learn to play piano.

    Removed is Burke's new album, and he culled the songs from a large collection of tunes that he has written through the years. Some of these songs have never seen the light of day till now; good thing he is a musical pack rat, of sorts! Check out his lilting, emotive voice, which pops up throughout this interview. He even talks about writing a song on a cocktail napkin and, of course, he divulges a little bit about his next flick alongside Nicolas Cage, Drive Angry.

    Less talking, more watching.

    Check out the exclusive video interview that Billy Burke did with IAMROGUE.com editor Jimmy O and ARTISTdirect.com and Dolor author Rick Florino here and below!



    —Amy Sciarretto
    06.24.10


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