via @alliholics – Allison Iraheta to sing the NA tomorrow: “Now CONFIRMED. @AllisonIraheta singing the national anthem at the Jaguars vs. Eagles game tomorrow. Jacksonville, FL. 4:05 pm.”
@IdolsNow: “TAMYRA GRAY headed to Miami today to spend a week in the studio recording a new album.”
Danny Gokey performs at the 3rd Annual Froggy 101 3rd Annual Strike Out Breast Caner Benefit on Sunday October 3rd, in Sranton, PA. 2 pm. More information HERE.
Check out Fantasia’s 30 day tour schedule HERE. The Season 3 Idol winner hits the road on November 3 in Richmond VA.
Bassist: ‘Idol’ won’t interfere with Aerosmith
According to Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton, the 62-year-old singer believes he has the time and energy for both “Idol” and the band.
“Steven’s been very emphatic in saying that the way his time is arranged on the show leaves room to work on a record, ” Hamilton said yesterday from his home near Boston. “He’s been taking great pains to remind everybody of that, so hopefully that’s the way it will come out.”
“There’s a lot of not knowing what’s going to happen, but that’s how it’s always been for us, ” Hamilton said. “I’m not sitting here thinking that (Tyler on “American Idol”) is not going to work for us. Steven is an incredible I-can-do-anything kind of guy. But he’s taken a big bite, and I’m looking forward to seeing him chew it.”
Read more at the Boston Herald
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David Archuleta and his fans talk about Idol’s new judges
Here’s what David had to say: “I think it’ll be exciting, actually. They’re pretty big names. People know who they are, and they’ve got a great reputation in what they do. It’ll be interesting to see their personalities — how they interact with the other judges and with the contestants. I’m looking forward to it.”
David, of course, is in York as the headliner for WLAN’s Birthday Barnyard Dance. Check back later for coverage and photos from the show.
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Interview: Taylor Hicks, on Music, Business, and His Future
Taylor Hicks is a maverick, determined to carve his own path through the often daunting music industry. By his own admission, it hasn’t been easy. His life changed forever in 2006, when he won American Idol during the show’s fifth season. His Idol coronation single, “Do I Make You Proud, ” was an instant number one Billboard hit. His major label debut album, Taylor Hicks, sold nearly 300, 000 copies in its first week, eventually receiving platinum certification from the RIAA.
Soon after the first flush of stardom, Taylor Hicks made the very brave decision to manage his career independently. He’d been toiling away at the lower rungs of the business for ten years prior to American Idol. During that time, he developed a very strong vision of himself as an artist. With his Idol victory validating the years of hard work, Hicks put his plans into action – even though it required swimming against the mainstream current.
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John Legend and the Roots bring soulful sounds, strong messages, and Jennifer Hudson to NYC’s Terminal 5
As the lights dimmed, Legend followed with his biggest hit to date, “Ordinary People.” But just when people thought they got their money’s worth and were just about set to go, the encore brought the night’s biggest surprise guest. A slender Jennifer Hudson glided out to sing Walter Hawkins’ “Be Grateful” along with John.
Read more at Entertainment Weekly
Pennyroyal Silver Announces Second Signature Collection Collaboration with Adam Lambert
The Adam Lambert Infinity Signature Collection pendant will be available for a limited time. The pendant retails for $95 and will be available for purchase exclusively through www.pennyroyalsilver.com from September 25th to October 31st, 2010. Proceeds from the pendant will go directly to DonorsChoose.org. Orders ship in 3-5 weeks from the date ordered and the design will be retired after October 31st.
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X Factor sneak peek: Chloe Mafia ruins her chances with a vodka binge
CHLOE MAFIA ruined her chances of X Factor stardom by going on a drinking session before a make-or-break audition.
And the mother’s hangover is clearly visible in tonight’s bleary-eyed performance.
The unimpressed judges axe Chloe Mafia (and her 100 meters of hair extensions) from the show after her shambolic singing of Beyonce Knowles hit Wishing On A Star.
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