Backstreet Boys Announce NEW Album and Tour

May 15, 2013 by  
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Backstreet Boys Announce NEW Album and TourK-BAHN

If you missed it this morning on Good Morning America, fans were lined up and in studio to catch a glimpse of one of the best selling boy bands of all time, Backstreet Boys. The group, with all five original members – Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, AJ McLean and Kevin Richardson – stopped by to perform their new song “Permanent Stain” (watch here) as well as announce their new album (to be released July 30th) and tour of the same name, In A World Like This.

From the first note to the last, In A World Like This impressively showcases the group’s preeminent pop mastery with a collection of indelible tracks that surely rank among their biggest and best hits. “We always want to top our previous albums. That’s always our objective,” says Carter. “All five of us were determined to create an album where every song could be a single.”

Continuing with their 20th Anniversary celebrations – which included a star on the legendary Hollywood Walk of Fame – the group will set out on a world-tour that will include a North American headlining Amphitheatre tour beginning August 2nd in Chicago, IL.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, May 17th at and Fan club members can purchase tickets today – Wednesday, May 15th – at

To show their appreciation, Backstreet Boys will be giving away a free download of “Permanent Stain” with the purchase of tickets to their upcoming US tour. First single “In A World Like This” will be available everywhere starting on June 25th.



Tour Dates (more to be announced):

August 2: Chicago, IL (Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island)
August 3: St. Louis, MO (Verizon Wireless Amphitheater)
August 4: Toledo, OH (Toledo Zoo Amphitheater)
August 6: Montreal, QB (Bell Centre)
August 7: Toronto, ON (Molson Canadian Amphitheater)
August 8: Detroit, MI (DTE Energy Music Theatre)
August 9: Cincinnati, OH (PNC Pavilion)
August 10: Cleveland, OH (Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica)
August 12: Boston, MA (Bank of America Pavilion)
August 13: Wantagh, NY (Nikon at Jones Beach Theater)
August 15: Holmdel, NJ (PNC Bank Arts Center)
August 16: Camden, NJ (Susquehanna Bank Center)
August 17: Virginia Beach, VA (Farm Bureau Live)
August 20: Raleigh, NC (Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion)
August 21: Charlotte, NC (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)
August 22: Atlanta, GA (Chastain Park Amphitheatre)
August 23: Tampa, FL (Live Nation Amphitheatre)
August 25: West Palm Beach, FL (Cruzan Amphitheatre)
August 28: San Antonio, TX (AT&T Center)
August 30: Dallas, TX (Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie)
August 31: Houston, TX (Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion)
September 5: Phoenix, AZ (Comerica Theatre)
September 6: Irvine, CA (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)
September 7: Las Vegas, NV (Mandalay Bay Events Center)
September 8: San Francisco, CA (Sleep Train Amphitheatre)


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Lady Gaga “FAME”: The Trailer

August 24, 2012 by  
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Lady Gaga "Fame" Fragrance: The TrailerCOTY

Calling all Little Monsters!! The wait is, mostly, officially over.

Lady Gaga‘s first fragrance “Fame” is headed to a department store near you very soon — but in the meantime, the official trailer for the film Mother Monster created with director Steven Klein (who designed the entire ad campaign) has launched on

to know more about the scent? Much like the Grammy-winning artist herself, LADY GAGA FAME explodes with innovative technology as the first ever black Eau de Parfum that sprays clear before turning invisible once airborne. 

Yes, it’s a black-to-clear unisex fragrance. Oh, Gaga.

Not only is the actual scent unique, but Gaga collaborated with Nick Knight to design the black-and-gold bottle.

LADY GAGA FAME will be released this fall. Rah-rah-ah-ah-ah!



Forget the Storm … It’s Tyler Hilton MONTH! – Exclusive Giveaways

May 1, 2012 by  
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Forget the Storm ... It's Tyler Hilton MONTH! - Exclusive Giveaways

Tyler Hilton has been working his way into our musical loving hearts for the last decade! The 28-year-old singer-songwriter -turned- comedic actor has two studio albums and a couple of EPs under his belt; you may have caught him on the big screen in the 2005 Academy Award-nominated Walk the Line portraying Elvis Presley — or perhaps you saw him on the VH1 television series Single Ladies last year.

Let’s not forget his recurring gig as the wise-cracking musician, Chris Keller on the long-running CW Network television series One Tree Hill, in which he returned to last fall to film the ninth and finale season for the first time as a starring role.

Since completing his final run in Tree Hill, Tyler has been on the road promoting his third studio album called Forget The Storm. To celebrate the newly released record, we’re dubbing the month of May — “TYLER HILTON MONTH”! Yep, you read that right — all Tyler, all the time! We’re talking prizes, concert tickets, phone calls with our guy Ty and fun games for the next few weeks. [READ MORE]

The Music of ‘One Tree Hill’: “Can I have everyone’s attention please?”

April 4, 2012 by  
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If you thought I would end this musical journey with any other song than the one that started it all — you’re nutso. There’s no way I wouldn’t include the one song where you only have to hear the opening beats in order to be instantly be taken back to Tree Hill.

