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Justin Timberlake Doesn't Feel Like Making Music

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Justin Timberlake is not quite retiring yet, but he really isn't interested in making any music either.

Since 2006's FutureSex/LoveSounds, Justin has not been working on any new solo material, although he has been producing music and television for others.

Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, the singer said, "Right now, I like the idea that things can just kind of pop up and if they feel right I can do them. Committing to my own sort of project, that’s like, 'Okay, let me block out two years of my life and do it.' I was heavily fulfilled with the last one and I always have this thing with myself that if I can’t sleep because I need to do it, then I’m gonna do it. But if I’m not losing sleep over it then…"

When he does finally feel ready to make some music, Justin hints that the next album might have more of a rock feel to it, drawing influence from his current iTunes selections, which have "been going back and forth between Kings of Leon’s latest album and the Black Keys. I really love their Attack and Release. I thought that was a really great record. And of course Radiohead. It’s a constant. I enjoy In Rainbows in the morning."

What do U think of Timberlake doing rock?

Could he pull it off?

[Image via WENN.]

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96 comments to “Justin Timberlake Doesn't Feel Like Making Music”

  1. 1

    love kings of leon and such… but really? I can't picture him singing that kind of stuff… i guess well see though……

  2. 2


  3. 3

    totally. even if he's not your style, you have to admit the boy's talented

  4. 4

    no, he sucks… my cock!! please

  5. 5

    timberlake could never, ever come anywhere near the black keys and its blasphemy for him to say so!!!

  6. 6

    nor could he come anywhere near radiohead or the kings of leon- SHUT THE FUCK UP DICKHEAD.

  7. 7

    I ♥ JT, but I dont think he can pull off doing Rock & Roll.

  8. 8

    its sad that hes obviously trying to be indie or alternative, and the most he could get it . . . radiohead and the black keys? what a loser . . .

  9. 9

    he seriously needs to go back to ruining the lives of every person he dates . . .

  10. 10

    I knew he was stalling! He doin everything else but making his own music….

  11. 11

    Thank God! I am sick of his shiteous music like that track with T.I.

  12. 12

    P.S. I dont think he could ever be close to singing like Caleb either, sorry. It's just two totally different styles. He needs to stick to what he knows.

  13. 13

    NO. he will forever be a boybander in my eyes.
    Oh and stay away from Black Keys and Radiohead JT! They're too good for you!

  14. 14

    Justin can do anything. The guys is multi-talented. I would love to hear/see anything he does.

  15. 15

    This fucker should quit music period.

  16. 16

    he has a real talent for that . .

  17. 17

    He probably could, if he could pull a band together.

  18. 18

    and if i dated him, i would feel like my life was ruined too so it makes sense. i mean, how horrible would you feel knowing you sucked face with THAT???? ugh.

  19. 19

    that would be interesting.

    im sure he'd do well.

    every single he puts out does well.

  20. 20

    hes got a magic dick- it puts a curse on anyone who comes near it!

  21. 21

    this pathetic piece of shit should retire ASAP. his music sucks ass.

  22. 22

    He's a poser than can pull just about anything off. I mean, he once rocked corn rows for god's sake. As long as the clones buy his music, he'll keep making it. I don't think he should get too comfortable though. Just because he has money right now and can do whatever he wants doesn't necessarily mean that 10 years from now everyone will welcome him with open arms. Artists have to keep themselves in the public eye and continue working or you become a nobody. That's why Madonna is so successful. She has worked hard her entire life.

  23. 23

    I really don't care for JT's music. Hope Justin is happy with whatever he chooses to do…

  24. fiona says – reply to this



  25. pabst says – reply to this


    hey, we all have dreams…

  26. 26

    I bet if he does it it will have such a differnt vibe to it. He will defintiley be doing it with Timbaland ’cause he knows how to take beats and make it sound so hot. It will be different but it'll be worth it if he does it.

  27. 27

    He is so ugly. Words cannot even describe how unattractive he is. He looks like the long lost twin to Screech.

  28. 28

    What happened to his looks? He looks miserable in every photo now.

  29. 29

    i hate him- those beady little mean eyes and beak nose will definitely haunt me in my sleep, and if he realizes music it will be even worse.

  30. 30

    i love jt. a lot. i can't even imagine him singing rock, but i look forward to hearing it if it actually happens :)

  31. 31

    I Still love him. haha. Just dont do rock!!! his voice is to high for rock!!

