Pop Artists React To The Death Of Kidd Kraddick

Ryan Cabrera and Kidd Kraddick

Several pop artists reacted with shock and sadness over the death of Texas based syndicated radio host David “Kidd” Kraddick, who died at a charity golf tournament in New Orleans. The DJ, whose Kidd Kraddick in the Morning show aired in nearly 100 cities, was 53. Cause of death was a cardiac related, according to a preliminary autopsy report. Among the messages posted at Twitter:

Austin Mahone (@AustinMahone): Just heard the worst news that @KiddKraddick past away… I used to listen to his morning show every morning on the way to school… May he rest in peace and never be forgotten. You’re the man @KiddKraddick always and forever.

Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson): Oh man, I just heard Kidd Kraddick died! He’s my childhood DJ. What a sad day. His poor family. He was always nice to me from the beginning.

Ryan Cabrera (@RyanCabrera): Kidd, I will always remember you and just smile…untill we meet again my friend…

One Direction member Harry Styles liveHarry Styles (@Harry_Styles): Absolutely devastated to hear about the sad passing of Kidd Kraddick. He was always so nice and will be incredibly missed. Lovely man. RIP.

BC Jean (@BCJean): I’m so sad & devastated to hear about the death of @KiddKraddick I had the pleasure of knowing & loving him. My heart is hurting! RIP Kidd

Papa Jonas (@PapaJonas): I am truly sad right now. RIP Kidd Kraddick

Nick Jonas (@nickjonas): Really hope this is not true about Kidd Kraddick. You will be missed.

Joe Jonas (@joejonas): The sad sad news about Kidd Kraddick is shocking. He will be missed greatly.

Backstreet Boys (@backstreetboys): Our thoughts & prayers go out to Kidd Kraddick, his friends, & family. He Made huge contributions to the industry & his legend will live on!

Gavin DeGraw in stripesGavin DeGraw (@GavinDeGraw): Just heard the news about Kidd Kraddick. I’m crushed. My prayers go out to his family & all who knew and loved him. Great human being.

Jason Castro (@jasoncastro): So sad to hear that Kidd Kraddick has passed away! He was a kind and generous man to all.

Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest): So sad hearing about my radio brother Kid Kraddick. One of a kind and one of the best at what he did every morning. U will be missed Kidd

Elliott Yamin (@elliottyamin): I just heard the passing news of Kid Kraddick,and my heart sunk!…he was instrumental in breakin “Wait 4u”, and was always so supportive & should b considered a huge loss the the radio world…I am forever grateful, and so honored to have gotten to him Kidd over the years!

Secondhand Serenade (@secondhandjohn): My thoughts and prayers go out to the friends and family of David Cradick (Kidd Kraddick). The impact he has made will never be forgotten.

Ed Sheeran wearing sunglassesEd Sheeran (@edsheeran): Completely speechless. Rest in peace Kidd.

Jordin Sparks (@JordinSparks): I’m gonna miss you Kidd. :(

Rebecca Black (@MsRebeccaBlack): no way… RIP Kidd Kraddick. a good soul gone way too soon…..

Demi Lovato (@ddlovato): #RIPKiddKraddick.. Grew up with you always on my radio.. Had the pleasure of meeting you back when I was 9 at a showcase where even way back then, you believed in my talent. Dallas, TX lost a hero tonight and my heart is broken for the KISS FM family. You’re already missed Kidd.. Also, praying for Kidd’s family and friends.. Was a pleasure knowing you for so many years.. #WeLoveYouKidd Life is so short.. Spend it doing the things that you love, with the people you love..

Cody Simpson (@CodySimpson): devastated hearing the news about @KiddKraddick today. such a cool bloke. saw him not too long ago in Dallas. you’ll be dearly missed pal

Nick Lachey (@NickLachey): Just heard the news about the passing of Kid Kraddick…..so sad. He was truly one of the good guys in radio, a class act! #RIP

Hanson (@hansonmusic): We’re in total shock at the terrible news of the sudden passing of our friend. @KiddKraddick. A sad sad day. #ripkiddkraddick

Victoria Justice headphonesVictoria Justice (@VictoriaJustice): So sad 2 hear about 1 of my fave radio hosts, Kidd Kraddick passing. I did 1 of my fave interviews ever w/ him: http://youtu.be/7_Ei8pyY4VQ #RIP

Michelle Branch (@michellebranch): Just heard that @KiddKraddick passed away. He played me on his morning show when I was unknown. Big bummer. It always happen in 3’s :( #RIP

Orianthi (@orianthi): RIP @KiddKraddick

Matt Nathanson (@mattnathanson): woke up to news about the passing of @KiddKraddick that man had a HUGE heart and was a very sweet & kind human. he will be missed.

