Big Time Rush debuted at #4 with their third album ’24/seven’ on the US Billboard 200 album chart. The album features production by Claude Kelly (Britney Spears, Bruno Mars), The Suspex (Demi Lovato), Matt Squire (Selena Gomez, One Direction), Matt Thiessen (Plain White T’s, Carly Rae Jepsen) and Chris DeStefano (Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood), with Big Time Rush (Kendall Schmidt, James Maslow, Carlos Pena, Jr. and Logan Henderson) penning a majority of the tracks. Watch the music video for the album’s title track via YouTube below.
JoJo Wright of KIIS FM in Los Angeles talked to Kendall Schmidt, James Maslow, Carlos Pena Jr. and Logan Henderson from Big Time Rush on July 23rd. The Nickelodeon stars talked about their single ‘Windows Down’, working on the new album while on the road, how successful the guest appearance of JoJo on their show was, and an encounter James had with a fan who got his face tattooed on her.
On music news:
Yeah we are actually on tour as we speak. We rolled in this morning and we’re gonna roll out tomorrow night. We are gonna be recording on the road for the third album. In the bus, in the dressing room, recording in the shower because it has great acoustics. We recorded most of our second album on the road so I think this one is gonna be really cool.
On Wright’s guest appearance on ‘Big Time Rush’:
Did you guys know the episode that JoJo was in got really awesome ratings? I don’t want to make your head any bigger, but it was the biggest show on TV that night.
On tattoos, James said:
So we’re playing Phoenix yesterday, and at the meet and greet, a very excited fan comes to take a picture, and on the way out says, “Oh James, by the way,” she pulls down the back of her shirt, it’s my face. Not a little one. It was like first season, hair down to there.
Listen to the interview, and a performance of ‘Windows Down’ at the end, via kiisfm.com below.
Popstar! magazine was at the Big Time Rush concert at Universal Studios Orlando on May 14th and got some footage of the guys giving out t-shirts to fans. Watch it via YouTube below.
Nickelodeon’s Big Time Rush joins ‘On Air with Ryan Seacrest’ in studio to perform an a cappella version of their hit ‘Boyfriend’ – this time with Snoop Dogg’s verse being handled by security guard Roger. The television show/music group also talked about how Snoop’s daughter being a big fan of the show helped facilitate the collaboration. Watch it via YouTube below.
Big Time Rush performed for a group of Q92 contest winners at Puckers in North Canton, Ohio on Thursday (February 17). Watch the Nickelodeon television series stars performing ‘Stuck’ and their new single ‘Boyfriend’ via YouTube below.
Big Time Rush recently did a live set for Walmart Soundcheck, performing ‘Famous’, ‘Till I Forget About You’, ‘City Is Ours’, ‘Big Time Rush’, and ‘Big Night’. During an interview, the boyband, who star in the Nickelodeon show also called ‘Big Time Rush’, talked about starting the project, getting blown away by the fan response, shooting the video for ‘Till I Forget About You’, how their album is “a melting pot of different sounds”, transitioning from the show to performing live, and more. Watch it at soundcheck.walmart.com. (more…)
‘Big Time Rush’ star James Maslow spoke with Popstar! on the rooftop set of the group’s new music video for ‘The City Is Ours’. “We’ve had tons of fans come up to us already and just say how much they like the show and the music,” Maslow said. “Thank you guys so much. When you guys are excited about it, it gets us excited about it, and because of that we’re having the greatest time ever.” Watch the comments via YouTube below.