The OTTB Exclusive Interview! Meet Logan Miller From Disney XD's "I'm In The Band"

The On The Teen Beat Exclusive Interview Part 1


By Sue Schneider

Logan Miller stars as Tripp Campbell in Disney XD’s “I’m In The Band,” a teenager who joins his favorite vintage rock band, Iron Weasel.  Unfortunately, Iron Weasel has fallen from rock stardom and Tripp is determined to help these rock star misfits make a comeback.

On The Teen Beat  got a chance to visit the set and watch them film. During the lunch break we sat down with Logan Miller in his dressing room, which was decorated with his favorite rock albums and a poster of The Doors to discuss the show and more.

How did you get involved with music? And do you really play?

Logan: I have been playing guitar for about nine years now. It was just something that I wanted to do. I always thought guitar was something cool to do and I would see it on TV and stuff. People with bands I thought that was always interesting, so I kind of just told my parents, hey I’d like to play guitar. I got a crappy little guitar for my birthday one year and just from there began playing and never stopped since.

What are your favorite bands?

Logan: I love a lot of 60’s music, so my favorite band is The Doors, but I like Jimi Hendrix and Jefferson Airplane, bands like that. And I also like new age stuff too. Like Ben Folds, Radiohead lots of stuff like that. So I have a wide range of music that I like.
You actually sing, right?

Logan: I’m beginning to sing; I‘m not like professional yet.

So you’re taking voice lessons to like Steve (Valentine) is doing?

Logan: Yes, I’m taking voice lessons right now, so it’s fun.

Can you describe your character in your own words?

Logan: He is someone that is very driven towards what he wants to do. He’s crazy, but he knows what he needs to do to get where he wants to be. He's kind of in control of his situation, to stop and get out of bad situations all the time. He can talk, he knows how to work the room and get the things that he wants.

Have you ever played in front of a live crowd?

Logan: I have. I was in two bands before.

What bands?

Logan: They were just local bands. I had one that was called Lockdown, which was terrible! We kind of sounded like dying animals…I would think that we sounded like. And then there was my other band, which had like five different names…like from El Nino to P-Shiver and all these crazy band names.

Are you from LA?

Logan: No, I’m from Dallas.

So you played in Dallas?

Logan: Yeah in Dallas I played.

In this series you act like you’re the boss of them…or act the adult and they are the kids?

Logan: A little bit. I would think that it’s like kind of the opposite. These adults are the kids and the kid is the adult almost. Trying to get these crazy cartoon like rock stars to do stuff that he wants to do. To try to work towards their goal to become big again.

Part 2 of our interview with Logan coming soon...
Photos: Courtesy of Disney XD

Mitchel Musso to Release his Sophomore Album, “BRAINSTORM,” on Monday, November 22nd

Mitchel Musso and Walmart are proud to announce the highly anticipated release of Mitchel’s second album, Brainstorm. Through this exclusive deal, the Brainstorm CD will be available at all Walmart stores nationwide, on Monday, November 22. It is currently available for pre-order at (www.walmart.com/ip/15230226).


For this album, Mitchel collaborated with a number of multi-platinum and award winning producers, including PJ Bianco (Jonas Brothers, Demi Lovato), Michael “Smidi” Smith (Ke$ha, One Republic, Pussy Cat Dolls), Steve Diamond (Orianthi), and Robbie Nevil (Destiny’s Child). The album consists of eight original songs which have all been written and co-written by Mitchel.

The first single from Brainstorm is "Get Away," which was produced by PJ Bianco, the writer/producer for the Jonas Brothers’ smash hit, “When You Look Me in the Eyes,” and producer behind hits for Nick Jonas. 

Fans can also pre-order the album along with limited edition packages that will include the album, a T-Shirt, a key necklace, temporary tattoos, and a personalized Mitchel Musso guitar pick, at http://mitchel-musso.com

In 2009, Mitchel emerged as one of the fastest rising new music stars and released his self titled first album, which debuted in the top 20 on the coveted Billboard charts. Mitchel’s first single "Hey" off his first album shot to #8 on the iTunes Pop chart.  "Hey" was one of his six singles to hit the Top 10 on Radio Disney's Top 30 chart.  

