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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

5 SECONDS OF SUMMER & BACKSTREET BOYS ON ELVIS

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Backstreet Boys



NEW YORK, NEW YORK – Excitement was in the air Friday morning at Elvis Duran and The Z100 morning show to welcome boy bands Five Seconds of Summer and the Backstreet Boys! Five Seconds of Summer discussed their new album Youngblood, which is out on all media platforms today. During their interview they spoke about how when writing this album they tried to appeal to all different types of fans, and created music that was completely different from their previous sound. They went on to discuss their tour of North America that will begin in September, and encouraged everyone to listen to Youngblood, because the group believes there's music in the album that will resonate with everyone.



Backstreet Boys spoke about how heartwarming it is to have such an enthusiastic response by fans old and new regarding their hit, “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart.” The group currently has a residency at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas until Fall 2019. They also shared their excitement for the upcoming release of the new album and are looking forward to being on tour, which will bring back old memories for both fans and the band members. Click here to listen and download Youngblood by Five Seconds of Summer. Click here to listen and download “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” by Backstreet Boys.


BACKSTREET BOYS


ON LIFE

“Life is great, 25 years going strong, loving every moment of it. It’s great to be back playing on radio, radio has given us so much love with this new single, we have a lot of great things going on, we have a Las Vegas residency going on and were getting ready to go back out there end of July.”


ON MUSIC

“We have a new album coming out and a new tour next year, there is a lot of amazing things happening to us”


ON THE SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THIS ROUND OF MUSIC COMPARED TO WHEN THEY WERE STARTING

“It takes a little more planning, we have kids and it takes a little more strategic foresight, but what never gets old is the feeling of hearing your music on the radio, that still feels so good.”


ON THEIR MUSIC AND HOW IT MAKES OTHERS FEEL

“People say “Backstreet is back” but we have been creating and putting music together, we have been touring, but when you have something that resonates with the public on a scale like what is happening with Don’t Go Breaking My Heart, it is been a while since we did something like that, and we appreciate it and it’s a sacred feeling and its special.”


ON HOW THEIR CAREER HAS INFLUENCED THEIR LIVES

“We are older now and we are thankful and grateful to have this feeling again.”

“When you think back to the 90’s and the big boy band movement that happened, we created a lot of memories that are just staples in our brains forever, they become who you are today.”


ON HOW CREATING MUSIC AGAIN BRINGS BACK MEMORIES

“You hear that song on the radio and you still get butterflies and it is like an “oh my gosh, it is happening again” feeling.”


ON THEIR RECENT WORK WITH COUNTRY MUSIC

“We did not expect that and it has been incredible how all these different types of music genres and people who are fans of different genres have embraced us and being able to perform on the CMT’s and the CMA’s and being stopped by people backstage like Carrie Underwood and Little Big Town and being told they love our music, it feels surreal in a lot of ways.”


ON RECORDING THEIR NEW ALBUM

“When we were down in Nashville we recorded three songs for our new album, we are very excited to share them”


ON TECHNOLOGY WHEN THEY WERE STARTING

“I mean we were teenagers, good thing there was not any social media!”

“It was a totally different time, the camera phone was a big deal, you could not go to our show and text the world your thoughts after it. I remember hearing the clicking on a disposable camera when we would get mobbed by fans, it is totally different now”


ON THEIR UPCOMING SCHEDULE

“We have a residency in Vegas at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino so we will be going out there end of July through august, and then October to November and then February and then we go on tour!




5 Seconds Of Summer



5 SECONDS OF SUMMER


ON THE IMMEDIATE SUCCESS OF YOUNGBLOOD

“We have been working on this for some time so it truly is amazing to see how successful it already is, if everyone is smiling that means it is working for us, we just spoke to fans outside the studio and they seem stoked and that is so amazing”


ON YOUNGBLOOD

“Youngblood has so many different elements that people can be a fan of, it’s not just a straight down the line genre album, and I think that is awesome I think that is where music is at these days, I am excited to see what the fans gravitate towards.”


ON HOW BECOMING A SUCCESSFUL MUSICIAN IN AUSTRALIA IS HARD

“Naturally since Australia is so separate from the rest of the world, Australians tend to gravitate towards international artists, its hard for an Australian artist to break out. Something that we have dreamed of is having a really successful hit in our own country and it took one week to get to number one”


ON HOW IT FEELS TO HAVE A SUCESSFUL SINGLE AND ALBUM

“It feels so good, we worked on YoungBlood for two years, so to have it be successful is a very big deal for us”

ON THEIR UPCOMING TOUR

“We are very excited to take Youngblood on the road, we are going to North America in September, its going to be great to play this album on the road”


ON WHAT THEY'll DO DIFFERENTLY THIS TOUR THAN LAST

“You learn a lot of things about yourself when you go on tour, it is very different than a regular home life, you learn what you need in order to be happy”


ON HOW THEY PERFORM BEFORE THE ALBUM RELEASE

“We like to play smaller venues and play new songs for our fans off the album, before it is released, that they cannot find online so they know when the album comes out they are going to already have favorites.”

