Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Fans Gather At Jackon's Memorial In NY

Fans gathered at Michael Jackson's public memorial at the Apollow Theater in NY Today (June 30). 600 people at a time were able to enter the theater to pay their respects. NY DJs spun MJ's tunes while a video was shown to pay tribute to their late King of Pop. A hat, glove and sunglasses (similar to MJs) sat on a stool onstage during the tribute. Rev. Al Sharpton was also their to speak to the people who gathered.

Photo Credits: REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton, AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, AP Photo/Jason DeCrow.

Quick Update: Michael Jackson's Public Memorial

Michael Jackson's body will return to his Neverland Ranch on Thursday morning for a public viewing Friday,
A private memorial service is scheduled for Sunday.

New Music: Colbie Caillet - Fallin' For You (Plus Contest Details)

Colbie Caillet is back with a new track. "Fallin' For You" is available on iTunes NOW

Contest News:
Colbie wants you to download her song on iTunes and “tweet” about it to get entered into a special twitter contest for an iPod & VIP tickets to a show of your choice!
Check it out HERE

Tell me what you think of the song.

Cover Song: CHANJ - Ill Be There


Wanna Be A Fanta Girl?

The Fantanas are back performing their catchy single once again, and now the three new members are looking for a fourth to join their group! Time’s running out to apply, so I wanted to let you know how to enter to be the 4th member!
You must submit a video and essay by the end of today to be considered for the spot and $5,000 prize! Also, all completed entries will get a $20 gift card.

Visit the contest page to enter and find out all the details.

New Music: Shakira - La Loba


Some upbeat music to get your day started!

La Loba is the new single. It's pretty hot! Correct me if I'm wrong, I think the title means she wolf in english. The whole song is in Spanish, sorry if you don't understand but take a listen anyway.

You can get the lyrics on her website.
You can stream it on her MySpace


You Could Meet Parachute At In-Store Event

Come see Parachute In-Store! Check the locations below to see if there is one near you!

Cactus Records
2120 Portsmouth St .
Houston , TX 77098
2:00 PM

940 Willow Creek Road
Prescott , AZ 86301
Attn: Frank Dempsey
2:00 PM

Park Ave CDs
2916 Corrine Drive
Orlando , FL 32803
2:00 PM
315 Ninth Street
Wenatchee , WA 98801
2:00 PM
* This is between Spokane and Bellevue , WA *

726 10th Avenue South
Great Falls , MT 59405
2:00 PM

340 East 525 North
Ogden , UT 84404
1:00 PM
* This is Salt Lake City area *


Monday, June 29, 2009


I'm upset that OK! Magazine UK thought that their "tribute" to Michael Jackson should show him in bad light. You don't show a photo of someone being rushed into the hospital when they are dying. A tribute to him would be a album cover photo, concert photo etc. But what do you expect from a TRASHY tabloid.


JT Launches William Rast In London

Best friends and business partners, Justin Timberlake and Trace Ayala launched their William Rast Fall 2009 collection in London.
The Memphis, TN natives showcased their denim line at Selfridges department store on Monday. So if you live in London or visiting be sure to check out the apperal at Selfridges on the 2nd floor women's area and the 1st floor mens casual department.

Photo: Tim Whitby/Getty via JJ

Quick Updates: JT, Rihanna, Michael Jackson

Justin Timberlake was spotted in London, England watching the Tennis Championships on June 27.

Rihanna was spotted having lunch with Santigold in NYC's Upper East Side (June 29).

Remember MJ's chimp Bubbles? According to RadarOnline, Bubbles is alive and well in Florida at the Center For Great Apes. You can see the video from CNN of what Bubbles looks like today HERE

AEG promises that fans who brought tickets for Michael Jackson's London Concerts can get a refund. The catch? You can only get a refund if you bought your tickets from an authorized ticket holder. "the refunds will be processed by each of the authorised ticket agencies (e.g. Ticketmaster, Viagogo, See or Ticketline)."

American Idol alum, Ace Young is engaged. The 28 year old singer proposed to 20 year old Allison Fisher. The two are staring in the Broadway production of Grease.

Mariah Films "Obsessed" Music Video

Mariah Carey shot scenes for her “Obsessed” music video at The Plaza Hotel in NYC over the weekend. first single off her upcoming album Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel.


New Artist: The Script

The Script aren't really that new, but for someone who doesn't listen to UK bands they may be unknown to people in the states. They were last year's biggest breakout band in the UK and Ireland and now have their sights set on the U.S.

Danny O'Donoghue (keys and vocals), Mark Sheehan (guitar), and Glen Power (drums) make up the Irish trio who boast a new brand of Celtic Soul -- blending hip hop lyrical flow with pop melodies, R&B production with anthemic rock dynamics, and classic song construction with gritty contemporary narratives.

When The Script debuted in the UK in 2008, they sold more copies of their first album than any other debut group. Their single, "The Man Who Can't Be Moved" (see video below) took over the charts with top five slots in 13 different countries.

