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Red's Randy Armstrong Talks Music, Touring And The Band's Latest Album, 'Of Beauty And Rage'

February 25th, 2015 9:23am EST
Red's Randy Armstrong Talks Music, Touring And The Band's Latest
Grammy nominated rock band Red features the talents of Michael Barnes (vocals) and twin brothers Anthony Armstrong (guitar) and Randy Armstrong (bass). The band has sold more than a million albums to date, racked up two Top 10 Active Rock singles, three Top 10 Mainstream Rock singles and toured alongside such artists as Hinder, Three Days Grace, Staind, Papa Roach and Seether. Their latest album, of Beauty and Rage, is the band's fifth studio album. I recently had the opportunity to chat with Randy Armstrong to learn more about the band and their music.

Can you talk a little bit more about...
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The Company Men's Brian Purcell Chats About The Band's Start And Inspirations

February 20th, 2015 8:05am EST
The Company Men's Brian Purcell Chats About The Band's Start And
Mashup group The Company Men, comprised of Daniel Tatar, Stuart Ambrose, Shawn Perucca and Brian Purcell, first formed in 2011 when they left their respective careers to pursue music. Together, the band combines and mashes up hits from multiple genres, including Motown, rock, pop and today's Top 40 in front of audiences worldwide. I recently caught up with band member Brian Purcell to learn more about the group, their inspirations and their newly released album, #throwbackPOP.

I see that you guys frequently mix old school and contemporary hits. Do you have a favorite mashup that you've don...
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Meet YouTube Singing Sensation Leroy Sanchez

January 28th, 2015 3:20pm EST
Leroy Sanchez
Leroy Sanchez began to sing and play guitar at his home in Spain and has since emerged as one of YouTube's brightest stars, racking up over 48 million YouTube views to date. The singer-songwriter uses the video-sharing website to share his covers of hit songs from artists like Sam Smith, Beyoncé, Usher and Paramore, but also showcases original songs, like his debut single, "By My Side," which was released Tuesday, Jan. 27.

The 23-year-old artist grew up in the countryside of Vitoria, Spain where he self-taught himself to play guitar and sing. His mother used to sing in church and also play...
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Getting To Know 'Euros Of Hollywood' Star Isabel Adrian

January 19th, 2015 8:42pm EST
Getting To Know 'Euros Of Hollywood' Star Isabel Adrian
Isabel Adrian is no stranger to the spotlight. The multi-faceted Swedish fashion designer, model, author, actress and music producer has become a household name in the US as a co-star of Bravo's Euros of Hollywood. I recently had the opportunity to speak with Adrian to discuss her life and career, including her background in design, music, and now, the literary world.

Adrian's journey took off at the ripe age of 15 when she began her modeling career. She eventually appeared in runway shows all over the world and graced the covers of Rolling Stone, Elle, Sony and Chic Magazine. After five y...
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Courtney Rau Talks Music And Her Latest Single, 'Looks 2 Good 2B Bad'

December 16th, 2014 5:22am EST
Courtney Rau Talks Music And Her Latest Single, 'Looks 2 Good 2B
Singer Courtney Rau describes her sound, ranging from pop to country to dance, as "somewhere between Avril Lavigne and Taylor Swift." At the young age of 16, her eclectic style has proven to be successful as three of her singles ("Shake," "In That Moment" and "Looks 2 Good 2B Bad") found success on the Billboard charts. I recently spoke with Rau about music and her latest single, "Looks 2 Good 2B Bad."

How did you get your start in music?

I've been singing ever since I could remember. I used to sing into my Barbie karaoke machine (laughs) when I was like three or four and I actually took ...
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'The Coast Is Clear' For Country Music Artist Danny Griego

December 9th, 2014 3:58pm EST
Danny Griego
Danny Griego got his unexpected start in music after he was struck by lightning. Literally. In order to rehab his right arm and hand, both paralyzed after the strike, he learned how to play guitar and the rest is history. The Arizona bred, Texas based singer/songwriter has worked with country legends like Hank Cochran, Red Lane and Max D. Barnes and cracked Billboard's Top 10 "Hot Sales" chart twice in 2014 with his single, "The Coast Is Clear," penned by Red Lane and Scotty Emerick. I had the opportunity to chat with Griego to learn more about his background and influences that led to his ...
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'Parks And Recreation' Returns To NBC In January

December 3rd, 2014 10:16am EST
'Parks And Recreation' Returns To NBC In January - But There's A
Dammit Jerry!

The seventh and final season of Parks and Recreation will return on Tuesday, Jan. 13 with back-to-back episodes from 8-9 PM each week leading up to the hourlong series finale on Tuesday, Feb. 24 following The Voice.

“In an effort to give it the send-off it deserves, we wanted to ‘eventize’ the final season to maximize the impact of these episodes, which really do take the show to a new level," said NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt in a statement. "The highly-anticipated one-hour finale will air behind ‘The Voice’ in order to lead the largest audience possible int...
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Mansions On The Moon's Jeff Maccora Discusses The Band's Tour And New Music

November 25th, 2014 12:37pm EST
Mansions On The Moon's Jeff Maccora Discusses The Band's Tour An
Alternative-electro-pop band Mansions on the Moon, comprised of Ted Wendler, Ben Hazlegrove, Lane Shaw and Jeff Maccora, has collaborated with N*E*R*D, toured with Wiz Khalifa and Cherub, produced for Mac Miller and have a mixtape produced by Diplo and Benzi. The band behind "Where Are You" recently wrapped up their tour as brand ambassador for Lyynks Music and released their self-titled debut album in October. I had the opportunity to chat with Jeff Maccora, who plays the bass and keyboards for the group, to learn more about the band.

How did Mansions on the Moon come together?

Originall...
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Bean Chats About 'Rollercoaster,' Her Inspirations And New Music

November 14th, 2014 10:20am EST
Bean Chats About 'Rollercoaster,' Her Inspirations And New Music
Singer-songwriter Bean is on pace for a breakout year and continues to prove she's an artist to watch. The 23-year-old was featured on the 2014 High School Nation Tour, opened for Colbie Caillat and Austin Mahone and found a home for her catchy songs in commercials for Mitsubishi, Lay's and Bud Light Lime. I had the opportunity to speak with the "Rollercoaster" singer, whose currently wrapping up the iHeartRadio On The Rise Tour, about her musical journey, inspirations and upcoming album.

How did you get your start in music?

My start was kind of an accident more than anything. I was a sop...
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Female 90s Stars Still Owning Hollywood

November 6th, 2014 7:00pm EST
Our Favorite Female Film Stars From The 90s Still Owning Hollywo
There is no denying that some of the hottest women from the 1990's still reign over Hollywood today! From Buffy, Rachel Green and Carrie Bradshaw on our television screens to G.I. Jane, a Speed-ster and a "Lethal Weapon," these iconic actresses became household names and defied the Hollywood standards of women. Let's take a look at some actresses whose careers blossomed in the nineties.

Sandra Bullock

Sandra Bullock's career took off in the 1990's after she appeared in 22 TV shows and movies, including Working Girl (1990), Demolition Man (1993), Speed (1994), While You Were Sleeping (1995...
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