Karmin (@karminmusic): Lost one of our favorite people on the planet, @KiddKraddick – can’t believe you’re gone buddy. RIP

Jonas Brothers Discuss Hollywood Records Exit, Songwriting & New Album Sound

Nick, Kevin and Joe Jonas of the Jonas Brothers visit Z100 in New York City to talk about Kevin's reality show 'Married to Jonas', their songwriting process, leaving Hollywood Records and releasing music on their own, and what their sound will be on the new album

The Jonas Brothers stopped by the Z100 studios in New York City to talk with JJ about ‘Married To Jonas’, their next album, playing Radio City, sibling fighting, borrowing Alicia Keys’ piano, acquiring the rights to all of their old music, and more.

On meeting Danielle’s family for the first time, Kevin said, “It was cool. I come from a big family as well and most of them are Italians as well, but this was like New Jersey Italian in a great way. It was really cool to meet everybody the first time. It was a little intimidating, but it worked out for the better.”

Talking about the initial reaction from Kevin’s brothers on his engagement, Joe said, “I’m pretty sure we listened to him, but at the same time we’re like take your time, because we want to make sure this is the right girl.”

Nick added, “We had the real conversation that all families have. I think all brothers that are close and best friends, whatever setting you’re in, it’s important to ask the serious questions. Once he answered them with real heart and sort of understanding of the situation, we’re like great and it all worked out in the timing. There definitely were the questions.”

Quizzed about the baby talk at the dinner table seen on the E! show, Kevin said, “It’s funny. We have conversations all the time that we’re nonchalant about I guess, because we’re family and we just talk about it and it’s just the way it is. At the same time, we were gonna save those conversations for us, but look, that’s what family does. They just get into each other’s business.”

On their Kevin Sr. looking so serious on TV, Joe said, “Our dad really doesn’t like to be on camera, so that’s probably why. He wants to be the guy always behind the camera.”

Discussing the brothers’ collaborative songwriting process, Nick said, “The funniest part about our process that you see on the show, I think until you watch it back you don’t even realize that it happens, it’s that you just sort of say these crazy sounds. It just comes out. You’re singing a line, we’re writing a song called ‘Meet You in Paris’, and it just sounds crazy, and outside of it I think you’d have no idea what we’re doing and we’re speaking a different language.”

As for whether there were arguments while songwriting, Nick said, “We used to get really mad at each other at the beginning of our songwriting career.” Joe conceded sometimes their arguments got physical early on. “We used to like, we’re brothers, so we used to wrestle and fight, but that was when we were a lot younger.” Nick then talked about how Kevin flipped him over his shoulder one time and broke his collar bone.

Discussing their move from Hollywood Records to go on their own, Joe said, “I think more relieving and exciting at the same time. For us, we’re our own bosses for the first time in a long time.” Nick added, “There’s also a real season of change and growth for us. I think as people alone but also our music and where we want to go with that. Hollywood was a good home for us for a while, but now it’s time for us to take it in our own hands and do all we can do with it.”

Talking about what to expect from the new album, Nick said, “I think that putting sort of a description by using other artists is difficult because right now it’s sort of a mesh of a lot of different things, but I think the core of it is our same songwriting style from years past in the sense that it is us creating it and it’s our heart that’s within it. I think we’re being influenced by some current artists, which is cool for us, because usually it’s been people from the past that have played an influence. We felt that it was important to really dive into what’s happening now. I think people like Frank Ocean are an inspiration. People like Gotye. Obviously Adele’s last record, capturing artistry and great music that people can connect with is crucial these days. I think that if we had to find a place to put it, it would be in that zone, but also much that we really like and enjoy. That’s the goal, to make music we want to listen to.”

Watch it via Z10.com below.

Jonas Brothers Discuss Radio City Gig, ‘Married To Jonas’, New Album

Nick, Kevin and Joe Jonas of the Jonas Brothers, seen here performing live, talk with Ryan Seacrest about Kevin's reality show 'Married To Jonas', their Radio City Music Hall concert, Kevin not liking bananas, their new album, Nick possibly being an 'American Idol' judge and moreThe Jonas Brothers announced that they will be reuniting for one concert at Radio City Music Hall. Kevin Jonas, joined by his wife Danielle, and later by Nick and Joe, chatted with ‘On Air with Ryan Seacrest’ about the concert, Kevin and Danielle’s reality show ‘Married To Jonas’, Kevin not liking bananas, Aly Raisman, Nick being a possible ‘American Idol’ judge, a new Jonas Brothers album and more.

