KSM Split Up

KSM checked in with fans on their blog at MySpace (@ksmofficial) on Monday (August 2), revealing that they’ve decided to split up the pop rock band. Kate Cabebe, Katie Cecil, Shelby Cobra, and Shae Padilla write:

Dear KSM friends, fans, and family,

Its with a heavy heart that we have to tell you all that we’ve decided to leave KSM and go our separate ways. We can’t count how many amazing experiences we’ve had in this band, but its time for us to move on, and find our next adventure in music. This is one of the hardest things each of us have ever had to do, but we feel that our hearts are leading us down different paths from KSM. We’ve loved being in this band, and we can all truthfully say that we’re like family to each other.

Thank you SO much for all of your constant, and undying support over the years! You were there in the mosh pits, and stood in line for hours to meet us, even if you had the night before too. You wore our t-shirts, gave us so many gifts that we will cherish for the rest of our lives, bought our CD, downloaded our songs, hung our poster on your wall, made your own even cooler posters, watched our videos on YouTube, told your friends about us, and encouraged us online from your hometown and from all over the world. In doing all of these things, and more, you really supported us, and allowed us to live a dream. None of your kind words and gestures have gone unnoticed, or unappreciated, even if we didn’t always have the best way of showing it.

This is by no means our last stop in music; but just the beginning. We hope to see all of your faces again soon in whatever project comes next for each of us. Thank you so much!

Shae, Katie, Shelby and Kate

Katie Cecel Discusses Second KSM Album & Back To School Tips

Popstar! talks to Katie Cecel from KSM at Love Spill, the fashion/music benefit organized by Zoe Myers to help raise money for animals affected by the Gulf oil spill. Katie talked about some of her favorite summer activities, her back to school tip to get all your supplies early, and what the pop rock group is up to. “Right now we are currently in the studio writing our second album, which is also going to be the soundtrack to a movie we’re doing this summer.” Watch the interview via YouTube below.

KSM Searches For New Bassist After Sophia Melon Departs For College

KSM checked in with fans on their blog at MySpace (@ksmofficial) on Friday (May 14), looking for a new bass player after Sophia Melon left the pop rock group to attend college. They write:

We’re looking for a new bass player and we need your help to find the perfect fit!

If you or someone you know is:

*18-20 years old
*Passionate, skilled, and experienced on the bass
*Singing isn’t required but always a plus!

Backstage At ‘Rachael Ray’ With KSM


Popstar! was backstage at the ‘Rachael Ray’ show in New York City when KSM taped their performance that aired October 12th. The pop rock group were seen getting their makeup done and talked about the origin of their name, celebrity crushes, and how they’re fans of Rachael. Watch the footage via YouTube below the cut. (more…)

Demi Lovato Joins KSM On Stage

KSM’s latest webisode at Teen.com features a behind-the-scenes look at their last show on Demi Lovato’s tour. After giving Kate, Shelby, Shae, Katie and Sophia some words of wisdom backstage, the ‘Sonny with a Chance’ star surprised the girls during their farewell performance dressed in a KSM T-shirt and sunglasses along with other friends on tour for a dance party. The girls talked about how much they’ll miss the road and the great friends they’ve made along the way. Video at Teen.com has since been removed.

KSM appears on ‘Good Morning America’ this Thursday (October 8) between 8:30-9:00 AM to perform ‘Read Between The Lines’.

KSM ‘Read Between The Lines’ Video

KSM 'Read Between The Lines' single cover

KSM are out with the music video to their new single ‘Read Between The Lines’, the title track off the Acuvue sponsored pop rock group’s debut album, out Tuesday (September 22) on Disney. Watch it via their YouTube below.

KSM Backstage At House Of Blues Sunset Strip


KSM spoke with Popstar! backstage at the House of Blues Sunset Strip in West Hollywood before opening for Mitchel Musso on Sunday (August 30). The girls talked about staying busy, what they plan on doing when their debut album ‘Read Between The Lines’ comes out, how they unwind after a show, how fans are reacting to their behind the scenes webisodes, and more. Watch it via YouTube below the cut. (more…)

KSM Perform & Discuss Current Projects

KSM spoke with BOPtv backstage at the House of Blues Hollywood before opening for Mitchel Musso. The girls talked about what’s coming up and their current projects before they were seen on stage performing their Cheap Trick cover ‘I Want You to Want Me’. Watch via YouTube below.

KSM’s Tour Opener With Demi Lovato Goes Off With A Hitch

Episode three of KSM’s ‘Read Between The Lines’ reality series for Teen.com features the pop rock group offering a look inside their tour bus while on the road with Demi Lovato and David Archuleta, who both make an appearance in the clip. The girls are also seen doing a soundcheck for the first date of the tour before hitting the stage, where they enountered some technical difficulties with a guitar. Watch it below.

KSM Explain Their Band Name, Perform ‘I Want You To Want Me’


BOPtv spoke with KSM at their free show at Echoplex Theater in Echo Park on Tuesday night (August 11), where the pop rock group talked about the confusion with their name and what it stands for. Kate Cabebe, Katie Cecil, Shelby Cobra, Sophia Melon and Shae Padilla all have first names that start with “K” or “S”, and “M” is for “music”. Watch the comments and their live performance of Cheap Trick’s 1977 hit ‘I Want You To Want Me’ at the event below the cut. (more…)