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'Twilight' Star Robert Pattinson to Record Album

Actor wants to make raw, bluesy record, sources say

September 20, 2011 2:35 PM ET
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Robert Pattison attends the Orange British Academy Film Awards.
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Twilight hunk Robert Pattinson is about to record his first album of original songs. "Rob has been kicking a few original songs around for a long time, but his schedule didn't allow it," an insider tells Us Weekly. The actor has previously recorded two songs, "Let Me Sign" and "Never Think" – which he co-wrote with friend Sam Bradley – for the Twilight soundtracks.

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"The album Rob will make will be guitar-based and drums, very organic-sounding, nothing pop," says a second source. "Like stripped-down Ray LaMontagne meets Van Morrison." Pattinson, an accomplished blues guitarist, has been wanting to focus on music for some time. "He's tortured because he avoids it. When he's sitting around jamming in the studio, it's his favorite moment of life," says the second source.

As of yet, it's unclear what label will release the music or when it will hit stores.

In a statement to MTV News, Pattinson denied plans to record an album in the near future. A representative for the actor says, "He is not working on an album right now."

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