  32. Wrenn says – reply to this


    I swear, since he's been dating Jessica Biel he's become so fucking ugly!! She's bringing him down man!!

  33. 33

    That's ok - when did he ever make "music" anyway

  34. 34

    If I was him I just stick to rocking the the south end of Miss Jessica facing north.

  35. 35

    Timberfake has cum coming out of his mouth!

  36. 36

    Re: Wrenn

    Have to agree, she killed it. haha.

  37. 37

    He looks like someone's geeky, weird-o brother. You know, the one who leaves sticky stuff all over your Barbies.

  38. 38

    Don't think he can pull it off.
    He has a very pop/R&B voice.

  39. 39

    As if being a "rocker" comes so hard these days. He could try but for some reason with the exception of Gwen, the public can't handle genre crossovers. They expect a certain style from their favorite artists and hold them to it. Look what happened to Chris Cornell, he had so many stones thrown at him for working with Timbaland. Music would be so much better if people stopped using lame high school genres like "indie, pop, goth, hip hop" it's all the same once it's popular.

  40. 40

    i shall pass judgement after hearing it

  41. 41

    if only…

    i would be quite happy to NEVER see or hear
    the overrated crap that spews out from his inbreed
    geekiing face

    he's far too much of an attention
    whore to give up music

    ah well…

  42. 42

    he's already done every other genre, might as well.

  43. 43

    It's like perez saying "I'm retiring from journalism"

  44. 44


  45. midi says – reply to this


    screw rock & roll. JT is a comedian. he needs his own variety show or a permanent gig on snl.

  46. 46

    Hard to imagine that preppie, arrogant little man trying to perform 'real' music. He lacks any credibility as an artist, all he can do is 'perform'. Rock takes guts, and a certain down-to-earth charisma that he sadly lacks. 'Real' rock artists share experiences of life and of the human condition that he's never known, since the majority of his life he has lived privileged and sheltered.

  47. 47

    JC Chasez is the better singer anyway…too bad Jive threw him to the curb…Schizophrenic was better than anything JT's come up with.

  48. 48

    I say he should retire while he's still on top.

  49. 49

    Re: onlyme – jealous much?

  50. 50

    i would buy any thing justin timberlake recorded, no matter what type of music it was. he puts his soul in every song and i trust that he'd put out a great product. he could record a fucking disney song and i would buy it. everything he touches turns to gold, sort of speak…

  51. 51

    He might not be making music but he sure is making a difference in the community. This also goes for the likes of Lauren London and John Salley. Doing charity work and getting involved in politics are just as important as making music. You can learn more about their involvement on blackplanet.com/99ProblemsDotorg. JT keep doing your thang!

  52. 52

    1. KoL and Black Keys' newest album are amazing…as always. Justin gets major cred for loving them.

  53. 53

    umm…last time he was suppose to do a COUNTRY album. Now it's rock?

    Someone can't find his identity. He is no Britney, she will always be better than him.

    He turned into an asshole imo!

  54. 54

    Being too old, I was never a JT fan. Then I saw him on SNL and that guy rocks! With the right people around him, he can do pretty much anything

  55. 55

    I kinda think he could pull off whatever he wants if he's willing to really immerse himself in it, however his voice isn't very rockish. With all the fancy gear they have in studios nowadays, anything is possible.

  56. 56

    I think he could do it.

  57. 57


  58. 58

    He is really talented. I think he can pull it off, yes.

  59. 59

    BARF BARF BARF it was bad enough when he was doing cheesy pop shit….but rock ? B -A- R- F

  60. 60

    By "rock" he means artificial manufactured shit being passed off as rock.

  61. 61

    wow kings of leon, the black keys, and radiohead are literally my three favorite bands. nice timberlake i'm interested to see how it would come out. he just needs to brush up on his guitar skills if he even wants to compare to any of those bands though…

  62. 62

    "Could he pull it off???"
    HELL NO!!!!!
    his girly and annoying voice works well for r&b, and other genders.. his style is definitely NOOOT Rock.

  63. 63

    rock, maybe.
    but ciara? definitely.
    come on jus…move that jessica boring over and come to…
    (in 'tales from the darkside' voiceover)
    that video looked to damn convincing.
    y'all should seriously get to schtupping…followed by the obligatory sex-tape.

    hey, i'd buy it. cici looks like she'd wear his ass out!

