Drake Bell took over Reddit a few days ago and did a Q &A with fans, and nothing was off limits!
Drake: Hi Reddit! I am Drake Bell, you might know me from my TV show Drake and Josh. I’ve got a new campaign (www.FundAnything.com/Drakebell) and new album coming out this spring and I’m here to answer your questions. Ask me anything!
Fan Question: Did you and Josh Peck instantly hit it off when you first met? I feel like that was a thing…
Drakes Answer: yup I’ve always thought he was hilarious!
FQ: Hey Drake, it’s your lead guitar player Andy Alt. After our rehearsals, what happens to all of the guitar picks I lent you? (*I relinquish all of the guitar picks thrown to fans, brotha 🙂
D: they end up with my socks and kapos!!
FQ: You were always portrayed as the hot stupid one and Josh was the nerdy weird one. Was that similar to what you guys were like in real life?D: yup pretty accurate! haha
FQ: Ever think of doing a cover album of your favorite artists?
D: MY NEW ALBUM ACTUALLY HAS A FEW COVERS OF SONGS I GREW UP LOVING
FQ: Hey Drake; I saw you at Disneyland last year; waiting in line at Star Tours. Being fans of Drake and Josh and your characters in The Amanda Show, me and my friend were starstruck and really wanted to say Hey; but didn’t want to bother you but…uhh. Hey.
I’m also very excited for the new Drake And Josh movie.D:You can always bother me when I’m at Disneyland!
FQ: Hi Drake. I’ve got a friend who’s into some pretty extreme black metal bands. One day he tried to buy a T-shirt online for some band, I think maybe it was God Dethroned or something. It was a depiction of Jesus on the cross, with his hands positioned like Baphomet and demons feasting upon his flesh. There was blood and pentagrams everywhere. Enough to make any good God-fearing Christians roll up their windows and lock their doors. Anyways when the shirt finally arrived it was a children’s size large with a giant picture of your face and the words “It’s Only Time” written underneath. Apparently the shipper made a mix-up, which means somewhere, there was a pre-teen fan excitedly opening up their new Drake Bell T-shirt they got in the mail…Anyways, my friend gave me the shirt that has you on it. I cut the sleeves off and now I wear it sometimes when I drink beer.
D: This is the best story EVER! Let’s get a beer!
FQ: Which episode of Drake & Josh did you enjoy filming the most, and do you pick up as many chicks in real life, or is josh the babe magnet?
D: Josh is definitely the babe magnet!
FQ:I’ve always been curious about the “live audience” of the Amanda show. Was there ever really any audience members or was that always fake? Did they just grab random people for a few minutes? And do we really have a new Drake and Josh on the way? That’s awesome news if so
D: We actually did have a live audience! Hopefully a new movie with Josh soon!
FQ: Hey drake. A few months ago one of my very good friends got invited to a club in Hollywood where she met you, I always go out her, but this particular night I did not! I was so bummed! Because I’m a fan of your music. Any-who, have you ever played any clubs or open-mic nights secretly in downtown la, Hollywood, or anywhere randomly? Just for fun. Would you ever?
D: Yeah I might be at a jam at Michaels in North hollywood next wednesday
FQ: Why did you hurt Bieber’s feelings? You know how fragile he is
D: a delicate wittle flower
FQ: Drake, please tell me the new Drake and Josh movie is not a joke. Is there really going to be a new movie? If so, what can you say about it? I loved that show and a new movie would be awesome.
D: I would LOVE to make this new movie with Josh we just need you guys to go on all the social media outlets and make it blow up!!
FQ: So it isn’t being made as of now?D: being written
FQ:Hey Drake! Thanks so much for this AMA! I thought I would try to get a question answered when I saw this on Twitter as I religiously watched Drake and Josh.
So I have a few: What made you get into acting? What made you want to do more music? Do you still keep in contact with most people from Drake and Josh other than Miranda and Josh (Eric, Helen, Walter etc…)?
D: Music has always been my passion. Can’t wait for my new record to come out and to play it live!
FQ: I called these kids that were annoying me boobs back in like 5th grade and I got sent to the office, but it was worth it because Drake and JoshD:hahaha that’s awesome!
FQ: Dear Drake,
Why do you look so sweaty in this picture? http://i.imgur.com/1ZKHFO1.jpg
Thanks for the AMA,
D: Because it was really hot!!
FQ: How was it to work with Leslie Nielsen when you did Superhero Movie?
also i crack up every time in the movie at your line “I’m not wearing any diamonds.” i love your delivery of it and i cant help but laugh when i see it.
