Picks and Pans Review: Sounds Off

updated 10/24/2005 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 10/24/2005 AT 01:00 AM EDT

Ryan Cabrera

Pop-rocker Ryan Cabrera, 23, has a new album, You Stand Watching, and is hosting a new MTV dating show, Score.

ON BEING MORE THAN A TEEN PINUP People don't know that I can play drums, piano, bass, guitar, and I can produce a record too. That's what I want to show with this album.

ON WHAT HE PLAYS ON HIS TOUR BUS The last tour I started to really get into old-school cats. I love Donny Hathaway, Bill Withers, Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett. After a show, I'll sit in my room and blast that stuff.

ON EX ASHLEE SIMPSON We broke up a long time ago, and we're still best friends. We'll still hold hands, but it's just in a loving, friendly way. It's not this on-again, off-again relationship. If you love somebody, even if you're not with them, you should want the best for them. I wrote a song about this, "Shine On."

ON HIS FAMOUSLY SPIKY HAIR I've always done my hair like that. Some people are like, "You definitely need a haircut." I don't care, I like it. I just let it do its own thing.

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