Leif Garrett Offers Up Advice For Justin Bieber

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A teen idol of the ’70s is offering up some advice for Justin Bieber, hoping the Canadian pop star will take a path different than his. “Do not believe your own publicity,” Leif Garrett told Fox 411. “Sussing out who your real friends are is full-time work. Every scum bag, every drug dealer, every chicken hawk wants a piece of you.”

Garrett also compared his Hollywood romance with Nicolette Sheridan to Justin’s relationship with Selena Gomez. “(Bieber) rented out the Staple Center for her. Fame, money is what tore us apart,” Leif explained. “Nicolette just started modeling. My career was pretty much there. We would get along great or clear rooms. That’s the whole thing with Justin and me. There was no in between… really good or really naughty.”

Kelsy Karter Explains Rebel Doll Moniker

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Kelsy Karter chatted with Poping Cherry in a Q&A, where the pop star talked about being the “Rebel Doll”, the message behind her new single ‘Ghost Town’, wanting to meet the ghost of her deceased sister, recording her EP, and always knowing she’d end up becoming a musician.

“All my life I have been a little rebellious, and also obsessed with fairy tales,” Kelsy said about her nickname. “I guess that’s how it came about. Little tomboy, little princess = rebel doll.”

Demi Lovato On Sex Tape Fame Vs. Respected Artist Fame

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Guardian caught up with Demi Lovato in a Q&A, where the former ‘Sonny with a Chance’ star talked about the quality of her latest album ‘Demi’ vs her prior efforts, viewing getting older as a privilege, being the subject of multiple interventions, a possible childhood crush on the man inside the Barney the Dinosaur costume, being glad her Disney Channel chapter has closed, and wanting to form a girl group that included herself, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift.

As for what advice she might give in the future if she had a 15-year-old daughter that said, “I want to be famous”, Demi responded, “When people say ‘I want to be famous – I want to be a star’, you have to ask: ‘What are your intentions? If you just want to be famous, make a sex tape.’ So what I’d say is, if you’re doing it because you want to be a respected actress or musician, follow your dream. If you just want paparazzi following you, rethink what’s going on in your little head. It’s crazy how people confuse the two nowadays.”

Harry Styles & Zayn Malik On Losing Anonymity, Older Women & Perrie Edwards

One Direction members Harry Styles and Zayn Malik in Detroit

Mojo in the Morning of Channel 955 in Detroit went backstage with One Direction members Zayn Malik and Harry Styles recently, where the pair talked about Harry and older women, the craziest thing a fan has done, if they miss being able to walk the streets peacefully, if it was upsetting to not win ‘The X Factor’, Zayn’s relationship with Perrie Edwards, if anyone in the group “is hiding their homosexuality” and if they fight.

On Harry having a thing for older women:

Sometimes. Maybe it depends on the person.

On the craziest thing a fan has done around them, Zayn said:

When we were in Sweden, somebody hid in a bin (trash can) and tried to come in the back entrance of the studio while in a bin.

On whether they miss the days of being able to walk the streets peacefully, Harry said:

It is absolutely the greatest thing that ever happened. We can still do stuff, so we can’t complain. It’s amazing.

On if they were upset not to win ‘The X Factor’:

Zayn: No because we viewed the competition as an experience thing, so for us it was like go home as a solo artist or continue the experience as a group, so we decided to give it a go and here we are now.
Harry: I think that if we had won, we might not be here now, so I think coming in third was right for us and I wouldn’t want to change anything.

Zayn on the status of his relationship with Perrie Edwards of Little Mix and if he’s “taken”:

It’s going pretty well, so yeah.

On whether they fight at all:

Harry: We have had brotherly squabbles over the TV channel, but no big arguments.
Zayn: They always seem to have a dig at me because I like to keep a window open, and they all cry because they like to be warm.

The interview audio at mojointhemorning.com has since been removed.

The Wanted Talk Tour Bus Feces, ‘Glad You Came’ & iPhone Apps

The Wanted members Max George, Jay McGuiness, Siva Kaneswaran, Tom Parker and Nathan Sykes

The Dave Ryan Show interviewed Max George, Jay McGuiness, Siva Kaneswaran, Tom Parker and Nathan Sykes of The Wanted recently, where the boyband talked about entertaining themselves with burping, Tom’s #2 issue, knowing when ‘Glad You Came’ would be a hit, their delayed entrance into America and Jay getting identified playing Draw Something.

On a tour bus story:

Tom used the toilet on the tour van, and you can’t do a number two on a tour van. That’s the rule. Everyone knows that. Tom knows that. He threw it into a bag, chased us in the tour van, and touched our skin with his bag of feces, then threw it out the window to some unbeknownst driver behind.