They already released their self-titled US debut album on March 17 and have an upcoming tour. You can catch the band on tour with Parachute on July 30. They will also be the opening act for Sir Paul McCartney at Citifield in NY. To get all the info you need about these guys check out their site TheScriptMusic.com

Follow The Script on TWITTER
Stream their music on MySpace


Photos From Michael's Last Rehearsal Show

Here are two photos from Michael Jackson's rehearsal for his "This Is It" tour at the Staples Center in L.A. These photos were taken before his tragic death. Ed Alanzo, who is a magician was hired to work on the production said, “It was an amazing show. The thing was just days away from being perfected. It was incredible. Even though it was just a walk-through with the dancers, his moves were dead-on—the same Michael Jackson we [saw] through the years in music videos.”
Photos:Kevin Mazur via Rap-Up

Interview: KSM

I had the awesome opportunity to send over some interview questions for up and coming girl band, KSM, to answer. The girls talk about how they came up with their name, their influences, how they got started, what they rock out to on their iPod and more. Check out the interview below:

How did you come up with your name?
Sophia: All of our names start with a "K" or an "S" and the one thing that brought us together was music hence the "M". Music is everything to us.

How old are you?
Shae, Kate, and Sophia- 18
Shelby- 16
Katie- 15

Do you play any other instruments besides what your primarily play for the band?
Kate plays drums in the band but also plays violin and guitar.
Sophia plays bass in the band but also plays guitar and is a serious piano player, having started lessons at age 4.
Shelby and Katie play piano in addition to the guitar, which they play in the band.

Who inspires you as a group?
Katie: Powerful female musicians and artists of the past and present... for example The Go-Gos, The Bangles, Pat Benatar, The Runaways, Pink, Paramore, Meg and Dia, and No Doubt.

Who are your musical influences individually?
Shae: Sick Puppies, Breaking Benjamin, Paramore
Kate: Travis Barker,
Sophia: Meg and Dia, Alanis Morrisette, Lou Reed
Shelby: Cyndi Lauper, Janis Joplin, Billy Holiday, Michael Jackson
Katie: Meg and Dia, Pink, Missy Higgins, Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Who would you like to collaborate with?
Shelby: We would love to work with Demi Lovato, Honor Society, Paramore, and Jonas Brothers for sure. We really love their music and them as people.

Do you write your own music together or are specific members the ones who write?
Sophia: We actually all write and we're working on stuff right now for our second album.

How is it touring with Demi Lovato?
It's awesome. We are having such a great time on this tour and we really consider it a blessing to be on this tour. The fans have been great and so have Demi and David.

How did you guys form as a group?
Shae: All of us but Shelby originally came together for a project that Disney and The Go-Gos were working on. They wanted to put together an all girl pop band. Out of that we evolved into more of a pop rock band with more emphasis on the rock. The four of us were together for a year when we finally found our lead singer Shelby. That's really when we felt complete as a band and that's when we became KSM.

Are you interested in doing other projects?
Kate: I think there's always a possibility of each of us exploring some other avenues of entertainment. Katie actually loves to act and has done some different appearances on TV shows. Shelby and Sophia grew up involved in theater. Right now we're really concentrating on the band. It's definitely the priority at this point, but you never know what the future may bring.

What are your hobbies?
Shae: I don't get to do this alot but I really enjoy to go fishing.
Kate: Reading
Sophia: Creative writing
Katie: Photography
Shelby: Writing and sleeping

Before you go onstage is there something special you need or do before?
Katie: Yes! We all make the "rock and roll" symbol with our right hand. Then we stand in a circle and put our right hands in the middle, with our hands forming our band symbol, the asterisk. :) We then yell out the inside joke of the day. It's something that just brings us together before the show.

Do you use Twitter?
Sophia: We love Twitter!! We all have our own personal twitters and also an official band twitter. We want our fans to feel connected to us and this is a great way to do that.

If you want to follow us here are our twitter names:
Band: KSMOfficial

How would you describe your music to people who may not know you?
Shae: We're an all girl rock band with a touch of pop. We love to have fun and we love to bring high energy to our shows. Our music requires fans that are ready to truly rock!

What’s currently on your iPod?
Shae: The Rasmus, Sick Puppies, Jimmy Eat World, Flyleaf, & Paramore
Kate: Demi Lovato
Sophia: Meg and Dia, David Ryan Harris
Shelby: Jonas Brothers
Katie: Meg and Dia, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Passion Pit

That is KSM. If you didn't know..well now you know! The girls are currently on tour with Demi Lovato and David Archuleta so be sure to check them out if you have tickets. Stream their music on MySpace.


New Video: Taylor Swift - You Belong To Me

Aly & AJ Tweet About New Album

Alyson and AJ Michalka took to Twitter to update their fans on their upcoming album. The sister duo wrote, “There are a lot of unanswered questions about what our single is going to be and the names of the tracks on our record. We have never been in a rush for this record. We ended up writing 50 songs for this one album. We have now narrowed it down to our faves. There’s not one song on this record we don’t believe in. We can’t wait to play every single one live. It kills Into The Rush & Insomniatic.”

They continued to say, “The single has not been decided on because there are so many choices! This record will drop in the fall. We need your help to rally the fans. As well as people who aren’t aware of our music. It’s really important to buy the album the first week of sales. Here are some song titles: ‘Say Hello,’ ‘Damaged’ (Which we co-wrote with Nancy Wilson of Heart), ‘Civilian,’ and ‘Next Worst Thing’ (Co-written with Rivers Cuomo of Weezer). Brace yourselves, more to come. It has been worth making a record over a year long span to give you the quality you deserve! Xo Aly & AJ.”

Are you excited for their upcoming album?

