EXCLUSIVE: Bo Bice Cuts His Long Locks

03/17/2010 at 06:31 PM ET

Ryan Smith

On American Idol, Bo Bice was known for his rockin’ covers, mellow mood and, of course, extra-long locks. But with a new album, 3, due out May 18th — not to mention three young sons at home — the singer has decided to change things up a bit with newly shoulder-length locks. “I have a new project with a new style of music, incorporating more country elements,” he tells PEOPLE.com. “With all these new aspects going on in my career, it was just another thing that I felt needed a bit of change.” So Bice chopped his lengthy hair, cutting off five inches recently. And that’s not his first cut, having previously chopped off 10 inches a little bit before that, donating the hair to Locks of Love. Bo explains of the two cuts, “It was a gradual change for this long-haired countryboy.” For fans who worry the haircut signifies major changes for the singer, fear not; he assures PEOPLE.com that it’s just “new music, new look,” but the “same Bo Bice.” Tell us: What do you think of Bo’s new shoulder-length do? – Kate Hogan

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Mindy on

Love his new look – loved his old look – loved him on Idol – have not watched Idol since Bo lost – can’t wait for the new album – glad he is doing great with his wife/3 children/career.

Bee on

Love it

mad maggie on

Smokin’! I love it. Looking forward to the new music.

krylos on

Bice showed great potential on Idol. His first Album rocked! It was his best IMHO. He lost me on the last album when he headed down that country road. I was hoping for a more Leppardesque career. Hair, short hair, no hair, fine either way. He would have made a great face for the Resugence of Rock, alas, it was not to be.

Dawn on

Love it! Have always liked Bo too-

Rick on

I don’t know who looks goofier, Bo or Bucky. Glad at least one of them got a hair cut and can make their own music to sing unlike Bucky.

lorelei51h on

He is looking hot as always!!!!

Lena on

He looks so much better. New look to go with the new album.

Christina on

I think it looks so much better than the longer hair he was sporting for what seems like eons. Out : Long hair on men.

daysee on

he looks better now then he did before. way to go bo!

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