|Josh Logan eats (not before shows)
The Rockstar is a Manch food connoisseur
By Susan Ware firstname.lastname@example.org
Josh Logan spent seven weeks last summer as a contestant on the CBS reality show Rock Star Super Nova. Originally from Massachusetts, he now lives in Manchester and is plugging his about-to-be-released CD Gone Tomorrow, Here Today.
ďThe new release is like a tackle box, because there are so many hooks,Ē Logan said over lunch at J.W. Hillís.
Rockstar Supernova was hosted by Dave Navarro and Brooke Burke and featured 15 contestants competing to become the lead vocalist for a newly formed super group featuring MŲtley CrŁe drummer Tommy Lee, former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted, and former Guns Ní Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke.
Today he is back in the Granite State tweaking the new recording with legend Bob Catalano. Talents like Tommy Lee are doing drums on a track, and Lisa Guyer from the local, hugely popular cover band Mama Kicks, is providing backup vocals on the project.
Logan certainly has that skinny rock star physique. †But when we sat down over a buffalo chicken wrap, fries and a Coors Light, I learned that yes, he does eat.
Information on Loganís upcoming shows can be found at www.joshloganmusic.com. He will be headlining the Rock 101 Skyshow on May 27, and performing at Holman Stadium in Nashua on May 25. Also look for him at The New Cheese Grill in Manchester on May 26.
Logan talked about the reality show, where he likes to eat locally and his plans to promote his new CD.
While on SuperNova, you lived in the Mansion and ate meals with the other contestants. What was that like?
Honestly, the food is one of the things I miss the most, along with all of the free clothes! We had an amazing chef cook for us and every single day there was just all of this amazing, all-organic food put on the table. I ate in the kitchen a lot, though, because I hated the camera in my face. The reality part of the show was tough.
Get turned on to any new foods while out in California?
Avocado. Seriously, it is in everything. Not always in a good way.
Do you cook at home?
No. Well, only those instant, bag Bertolli dinners, and I love barbecue. †My fiancťe doesnít cook either. If we arenít eating out, friends are cooking for us or I am at the grill.
Do you have a grill? What do you like to cook?
Yes, now I do because we just moved to the east side of Manchester. We have a yard and stuff. I will cook anything on the grill. Iím a connoisseur.
Locally, where do you like to eat? Favorite dishes?
My favorite places are the Red Arrow for early morning, Down ní Dirty BBQ and JW Hills. At The Red Arrow, I always order the 4-alarm chili and a plate of sausage biscuits and gravy. At Down ní Dirty, I like it all, but especially their pulled pork, and at J.W. Hillís, I usually order a steak. Sometimes Chez Vachon for breakfast. For me, these places feel like a home-cooked meal.
Any other spots?
I love the chicken salad at the Candia Road Convenience & Deli. Seriously, it is the best; all of the state troopers eat there.
What do you eat before a show?
I donít eat all day. And before I record, I stay away from the three Cs ó cheese, citrus and caffeine, all bad for your voice. I have made the mistake of eating before shows; I ate a big meal of Chinese food at a place right next to The Bitter End in NYC and it was not a good idea. The food was awesome, though.
Any hangover cure or ritual?
Nope. If I eat the night before Iím usually good. Although I do love a Bloody Caesar when I am hung over. I wish someone locally would make them, complete†with Clamato and a pepper rim. I have only had it Canada.
What is next for you?
I am gearing up for the release of Gone Tomorrow, Here Today. Iím ready to get out on the road and start living out of a suitcase and eating at new places.