Photo: Aly&AJ.com

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Sneak Peak: Jay-Z - D.O.A. Music Video

Here is a clip of Jay-Z's music video for "D.O.A. (Death of Autotune)" which will premiere after the BET Awards tonight. Catch to see the tribute to MJ and who will take home an award at 8pm. I will be on twitter, so be sure to follow me if your on Twitter at the time.

Morning Video: S Club 7 - S Club Party

There other songs tend to come on pandora when I want to listen to some pop music from the 90s. I had to post this as a Morning Vid. Remember their show on Fox Family (now ABC Family)?

Saturday, June 27, 2009

New Video: Day 26 - Truth Is A Lie

New Music: Kristinia DeBarge - Future Love

Here is Kristinia DeBarge's new song "Future Love." This song is just as addicting as "Goodbye".



New Video: Demi Lovato - Here We Go Again

Demi is currently on tour with David Archuleta. Here We Go Again is out July 21.

Michael Jackson Covers TV Guide

Michael Jackson covers a special collector’s edition of TV Guide.

For additional coverage of the Michael Jackson story, visit TVGuideMagazine.com for news, photos and videos.

Photo:JJ jr

New Music: Ashley Tisdale - Overrated

iTunes is doing a countdown until Ashley Tisdale's album, Guilty Pleasure is released. There will be a track released until the full album is available on July 28.

Overrated was just released on June 23 and then they will release two more tracks. "What If" will be available on July 7 and "Acting Out" on July 21.

You can purchase "Overrated" on iTunes NOW.


BEP Still In Top 10 on iTunes During MJ Take OVER

I just signed on to iTunes and listed in the Top 10 Songs, Albums, and Ringtones; Michael Jackson's albums are listed. Black Eyed Peas' "Boom Boom Pow" and album The E.N.D. are listed as well staying strong.

Here's what will.i.am posted on his dipdrive blog:
michael jackson has inspired me beyond words...
i would not be making music if it wasnt for michael jackson...
he taught me to be original....
he taught me to be courageous...
to dare to invent...
to dare express...
to dare to entertain in the name of my inner dreams...
he taught me to give to the world...
to show the world "the world"...

because in reality...
the world has know idea about "the world"...
he taught me to connect...
he taught me to reach...

he was so kind...
he reach out to me...
and i am so blessed to have worked with him...
i am so proud to have witness and been apart of his last interview....
i am so proud...
and i am so sad to have lost a friend...
we have all lost a light...
he was a true gift to the world...

thank you michael jackson...

You can check out will.i.am's mixes of "P.Y.T." and "The Girl Is Mine" that he did with Mike when he re-released the Thriller 25th anniversary album HERE

Madonna Brings Daughter To Kabbalah Center

Madonna took newly adopted daughter Mercy James to Kabbalah in London. The whole family went including ex-hubby Guy Ritchie. There are reports swirling that Madge is planning a trip to Jerusalem to introduce Mercy to Kabbalah.


Time Magazine's MJ Edition Out Monday

Time for the die hard fans to grab anything and everything Michael. Here is the cover of Michael's commemorative issue of TIME mag. You can grab you copy this MONDAY.


Morning Video: Scream - MJ & Janet

I'll never forget when I bought this song and blasted it all the way home so I could learn each lyric and adlib.

2009 BET Awards Quickly Planning Tribute To Michael

The 9th Annual BET Music Awards will air on Sunday night. BET is quickly putting together a tribute to the King of Pop with the biggest stars that he influenced so much his inspiration shines bright in their performances.

"The BET Awards are undergoing "a total overhaul" the network said Friday. The telecast is being lengthened, performers are being added to the lineup and additional guests are expected to attend, said Debra L. Lee, Chairman and Chief Executive of Black Entertainment Television.

You can expect Beyonce and Ne-Yo to perform as planned.

"To change it up in three days is something that's not easy but they're all willing and looking forward to it," Hill said. "There's a direct line from Ne-Yo to Michael Jackson. There's a direct line from Beyonce to Michael Jackson. There's a direct line from Jay-Z to Michael Jackson. I think they'll want to pay tribute in their own way."

Usher and Justin Timberlake didn't plan on attending the show but are heading to Los Angeles to participate.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Did Michael Have Over 100 Unreleased Songs Kept Away?

Michael Jackson may have passed away but his music will live on. Don't be surprised if you hear new released singles coming from the King of Pop. Musicians record many songs before they pick which ones to go on their albums. Knowing MJ he probably had some that he wrote and recorded for future reference or kept because he didn't want to release anymore.

According to Times Online:
It is rumoured, given the perilous financial situation of his estate, that any such recordings will not be kept private for long. It is understood Jackson may have gone to the grave under debts of about $400 million - though some believe the true figure may be much higher.

One of the singers biographers, Ian Halperin, claimed that the unheard songs had been made for his children. Mr Halperin, author of Unmasked, The Michael Jackson Story said before his death: “He wants to leave them for his kids, a very personal legacy to them. I was told he will not let them come out now.”