  64. 64

    Two years to make an album?? These acts today are lame. In the 70's you had SIX MONTHS to produce an album! Two due a year AND you were expected to tour, too!!Zep made their second album while touring the US; booked studio time everywhere they could, and then had it all mixed and mastered in NY. Two years?? Man, that's FOUR albums, man!!

  65. 65

    I think Justin and I should wake up in the morning (together) and listen to Radiohead, I like that idea. ;)

  66. 66

    his voice is not capable of singing rock and roll and even if, i wouldn't want him trying. he's a former band member of nysnc and currently works with rappers and r&b singers. why would he want to ruin the good name of rock and roll? he'll fail. he can't do everything.

  67. 67

    Okay, so he has had a couple of really catchy songs (you brought some sexy back) but other than that… over-rated. True musicians / singers burn from the inside to express themselves. It's amazing that he would have this platform to perform and people seem to want him to…yet he doesn't. Maybe he should stop and do something else if it isn't his passion.

  68. 68

    oh my beautiful and perfect Perez, did you just put can he do it? and Justin Timberlake in the same sentence?
    It`s Justin Timberlake my dear! do you now relize he will soon be second in ruling the world, with you being the first of coarse!

  69. 69

    Re: lastonestanding – The Jonas Brothers are that prolific but I guess you're one who'd call them manufactured?

  70. 70

    jt doing "rock"? hahaha fuck nooooo he shud just stick to what he knows hes decent enough in that department

  71. 71

    dude! he is like my music soul mate!!!!
    those are my top 3 favorite bands!!!!
    NO LIE!!!
    idk if he can pull that kind of music off…..doesnt seem like that type but i guess we'll have to wait and see! :D

  72. 72

    Justin can do whatever he wants. And did the article ever say anyhting about him being indie like some of you assumed?? I think not. I hope he does something fresh and Radiohead influenced. Radiohead is awesome, its not all alternative rock, most of the stuff is very eclectic. Justin has earned my respect.

  73. Wingy says – reply to this


    I wish he'd stop doing his crappy music and join the cast of Saturday Night Live…. he's a comedic genius!!!

  74. 74

    what this tells me is that he is lazy! so much for bring sexy-back…
    Group singer to solo to back up singer…
    Good work Justin!

  75. 75

    I thought Maroon 5 already demonstrated that Justin Timberlake can have a successful career in rock.

  76. 76


  77. 77

    give the man a chance. who knows? i can kind of see it…..i just hate the thought of putting anyone in a pigeon holed box. He is talented. He can do more than i can. Im no critic. I owe to many of my adolescent dreams to him to talk shit.

  78. 78

    Can he pull it off? I've never heard any rock-and-roller hollering high notes like a little girl!

  79. 79

    Nah Justin.
    Just keep doing what you do.
    Your song with TI is awesome and the collaboration with Rihanna was great also.

  80. 80

    I'm sure someone from NSYNCH can pull it off better than anyone else.

  81. 81

    He is just like Christina Aguilera, not even famous now..

  82. 82

    no way he could do anything nearly as good as Radiohead or Kings of Leon, those boys have real talent and that is exactly what Justin doesn´t have.

  83. 83

    He is so PALE!! That guy needs to get some color!

  84. 84

    hes going to drop that hanger on jennifer soon u heard it here first

  85. 85

    Hell no! He better stick to R&B/Pop.

  86. 86

    oh noooooo the planet earth will stop rotating if justin doesn't make music.

  87. 87



  88. 88

    That pile of gay shit couldn't rock and roll if I pushed him down a mountain

  89. 89

    i love JT, the last album was wicked.

  90. 90

    Radiohead and Kings of Leon are in a different universe than Justin Timberlake. As much as I think he's a good entertainer, Justin will never be in the same league as those guys.

  91. 91

  92. 92

    oh gawd, ew

  93. 93

    Hmm Black KEys you say… I do love the Black Keys. IT will be interesting to see what happens. This might be a flop people.

  94. 94

    Whatever, this douche doesn't have that much talent anyways.

  95. 95

    JT is multi talented and is probaly one of the best, if not the best artist today and im looking forward to his next album i know hes gunna pull it off and do his own unique, great type of music as he always does.

  96. 96

    this guys not givin enuff credit, hes the greatestt