“It is really invigorating to play small venues because it brings us back to our roots.”


ON CONNECTING WITH THEIR FANS THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA

“We like to keep our conversations to minimum on social media so that when we meet them, it is genuine. That is just how we like to live our life because when you meet fans, then you are having a natural, genuine conversation and hear things that they may not want to write online.”


ON THEIR NEXT ALBUM

“We are considering filming a documentary while writing the next album, we are always being proactive and thinking about what we have to do next, we just released Youngblood today, and we are already thinking about the next one”


ON HOW THEY FEEL ABOUT HAVING A THIRD ALBUM

“This is the most important record for us and our first two records have really set the ground for Five Seconds of Summer and now Youngblood is on its way to the ceiling”

“There could have been a lot of different outcomes of this album and we made the best thing and we are very proud of it”


ON THE BACKSTREET BOYS BEING AN INSPIRATION

“When we have a crazy mob of fans we turn to each other and ask if we are backstreet right now?” “We respect them because they have stuck together for so long and it’s incredible”


Courtesy Of: Elvis Duran Show

Friday, June 06, 2014

PHARRELL WILLIAMS @ ELVIS DURAN MORNING SHOW

Pharrell Williams



Pharrell Williams stopped by the Elvis Duran and The Z100 Morning Show to talk about his recent massive success with hit song “Happy,” working with Miley Cyrus and the media’s skewed image of her, and his support of women’s rights. The producer turned solo artist was excited to be at Z100 Studios for the first time promoting his own music. Describing his visit as being a moment for him, he felt it was “a little awkward, a little weird, and a little new” to be interviewed as a solo artist. When talking about the message behind his album ‘GIRL, the music phenomenon said, “At the end of the day, I hope women hear this album and what is at the bottom of the pot is you understand my intention. I’m just saying thank you, you’ve been so good to me.” Pharrell’s album and new single “Come Get It Bae ft. Miley Cyrus” are available for download on iTunes.



To watch Pharrell’s interview, visit ElvisDuran.com.




ON VISITING Z100 AND ELVIS DURAN AND THE MORNING SHOW:



“New York is still the heart of America, in terms of the electricity, you know the energy, the coolest of the cool. It is what it is, and that’s why it’s a pleasure to be here. It’s one of the biggest, THE station in this country. As a producer, I know that because you guys lead the charge. People look to see what you guys are doing to see what to follow. As a producer, I’ve always been thankful to have my record played on this station but to be here as an artist, is a little awkward, a little weird, a little new. So, this is a moment for me.”



ON GETTING A HIT AS A SOLO ARTIST:



“You guys make my songs hit. I’ll tell you what comes first, the song. That’s like a really small part of it, but after the song, then there are the tastemakers, the connectors, and that’s you guys. The rest of picture, are the people who will download a song, or purchase a song, or share it or talk about it. These are all necessary variables for success that are not promised to you, so when they happen you should just appreciate it. I know that as a producer, because I’ve seen that a million times, so for me to experience it I never expected to feel this.”


Tuesday, May 13, 2014

RYAN LEWIS AND MOM TALK AIDS WITH ELVIS DURAN

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Ryan Lewis With Mom On Elvis Duran




Multi-Grammy Award winning artist Ryan Lewis stopped by Elvis Duran and The Z100 Morning Show to talk about the launch of the 30/30 Project. Julie Lewis, mother of Ryan and 30-year HIV Survivor, founded this campaign. The 30/30 Project seeks to bring healthcare facilities to communities impacted by HIV/AIDS, as well as offer compressive general healthcare. To celebrate the mark of surviving for 30 years with HIV, Julie, Ryan, and the 30/30 Project seek to build medical centers worldwide that will sustain for at least 30 years. The launch of the 30/30 Project also coincides with this week’s 30th anniversary announcing the discovery that the HIV virus leads to AIDS. During the interview this morning, Elvis donated $5,000.00 on behalf of the Morning Show.