New Music: Tribute To Michael Jackson - Better On The Other Side

The Game, Usher, Chris Brown, Diddy, Polow Da Don, Mario Winans, and Boyz II Men collaborate on tribute to MJ. DJ Khalil produced the song that was was completed earlier this morning. R.I.P. MJ

Better On The Other Side

Photo:Walter/Getty via NyDailyNews

Esmee Denters Shares Her Story of Getting Signed

Dutch songstress Esmee Denters has just released a new video revealing the inner workings behind her rise to fame. Footage from her first ever live performance, at home in her native Holland and rare studio clips all provide the backdrop for the YouTube sensation's intimate retrospection. What began as a love of her father's soul and RnB records has fueled the foundation for this breakout singer's career. On the heels of a pivotal mentorship with mega-star Justin Timberlake and super producer Polow Da Don, Esmee reflects on her forthcoming album release; "Everything that I always wanted is finally happening."

Going To Vans Warped Tour?

The 2009 Vans Warped Tour kicked off TODAY in Pomona , CA , and I wanted to let you know about all of the exciting things tied to Kia Motors’ sponsorship of the tour.

Throughout the summer, fans can check out exclusive tour photos and catch up on all the latest Warped Tour news and behind-the-scenes happenings at Kia Motors’ Warped Tour blog, Word of Steve.

If you are there checking out the hottest bands dont forget to stop by the Kia Motors tent. They will feature:
Live MC
Airbrush tattoo artists
“Bare Your Soul” video confessional
Chance to win wristbands that provide access onto a covered VIP riser located in front of the main stage, as well as other Kia goodies
Meet and greets with The White Tie Affair and Scary Kids Scaring Kids

New Music: F.L.Y. - Jamboree

F.L.Y.'s debut album, Jamboree, which includes the hit-single 'Swag Surfin', is available to stream for free on imeem.com


Catch Kristinia In A Virtual Concert

Planet Cazmo, a music-themed virtual world for ‘tweens and teens is proud to announce that teen sensation Kristinia DeBarge will be apart of their Virtual Summer Concert Series! Planet Cazmo is the only virtual world with an on-going virtual concert schedule and the leader in music inspired virtual worlds.

Kristinia's concert will air LIVE tonight beginning at 7 pm est and plays every hour on the hour until 12 midnight est on Saturday June 27th.

The concert will take place inside Planet Cazmo’s brand new venue, the "Cazmo Rox Café”, with links to purchase Kristinia’s music, as well as virtual goods inside Planet Cazmo. The celebrity musicians appear as animated characters with high-quality music from their recent releases and exclusive voice over from the artists.


Guess Which New Artist Is Opening Act For Circus Tour

The newest opening act on Britney Spears' Circus tour is the Def Jam Records artist Kristinia DeBarge.
The "Goodbye singer said, "Joining Britney Spears for her "Circus" tour will be an amazing and surreal experience for me. I have been dreaming of an opportunity like this forever, and can't wait."

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Celebs Respond To Michael Jackon's Death

Justin Timberlake released a statement via his official website:
I can’t find the words right now to express how deeply saddened I am by Michael’s passing. We have lost a genius and a true ambassador of not only Pop music but of all music. He has been an inspiration to multiple generations and I will always cherish the moments I shared with him on stage and all of the things I learned about music from him and the time we spent together. My heart goes out to his family and loved ones.
- Justin
“This is such a tragic loss and a terrible day. The incomparable Michael Jackson has made a bigger impact on music than any other artist in the history of music. He was magic. He was what we all strive to be. He will always be the king of pop!” — Beyonce Knowles

“I am absolutely devastated at this tragic and unexpected news. For Michael to be taken away from us so suddenly at such a young age, I just don’t have the words. Divinity brought our souls together on ‘The Wiz’ and allowed us to do what we were able to throughout the ’80s. To this day, the music we created together on Off The Wall, Thriller and Bad is played in every corner of the world and the reason for that is because he had it all…talent, grace, professionalism and dedication. He was the consummate entertainer and his contributions and legacy will be felt upon the world forever. I’ve lost my little brother today, and part of my soul has gone with him.” — Quincy Jones, who produced Michael’s Thriller album

Most of the celebrities updated their thoughts using Twitter.

Taylor Swift: "It just doesn't feel real.. Everyone is walking around backstage saying "Have you heard?".

Ashley Tisdale: "I have to say, the 6 of us from HSM were very lucky to have met such an amazing man. I will remember that moment forever. RIP Michael"

Jessie James: "Why is it our icons die so young?"

Esmee Denters: "Is this really true??? i can not believe that Michael Jackson died...."

John Mayer: "Michael Jackson, like James Brown and Prince, are nearly uncoverable. The tunes were about his innate talent and can't really be replicated."

Alicia Keys: "Today is so sad........"

Pink: "Michael Jackson was one of the best that ever did it. RIP"

The list can go on and on. Michael touched so many people in the world.

Lady GaGa Responds To Assoc. Press

The Associated Press recently said Lady Gaga is "a creation but an authentic one". GaGa talks about her persona, commonalities with Madonna, and when she doesn't like being called by her birth name, Stefani.

'Lady Gaga is a Creation, But an Authentic One'
By Nekesa Mumbi Moody, AP Music Writer

"I am so often puzzled (by journalists). Sometimes they go, 'So what's this all about? ... What do you look like when you go home? Do you dress like this all the time?' It's rude! It's not nice," the "Poker Face" singer laments.

The questions may not be polite, but they are understandable for a woman who arrives for a low-key breakfast interview at a nearly empty hotel restaurant sporting a face full of makeup, two pairs of false eyelashes, a sheer outfit strategically cut to showcase her silk bra, platform pumps AND her now-signature hair bow.