He has shared the stage with some of today’s biggest names, including Selena Gomez, and Miley Cyrus, and was named by MTV as one of 2009’s top Rookie artists to watch.

As one of the most popular actors and musicians of the new generation, he is currently starring in Disney’s hit series, “Pair of Kings.” He previously starred along Miley Cyrus in Disney Channel’s Emmy nominated series, “Hannah Montana.”  He can also be heard in  Disney Channel’s hit Emmy nominated, animated series “Phineas & Ferb.”

Enter the Emily Osment and Gurl Sweepstakes Now!

Hey On The Teen Beat readers, our new friends at the very cool gurl.com site asked us to post this vid clip of Emily Osment for the "I Hate My Homecoming" Sweepstakes. The Disney Channel star is helping to kick off Gurl Grabs giveaways sweepstakes where one lucky winner can win a Sony Y-Series laptop.
So, watch the clip below, then  go to the gURL  grabs page and leave a comment on who you think makes the Best Homecoming Queen of all time! We think Emily earns that title. So, go  enter now!

Here’s Emily explaining how to win:


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Get The New Debut Single "Waiting Outside The Lines From Greyson Chance Now!

The wait is over!  Teen sensation Greyson Chance recently premiered his  debut  single "Waiting Outside The Lines" on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. The song is available on itunes now.


“I’m so excited for everyone to hear my first single,” said Chance. “This song comes from the heart and I hope and pray that my fans can use it to ‘escape’ from all of the pressures of life. I can’t wait for everyone to take this journey with me.”  

The 13 year-old phenom is expected to release his debut album in early 2011 on eleveneleven/Maverick/Geffen Records, with a top team of producers including acclaimed songwriter/producer and Geffen chairman Ron Fair (Christina Aguilera, Black Eyed Peas, Pussycat Dolls).  

ICarly Has A New Bra In Town (Video)


Hey, On The Teen Beat readers, check out  the new bra in town and see why poor George isn't happy about it! So fuuny!

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Win A Signed Big Time Rush CD! Hurry, Enter Now!

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Attention all serious BTR  Fans! We have ONLY ONE signed CD by the guys (from our recent interview in NYC) and five regular CDs  to give away to you—  our loyal Ontheteenbeat.com readers.

For your chance to win, please email your entry (including complete mailing info and email addy) with I Want To Win Big Time Rush CD in the subject line to ontheteenbeat@yahoo.com. Or you can  enter to win on Twitter via @ontheteenbeat. Deadline  is November 15, 2010. Hurry and good luck! May the biggest BTR fanatics win! Winners will receive their CDS in the mail.


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Justin Bieber, Nathan Kress and More Of Your Favorite Stars at LA Megamind Premiere-(PHOTOS)

Some of your favorite stars including Justin Bieber, Nathan Kress, Bella Thorne and Zendaya  were at  the premiere of the Dreamworks animated  film,  Megamind 3D. They walked the red carpet on Friday (Oct 29) at the Hollywood and Highland Complex. Justin Bieber seen here in big nerdy black specs carried a video camera as he happily signed autographs for fans who assembled outside the venue to catch a glimpse of their favorite stars. 


Megamind opens in theaters November 5 and stars Will Ferrell. 
Earlier in the day Justin tweeted to his fans: "Up early ready for this MegaMind premiere. See everybody soon". After arriving at the Tinseltown event, Justin again tweeted, "Will Ferrell is that dude! The man has spunk. Pure spunk. Haha."


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Is Taylor Swift's 'Dear John' About John Mayer?

The beautiful and talented 20-year-old spoke to Ellen DeGeneres on Thursday at a taping of The Ellen DeGeneres Show about the truth behind her song, "Dear John."  Although she didn't give specifics, she certainly didn't deny the rumors that the song is about her relationship with John Mayer.  See the interview and watch Swift perform "Mine" and "You Belong With Me" on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, November 1, 2010.