For the first four seasons, “I Don’t Want To Be” by Gavin DeGraw served as the opening credits theme song and that in itself makes it the “ultimate OTH tune. These days television shows don’t really include theme songs anymore, including One Tree Hill.

More than just a catchy beat and a incredible soulful voice, the lyrics Gavin wrote embodied the show. We’ve watched these characters grow up, and through all of the drama, happiness, tears, love, friendships and horror, the people of Tree Hill have always been trying to just find themselves. [READ MORE]

The Music of ‘One Tree Hill’: “When the light gets into your heart…”

March 28, 2012 by  
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During this trip down a musical memory lane, we’ve relived Nathan and Haley’s first kiss, as well as Lucas and Peyton’s post-basketball championship lip-lock. For the last week before the series finale, I thought I would share a little memory with one of our other favorite couples — Brooke and Julian.

Who could forget Julian’s reason for arriving in Tree Hill? He wanted to produce a movie version of Lucas’ novel, “An Unkindness of Ravens”. When it came to the costumes for the film and Brooke was asked to design them [episode #6.12 “You Have To Be Joking (Autopsy of the Devil’s Brain)”], Julian may or may not have walked in on Ms. Davis as she got her “groove on” to the 80’s classic, “Don’t You Forget About Me” by Simple Minds. Okay, he definitely did … right in the middle of the Clothes Over Bros’ boutique. Later on, Julian would tell Brooke that it was the very moment he fell in love with her. *Collective sigh.*

The song was played once again in the fifteenth episode of season seven, which was actually entitled #7.15 “Don’t You Forget About Me”. However, this time around, it served as the opening track for the episode, but that still wasn’t the last time we got a dose of Brooke’s musical guilty pleasure. [READ MORE]

The Music of ‘One Tree Hill’: “It’s just a hill… come on, we’ll climb it together.”

March 21, 2012 by  
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This could have been the last song we ever heard on “One Tree Hill”.

When “One Tree Hill” went on location to Park City, Utah to film the final episode of season seven (episode
#7.22 “Almost Everything I Wish I’d Said the Last Time I Saw You”), we thought it was going to be the last time they all stepped on set.

To celebrate the possible ending of our beloved show, creator and executive producer, Mark Schwahn teamed up with musicians to form a one-time band that had all been a part of OTH at one point or another; Matthew Ryan, Courtney Jaye, Michael Grubbs of WAKEY!WAKEY! Also, Dallas Green of City and Colour, and they created the track “Carry You Home”, under the name Nashville Skyline to play during the last moments. [READ MORE]

The Music of ‘One Tree Hill’: A Song For Your Mistakes

March 14, 2012 by  
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I was never a fan of the relationship between Lucas and Lindsey in season five, so there was no love lost for me when their wedding didn’t work out in the 100th episode of “One Tree Hill” — Not at all. In fact, I may have fist-pumped.

Episode 5×12 entitled “Hundred” wasn’t just about broken wedding bells; it was also the episode Dan saved Jamie from that psycho Nanny Carrie after he was kidnapped from the church; crazy nanny, indeed.

The song that played during the CODA was probably one of my favorite moments during the show. It’s interesting that when some of the most dramatic scenes take place I can’t help but think “I need to download this song to my iTunes playlist”. That was the case here with “Apologies” by Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. [READ MORE]

The Music of ‘One Tree Hill’: We Were Here

March 7, 2012 by  
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Sometimes I feel like “One Tree Hill” fans are privileged fans. Our show made headlines in 2007 when it decided to jump forward four years into the future and skip over “the college years”, after the Tree Hill gang graduated high school that fourth season.

When the show picked back up for its fifth year — and four years later, the storylines were different, the characters looked and acted different, but it was still our show; it was just basically a “sequel” of sorts. With that said, I look at the final song of season four (episode #4.21, “All Of A Sudden I Miss Everyone”) as somewhat of a “first finale” song. [READ MORE]

The Music of ‘One Tree Hill’: “One night of magic rush…”

February 29, 2012 by  
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I believe there was a collective gasp of pure ‘awe’ from Leyton fans all over when the Tree Hill Ravens won the State Championship in ninth episode of the fourth season from “One Tree Hill”.

After over two seasons of waiting, the couple we fell in love with in the Pilot episode reunited in a swirling heap of confetti, happiness… and “Heartbeats” by Jose Gonzalez.

Peyton asked Lucas in the first episode of that season who he wanted standing next to him when all of his dreams came true — the heartbroken guy was quick to say “Brooke” after recently being dumped by her. It wasn’t until he had his high school dream come true, after he made that winning basket, that he realized it had always been Peyton that he wanted next to him.

Duh, we could have told you that Luke! [READ MORE]

The Music of ‘One Tree Hill’: Haley’s Popstar Moment

February 22, 2012 by  
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As you know, there have been many times the last nine seasons where Bethany Joy Galeotti has performed on “One Tree Hill“. In the first season, Joy introduced the vocal ability of her character Haley James Scott, and over the years we’ve watched Haley grow from a singer in the privacy of her own home (or Karen’s Cafe), to a local talent, a national touring upcoming star with a song on the charts — and back again.

Joy has mostly performed love ballads or mid-tempo melodies, but in season three we got the only glimpse there would ever be of a bona fide popstar in Mrs. James Scott. [READ MORE]

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