It's hard to imagine that she can keep up this act when the spotlight fades away. But that's the kind of thinking the singer is trying to dispel. She may have been born Stefani Germanotta, but Lady Gaga insists this is no Sasha Fierce act.

"My realization of Gaga was five years ago, but Gaga's always been who I am," says the 23-year-old, in a soft, girlish voice...

Photo:Associated Press / Chris Pizzello

Remembering Michael Jackson

Why do you listen to Michael? How has he inspired you?

Michael Jackson has done SO much for the music industry. MJ is the pop icon, a true legend and musical genius. I am studying music in college because of him and other artists. I'm at a lost for words. I usually don't get like this over celebrities or musicians. I was 2 years old when I started listening and dancing to Michael. My grandmother would put on the Thriller tape for my cousins and I as we danced all day. He was my first Idol and I will always cherish his music and what he has done. No one is going to forget that smile.

Share your thoughts, comments or ANY you want to say about the King of Pop.

Check out the video of Mike performing with NSYNC at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards


Michael Jackson Hospitalized Update

According to L.A. Times and TMZ Michael Jackson has died.

Check out the video of Michael performing "Dangerous"

New Music: The Roots - How I Got Over

The Roots debuted their new single “How I Got Over” on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” on Wednesday. Jimmy’s house band will release their new album in October.

Mariah Carey's New Album Cover

Mariah Carey's Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel album cover was revealed today.

Mariah tweeted about the cover saying, “The reason I chose to use 3 images for the cover is cos there are a lot of different emotions and stories revealed on this album.”

Mrs. Nick Cannon's 12 studio album is due to release August 25.


King of Pop Rushed To Hospital!!

The King of Pop is not doing to well y'all. He was going into cardiac arrest. Heres all the info from TMZ:

We've just learned Michael Jackson was taken by ambulance to a hospital in Los Angeles ... and we're told it was cardiac arrest and that paramedics administered CPR in the ambulance.

He was picked up at his home around 20 minutes ago -- we're told his mother is on the way to visit him.

UPDATE: The 911 call came in at 12:21PM at his Holmby Hills home in L.A.

UPDATE: A Jackson family member tells TMZ Michael is in "really bad shape" and the brothers are headed to UCLA.

UPDATE: We just got off the phone with Joe Jackson, Michael's dad, who says "he is not doing well."
We need to pray for Michael. He moonwalked into our hearts, changed the face of music videos and inspired so many musicians of today.
Photo:JOEL RYAN/Associated Press

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

New Video: Ciara Ft. Missy Elliot - Work It

This is Ciara's second single off Fantasy Ride.

Quick Update: Ciara,

Ciara was spotted in Los Feliz, CA on Tuesday. Possibly house hunting? Is Ciara looking to moving to Cali from Atlanta?

Behind The Scenes: Clipse Ft. Pharrell - I'm Good Video

Remember Clipse? The rap duo are back with a little help from Pharrell with their video "I'm Good." This is the first single of their third album, Till the Casket Drops. Watch the video below to catch they guys on the set of the video shoot in the Hollywood Hills.

Clipse feat Pharrell - I'm Good Behind The Scenes from Malice of the Clipse on Vimeo.

New Video: Green Day - 21 Gunes

Green Day - "21 Guns" - HD

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Brit Tweets About Ed McMahon's Death

Britney tweeted today of the news of Ed McMahon's death.

I am deeply saddened by today's news about Ed McMahon. He is responsible for giving so many artists their first shot including myself. He was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed. -Britney

Ed McMahon was the host of Star Search when Britney competed. Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake, Beyonce and Kelly Rowland also competed when the who was on. Check out the clip of little Britney singing "Love Can Build A Bridge".

New Artist: KSM

I haven't seen an all girl band since The Donnas and Lillix came out. There is a new girl band called KSM who are currently on tour opening for Demi Lovato. Shelby (lead vocals & guitar), Katie (guitar & vocals), Shae (lead guitar), Sophia (bass) and Kate (drums), since about what their teen world. You know boys, dating, texting, playing and partying.

These girls may be young but they definatly know what they are doing. Lead singer Shelby says, "Being all girl, all teen, we’re usually pre-judged. People don’t expect that much, but we usually convince the audience that we’re a legit rock band, not just a ‘chick band.’ KSM...5 girls taking music into their own hands and ready to show their generation what girl power is all about.

KSM covered Cheap Trick's "I Want You To Want Me" for the new 10 Things I Hate About You TV series.

Check out their MySpace to hear some of their tunes.

Love their music? Head on over to iTunes to download their EP, I Want You To Want Me.

KSM - "I Want You To Want Me"


Palow Da Don Teaches Esmee Denters

Esmee Denters worked with producer Palow Da Don on her debut single "Outta Here". Check out the video below of Palow teaching Esmee his 1,2,3,4 chant.

Guess Who Was Spotted At The Transformers Premiere

Ciara and Aubrey O'Day walked the red carpet to the Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen premiere in Westwood, Calif., on Monday. Ciara will take the stage with Brit again! The "Love Sex Magic" singer will open for Brit on her second tim around in the U.S. for the Circus tour.

New Video: Kate Voegele - 99 Times

Monday, June 22, 2009

Hey Guys!!!

Follow me on Twitter! When I have nothing to do at work I tend to sign on Twitter.com! Follow me for updates directly there as well as anything and everything else I tend to talk about.


