Metro Station’s Imeem profile features video of the Los Angeles based synthpop act performing ‘Kelsey’, ‘Shake It’, and ‘Seventeen Forever’, taped from their January 21st Imeem/Mozes show at The Knitting Factory in Los Angeles.
Video at imeem.com has since been removed (the site was bought out by MySpace).
Anthony Improgo recorded some footage of Metro Station backstage at Beckman High School for New Year’s Eve with Miley Cyrus on FNMTV. Mitchell and Mason Musso offered their support for aNt Cam, Blake Healy denying it, Hannah Beth supporting both aNt & Blake Cam, and Frankie Moreno supporting Blake Cam. The clip ends with the MTV people instructing the audience when to applaud.
Video at YouTube has since been removed.
Metro Station, featuring Trace Cyrus, Mason Musso, Blake Healy and Anthony Improgo, are out with the music video to their new single ‘Seventeen Forever’, off the Los Angeles synth pop group’s self-titled debut album, out now on Columbia Records. Watch it below.
thehothits.com spoke to Metro Station frontman Trace Cyrus about their upcoming Australian tour, where Miley’s brother revealed he’s no longer dating Hanna Beth. “I’m single now,” Trace revealed. Since the band will be touring with The Veronicas down under, Trace was asked if a rebound romance might happen with one of the Brisbane twins. “I’ve seen them on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine… They look like very beautiful ladies,” Trace said. Read more.
Metro Station talked to Buzznet about the concept for their latest music video ‘Seventeen Forever’ – kids taking over a carnival and they perform, and they revealed once and for all, who’s going to be in the video. Trace Cyrus said they’ve been watching ‘Lost Boys’, and got the idea for the video from the film.
After introducing Melissa, Trace said, “She’s my love interest on the ‘Seventeen Forever’ music video. We just meet over there near the ferris wheel, and she leads me over the the bumper cars and I think some kids kind of ruin our time in a little bit, and we’ll see what happens from there.”
Watch it via YouTube below.
Metro Station talked about their 80’s influences, reality TV, how Trace Cyrus and Mason Musso met, still being self-involved with their MySpace, and the perils of Facebook in an interview with Blender.com.
“I love ’80s hair bands like Poison,” Trace Cyrus said about musical influences. “I was a kid who went to four different Poison concerts and met Bret Michaels on his bus when I was like twelve. ‘Rock of Love’, I give him respect for that. He’s a pimp. Keep pimpin and do what you do.”
On a Metro Station reality show, Mason said, “Possibly. It would definitely be a little bit scripted and we’d have fun with that. It would be a reality based show that’s about our life on the road.”
Watch it below.
Metro Station performed their new single ‘Seventeen Forever’, as well as ‘Shake It’, ‘Control’, and ‘Kelsey’ for AOL Sessions. The group also sat down for an interview. Trace Cyrus, who did most of the talking, discussed watching ‘The Trailer Park Boys’ on DVD and working with her sister Miley Cyrus of ‘Hannah Montana’ on a song called ‘Hovering’, which Trace says they might do a video for. Mason Musso talked about still loving to play ‘Control’ a year in and being excited for the ‘Seventeen Forever’ music video to get out. Video at aol.com has since been removed.
Blake Healy of Metro Station gets behind the lens for episode one of ‘Blake Cam’, where the keyboardist, synthesist, and bassist captures Trace Cyrus getting yet another tattoo and Mason Musso performs a song on guitar, joined by Anthony Improgo. The band is then shown being introduced at a concert, before some more tattoo inking. Watch the episode below.
Metro Station are featured in an interview and performance of ‘Shake It’ on Yahoo! Music’s Who’s Next. With Trace Cyrus doing most of the talking, they talked about how the group formed after a visit to the ‘Hannah Montana’ set, fans knowing they didn’t use Trace’s sister’s connections to put out an album, describing their sound as synthpop, their obsession with The Postal Service, and their love to write pop songs together that connect with kids.
“Me and Mason got moved to southern California because both of our siblings got casted on ‘Hannah Montana’,” Trace explained of the group’s origin. “My sister got casted as Hannah Montana and his brother as Oliver Oken. I went down to the set one day for ‘Hannah Montana’ for the first time, knowing that Mason was gonna come down to meet me and after that we were just getting together every weekend to make music.”
Mason continued, “My parents would be at the studio with my brother and his sister and they all would be gone, so we were kind of all alone making music together.”
Trace concluded, “Shortly after I found Blake Healy, messaged him and hoped he would want to work together. After that we realized that we needed to pick up our live show and step it up so we got Anthony because we needed a drummer. Then we were a full band.”
As for whether they were riding the fame of Trace’s sister Miley Cyrus, he said, “We’re doing our own thing and I think people have come to realize that. They know we didn’t use my sister’s connections to help put out an album. We too a completely different path. It’s not because it was negative or we didn’t want to be associated with it, it was just we wanted to do this on our own and I think people realized that. That’s why people took us seriously and respected us.”
Video of the interview and performance at Yahoo.com has since been removed.
A guy named Christopher who works at the Laughing Buddha tattoo and body piercing shop in Seattle shared his experience of dealing with a nightmare customer who demanded they return a septum retainer the buyer thought was sized incorrectly. The buyer was Trace Cyrus of Metro Station, and when they told him they’d only do an exchange, he and the girl he was with angrily called multiple times to demand a refund.
Miley’s brother later sent out a MySpace bulletin to the band’s friends, urging them to call the the shop, complaining, “I just got fu**ed over at a piercing shop and the dude [is] a complete jerk.” Trace then left the shop’s phone number, urging fans to call and “make them change [their] number.”
Christopher wrote, “I really was amazed at the immaturity displayed by this kid and his friends and/or fans. It is extremely odd to see proof that some people who fancy themselves celebrities actually do think themselves exempt from the rules.” Read more.