With the release of Zac Efron’s “17 Again” on April 17, it’s “High School Musical” alumni week. MTV News is going to catch you up on what the future holds for all of your favorite East High Wildcats!
[url id=”http://www.mtv.com/movies/person/438080/personmain.jhtml”]Zac Efron[/url] might have starred in a few musicals in his time, but that doesn’t mean the [url id=”http://www.mtv.com/movies/movie/365329/moviemain.jhtml”]”17 Again”[/url] star listens to show tunes in his off-time.
“[I listen to] anything and everything,” he told MTV News, showing us his iPhone and jokingly adding, “It’s all musicals!” Actually, he loves Kasabian, Asher Roth and “Radiohead, of course.”
And when Efron isn’t busy making musicals, he likes to check out concerts. His favorite recent concert experience was a Kings of Leon show Down Under. “I just saw the Kings of Leon in Australia. They do a great show,” he said. “It’s just music.”
Efron also recently got the chance to work with another one of his favorite bands, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, when they both appeared on “Saturday Night Live” this past weekend. Unfortunately, Efron was too busy to see the band perform last week. “I missed the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ show. They were here, and I was invited,” he said. “I had to get up early and do talk shows, so I was a good person. There were some other songs I wanted to hear [that they didn’t perform on ‘SNL’].”
Although Efron is a big fan of music, he doesn’t think he’ll be hitting the studio anytime soon to work on an album — unless he can learn to do it all on his own.
“I’ve always been a fan of music. I love it. It’s my life, but at the same time, it’s not necessarily my passion to an extent where I want to create it and put it out there,” he said. “I think that potentially it could be someday. I think the day I could make an album is the day I could write and produce it on my own terms and when I have the skills and wisdom to do it.”