Travis McCoy Writes From South Africa

Travis McCoy of the Gym Class Heroes writes to his fans about his experience while he's in Africa and they people dealing with AIDS/HIV. Travis also reveals something about his life when he was younger.
I had never been to Africa before, but standing at the top of a sand dune overlooking the slums of Khayelitsha yesterday, a section of South Africa’s sprawling Cape Flats, I felt completely connected to the homeland. The sun was setting, reflecting light off the millions of corrugated tin roofs below, the last hint of day before the Flats went dark and their two million inhabitants to bed. Overwhelmed and overtired my thoughts went on to paper.

Today I met my brother, two worlds apart.
One fire one heart.
Shantytowns, pastels and browns.
Smiling children, abandoned buildings.
We are not lost.

For me, a kid from upstate New York who lives his life online and often wears his heart on his sleeve, today everything was pulled close to my chest. I dedicated what I wrote to my new brother Bulelani Mvotho a South African filmmaker who is a grantee of MTV’s Staying Alive Foundation, which funds 55 HIV/AIDS projects around the globe. I am their new Ambassador, trying to revive a dialog about HIV/AIDS amongst kids my age, 15 to 24-year olds who now account for 45 percent of HIV infections worldwide.

Bulelani’s Snapshot Mobile Community Cinema is helping to spread awareness and preach responsibility in the areas most vulnerable to the disease. Almost a third of the Cape Flat’s two million residents are HIV positive, one of the largest concentrated populations in the world.

To read the rest from Travis go HERE
Photo:Courtesy of MTV Networks via Examiner.com

Lady GaGa Puts On An Explosive Performance

Lady Gaga just took home the 'Best International Music Video' award at the 2009 Much Music Awards. GaGa also performed her hits "LoveGame" and "Poker Face".

Who's On TV This Week?

Monday, June 22
NBC: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien: Pete Yorn
NBC: Late Night With Jimmy Fallon: Sonic Youth, The Roots
NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: Black Kids (r)

Tuesday, June 23
ABC: Live with Regis and Kelly: Ashanti
CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: MSTRKRFT w/ John Legend
FUEL: The Daily Habit: The Presets
NBC: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien: Elvis Costello
MTV: It's On With Alexa Chung: Nick Cannon, Asher Roth

Wednesday, June 24
NBC: Late Night With Jimmy Fallon: The Roots
MTV: It's On With Alexa Chung: Demi Lovato

Thursday, June 25
FOX: So You Think You Can Dance: The Veronicas
NBC: Late Night With Jimmy Fallon: Dinosaur Jr., The Roots

Friday, June 26
NBC: Today Show: The Fray
CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: Regina Spektor
NBC: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien: Adele

Saturday, June 27
NBC: Saturday Night Live: Kings of Leon (r)

Chris Brown Pleads Guilty & Must Stay Away From Rihanna

Chris Brown was in a L.A. courtroom today. The singer pleaded guilty to on count of felony assault on Rihanna.

The 20 year old will receive five years of probation, 180 days of community service in his homestate of Virginia, and be required to attend domestic violence classes.

“I think it’s commendable you took responsibility for your conduct,” Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg told Brown. “[I hope] the terms and conditions of your probation will have some meaning,” she continued, ensuring that Brown “was treated as any other person who comes through this court.”

The judge also told Chris he is required to stay at least 50 yards away from Rihanna. If the two are at industry events then he must stay 10 yards from her. RiRi and Breezy are not to interact at all and if he doesn't follow his probation terms then he can get four years in prison.

Rihanna was in attendance today. Chris is scheduled to be sentenced in August.

Photo: David McNew/Getty via ABC News

Cover Song: Lady GaGa - Heartless

Lady GaGa performed a cover of Kanye West’s “Heartless” on tour at Kool Haus in Toronto, Canada, on Friday (June 19).
“I would say that Kanye is one of the most talented and intuitive people I’ve met in a long time,” the singer said of the rapper.

New Artist: Teel

Teel is an unsigned band in the pop/rock/indie genre. I found Teel Merrick's MySpace when I was searching for some brand new tunes. I can't get enough of the song "Out Here". His music reminds me of Daughtry a little bit. Teel hails from Amarillo, Texas. Check out his MySpace page and listen to a few of his songs. If you like his stuff you can purchase it on iTunes or CD Baby.

Check out the acoustic performance below of "Out Here"

Let me know what you think of him.


Saturday, June 20, 2009

Demi Lovato Wants You To Help The Red Cross

Demi Lovato did a PSA for the American Red Cross Disaster Relief.

The Sunny with a Chance star asks everyone to text GIVE to number 24357. “You can donate $5 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. They can provide shelter, food, counseling and other assistance to victims of disaster.” she says in the video.

Usher Is The New Face of Got Milk? Ad

Usher is the new face of Got Milk? Ad campaign. The ad reads “Let it flow. I pour my heart into my music. How do I stay in tune? With milk. The protein and nutrients in lowfat milk help me build muscle and stay fit. So eat right, exercise and grab a glass of ice-cold milk. Now that’s chill.”

The R&B singer is teaming up with Body By Milk for a creative contest. Body By Milk is sending two teen crews to Hollywood to collaborate, choreograph, write and film with Usher for his new single.

Visit BodyByMilk.com in late July to see how the teen-made videos turned out and vote for your favorite. The winning team will get exclusive tickets to an Usher concert, Final Cut Pro editing software and Apple MacBook Pro laptops.


