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Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Daft Punk, Robbie Williams and "Watching Scotty Grow."



When is Daft Punk going to tour the U.S.? I think they have an album coming this year, right?



Hi Susanne,

There is no word on if Daft Punk will take to the road in support of their forthcoming album, "Human After All." Considering the duo is tremendously press shy (their publicity photos tend to be in costume, wearing masks or helmets), it would be a very big deal to see them in concert.

Daft Punk will release "Human After All" on March 15. It's the follow-up to "Discovery," which peaked at No. 44 on The Billboard 200. Released in March 2001, it has sold 531,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

As previously reported on, "Human After All" was recorded at the act's studio in Paris between September and November of 2004. The album's first single is "Robot Rock."

For more information, visit Daft Punk's official site for "Human After All" at



We've been waiting for a new studio album from Robbie Williams for years. What's the Brit pop wonder got in store for his fans on both sides of the pond.

New Haven, Conn.

Hi John,

Robbie Williams is currently at work recording a forthcoming studio album. However, a proposed release date for the set remains unknown.

It really hasn't been that long since his last studio album. "Escapology" was released in early 2003 and was followed by a "Greatest Hits" disc in time for Christmas 2004.

"Hits" was Williams' sixth No. 1 album in the United Kingdom and sported two new songs, "Radio" and "Misunderstood." The former became his fifth No. 1 on the Official U.K. Singles Chart.


Hi Keith,

Do you know who sang "Watching Scotty Grow" and what era it is from? I think it might be in the 1970s. My husband is looking for a copy of this song.

Thank so much,


Hello Teresa,

"Watching Scotty Grow" was a No. 11 hit on Billboard's Hot 100 hit in 1971 for Bobby Goldsboro. His version of the Mac Davis-written song also reached No. 7 on the Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.

In addition to Goldsboro and Davis, other acts have recorded the song, including Ray Conniff, O.C. Smith, Tony Mottola.