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Another Big Time Rush Interview! Our Friend Tracy Got To Hang Out With Them

On The Teen Beat friend,  Tracey from Pop Blitz magazine got to hang out with Big Time Rush  a couple weeks ago. She told  us the guys were really nice and total flirts! Well, we knew that already, because we saw them again  only a few days later.  Always fun to talk too. Tell us what you think of Tracey's interview.

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Disney Channel and Disney XD Get Into The Holiday Spirit With NEW Seasonal Promgrams



Disney Channel and Disney XD spread the holiday cheer with all new seasonal episodes of "Sonny With A Chance," "The Suite Life on Deck," "Phineas and Ferb," "Zeke and Luther," "Handy Manny" and "Special Agent Oso" beginning SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 28. The season includes Joe Jonas guest starring in a new special, "So Random!," based on the sketch comedy show seen in the hit series "Sonny With A Chance," and a multi-platform presentation of the holiday classic in the making, "Phineas and Ferb Christmas Vacation" (in an extended edition), on Disney Channel, Disney XD, ABC Family and the ABC Television Network.

The Miley Cyrus: "Big Bang" Preview


Miley Cyrus leans in for a kiss from Kevin Zegers in this new preview of the mysterious “Big Big Bang” music video.
EOnline dishes out more secrets surrounding the project, saying, “it appears as though Miley’s fate still doesn’t look too good. But at least she’ll get some steamy Kevin Zegers action before the big crash! That kind of makes up for a maybe, maybe-not fatal car crash, right?”
They did not release on exactly what this will be. It could be a music video, skit, commercial or even a movie! You have to wait until November 1st to find out!



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The Youtube Celebs, Megan & Liz Interview on Zang Radio


Hey On The Teen Beat readers, we hope you are enjoying our Goom radio "Everything Teen" station on the site...


Watch...Youtube celebrities Megan & Liz skype in on GOOM Radio's Zang Radio to speak with Zach Sang. Learn how they feel about their success, the response of their cover of Justin Bieber, how they feel about each other, and more!
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New R&B Teen Group Mindless Behavior Meets Justin Bieber!

Mindless Behavior took over BET’s 106 & Park, performing their single “My Girl,” which has been averaging the #5 spot on the countdown. They have also been the online topic of conversation recently becoming the #4 worldwide trending topic on Twitter. Mindless Behavior heads out on the road next month for a mall and school tour and also had the opportunity to meet Justin Bieber ast night after the Laker game. You can also check out this hot new group in the this month’s issue of Word Up! Magazine!


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Taylor Swift Buy Her Own CD and Performs at JFK Airport, New York City



How awesome is that?! Taylor Swift makes a surprise appearance at JFK airport  in Queens, NY. (Oct 28). Earlier in the day, she was spotted at a NYC Target buying her own  Speak Now CD!

Photo: Splash News


The Twilight Saga: Eclipse on BD and DVD December 4

One of the most talked about films of 2010, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, will be released on a Two-Disc Special Edition DVD, Single Disc Blu-ray, Single Disc DVD, and Blu-ray/DVD Combo on December 4, 2010 – a Saturday street date that will allow fans across the nation to celebrate at retailer’s midnight release parties before taking home the film at 12:01 am.

Already a worldwide literary phenomenon, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, filled with action, suspense and the supernatural, took in over $300 million domestically at the box office and set the record for the widest theatrical release of all time.

Taylor Swift's Speak Now Could Have 2010's Biggest Debut Sales

There's no doubt that Taylor Swift is on a roll. From the pile of four-star reviews for her just-released third studio album, Speak Now, to the intense interest in the stories behind the songs, the 20-year-old singer is poised to cement her status as one of the biggest young career stars in all of music.

And next Wednesday could provide the icing on the cake. According to industry experts, Swift is on track to easily notch the biggest first-week sales of the year, and possibly even approach one of music's most elusive achievements: a platinum-selling debut week. Read more>>

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Shakin' With Jesse McCartney! An Exclusive On The Teen Beat Interview, Pt. 1!

by Anne M. Raso
We caught up with our old pal Jesse McCartney (whom we have known about seven years now) at his recent appearance on the Regis & Kelly Show in New York. (He was in town to promote his new single, "Shake.") Jesse has penned a forthcoming song for teen superstar Justin Bieber and he was not happy when Regis asked him about it on camera because the song was supposed to still be kept secret at that point. Well, the cat is out of the bag and a lot of A&R men at major labels as well as artists are asking Jesse— who is very clever with a hook—to pen hits for them. Jesse should have a new album out at the beginning of the year, so stay tuned right here to OTTB.com for the details!


