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Frankie Muniz Talks Music

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Acting, racing and now music?

As we mentioned before Frankie Muniz is now the drummer in unsigned band You Hang Up from Arizona and he opened up about his latest career move:

On his music background:

"I've been playing since I was 12 years old, but nothing serious. I was a five-minute-per-week hobby drummer. I'd only played to my iPod with headphones on. It was always a dream to be in a band, but with acting going on, I never really considered it being something that could actually happen. And if I could get in a band, I wanted it to be something that was completely serious, with good music.

"But it felt like one of those jobs when you're a kid and you want to be an astronaut or something. I've been very fortunate in my life to have three of those jobs — being an actor, a race car driver and now a musician."

On how he ended up in a band from Arizona:

"My girlfriend was contacted by the lead singer, Aaron, just kind of saying, 'We have mutual friends, check out our music.' So we listened to You Hang Up, and I really, really liked it — it's the type of music I listen to.

"Then Aaron said he saw a video of me drumming on my Myspace profile. He asked if I've ever been interested in playing in a band, and literally that day we got lunch and talked about the band and the music and I said I'd love to be a part of it. That was Dec. 20; we had our first practice Jan. 1."

On how the band is coming along:

"We've progressed insanely. We've been trying to keep everything completely under the radar as long as possible, playing small shows under different band names. Now we're ready to go out and show everyone what we're made of. We had rehearsal last night — the new stuff we're coming out with is exciting. So far it's been an amazingly fun experience, and that's what's important."

On his future in all three careers:

"I want to go racing, for sure, but I'm really excited about the band. I've also got some acting things going, a show I'm developing. I'm busy! Acting was on the back burner for a few years, but now I've got the option of heading back that way. The problem is that all three jobs are full-time."

How Hollywood of him to be trying everything — is a cologne or fashion line next?

Check out You Hang Up above…thoughts???

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29 comments to “Frankie Muniz Talks Music”

  1. 1

    Hmmm…..It was way better than I thought it was gonna be. It was good.

  2. 2

    wow… expected horrible things

    Actually aint half bad

  3. 3

    I like it!

  4. 4

    How Hollywood of him, right? What's next? A gossip blog? A fashion site? A record label? Geesh, hope he doesn't make a pathetic plea to be chosen as Simon's replacement!

  5. 5

    Surprisingly good music.

  6. 6

    Don't you try everything too perez? I think it's really annoying.

  7. 7

    Re: whatdidyousay? – you forgot to say a book and trying to be on american idol. ;)

  8. 8

    LOVE IT!!!!

  9. 9

    wow…i was expecting garbage, but actually i'm pleasantly surprised. it's actually pretty good. i would listen to them.

  10. 10
  11. Shark says – reply to this


    ….well that nails it..when perez likes something and i give it a listen..it is complete crappola..only good for a cat walk or gay bar.

    but this stuff he doesnt like often turns out ok…like this..its pretty good. i am suprised. proof positive that mario has no ear for music and a stint on AI would be disastrous. He would hear a dog baying at the moon and label it the next madonna. What a douche you r.

  12. 12

    i like it! thought it would be douchey, but it's not./

  13. 13

    Muniz's music is worse than his acting.

  14. 14

    lmaoo. he is too lucky. his jobs are taking so much time. i wish he could save time enough to family. :) duhh

  15. 15

    Not bat frankie.. not bad…

  16. 16

    It's good, I'd listen to it.

  17. 17

    coooool, wow this kid is amazing, Im so envious.

  18. 18

    Wow. I'm pleasantly surprised! I think it's pretty good. Who knew?

  19. 19

    not bad! I kinda like it!

  20. 20

    Hmm I like it. good job!

  21. 21

    Good Stuff. Surprising.

  22. 22

    not my music taste, but it'll do good on radio.

  23. jvd says – reply to this


    sounds like every other indy band here in Arizona not bad but "The Hypo Twins" are still the best kept secret in AZ

  24. 24

    Pretty emo and I don't listen to that kind of music…BUT…surprisingly legit. There's def. a demographic for this type of music.

  25. 25

    Like almost eveyone else I didn't think it would be good at all, but I thought I would give it a listen. I was surprised, I actually really like the song! There's nothing wrong with people exploring their other talents. I think it would be more "hollywood" of him if he got a singing contract like everyone else. I don't think you can really compare this to hillary duff or miley cirus.

  26. 26

    pleasantly surprised. im going to go look for the rest of the cd now :]

  27. 27

    should never have quit your day job! you SUCK!!

  28. 28

    If the rest of the CD sounds as good as this I'll buy it. Unlike other so called wannabes, he actually HAS talent. You go Malcolm!

  29. 29

    i really really liked it! in fact i expected something not good for my ears but i liked it really, when will a cd come out??