Nick Jonas Talks About Reconnection With Miley Cyrus

The Jonas Brothers was on Larry King Live for an interview Thursday. Larry asked Jo if his girlfriend was as famous as Nick's girlfriend. Joe replied, “No, I don’t think anyone’s as famous as Miley Cyrus!”

Ashley Tisdale Wears Sunglasses At Night

Ashley Tisdale released a video blog of herself singing to Lady GaGa and wearing sunglasses at night.

Quick Updates: Madonna, Julianne Hough, Kings of Leon, Justin Timberlake

Madonna's new baby girl, Mercy Chifundo James, was secretly flown from her home country of Malawi into London early Saturday morning.

Julianne Hough got the lead female role in Paramount's remake of Footloose. The professional dancer and country singer will star opposite Gossip Girl's Chace Crawford.

Kings Of Leon announced they are launching their own record label. The new label is a joint venture with L.A. based music publisher Bug Music.

Justin Timberlake was the master of ceremonies at an event to honor RCA/Jive Label Group President Barry Weiss on Thursday. Attendees say he was hilarious.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Jamie Foxx Performs "Digital Girl" Live

Jamie Foxx performed in Central Park today. The actor/singer took part in the “Good Morning America” Summer Concert Series. Watch the video below of Jamie performing “Digital Girl” and show off his Obama impression.

Video: Kristinia DeBarge On SYTYCD

Kristinia DeBarge performed on So You Think You Can Dance last night.

Esmee Denters Talks About JT

Esmee Denters was asked a few questions about her boss, Justin Timberlake. See what Esmee had to say about JT.

How did you first meet Justin? First memory/impression of him?
Esmée: I met Justin for the first time in Chicago when he invited me to come to see one of his shows on his "FutureSex/LoveSounds" tour. I got to meet him backstage after the show, and I remember being very nervous, but he was so nice and he really made me feel comfortable. There was a piano in the room so I decided to play and sing "How Come You Don’t Call Me" by Prince. I guess he must have liked it, because a month later I was signed.

Favorite aspect of working with Justin – in studio, performing, etc.?
Esmée:My favorite aspect of working with Justin is being able to see him at work – whether it is seeing him perform or being in the studio writing with him, it is just so inspiring. You can just see the passion… he is really a mentor to me. I really aspire to be like him.

What does "Tennman" mean to you? What defines a "Tennman Records" artist?
Esmée:Tennman is really home for me. It is a label where you are able to be yourself and develop your talent as an artist. They fully believe in the people they sign, and we get to learn from, and work with Justin. Try and find that at another label ;)

Best lesson Justin’s taught you? Musically or otherwise?
Esmée:He is so grounded and knows exactly what he wants. I think that is really important if you want to be successful in this business.

What’s one funny fact about Justin….?
Esmée:He is the funniest guy you will meet, and he is really good at impersonations.


The Veronicas To Perform on So You Think You Can Dance!

The Veronicas are set to perform their single "Take Me On The Floor" live next week on So You Think You Can Dance! The sister duo will grace the stage of the results show on Thursday, June 25th. Tune in at 9pm and make sure check local listings for more info.

Watch the video for the track HERE and be sure to head over to iTunes to download your copy of the single today. Visit TheVeronicas.com for photos, tour dates and video updates.


Chris Brown Working On New Music

I'm researching for something at work and this is what pops up. Chris Brown's new music. Well since this wasn't released it's probably leaked music he is working on. Home boy still hasn't left the auto-tune alone. Take a listen to "Smash" HERE

2009 Teen Choice Awards Nominees

This year's Teen Choice Awards will take place at The Gibson Amphitheatre on Sunday, August 9th. It will air on FOX the very next day – Monday, August 10th at 8pm (ET/PT). Mark your calenders and be sure to tune in to see who takes home a surfboard. Here are the nominees for the music category. I picked who I want to win in bold. Who do you want to win?

2009 Teen Choice Awards nominees in music:

Choice Music: Single

"My Life Would Suck Without You" - Kelly Clarkson
"The Climb" - Miley Cyrus
"Poker Face" - Lady GaGa
"Hot N Cold" - Katy Perry
"Circus" - Britney Spears

Choice Music: Hook Up
Ciara feat. Justin Timberlake - "Love Sex Magic"
Lady GaGa feat. Colby O'Donis - "Just Dance"
Jason Mraz feat. Colbie Caillat - "Lucky"
Soulja Boy feat. Sammie - "Kiss Me Thru the Phone"
T.I. feat. Rihanna - "Live Your Life"

Choice Music: Male Artist
Lil Wayne
Jason Mraz
Soulja Boy
Kanye West

Choice Music: Female Artist
Miley Cyrus
Lady GaGa
Katy Perry
Britney Spears
Taylor Swift

Choice Music: Rap Artist
Bow Wow
Lil Wayne
Soulja Boy
Kanye West

Choice Music: R&B Artist
Beyonce Knowles
Jamie Foxx
Jennifer Hudson

Choice Music: Rock Group
The All-American Rejects
Green Day
Kings of Leon
Linkin Park

Choice Music: Breakout Artist
David Archuleta
David Cook
Kid Cudi
Lady GaGa
Asher Roth

Choice Music: Love Song
"Crush" - David Archuleta
"Halo" - Beyonce Knowles
"Lovebug" - Jonas Brothers
"How Do You Sleep" - Jesse McCartney
"Love Story" - Taylor Swift

