We had a GREAT time in the 105.1 The Buzz A-List Lounge yesterday with Hot Chelle Rae. The guys sounded great!!! They took a few minutes to update me on what's going on in their world. LOVE them and can't wait for the new album in November!!!
LA Reid called in to talk about tomorrow night's premiere of "X Factor" on Fox and we ended up talking about all sorts of stuff, including: How he discovered Rihanna and KNEW she had "it".....an Outkast reunion and new album next year....being "meaner than Simon"....and the biggest artist he let get away.....
You've been hearing The Band Perry's hit, "If I Die Young" on The Buzz, but did you know......they love Lady Gaga....their hit isn't really about dying.....and Neal does an AWESOME Gollum impression? That's just a little bit of what I learned about them when they invited me to hang out with them on their tour bus when they were recently here in Portland. Check out the interview and tell me what you think!
Duran Duran is on VH1 tonight, part of the Pepsi Superbowl Fan Jam and John Taylor took a few minutes to talk about that, Portland, the new Duran Duran album, and what he's doing for Valentine's Day. I wish we'd had more time to chat! Maybe when they come to the NW on their tour.
Everyone is yawning today (or skipping work entirely to sleep).....could it have anything to do with all those midnight showings of "Eclipse"? Duh! ;-)
Last week, I had a quick chat with actor Billy Burke, who plays Charlie (Bella's Dad). We were supposed to talk about his music, but I HAD to ask a few Twilight-related questions, right? He talked about: his fave scene in "Eclipse", what Robert Pattinson is really like, the plans for shooting "Breaking Dawn", Charlie's glorious 80's 'stache.....and more! I hope you enjoy it!
p.s. interview with Cameron Bright (Alec of the Volturi) coming soon!
I just got back from NYC, where I was lucky enough to spend St. Patrick's Day with The Script! The video is a bit raw, but I had to use one of those little flip-cams that are much more easily smuggled into shows. ;-) I was even able to ask Danny a couple of questions in the Meet & Greet. Enjoy!
The Script doing "Breakeven" live!
...and the first song from The Script that we played on The Buzz, "The Man Who Can't Be Moved"
Danny talks about recording their new CD and coming to Portland!
Nothing is more satisfying than seeing a band that you met when they were just starting out....achieve BIG success. I could not be happier for The Script, who stopped by our studios just one year ago, before they did a free show for us at Kell's. They were quite charming and funny as you'll hear in the clips below as they not only shared their fave songs, but also busted a few myths about the Irish.
After chatting for 10 minutes this afternoon with Michael Buble, I can honestly say I can't wait to see him when he comes to Portland. I love that you can ask him anything and he will be completely honest. We talked about how he met his fiance (and how she was convinced he was gay).....his advice for Greg Oden (after dealing with the whole nude pics on the net thing himself a couple of years back).....why he LOVES coming to Portland....and more! I'll be posting more clips later today....but enjoy my faves below!
I first heard about author Joe Hill via Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance. He was reading "Heart Shaped Box" and said it was really creepy (in a good way!). As soon as he said the words "It's about a rock star who buys a ghost off the internet", I was on the Powell's website, buying my copy. It was definitely creepy, yet full of dark humor and lots of rock-n-roll references. I loved it! So, you can imagine how excited I was to get Joe's new book, "Horns", about a guy who falls asleep after a drunken night....only to wake up sportin' a new set of horns...yes, on his head! Then people start confessing their deepest, ugliest secrets to him and he decides to use this new power to find a murderer.
Joe Hill is coming to Portland this Wednesday (March 3) for a reading/book signing at Powell's City of Books on Burnside at 7:30pm. I had the chance to talk to Joe about his new book.....rock-n-roll....which of his dad's (Stephen King) books made the best movies....etc! Hope you enjoy the chat below and I hope you can make to Powell's Wednesday night!
Joe Hill talks about "Horns"....his KISS obsession....his dad, Stephen King...and more! Joe Hill edit
Awwwwww.....this is so cute!
Travis Meiers teaches third grade in California and he invited his class to write the vows for his ceremony. He and his fiance were (pleasantly) surprised by how awesome they turned out! Here's a little bit...
The new single, "Live It Up" by J. Lo and Pitbull is bound to be a summer anthem for many. Check out the fresh video that was recently released. If this doesn't get you amped to hop on a boat and wear yellow lipstick, I'm not sure what will....