D: Working with Leslie was so cool! i grew up loving his movies.
FQ: Hey Drake. Thanks for doing this AMA!
What was your favorite skit on The Amanda Show and what was your favorite episode of Drake and Josh?
D: one of my favorites was Blockblister
FQ: What is your opinion on iCarly? How come you didn’t have many appearances?
D: I thought iCarly was great. Huge fan of Jerry Trainor!
FQ: Drake, you were in this Gushers commercial back in the 90s right? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTjTnjUftQw
I’ve always wondered how it was like being on the set of one of those? Did they make you wear some crazy green screen thing?
D: WOW!! i haven’t seen that in forever!
FQ:Hey Drake! I’m a big fan! I grew up watching D&J and it I still watch it occasionally! I have a few questions for you.
1) Will you be making another Drake and Josh movie?
2) What’s your favorite TV show?
3) will you be my best friend?
4) If you could collaborate with any artist(s) in history on an album who would it (they) be?
D: I really want to make another movie with Josh. So hopefully soon! One of my favorite shows is Criminal Minds I’m so lucky to have been able to collaborate with one of my favorite guitar players and singers Brian Setzer on my new Album! Can’t wait for you guys to hear it.
FQ: What was your all time favorite episode from Drake and Josh? Do you think you and josh will make another movie?
D: how much would you dig a new Drake & Josh movie?
FQ: Thanks for the AMA!
What was a typical day on the set of Drake and Josh like?
How were your co-actors?
Do you still keep in touch with any of them?
What was your first six months like after the show?
D: My co-stars were the best! We are like a family and still hang out all the time. I just had dinner with Josh last night!
FQ: Hi Drake, thank you so much for doing this AMA! I’m a huge fan and I have tons of questions but I’ll narrow it down.
You get a lot of your musical inspiration from past musicians and bands. Who are your favorite current or new artists?
Do you have any aspirations that the public doesn’t know about? Perhaps behind-the-scenes endeavors, or secret hobbies/passions?
Thanks again. I can’t wait for the new album!
D: I love Rufus Wainwright
FQ: Are you still collaborating with Backhouse Mike?
D: Actually we just played together at the Dolby opening for Brian Setzer!
FQ: Who has been your favourite person to work with during your whole career?
D: so far my favorite person I’ve worked with is Brian Setzer!
FQ: Such a huge fan of yours Drake! Here are some silly questions for you:
What makes you laugh?
Are you ticklish? Where and are your feet ticklish?
D: on my toes
FQ: Someday i will jam with you! i swear! That would be just a big dream… you are like a new “John Lennon” to me…
Please check this out… watch it just 30 seconds and i’m happy! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGpeRRq413I
D: sorry man i watched the whole thing that is soooooo good you did an amazing job!
FQ: If you could eat dinner with any famous person, living or dead, what would you order?
D: a beer with John Lennon
FQ: I have to start off with I freaking love you and have grown up watching you all my life!! But aside from that 🙂
What was ‘splash’ like? and what is your favorite thing about Disney Land??
D: i can’ have a favorite thing about Disneyland it’s the best place ever
FQ: Hi baby, When will your new Album ready?? 🙂
D: My album will be out in the spring and my new single Bitchcraft will be ready very soon!
FQ: Mexico misses you! when are you coming? I want to know! I want to meet you! Te amo!
D: I definitely want to come to Mexico to tour for my new album!
FQ: who’s your inspiration as a musician? and as an actor?
D: The Stray Cats The Beatles The Beach Boys Queen Elvis Eddie Cochran Gene Vincent……
FQ: Favorite Chaplin movie?
D: the kid
FQ: When you first started the show, would you have ever thought that it would have blown up so much?
D: I had no clue but we have the best fans in the world!!
FQ: Telegraaaaapph, telephone, tell a friend you’re leaving…
I just wanted to say that I love that song 🙂 So thanks for that bit of musical genius 🙂
D: Thank you so much! i’m stoked for you to hear the new album coming out in the spring!
Thanks Reddit! That was awesome, until next time…. stay tuned for my new single (out next week) and new rewards for my All Access campaign. You guys rock!
So to wrap things up, Drake has a new album coming soon, a new single coming soon, the Drake & Josh movie has been written, but if you want to speed up the process say it loud, and say it proud on Social Media! Drake is a Disneyland lover, and will say hello to everyone, because he’s super chill and awesome!
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