Written on June 23, 2011 – 1:38 am | by Jaxon Hallahan
By Brian Mansfield, USA TODAY
Hardcore David Cook fans can order special editions of This Loud Morning through his website. Depending on how much they want to shell out for the album which comes out Tuesday, they can get versions with a behind-the-scenes DVD, a five-track acoustic EP, a T-shirt and a poster. The high-end version, which lists for $349.99, comes with a signed and numbered Epiphone Les Paul guitar — right-handed or left-handed version.
So which albums does David wish he had in Ultimate Fan Pack editions?
“Any of the Foo Fighters records, for starters,” says the singer. “Silverchairs’ Neon Ballroom. Or Our Lady Peace.”
When it comes to memorabilia, David has two items he values most. The first is the white “AC” Les Paul Studio that he played on American Idol.
“There’s a guitar solo on Time Marches On that I played on that guitar, and then I shelved it,” he says. “I haven’t played it since. I don’t think I’ll ever touch it again, just because I’m afraid I’ll break it.”
The second item is an unused ticket from an Elvis Presley concert at Indiana State University that was scheduled for September 16, 1977.
“He was supposed to perform the show, but he passed away,” says David, who was given the ticket by Bruce Springsteen guitarist Steven Van Zandt and his wife, Maureen. “The ticket is unused because the show never happened. I have that under lock and key.”
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