OTTB: I have to ask basic question about the new CD that is coming out early next year--did you work with the same producers and songwriters!
Jesse: I worked with these new guys called J. Cash and Ammo but I also worked with Sean Garrett, who I worked with on the last album. I worked with Dr. Luke's camp--he won songwriter of the year last year from ASCAP last year and I worked with Kevin Rudolf who produced a couple of songs and you probably know him from his hit featuring Lil Wayne . It was a lot of fun and I found some time to relax in LA while I was recording as well. I also flew out for guitarist Corey's wedding in Israel and spent ten days there, which was great. I also did this independent film called Beware The Gonzo which was really well received at the Tribeca Film Festival last year. Got to go to Italy to promote that movie for a week so I have done quite a bit of traveling lately.

OTTB: Those are excellent places to visit. Now, you wrote almost all of the material for your new album, right?
Jesse: yeah, just about.

OTTB: I heard you discussing that you wrote a song for Justin Bieber when you were  getting interviewed by Regis & Kelly. Can you talk a little about that?
Jesse: I really can't. I was hoping he wouldn't ask me about it. I have been working with artists like Justin and I have been writing a bunch of hits for major artists on the radio and it's awesome, you know? The A&R people from different labels have been calling me up and asking me to write some stuff for their artists. It is really cool--I have been doing this a while and it is really nice to be acknowledged and recognized as a writer.

OTTB: Do you live on both coasts now?
Jesse: I don't. I live in LA full-time pretty much but I grew up here. My father still lives here so I always have a place to stay when I come back. We just went to the Giants game on Sunday; we had a nice day off! y dad and I got to hang out. I hadn't got to see him for a couple of months.

OTTB: That is really nice. Now, you have been in the business a while--since you were very young--do you find that each time you have to put out a new project that it's a challenge to reinvent yourself? Or are you a guy who just goes with the flow?
Jesse:  yes and no. You are always looking to keep things fresh for the fans. With this new record, I feel that I have really found a sound that I am best at as a vocalist...which is more of an R&B rhythmic flair. I grew up listening to that kind of music and I wanted to start making records that represented my tastes in music....so I moved into that sort of lane and I feel more comfortable. It  really feels like I am at home and at peace with the sound. I feel like creatively I have really taken the reigns; with every record you want to push the envelope a little bit more and keep it new and exciting for the fans.

OTTB: I know you had that independent film at Tribeca--do you have any more movies coming up?
Jesse: As of now, no. Nothing is set in stone but there are always a couple of projects on the table. It's hard when you have a dual career to concentrate on more than one thing at a time--this album is definitely taking the front seat and I definitely have to be around to promote it and to really tend to it. It is like having a child! (Laughs.)

OTTB: It is a lot of work--I can tell! (Laughs.)
Jesse and OTTB.com's Anne Raso did this interview in the green room at Regis & Kelly recently.

Photos: Anne Raso

Justin Bieber Debuts World Premiere Video During World Series Game 3

Justin filmed the video this week at Angels Stadium in Anaheim and saluted the World Series participants by wearing gear of both the San Francisco Giants and Texas Rangers during the shoot. 


FOX Sports presents the world premiere of pop music sensation Justin Bieber’s new music video this Saturday, October 30th, prior to the start of Game 3 of the World Series on FOX. The video is for special acoustic version of his hit single “Never Say Never” off his upcoming album due out at the end of November. Coverage begins at a special start time of 6:30 PM ET.
The world premiere of the acoustic version of “Never Say Never” airs during the World Series pregame that begins at 6:30 PM ET.

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On The Teen Beat Exclusive! A Quick Q&A With Mitchel Musso-PART 2

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PART TWO Of Our Exclusive Interview With Mitchel!

