Liberty X ‘X’ Video

Liberty X 'X' single cover

Liberty X are out with the music video to their new single ‘X’, the title track to the British pop band’s forthcoming album. Watch it online below.

Liberty X Are Like Teflon

March 25, 2006 – Neil Sean of Sky News hears that Libery X are planning on releasing a new single in June, which is currently being written in New York. The pop act also plan a tour and a documentary. “People keep trying to write us off but we’re like Teflon, we always come bouncing back,” Michelle Heaton said. “That irks some (people) but our fans are happy, which is what it’s all about.”

Liberty X Talent Show Plans

March 15, 2006 – Ann Montini of Sky News reports that Liberty X are hoping to start their own talent show after winning ‘Popstars’ a few years back. “We would be great as judges, after all we have been through it all and think we can offer real help,” Michelle Heaton said. “We plan to look into it very soon.”

Liberty X’s Jessica Taylor Dating Cricket Star

Liberty X star Jessica Taylor spoke with The Mirror about her new guy Kevin Pietersen, a 25-year-old cricket ace. “I’ve been single for ages, so it’s great to finally meet someone,” said Taylor, also 25. “We were introduced by mutual friends a month ago. We’ve only been out a few times, but we’ve really hit it off.”

Kelli Young Waits Too Long To Accept Ray J Date

December 20, 2005 – The Mirror reports that Kelli Young of Liberty X took so long deciding whether to date Ray J that he turned his attentions to fellow soul crooner Keisha White. “Ray J is in London this week for his Hammersmith Palais gig and had been trying for months to arrange a date with Kelli after falling for her charms when she visited the US with the band,” a source revealed. “He’s gutted she hasn’t called him – but is now more wrapped up in Keisha who lives Stateside.”

Kelli Young Remembers How Liberty X Became A Group

December 7, 2005 – ‘Top Of The Pops’ caught up with Liberty X for a Q&A and asked the ‘Popstars’ losers if they remembered the first night that they officially became Liberty X.

“What had happened was that ITV had asked us to come on London to promote ‘Pop Idol’ on GMTV,” Kelli Young responded. “Not everyone lived in London, but I did, and I invited everyone around to my house to catch up and stuff. We order takeaway, and then Tony had an interview scheduled with Irish radio and he mentioned to them that we were all in a room together. They were all like, ‘Ooh, can you sing a song?’ So we sang a song, and that’s where the idea came from, because it sounded good. All the vocal parts were there… and it sounded really good, even though we hadn’t seen each other for ages. So we thought ‘Why don’t we try it out as a band’. The next morning we went on GMTV and said we’d been thinking about becoming a group – and then the phone didn’t stop ringing after that!”

The interview transcript at bbc.co.uk has since been removed.

Liberty X Official Forum Hacked

September 20, 2005 – The official Liberty X website forum has been defaced by “sp€££&@ndyou”, who describe themselves as Turk hackers and appear to have hacked the pop group’s site to urge Britain to pull troops from Iraq. Check it out at libertyx.co.uk.

Liberty X Return With New Deal And New Sound

September 18, 2005 – Liberty X are back with a new single, ‘Song For Lovers’, and the reality show group spoke with Neil Sean of Sky News about what fans could expect from their upcoming album. “We have a new deal and sound,” Michelle Heaton said. “Plus we have all matured; we know it’s ultimately the public and fans who can make us a global success, and we know they are behind us.”

Southern FM’s ‘Party In The Park’ 2005

Former Blue star Lee Ryan, former a1 member Ben Adams, Daniel Bedingfield, Liberty X, McFly, Peter Andre, and Rooster performed at Southern FM’s ‘Party In The Park’ sponsored by O2 Music on July 17th at Preston Park in Brighton, England. Check out pictures from WireImage (show / backstage).

Liberty X Faces The Axe From V2

April 16, 2005 – Though Liberty X tell Neil Sean of Sky News they have a new album they’re ready to release, he hears their record label V2 may be dropping the ‘Pop Stars’ band.

Liberty X’s Kevin Splits Up With Fiance

Liberty X’s Kevin Simm has broken up with fiance Kelly Willars after dating the dancer for nearly five years. An insider claims the breakup stems from Simm’s spending so much time beefing up for Channel 4’s ‘The Games’. “He’s been training every day and then spends four hours in the gym,” the insider said. “He’s taking it so seriously he’s no longer the fun guy he once was.”

Liberty X’s Jessica Taylor Splits With Actor Boyfriend

The Mirror reports that Liberty X star Jessica Taylor and actor Stuart Manning have ended their two-year relationship, which Manning insisted to pals was “completely amicable.” Others claim the pair are “gutted” over the split. “It’s a real shock to everyone as they were so well-suited and really genuine together,” a source revealed. “But in the end their work schedules just made things untenable as they were hardly seeing each other and when they did they were exhausted.”

