Saturday, November 21

Belfast Telegraph: David Duchovny: I'll never have another success like The X-Files - Nov 2015

David Duchovny has said he will not have another television success like The X-Files.
The award-winning actor remains best-known for his role as FBI Agent Fox Mulder in the sci-fi/horror drama, alongside Gillian Anderson as Dana Scully. "It's fantastic to be part of it," he said.
"At first it's a little frightening and feels like a strait-jacket. But as time goes on, you just learn to be grateful."

Duchovny used Adele's album 21 to explain his X-Files achievement.

Sunday, November 1

[Interview] Rain in Hell: A Conversation with David Duchovny

David Duchovny is what you might call a modern-day Renaissance Man. Throughout his career as an actor, he’s starred in two of the biggest television series of the last two decades, creating two cult characters worthy of icon status. He’s stepped behind the camera to direct and behind the scenes to produce. He even wrote a few episodes of The X-Files, the hit television show he starred in from 1993-2002 (which is making a triumphant return next January on Fox). In the same vein, he man with a masters in English Lit published his first novel Holy Cow back in February. With a seemingly incessant need to be creative, Duchovny picked up a guitar and dove head-first into the realm of rock ‘n’ roll. After much fiddling on his guitar and penning lyrics onto paper, the end result was his debut alt-rock album Hell or Highwater, a melodic and moody (pun intended) outing that captures melancholy at its best. Just before David wrapped up a brief tour with back to back shows in New York and Philadelphia, he spoke exclusively with The Rock Revival about his music, touring, and what’s next for the Renaissance Man. 

Going back to the beginning, how did this project come to fruition? Was it in the works for a long time or was there a sudden lightbulb moment where you said, “You know what?” I’m going to make an album.”

Wednesday, October 28

Washington Times: Duchovny brings debut songs to Howard Theatre, talks of ‘X-Files’ spring resurgence

The truth may still be out there, but David Duchovny has effectively turned the lens inward. After two decades in the TV and film spotlights, Mr. Duchovny has just released his first rock album, appropriately titled “Hell or Highwater.”

“I’d never really played any music before five years ago, so it was something where I took up the guitar pretty damn late in life just to kind of amuse myself,” Mr. Duchovny told The Washington Times, adding that he wrote the tracks on “Hell or Highwater” with “the best intentions.”

Mr. Duchovny learned to play under the tutelage of Los Angeles-based guitarist Carlos Calvo, who was the official guitar coach on “Californication.” Mr. Duchovny subsequently hired Mr. Calvo to coach him privately — even taking his teacher along to his new show, “Aquarius,” and insisting his character have it written in that he was a guitarist.

Village Voice: Does David Duchovny Really Want to Be a Rock Star? [Interview] - Oct 27, 2015

David Duchovny before his show at Webster Hall's Marlin Room, October 27, 2015

There are others, notably: Billy Bob Thornton, Kevin Bacon, and, well, David Hasselhoff. Thankfully, David Duchovny — beloved as The X Files' studly special agent Fox Mulder, reviled and worshipped as the Bukowski-esque Hank Moody on Californication — has no illusions about how he became an actor-turned-singer who played to swooning women in Webster Hall’s Marlin Room last night.

Couch Sessions: David Duchovny how he ended up making a rock album - Oct 21, 2015

David Duchovny talks about how he ended up making a rock album, creativity (or the lack thereof) in Hollywood, and the fact that he REALLY wants to tell you about the X-Files revival, but he would have to kill you if he did.

I’ve always been a fan of David Duchovny. His sullen, dark, cool guy persona always seemed realer, more relatable than the usual pretty boy carbon copies that Hollywood is famous for. It also didn’t hurt that he was the star of one of my favorite shows, the classic X-Files series.

2015 has been a big year for David Duchovny. Best known for his performances as Special Agent Fox Mulder on the X-Files, and Hank Moody on Californication, this year, Duchovny has put out the New York Times bestseller Holy Cow: A Modern Day Dairy Tale, stars in the upcoming six-episode revival of The X-Files, returned to network TV with the NBC series Aquarius and released the alt-rock album, Hell or Highwater. (cue record scratching) Wait, what?

AXS: David Duchovny talks debut album & upcoming tour - October 18, 2015

Over the course of his career, David Duchovny has been an award-winning actor, filmmaker, director and published author. But this past May, the man who's name is synonymous with shows like “X-Files”, “Californication,” and “Aquarius” introduced himself to the music world with a hauntingly surreal debut album, Hell or Highwater.

Released to rave reviews, the twelve-song, alt/rock album represents Duchovny's truest form of expression. And although the actor turned musical artist will be quick to tell you that he has no intention of ever being on the same level as his musical heroes, he still succeeds by releasing an honest album of reflection that’s a welcome treat in a world filled with mundane, techno-beat pablum.

In addition to gearing up for another season of filming his hit NBC show, “Aquarius”, as well as a new, six-episode revival of “X-Files”, Duchovny is about to embark on another round of East Coast concert dates. A tour which includes a stop at The Ardmore Music Hall in Ardmore, Pennsylvania on Wednesday, Oct. 28.

AXS recently spoke with David Duchovny about Hell or Highwater and his upcoming tour in this exclusive interview.

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