When asked about the reasoning behind the project, Julie said, “I want to do something big. The 30/30 Project is that big idea. We believe that healthcare is a human right. We have the knowledge and we have the treatments. Life threatening diseases like HIV/AIDS can be managed. What people need is access.” For more information on The 30/30 Project, please visit www.3030project.org and www.indiegogo.com/projects/30-30-project, where incentive based donations are being accepted.



ON HIS MOTHER JULIE DISCOVERING SHE HAD HIV/AIDS IN 1990



“Ryan was two and my eldest child was six. We waited four years before we told our children, and at that point, being a high school teacher and having my status public at that point, I actually started speaking out and I did that for 10 years.”



ON RYANS MISSION WITH THE 30/30 PROJECT



“My mom has been working for an organization called Construction for Change for the last few years. It is basically a nonprofit that builds infrastructure – from schools to community centers, to medical centers. The 30/30 Project, hitting that 30-year mark that was not anticipated, not expected for our family. When she was diagnosed she was given three to five years to live. Now, living 30 years we wanted to do something to commemorate that.”



ON THE DIFFERENCE IN HEALTHCARE AND WHY CERTAIN AREAS NEED HELP THE MOST



“It’s access. All of these drugs exist to those who have HIV/AIDS today, it is a manageable disease if you can get access to medication but there is no access.”



Friday, April 25, 2014

5 SECONDS OF SUMMER PERFORMS ON ELVIS DURAN


5 Seconds Of Summer Perform 'She Looks So Perfect"




Australian pop sensation 5 Seconds of Summer performed their smash hit “She Looks So Perfect” on Elvis Duran and The Z100 Morning Show yesterday. The four-piece boy band sensation stopped by to talk about their debut EP that sold 143,000 copies earlier this month, life in the United States, and their success. Opening for One Direction’s North American 2014 summer arena tour, 5 Seconds of Summer have a huge fan base and currently have over 2.5 million Twitter followers. The hashtag #5SosOnElvis was even one of the top Trending Topics on Twitter today! When asked about their fame, the boys said, “We never pay any attention to money at all. Like everyone says that, but genuinely we didn’t have it in the beginning, we don’t have it now, and I don’t care if we ever make it.”




ON WAKING UP EARLY


“I like to think that the only seven is the one at night!”


ON PLAYING MUSIC IN ACROSS THE GLOBE


“It’s the best part [playing music for the fans]. We said the other night; we played a show in New York and it’s like we are from Sydney it’s not even the same hemisphere!”


ON NEW YORK CITY TAP WATER


“I couldn’t even see through it, it was like milk!”


Sunday, January 12, 2014

MEET Z-100'S ELVIS DURAN AND JOHNY POOL

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AROUND TOWN
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The King Of New York Elvis Duran





The Queen Of NY Johny Pool
We love good causes, especially the ones our friends have, and animal rescue causes are very close to our heart at Times Square Gossip. We need to do more to protect all of natures beauty, so when I saw Alex Carr promoting this great event, we thought we would give it a quick writeup. Besides there are not many opportunities in life to help our beloved animals and party with Z-100's Elvis Duran and  radio personality Johny Pool, AKA Uncle Johny. And Alex Carr is a gem. Even know I have only met him a few times, his love and passion for all animals is amazing.What a great night this is going to be on Staten Island. Bigg Ang from Mob Wives along with Donna Maxon as Bette Midler, Rob B as Tina Turner and Charlie Poveromo are performing with Luscious Lola as your host. And it is DJ Connie Fro's birthday bash. All this to benefit The A.C.C. Animal Shelter.



There will be 50/50 raffles, gift baskets, gift cards and more to be raffled off. You can Donate: dog and cat food, old blanket's, kitty litter, dog bed's, paper towels, cleaning supplies, black garbage bags, bowls, laundry detergent or anything you think will help a pet in need. 


The event will be at Docks Clam Bar And Pasta House, next Saturday January 18th.  The address is 240 Page Avenue in Staten Island. Their phone number is 718-227-8500. Party time is 7:30 pm.


About Animal Care & Control of NYC



Animal Care & Control of NYC (AC&C) is the largest animal organization in the northeast, rescuing more than 30,000 animals each year. As a not-for-profit since 1995, AC&C is under contract with the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) to rescue, care for and find loving homes for homeless and abandoned animals in NYC. To service all NYC communities, AC&C operates facilities in all five boroughs (See our Locations). AC&C is a Full Service animal organization that takes in any animal in need in NYC.

