It’s only two days till the season finale of MTV’s Rock the Cradle, where children of legends compete to be this generation’s Rock idol. Crosby Loggins’ got 48 hours to find out if he’s done enough to win over the ears of the viewers. I caught up with Crosby to find out his strategy for making it to the finals, and why he looks some much like Maroon 5’s Adam Levine.
What has been your strategy to make it to final three?
I’ve really been trying to listen to the judges. What they’ve been trying to get out of me may not be what I originally set out to do in music, but it is the right way to go to succeed on this show.
What has been the biggest change?
They kept talking about my separation with the audience and being more in tune with my body. I took one of my inner ear monitors out and looked the audience in the eye. It shifted how I felt about the audience and made a real difference.
Who is your biggest competition?
They are both big competition, but I think Jesse Snider‘s sort of a juggernaut when it comes to just getting people riled. If I won I think it’s a vote for music returning to MTV. I’m definitely the musician in the bunch, supporting bands that are musically oriented and less fireworks oriented. I feel like I deserve it. I’ve worked really hard, showed up and done my best. . But I think everyone has been that way.
What’s been your favorite performance?
The Foo Fighters song, "Long Road to Ruin." I played electric guitar on that song and that’s something I haven’t done in my shows before. It was fun to take the solo.
What’s the best advice your dad, Kenny Loggins, has given you?
Definitely to stay true to yourself. Figure out what your heart is telling you and then follow it. I’m not putting on a big front here, I’m just me being me, and I think a lot of people have appreciated that.
How often to you get compared to Adam Levine?
It hasn’t happened yet, but it may after last week’s performance with the skinny tie and the whole long, lanky thing. Looks wise, I’ve never gotten that comparison, but I can see where you’re coming from.
Win or lose, what do you plan to do next?
To stay creative. To keep routed and try to make the type the music that would be new and fresh and different and gets me the most spins on the radio. I really feel that’s the job for musicians. The bands that inspire me and make me want to make music are the ones pushing the envelope. That’s my hope, to travel down that path.