Pink Plans To Have Live Band On Next LP

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Pink has begun writing songs for the follow-up to her debut album, "Can't Take Me Home," and she said it could feature a live band and some unexpected influences.

"I'm writing now -- [it's going to be] Annie Lennox meets Method Man," Pink said backstage last month at the MTV Video Music Awards. "But live this time, because I might be able to afford a band."

The rosy-haired singer continues to climb the charts with "Most Girls," the second single from her first CD, which was released in April.

Pink's follow-up album is tentatively due in the summer, with recording set to begin in January or February, according to Pink (born Alicia Moore) and her manager, Jim Moore.

"I think she wants to do some experimentation with some new stuff," Moore, who is also the 21-year-old singer's father, said Tuesday. "She can sing just about anything... from country to R&B. She wants to really show the versatility."

"Can't Take Me Home," driven by slick, up-to-the-minute R&B tracks from such hitmaking producers as Babyface, Arista Records President Antonio "L.A." Reid, and Kevin "She'kspere" Briggs, recently was certified platinum. It may spawn two or three more singles, according to Moore.

But Pink said she's ready to move beyond that album, which took four years to record. "It's been a long growth period," she said. "Now I'm, like, over it, and it's on to the next thing."