Boyfriend Causes Liberty X’s Kelli To Get Snippy

July 24, 2004 – Liberty X babe Kelli Young’s was acting quite jealous around on-off boyfriend Fran Cosgrave at his London bar Trap the other night when a brunette approached. “She was about the 20th girl to go up to him and there was a bit of harmless flirting going on,” a spy revealed. “All of a sudden, Kelli lost her temper. She shouted at Fran, ‘Why are you talking to so many other girls? I swear if one more girl comes over I’m going to lose it.’ It’s understandable that she wanted to spend time with her boyfriend but being at Trap is work for Fran – his job involves meeting and greeting people.”

Liberty X Banned From Gay Pride

The Sun reports organizers of next month’s Gay Pride gig have axed Liberty X after being flooded with hate e-mails after Michelle Heaton’s comments on the recent gay kiss on ‘Coronation Street’, which she argued should have been shown after 9pm.

“I am really upset by the reaction. I have loads of gay friends and am in no way homophobic. I was taken out of context and can’t believe how it has all backfired,” Heaton said. “What I meant to say was that homosexuality shouldn’t be exploited or sensationalized. We play at loads of gay charities and have a huge gay fan base. Anyone who knows me knows that I am in no way homophobic. This is a stupid thing that has spiraled out of control and I’m really sorry if any offense has been caused.” Read more.

Liberty X Dumped By Renault

March 31, 2004 – The Sun reports Liberty X has been dumped from sponsoring Renault’s Megane model for a second year. A spokesman for the firm explained: “When the car was launched we saw it as a young, funky brand and at the time Liberty X were upcoming. But we have decided not to renew the contract.”

Liberty X Field Romance Questions Ahead Of Valentine’s Day

Liberty X girls Jessica Taylor, Kelli Young, and Michelle Heaton spoke with Top of the Pops about Valentine’s Day and asked if they expect gifts like chocolates or flowers on a date. Jessica says, “Wouldn’t expect it but it’s definitely big bonus points if you do.” Michelle says, “I don’t know. If I went for a first date with somebody and he came to the door with a big bunch of flowers and chocolates I’d think he was a bit weird! Maybe cos I’ve never had it. I’d feel a bit uncomfortable. I’d think, since he’d given me something, so he’d kind of, not expect something in return, but that I’d have to be really nice.”

What Makes Liberty X’s Kelli Young Cry

January 25, 2004 – Kelli Young of Liberty X spoke with ‘Top of the Pops’ about subjects that make her cry. “Yeah, the movie ‘Ghost’,” she revealed. “The bit at the end where she sees him for the first time even though he’s dead. Aww… that bit! The whole ‘I love you / ditto’ thing. That gets me every time. And also the movie ‘The Color Purple’. That’s guaranteed to make me cry all the way through.”

Liberty X Under Fire Over New Video

January 13, 2004 – The Sun reports Liberty X have been slammed by an accident prevention group for filming their new video ‘Everybody Cries’ on a railway line, accusing the group of promoting trespassing and vandalism. The letter states, “It’s puzzling why you would be so irresponsible and allow the group to engage in a potentially life-threatening activity. The railway industry have spent millions of pounds over the years on trespassing and vandalism campaigns and images such as these are doing nothing to help our cause.”

Liberty X’s Tony Calls Pop Music ‘Escapism’

December 28, 2003 – Lennat Mak of MTVAsia.com recently caught up with Liberty X star Tony Lundon and asked the pop artist what about pop music he likes most. “The way I look at pop music, it’s like the James Bond movies,” he said. “It’s escapism and it’s entertainment. And I think it should be entertaining first and foremost. There are a lot of songs where the lyrics are crap, but they still have good melodies and good production. I can still really, really like the song because it is entertainment. But I think pop music has changed. People are expecting more from pop music. They want quality. They don’t want just to be entertained. People wanted more depth to it. That’s what makes pop music so challenging and exciting for the moment, especially for a band like us. We are writing our own stuff and we are exploring music as well. We are finding out about an awful lot of musical styles that we don’t know about. I think pop music is changing for the better at the moment.”

Liberty X Gals Have Nice Bodies, But Lousy Wardrobe

November 16, 2003 – Keisha Buchanan of Sugababes has blasted the Liberty X girls, branding their outfits as looking “home made.” Keisha said, “The girls from Liberty X have a dodgy dressing room. It seems as though the clothes are home made. It doesn’t do them justice. I think Liberty X have got the best figures in pop, but they also have the worst clothes in the business.”

Liberty X Celebrate ‘Being Somebody’

Liberty X 'Being Somebody' album cover

Radio 1 caught up with Tony Lundon of Liberty X at the band’s release party for their new album, ‘Being Somebody’, on Monday night (November 3). “It’s a weird situation to be in,” Tony said in regards to the album’s anticipation. “We spent a long time doing the album and we were always kind of the underdogs in the first album, so now it’s a situation where we did really well with sales and we got to work with the producers we always wanted to work with. We’ve nothing to complain about, which is a weird situation to be in, so we’re just concentrating on enjoying it because if you’ve nothing to complain about, you’re doing well.”