A New CD and Show Have Him Livin' Like A King (But Staying Humble)!

by Anne M. Raso

We recently caught up with Mitchel Musso of Hannah Montana, Phineas & Ferb and Pair Of Kings fame at a very exclusive listening party for his fans  at Planet Hollywood Times Square. Judging from the screaming both outside and inside the legendary Hollywood memorabilia-filled eatery, Mitchel's fans are all buzzed about his new CD. He's got his fans' pocketbooks in mind when he decided to offer them eight tracks for only eight bucks—and he is currently working on a set of connected storyline videos to match. It was nice to talk to Mitchel again—this talented cutie is always so upbeat and interesting!





Q: Do you have any other projects I should know about?
Mitchel: Well, we just wrapped up the Phineas & Ferb movie, which is huge, but my album is the biggest thing on my mind right now. As you know, Pair Of kings is only on its fourth episode (that is airing now) and it is an adventure to make each one and gets viewers reactions when I meet them. It is a high action series with mermaids, pirates and it is just crazy. I put my all into it. I have hurt myself doing a few scenes.

Q: What is the first thing that you notice about a girl?
Mitchel: Her eyes and her teeth. (Laughs.) Actually first eyes and then teeth.

Q: Do you have any dating disaster stories?
Mitchel: Sure, but I usually know a girl first for a while before I ask her out. There have not been too many flaws in my dates. I generally have had a good time.
Q: So you have a favorite Halloween costume from the past?
Mitchell: I have never been into costumes—I am more about building a haunted house out of anything you can find including boxes. I am more of a decorator than of a dresser upper. But one year when I was twelve I had full werewolf makeup and costume done by people i new on the set of a movie I did called Monster House.

Q: Do you have a message for our readers?
Mitchel: I just want to do a general shout-out and say do your best in school. Keep progressing and someday you will get to do what you want to do. I know there is a lot of bullying going on right now. Don't let that affect you. If something ever happens physically, make sure someone knows because that's a no no for sure. And other than that, I love all you guys. I have your support and you have my support and if you ever need somebody, come to me.

Read More From Part One here>>


Photos: Anne Raso, Planet Hollywood
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Justin Bieber Wears NBA Finals Ring During Lakers Game

Pop singing sensation Justin Bieber got the honor of wearing an NBA Finals ring on Tuesday night. The 16-year-old teen heartthrob, who attended the Los Angeles Lakers' opening game against the Houston Rockets, got to wear the championship ring of Lakers head coach Phil Jackson.

So how did Bieber get to wear Jackson's 13th championship ring? Well, not surprisingly, this international superstar has good connections. Jeannie Buss, daughter of Lakers owner Jerry Buss, told Cheryl Miller of TNT that she had convinced Phil Jackson to let Bieber wear his championship ring during the game.

Greyson Chance's World Premiere of "Waiting Outside The Lines"!

13-year-old Rising teen star, Greyson Chance performed his debut single, "Waiting Outside the Lines," for the very first time on The Ellen DeGeneres  Show.  What do you think?

More New Photos of Miranda Cosgrove on "The Good Wife" Released

CBS just released two new photo stills of Miranda Cosgrove's guest starring role on "The Good Wife." The episode is titled "Bad Girls" and airs on Tuesday, November 16 at 10:PM. Will you be watching?
Photos: Courtesy of CBS

Taylor Swift Unveils Her Wax Figure at Madam Tussauds in NYC

Taylor Swift Wax figure unveiled at Madam Tussauds in New York City. (Oct.27).
Photo: Splash


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New iCarly Season Two, Volume Two DVD Coming Soon!

Nickelodeon and Paramount Home Entertainment have announced that iCarly  Season 2, Vol. 2 will be released on January 4th. This 2-DVD set runs 332 minutes, and includes some Behind-the-Scenes extras.

For Taylor Swift, Are Any Topics Off Limits?

Taylor Swift writes songs about everything that happens to her: the good, the bad, the ugly and the beautiful. So, when she sat down to write her just-released Speak Now, she admits that while some of her experiences were difficult, she used the album as catharsis for the past two years of her event-filled life.