Choice Music: R&B Track
"Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" - Beyonce Knowles
"If This Isn't Love" - Jennifer Hudson
"Mad" - Ne-Yo
"Kiss Me Thru the Phone" - Soulja Boy feat. Sammie
"Love Lockdown" - Kanye West

Choice Music: Rap/Hip-Hop Track
"Boom Boom Pow" - Black Eyed Peas
"Right Round" - Flo Rida
"I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)" - Pitbull
"I Love College" - Asher Roth
"Heartless" - Kanye West

Choice Music: Rock Track
"Gives You Hell" - The All-American Rejects
"You Found Me" - The Fray
"Know Your Enemy" - Green Day
"Decode" - Paramore
"Sink Into Me" - Taking Back Sunday

Choice Music: Album (Male Artist)
"David Cook" - David Cook
"Relapse" - Eminem
"Tha Carter III" - Lil Wayne
"We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things" - Jason Mraz
"808's & Heartbreak" - Kanye West

Choice Music: Album (Female Artist)
"I Am...Sasha Fierce" - Beyonce Knowles
"The Fame" - Lady GaGa
"One of the Boys" - Katy Perry
"Fearless" - Taylor Swift
"Carnival Ride" - Carrie Underwood

Choice Music: Album (Group)
"When the World Comes Down" - The All-American Rejects
"The E.N.D." - Black Eyed Peas
"21st Century Breakdown" - Green Day
"Lines, Vines and Trying Times" - Jonas Brothers
"Only by the Night" - Kings of Leon

Choice Music: Soundtrack
"Gossip Girl"
"Hannah Montana: The Movie"
"High School Musical 3: Senior Year"
"Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience"

Choice Music: Tour
"American Idol"
Jonas Brothers
Demi Lovato / David Archuleta
Britney Spears
Taylor Swift

Don't forget to vote! I just did! You can vote everyday if you want.

Now! That's What I Call Music!

I can't believe how many Now! CD's have been made. The latest CD, Now! 31, will be available on June 30. Check out the track listing before to see if your favorite star's hit song is on it.

1. The Black Eyed Peas -Boom Boom Pow
2. Flo Rida -Right Round
3. Lady Gaga -Poker Face
4. Pitbull -I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)
5. Jamie Foxx -Blame It
6. TI w/Justin Timberlake -Dead And Gone

7. Kid Cudi -Day & Nite
8. Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em -Kiss Me Thru The Phone
9. Beyonce -Halo
10. Ne-Yo -Mad
11. Pink -Please Don’t Leave Me
12. Ciara w/Justin Timberlake -Love Sex Magic
13. Britney Spears -If U Seek Amy
14. Kelly Clarkson -My Life Would Suck Without You
15. 3OH!3 -Don’t Trust Me
16. The Ting Tings -That’s Not My Name
17. The Fray -You Found Me
18. Nickelback -If Today Was Your Last Day
19. Lady Antebellum -I Run To You
20. Charice -Note To God 

Mitchel Musso's Summer Tour Dates

Michel Musso, the Hannah Montana actor turned singer, is going on tour to support his self-titled debut album. Check out the dates below to see when Mitchel will be in your town.

July 1 – Upper Malboro, MD – Six Flags
Sunday, July 5 – Chicago, IL – Pertillo Band Shell at Grant Park
Thursday, July 9 – Wilkes Barre, PA – Wachovia Arena
Friday, July 10 – Albany, NY – Times Union Center
Saturday, July 11 – Rochester, NY – Blue Cross Arena
Sunday, July 12 – Ontario, Canada – Toronto Zoo
Thursday, July 16 – Jackson, NJ – Six Flags
Friday, July 17 – San Antonio, TX – Six Flags
Sunday, August 2 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
Wednesday, August 5 – Detroit, MI – Clutch Cargo's
Thursday, August 6 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
Saturday, August 15 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
Sunday, August 16 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
Sunday, August 30 – Los Angeles, CA – House of Blues
Tuesday, September 1 – Sacramento, CA – Crest Theatre
Wednesday, September 2 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
Thursday, September 3 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
Friday, September 4 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
Wednesday, September 9 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
Thursday, September 10 – Hampton, NH – Hampton Beach Ballroom
Friday, September 11 – Wallingford, CT – Chevrolet Theatre
Saturday, September 12 – New York, NY – The Fillmore
Sunday, September 13 – Philadelphia, PA – TLA
Wednesday, September 16 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
Thursday, September 17 – Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues
Friday, September 18 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues
Saturday, September 19 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
Sunday, September 20 – St. Petersburg, FL – State Theater
Tuesday, September 22 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
Wednesday, September 23 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
Thursday, September 24 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues

Found your town listed above? Get your tickets fast he's playing at small venues! Purchase them at LiveNation.

You can get his debut album on iTunes NOW!
Photo: mitchel-musso.com

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

New Music: Mariah Carey - Obsessed

This is just a quick snippit but you get the idea of the song. Mariah's new single, "Obsessed" off her upcoming album Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel. The album is due out August 25. I hear a hint of auto-tune on her voice and it annoys me so much. Like it, love it, or hate it?

You can stream "Obsessed" at MariahCarey.com


Fergalicious Allure Cover

Fergie covers the July 2009 issue of Allure Magazine.