On the first reaction to getting ‘Glad You Came’, Max said:

It was kind of mixed. We were pretty drunk at the time we heard it. Siva was gone, he was plastered. I personally wasn’t sure because I was like we’ve got an accordion in one of our songs, I’m not sure this is gonna work. For me, as soon as we saw the video, then I thought yeah, this is gonna be a big summer smash, and it was.

First impression of America:

We waited for six hours to get in the country. It was a long, long security check. Six hours at L.A. airport.

On Jay’s favorite iPhone app:

I have an app called Draw Something, which is basically online Pictionary. I randomly generate games with users you don’t know, and I didn’t have a clue that anyone realized I’m in The Wanted, and before someone drew a pigeon, they drew the words, congrats on Idol, and then drew a pigeon. I think my user name gave it away a little bit but… It’s a nickname of mind, but only one fans or the band would know.

The interview audio at iheart.com has since been removed.

Kevin Rudolf: Drums Are The Secret To Merging Genres

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Kevin Rudolf spoke with ARTISTDirect in a Q&A, where the recording artist talked about how ‘Don’t Give Up’ is “more organic” and “more guitar-driven”, how “the song really wrote itself”, how he’s associated with features with artists like Lil Wayne, Nas or Rick Ross, how “every song on this [upcoming] album is telling a story of its own”, and how drums are the secret to making genres merge.

“Everything works in context in both areas – rock and hip hop – except for the drums,” Rudolf explained. “What’s one thing that really defines actual hip hop tracks? The drums. If you use hip hop drums, you have to do this in a very clever way to fuse the genres. You can use rock sensibilities and rock riffs. You can take what works about that. If you have hip hop drums and do it right, that’s what creates the fusion. You have to do it well.”

Daniel Bedingfield Experiences “Deliciously Bad Feeling” Writing ‘Secret Fear’

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TheDishmaster.com spoke with Daniel Bedingfield in a Q&A, asking the pop singer about where he’s been for the last eight years, his ‘Stop The Traffik – Secret Fear’ EP, how it feels to finally be independent and off the label, how all of his songs are true, not liking to play music for his family of musicians, interacting with fans on Twitter, and baring all in his ‘Rocks Off’ music video.

“The beginning of that song is so shocking, what it says,” Bedingfield said about the track ‘Secret Fear’. “I’m so frightened that any woman that I date will hear the lyrics and think I won’t be happy with her. It was a deliciously bad feeling writing that. I knew I could be fu**ing my life hard-core. I was getting-off on the danger. Imagine you’re lying in bed as my wife and thinking of those lyrics.”

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Mike Posner Discusses Second Album, Justin Bieber Collaboration

Mike Posner in the studio

Mike Posner spoke with Digital Spy in a Q&A, where the ‘Cooler Than Me’ singer talked about his work with Reebok, not having a date for his second album yet, being honored to work with Justin Bieber on ‘Boyfriend’, if the Canadian pop star’s song is the sound fans can expect on the sophomore set, Cher Lloyd not getting the credit she deserves, and some secret collaborations with big name artists people can expect soon.

“My work definitely has the same kind of hip-hop influence,” Posner said when asked about his new music compared to the Bieb. “I grew up a hip-hop kid doing mix-tapes. I think my music is maybe a bit older than Justin’s. I can talk about things that he doesn’t, he can’t. To put it in more concrete terms, like, my music contains sex, drugs and sometimes rock ‘n’ roll, and his doesn’t.”

Lynda Sayyah Discusses Parents, Divorce, Favorite Artists

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Lynda Sayyah spoke with Global Grind in a Q&A, where the Indianapolis-based singer talked about Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey being her favorite artists growing up, her Palestinian father being a really strict Muslim, not haven spoken to her dad in six years, being bankrupt after getting a divorce three year ago, songs she’s written about the strained relationship, ending her marriage after his anger issues, and plans for 2012.

“I still talk to my mom and she told me, even a couple of weeks ago, that cousins from Lebanon are like, ‘Oh, we see Linda doing this and that. She’s wearing this and that. How do you let her do that?’ At some point I wish my dad would be like, ‘Talk about your own kids. Stop talking about my kids’,” Lynda said about her parents.

Adam Lambert Talks Relationship, Fame & Reality Show Platform

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Adam Lambert spoke with the Associated Press in a Q&A, where the ‘American Idol’ season eight runner-up talked about having an “amazing relationship” with Finnish ‘Big Brother’ winner Sauli Koskinen, how the relationship affected his creative process, how being in the public eye “makes you potentially more desirable to this, that and the other person”, his arrest in Finland during a bar fight last year being not that big of a deal, the importance of reality singing competitions giving young recording artists a platform to find success in an industry that’s difficult to break through, and how he thinks about the visual process when writing and recording. Check it out here.