"Those things are not things that I stop myself and don't write songs about, those are things that take a while to figure out how to write," she revealed to MTV News. "I write about everything that intensely affects me. The more intense, the more painful, the more of a shudder it is to think about, the more I know I need to write a song about it to get past it." Read more>>

Selena Gomez: Trick-or-Treat For Unicef Acoustoc Concert At The Roxy In Los Angeles

Selena Gomez Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF Acoustic Concert at The Roxy. The 18-year-old Disney star is an ambassador for the humanitarian organization, and she performed a private acoustic concert Tuesday (Oct 26) in West Hollywood to benefit the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF program, which turns 60 this year. Gomez is urging her fans to carry UNICEF`s little orange collection box while they trick-or-treat this Halloween. She wants them to collect funds to help provide health care, clean water, food and education for children around the world.

Exclusive On The Teen Beat Interview! AllStar Weekend: Suddenly Sizzling!

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On The Teen Beat Interview PART TWO....

by Anne M. Raso

The boys of All-Star Weekend are always a blast to talk to and we recently were invited to have lunch with them by their record label and could not make it since we were out of town covering something else. But we got to catch up with them by phone a couple of weeks later and will definitely be reporting more on them. So stayed tuned On the Teen Beat readers! This Hollywood Records "buzz band" is excited about their debut album Suddenly Yours (their debut EP, simply called Suddenly, was released in June). Be sure to check out www.myspace.com/allstarweekendmusic. Cameron Quiseng (bass), Michael Martinez (drums), Zach Porter (lead vocals) and Nathan Darmody (lead guitar) are all very good about mailing fans back who write to them!

Q: So what is the basic update on the group in terms of new single, album release date and tour? Give me the basic rundown, please.
Michael: We are here at Radio Disney today and we are taking over Radio Disney in honor of our new single coming out, "Come Down With Love." The video also went on the Disney Channel and the single went on to iTunes all today. On October 19th, our new album Suddenly Yours, comes out. And we will be playing dates all around...


Q: Are you having special contests that the fans can get involved in?
Michael: Yes, we have a contest going on our official site where fans can send in videos of themselves with "Coming Down With Love" playing. We will be picking the best ones and having meet and greets and giving the winners T-shirts and stuff.
Zach: And we will be giving them all big hugs when we see them!


Q: I know you guys really appreciate your fans but have their been any bizarre run-ins with some that were a little too crazy? Like stowing away on a tour bus?
Cameron: Nothing like that--but sometimes they find out where we are playing and all our hotel room.
Michael: They all seem smart enough to find out where we are staying--and as a matter of fact, there have been many times where we came downstairs to say hi and take pictures and stuff.
Zach: Pretty much every time.


Q: Do you guys ever respond to fans who email you off your site or on Twitter?
Michael: Yeah, we respond all the time--especially to fans who write to us via Facebook or Twitter. We even respond to people who send us messages off of YouTube. We are on there everyday. The ones who give us their phone numbers, we actually call and talk to while we are driving from city to city.


Q: That is very cool. In terms of promoting the album, you have been doing it about six months now?
Michael: Yeah--we do a lot of print and online interviews, but Good Morning America was the first time we were on live TV. The last few months we have just been on the road and even on the one day we had off, we did a show in New Jersey. We played the Starlight Ballroom in Sayreville.

Q: In terms of touring, will you move on to headline status once the album comes out?
Zach: Well, that is actually what we have been doing all along. There was not a really good tour for us to be a support act on, so we decided to headline our own shows. All the shows this past summer with the exception of a couple of dates with Selena Gomez have been headlining shows. They are just really fun shows--we like headlining our own shows. Just for the record, we will be going back out on the road again in November in support of the album, and once again, we are headlining.


Q: Are there any surprise songs in your set?
Zach: Yes, there was that hit "Hit Me Baby One More Time" by Bowling For Soup from 1985 that we have been playing since the band was formed. We have been playing that since our first or second show. The fans love it and it is like our favorite song.


Q: Well, I hope to get to hang with you guys and see your show next time you are in New York!
Cameron: We are looking forward to it!



Read Part 1 Here!
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