Monday, December 16, 2013

IT'S 'GLEE' FOR ELVIS DURAN'S MORNING SHOW

Lea Michele On Elvis Duran




Lea Michele visited Elvis Duran and the Z100 Morning Show to discuss her debut single “Cannonball”. The “Glee” star talked about her upcoming album Louder, the success of Glee, life after the death of boyfriend and “Glee” co-star Cory Monteith, and her upcoming book Brunette Ambition. Lea’s visit was the radio world premiere for her single. Her album is currently available for pre-order, and “Cannonball” can be downloaded on iTunes and Amazon.

To see pictures from Lea’s visit, click here.



On the Glee cast after the passing of Cory Monteith



“You know, a lot of people, really sort of you know were, concerned about us going back to work and wondering what that would be like. But at the end of the day, you know, we are a family and we did go through this together so to be there everyday and to have the support from each other is so important. And like I said, I’m just really grateful for them and what we do everyday we do in memory and we’re really proud of the work that we do for our fans and for our show. You know, what we created I don’t think anyone will every be able to do again with a show, that you know, came from such an interesting concept, you know Ryan Murphy is such a genius. I’m just really proud of it.”



On staying positive and looking forward



“I feel really thankful for the great people that I have in my life. To be able to continue to work and have things that I’m really proud of, I think that everything that I have been through, I have an opportunity right now to be a good role model and be a good sort of person. I have amazing fans that have really supported me in everything that I have done, so if I have the opportunity right now to be inspiring or encouraging for anyone – make something positive out of it.”


On Glee’s success



“It’s been really great. I think that Glee has really opened the doors to really bringing, you know, music into people’s homes and now whether it’s in other films or other shows, I’m really thankful for what we did. It’s, like I said, opened people up to music again and that I’m really, really proud of.” 



On the release date of her album



“March 4th. It’s my favorite day of the year. I love March 4th. For me, it means so much. You march forth in life. You have to. It just seems so positive to me… I didn’t pick the day, I had a day in my mind but I got an email and they were like ‘Oh, it’s going to come out March 4th’ and I was like ‘That is so meant to be’. It so, it just feels so right to me, so that’s sort of been the theme of everything right now: to march forth with such strength, so that’s what I’m trying to do.” 



On changing the album after Cory Monteith’s death



“When Cory passed away in July we sort of stopped and looked at the record and thought, ‘Well is there anything now that we want to change or add?’ It was so perfect the way it was. What I love so much about the album, with the exception of two songs he [Cory Monteith] heard every single song. He was like my biggest fan and critic and he loved every song! He would give me all of his notes and I took every one into consideration.”


Tuesday, August 20, 2013

LADY GAGA OPENS UP TO THE ELVIS DURAN SHOW

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Lady Gaga On Elvis Duran




With over 50 million singles sold Lady Gaga is one of the purveyors of modern pop. Sitting down with “Elvis Duran and the Morning Show” this morning after taking a year-long break following a hip injury, she said that when she is not on stage she does not feel alive.



On Canceling Her Born This Way Ball



She cancelled the US portion of her Born this Way Ball last year, and felt that she was letting down her fans when she made the announcement. “It wasn't until I felt pain onstage that I really knew I couldn't go on anymore, because I never feel pain on stage," she said.




On The Passion Behind Creating The New Album ARTPOP



With her first new album in two years titled ARTPOP, Gaga revealed that she believes more in this album than anything in the past five years.



Her rise to fame has not always been easy. When asked about breaking into the music business, she disclosed the industry at the time was oversaturated by male dominance. “It made me hard and it made me kind of vacant and insecure, and that's when I started to put on all the wigs and put on all the outfits because it was through transformation, that I was able to free myself from those insecurities.”



GAGA Discusses Her Fame Roller Coaster



Later on she said that fame is like a roller coaster, “…You can't think and you can't breathe and you don't have time to sleep.” Her secret – “You just have to go with it.”



On Reinventing Herself and Making Her Fans Happy



With her new single “Applause” released last week, Gaga once again reinvents herself. The music video for the single debuted yesterday on Good Morning America and she revealed that she loves changing to make everyone happy. Instead of becoming one icon, her excitement comes from the fact that she can be every icon instead of just one.


The Excitement Around The November 11th Release of Her Album ARTPOP


ARTPOP is due to be released on November 11, 2013. On the day of the album release Gaga will be hosting an Art Rave in New York City. What should her fans expect from the Art Rave? "When you arrive at the Art Rave, it will be a huge warehouse full of rooms where you can view all this artwork that we created together and then you can watch me live,” she said. The rave will be centered around her music and art, two things Gaga hopes to focus most on with this album.


Video Courtesy Of: Elvis Duran Show