On deciding to let cameras inside their relationship, Kevin said:

When we got the call and we were talking a little bit, even with you as well, we kind of opened ourselves up to it. We had the thought basically we had to consider something like this greatly. We can’t just jump into it saying, ‘Yeah, it’ll be fun.’ You really need to get in there and say alright, cool, I’m gonna be open and I’ve got to learn how to be honest, at the same time be human as well. Not putting it on for the camera. Then we started having fun. We did the pilot and we really enjoyed it. One thing that really blew us away was how much we learned about each other. The cameras were like a therapist in the room, always. It’s kind of like you have to know you’re gonna see this, and you’re gonna have to talk about everything that you’re doing. What some in relationships or in marriages sweep under the rug, you kind of pick your battles. With this, every battle is being picked.

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Kevin Jonas & Danielle Deleasa Reality Show Premieres Sunday On E!

Kevin Jonas and his wife Danielle Deleasa

E! is giving viewers a look inside the celebrity marriage of Jonas Brothers star Kevin Jonas and New Jersey girl-next-door Danielle Deleasa when the reality series ‘Married to Jonas’ premieres on Sunday (August 19) at 10/9c. The series will give viewers an intimate inside look at the lives of the young newlyweds as they work to find balance between small-town family life and worldwide fame.

“I think it’s time for my father-in-law to take a step back so I can take a step forward,” Kevin says in a preview of the show. Then, during a fashion week visit, Danielle is seen warning Kevin, “You are looking down if any naked models come out.” In a bedroom conversation, Kevin complained, “Everyone told us we were too young to get married. ‘Oh, it’s just because of those purity rings, and you guys wanna have sex.” Danielle responded, “It is true though.”

Check out additional pictures of the families and a preview of the show after the cut.
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New Album An Exciting Chapter For The Jonas Brothers

Nick, Kevin and Joe Jonas of the Jonas Brothers pose with basketball legend Magic Johnson

Joe Jonas spoke with MTV News about the status of the Jonas Brothers new album, their first since parting ways with Hollywood Records earlier this year.

“It’s an exciting chapter for us. It’s almost as if starting over,” the 22-year-old said. “For us, we’ve been in this position once before, years ago, and then great things happened really fast for us. So now, as we’re all adults and it’s been like two years since we worked together – we’ve all done individual projects, solo projects, movie projects – now it’s kind of like, ‘We’re here together. Let’s create.'”

The trio are currently doing recording sessions for the ‘Lines, Vines and Trying Times’ follow-up.

Watch a clip of Joe discussing the new album below.

JoBros, Cody Simpson & More Wish Popstar! Magazine Happy Birthday

Popstar! magazine celebrates its 12th birthday and several celebrities, including Cody Simpson, Jonas Brothers, Alyson Stoner, Lucas “Fred Figglehorn” Cruikshank, Miranda Cosgrove wished the publication a happy one. Watch the birthday greetings via YouTube below.

Jonas Brothers And Jason Mraz Promote California Tourism

Jonas Brothers Visit California

Jonas Brothers and Jason Mraz are amongst the celebrities featured in a new advertisement for the California Travel and Tourism Commission with the stars talking about the misconceptions regarding the state. Watch the ad below and check out more info at visitcalifornia.com.

Behind The Scenes With The Jonas Brothers In Chicago

Jonas Brothers on stage during Walmart Soundcheck performance

Vevo 24s follows the Jonas Brothers for the day, where the sibling pop trio were in Chicago on August 7th to do some press, play a softball game, and perform a show. Nick, Kevin and Joe talked with reporters about the Camp Rock 2 tour before hitting the diamond for the Road Dogs game. The day ends with the guys heading to the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre for the concert.

Video at Vevo.com has since been removed.

Jonas Brothers Talk About Dealing With Fame

Jonas Brothers fame

Kevin, Joe and Nick Jonas of the Jonas Brothers spoke with Popstar! about the pros and cons of being famous. “I think it’s something that you kind of get used to after awhile,” Joe said. “It does sometimes shock us after we’re on break for awhile and doing our own thing and come back and there’s fans outside of a hotel or something.” Watch the comments via YouTube below.

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