Liberty X Star Spills About Seducing Pop Idol Wannabe

Speaking exclusively to The People, Liberty X star Michelle Heaton – whose band’s second album ‘Being Somebody’ is released tomorrow, went into graphic detail regarding her love life with Pop Idol wannabe Andy Scott-Lee, brother of former Steps star Lisa.

“Andy satisfies me in every way. He loves my bum and loves it when I wear my French knickers for him,” Heaton revealed. “As soon as I met Andy it was lust at first sight and I just took the plunge and set out to seduce him. We have never looked back since. We always keep our mind open to new possibilities where sex is concerned and we are both always open to new suggestions. We talk openly about sex. If people don’t say what they want then they won’t get it. We have baths together and light candles and I love getting massages. I also give him them, which I love doing. I often meet him at home for sex when he is not expecting me there and so we never get bored with each other.”

Liberty X Launch New Album In Dublin

October 24, 2003 – Liberty X launched their latest album ‘Being Somebody’ in Dublin on Thursday (October 23). The group gave their biggest fans and various competition winners a rare treat as the played a private concert in The Village on Wexford Street to celebrate the launch. Check out pictures at ShowbizIreland.

Liberty Sex

The Sun has photos of Liberty X stars Michelle Heaton, Jessica Taylor and Kelli Young posing in dominatrix gear, leaving behind their male bandmates Kevin Simm and Tony Lundon. “I loved wearing this outfit, it made me feel really sexy,” Michelle said. “We went for a dominatrix look in the shoot, which was great fun. Kevin and Tony love it. They want us to dress like this on stage.”

Liberty X Flattered By Kittner’s Songwriting Help

October 16, 2003 – Steve Kittner, who wrote ‘Stole’ for Destiny’s Child star Kelly Rowland, has written a track called ‘The Poet’ for the new Liberty X album ‘Being Somebody’. Group member Kelli Young tells Radio 1 they’re really flattered by Kittner’s help. “They kinda came to us as well which is even more cool,” Young said. “I don’t think that they’ve worked with a lot of British acts before. They did a track called ‘The Poet’ and that was one of the songs that we didn’t write on the album. It’s a wicked track and they could have sent it to anybody and the fact that they sent it to us was a real compliment.”

Liberty X Want To Live Up To High Expectations On New LP

October 13, 2003 – Top of the Pops recently spoke with the members of Liberty X and asked the pop group what fans can expect from their new album. Kelli Young responded, “Last time we wrote about three quarters of the album and this time it’s about the same but we’ve had more input in the sense that we’ve started from scratch, so have had more influence with the music, as well as the lyrics and melodies. We’re more confidant this time as we’ve had more experience but we’re also a bit nervous. Our first album did so well that I think people expect a high quality of music to come from us and we want to live up to that expectation.”

Liberty X Stunner Lands Modeling Deal

September 29, 2003 – The Sun reports Liberty X star Jessica Taylor has been commissioned by Models 1 for a Lion King fashion shoot for Disney. “She is very, very excited and absolutely flattered,” said a pal of Jessica. “Singing is obviously Jessica’s priority but modelling has been a long-term ambition of hers. We’ve always said she has the figure to be a model and now she just can’t wait to get started. Her first job is with Disney and she will be doing it in the next fortnight.”

Liberty X Ready ‘Being Somebody’

September 23, 2003 – Radio 1 spoke with Liberty X, who revealed the title of their new album, which is due October 20th. “We’ve been working on it since the tour, so that was like back in March. About six months we’ve been working on it, and it’s just a real nice feeling to have it all wrapped up, all in the can, and we’re looking forward now to getting it out,” the band said. “It’s called ‘Being Somebody’ because over the past year we’ve changed and become a more successful band, and I think the music’s kind of a reflection of that – the opportunity we’ve had, making the album, working with some wicked people. The first single was called ‘Being Nobody’ as well – see that, bit of a play on words!”

Liberty X Search For Video Stars

August 12, 2003 – Capital FM in London caught up with Liberty X auditioning wannabe stars for the video for their new single ‘Jumping’. Asked how it feels being on the other side of the judging process, Jessica Taylor responded, “Yeah, it’s horrible actually. The odd time when we’ve had to put someone through over another, we’ve found it impossible and we’ve begged the producer; “Can we not put them all through?” It’s going to be really really difficult. Hopefully 10 people will stand out and it will be easy.” Audio has since been removed.

Liberty X Get More Polished & Cool On Sophomore LP

August 3, 2003 – Liberty X star Michelle Heaton tells the Sunday People that the group has co-written more than 70 new tunes for their sophomore album. “We wrote 70 songs and had to painfully whittle them down to 10 or 11,” Heaton said. “It’s going to be much the same as the last album but more polished and cool.”

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