From MTV News
Contrary to online rumors, 'Breaking Dawn' star has no plans to drop an LP, rep confirms to MTV News.
His legions of hopeful fans will be sad to hear it, but despite reports and rumors to the contrary, Robert Pattinson is not recording an album.
On Tuesday (September 20), Us Weekly reported that the "Twilight" superstar was itching to record his own songs, but according to the magazine's two sources, he felt torn between his acting commitments and his love of music. The story further alleged that the 25-year-old would be putting together a guitar-based record in the next few weeks, before the promotional tour for "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1" kicks into gear.
MTV News reached out to Pattinson's rep, who told us, "The report is untrue. He is not working on an album right now."
Of course, that is not to say Pattinson might not record music someday — he has previously recorded "Never Think" and "Let Me Sign" for the original "Twilight" soundtrack — but it's not happening now.
When we caught up with "Breaking Dawn" director Bill Condon at Comic-Con, he confirmed that there would be some familiar musical themes weaved into the fourth film, courtesy of composer Carter Burwell, who scored the first movie. And while the director would not confirm Pattinson's inclusion on the soundtrack, he hinted that some of the musically inclined castmembers might lend their talents.
"We're just figuring out [the soundtrack] now," Condon said during MTV News' "Breaking Dawn" Comic-Con takeover. "We have a lot of [songs]. We have like 15, I think."
From Gossip Cop
Robert Pattinson is “prepping to record an album imminently,” reports Us Weekly.
Sources for the mag say that Pattinson, who’s has previously recorded two songs featured on the original Twilight soundtrack, “has been kicking a few original songs around for a long time, but his schedule didn’t allow it.”
Adds one of the sources, “Now he’s got some weeks to get everything in line before going back to promoting Breaking Dawn.”
But when asked if the actor and talented musician is currently planning on recording an album, an impeccable Pattinson insider tells Gossip Cop, “He is not.”
We’re reaching out to more sources to see if there is a timetable for an upcoming Pattinson record, and we’ll update as more information comes in.
The original US Weekly's article
Robert Pattinson, rock star?
The British actor, 25, is prepping to record an album imminently, two sources tell Us Weekly.
"Rob has been kicking a few original songs around for a long time, but his schedule didn't allow it," one insider explains of the superstar, who recorded two songs, "Never Think" (which he co-wrote with pal Sam Bradley) and "Let Me Sign" for the original Twilight soundtrack.
"Now he's got some weeks to get everything in line before going back to promoting Breaking Dawn."
But don't expect a chart-topping album with broad mass appeal and a string of top 40 hits. "The album Rob will make will be guitar-based and drums, very organic-sounding, nothing pop," explains a second source of the indie-music fan, "Like stripped-down Ray LaMontagne meets Van Morrison."
Pattinson frequently had hotel room jam sessions with other Twilight pals while shooting the flicks in Vancouver and elsewhere. His Twilight costar (and fellow musician) Jackson Rathbone said Kristen Stewart's man "loves to play the blues. He can hold his own on a guitar. We enjoyed jamming together when we had the time. Very humble and quiet guy."
"Music is his first love!" says the second source. "He's tortured because he avoids it. When he's sitting around jamming in the studio, it's his favorite moment of life."
To prep for the recording session, the guitar player has been "studying on on other instruments -- like piano and horns," the first source reveals. "It's an obsession for him."