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O-Town Releases First New Single 'Skydive,' Announces Album Release Date

May 28th, 2014 8:55am EDT
O-Town Releases First New Single 'Skydive,' Announces Album Rele
In March, we reported O-Town's reformation as a quartet. Today, you can listen to the group's first new single, "Skydive," and they've also revealed more information about their forthcoming album.

Get your first listen to "Skydive," which marks a major step forward for the foursome who first found success as a reality TV product on ABC's Making The Band.

"'Skydive' is a dramatic song," said Trevor Penick, describing the fresh track. "It starts with a simple piano and vocal, and by the end you hear a seventy-piece orchestra, and all four of us belting it out in four-part harmony.

"It’s ...
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O-Town To Make Return As Quartet

March 31st, 2014 3:00pm EDT
O-Town
Pop group O-Town has reunited after a decade-long break for a new project, and they will be releasing a fresh album, they announced to their fans via a video on their official site Monday afternoon.

The revived lineup will be a quartet, consisting of Erik-Michael Estrada, Trevor Penick, Jacob Underwood, and Dan Miller; original fifth member Ashley Parker Angel will not be a part of the new venture.

O-Town rose to fame out of the ABC / later MTV reality television series Making The Band in 2000. Their self-titled debut album (pictured above) was released in January 2001 and was certified P...
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Boy Band O-Town Reforms

January 18th, 2011 7:38am EST
O-town
Boy band O-Town has reunited - four of the five original members have teamed up again to start work on new music.

The hit-makers, whose track All Or Nothing has been covered by Westlife, formed on the first season of MTV reality show Making The Band in 2000.

Jacob Underwood, Ashley Parker Angel, Erik-Michael Estrada, Trevor Penick, and Dan Miller went on to release two albums before they disbanded in 2003.

And now they are set to make a comeback - but Angel, who has gone on to carve out an acting career for himself, has refused to sign up, reports TMZ.com.
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Kaci Battaglia Talks Past, Present & Being 'Crazy Possessive'

September 25th, 2009 6:00pm EDT
Kaci Battaglia Interview
Kaci Battaglia might be one of the best new pop artists but in fact she is not exactly new. Nearly a decade ago and in her early teenage years, she had multiple top ten hits in Europe and after a short hiatus Kaci is back on the dance/pop scene.

A southern girl from the Tampa Bay, Florida area, Battaglia took a short break from the entertainment business at the age of 18 to pursue academic dreams in Cambridge, UK.

Although she might be the only pop star ever to think International Politics and Economics is exhilarating, Battaglia admits her academic dreams are not a priority right n...
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Is This Really Our Reality? Nominees For The Worst Reality Shows

June 4th, 2008 8:45am EDT
The Moment of Truth
With the summer television season just around the corner, the influx of new reality shows about to inundate our small screens is just about inevitable. With gems like "Farmer Wants A Wife" or "The Greatest American Dog" set to hit primetime, we can be breathe a little sigh of relief that at least they can't possibly be as bad as some of reality shows past...or so we hope.

Miss Rap Supreme

In 2005, USC professor Todd Boyd made a prediction to his students that the next big thing in hip-hop was going to be a white, female MC. Three years later the infamous MC Serch branded EgoTrip an...
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Starpulse Looks Back At Favorite Boy Bands

December 20th, 2007 10:01am EST
N Sync
Some boy bands dance and sing while others sing and play their own instruments. Whichever type of boy band you prefer, there definitely have been a number of first-rate and very popular ones to entertain us over the years.

One cannot mention the term 'boy band' without having the Backstreet Boys come to mind. Formed in 1992, the group gave us such danceable hits as 'Everybody (Backstreet's Back)' and other sultry tunes like 'Quit Playin' Games (With My Heart)' and 'I Want It That Way.' In October 2007 the group released their sixth album. While member Kevin Richardson may no longer be ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, August 1

August 1st, 2007 3:00am EDT
Jerry Garcia
Happy Birthday to MTV! (1981); O-Town singer Ashley Parker Angel (1981), Avenged Sevenfold musician M. Shadows (1981), Arizona Cardinals running back Edgerrin James (1978), "The Cosby Show" actress Tempestt Bledsoe (1973), film director Sam Mendes (1965), rapper Coolio (1963), Public Enemy rapper Chuck D (1960), Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott (1959), musician Robert Cray (1953), Grateful Dead guitarist/singer Jerry Garcia (1942; d. 1995), actor/comedian Dom DeLuise (1933), Moby Dick author Herman Melville (1819; d. 1889), and explorer William Clark (1770; d. 1838).
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Former Boy Band Members Create New Pop Group On VH1's 'Mission: Man Band'

July 17th, 2007 9:09am EDT
N Sync
They could sing, they could dance and for almost a decade, they ruled the airwaves, maintaining a stranglehold on their bustling, female, TRL-addicted audience. They were dubbed “the Boy Bands” and during their Golden Age, the likes of 'N-Sync, Backstreet Boys, 98 Degrees and O-Town spawned a legion of imitators that seemed to multiply unchecked.

But it could not last. Trends change and now a whole generation of former Boy Band heart throbs has found themselves looking toward life after Teen Idol-dom.

Alas, it would seem the days when a snap of their fingers brought the spoils of ...
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Can Four Former Boy Band Stars Recapture Fame & Fortune?

January 11th, 2007 1:53pm EST
N Sync
During the '90s, boy bands reigned supreme and the likes of Backstreet Boys, N*SYNC, 98 Degrees and O'Town ruled the airwaves, spawning a legion of imitators that seemed to multiply unchecked. As part of the boy band club, they sang, danced, and for half a decade maintained a stranglehold on their massive and overwhelmingly female audience.

But musical trends are fickle and change overnight and the boy band phenomenon couldn't last. Suddenly, a whole generation of former boy band heartthrobs found themselves looking toward life after 'teen idol-dom.' VH1's new series "Untitled Boy Ban...
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Celebrity Birthdays, August 1

August 1st, 2006 3:00am EDT
Jerry Garcia
Happy Birthday to MTV! (1981); O-Town singer Ashley Parker Angel (1981), Avenged Sevenfold musician M. Shadows (1981), Arizona Cardinals running back Edgerrin James (1978), "The Cosby Show" actress Tempestt Bledsoe (1973), film director Sam Mendes (1965), rapper Coolio (1963), Public Enemy rapper Chuck D (1960), Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott (1959), musician Robert Cray (1953), Grateful Dead guitarist/singer Jerry Garcia (1942; d. 1995), actor/comedian Dom DeLuise (1933), Moby Dick author Herman Melville (1819; d. 1889), and explorer William Clark (1770; d. 1838).
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