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I am not going to give my opinion on T.Swift or her dancing... I am going to leave that to YOU ALL!
SO here goes nothing...
and...last but not least!
TGIF! That means it's time for a Youtube Evolution!
This week's evolution is on one of our longtime Buzzmakers, Jeffree Star, who I am sure you all know of and love. Stay tuned for some big announcements with him and Buzznet soon too ;)
Ok let's take it WAY back to 2008 Warped Tour with this one:
This is a classic from 2010!
This is a fun one from 2012 and you will even see myself and Hannabeth in it!
Another fun one from 2012:
Tour adventures ;)
Last but not least, his most recent music video that I think is so sick!
What are your thoughts on Jeffree Star? What video is your favorite?
I have some exciting news! I want YOU to enter to win Escape The Fate's new album 'Ungrateful'! The Winner will get the cd + you get to do an album review that will be featured on Buzznet!
What You Win:
How To Enter:
2. TWEET THIS!
Check out the interview I did with Robert:
For the readers who have yet to check you out, describe the band's sound in 3 words!
Rock n roll
How do you feel this new album 'Ungrateful' stands out amongst your previous albums?
It's really our best yet. It's like a culmination of everything we've been trying to create finally put into one. Is it perfect? Of course not, always room for growth. But for now this album sums up Escape the Fate
You guys have been a band for quite a while now, where and how do you find inspiration to keep everything you create fresh yet authentic?
It's not easy to do. I for one am a self-professed musical cynic. I hate most everything and have a completely devoted passion for what I do love. So when a new trend shows up and the other guys in the band get really excited and want to add dubstep or something to our music, my red flags immediately go up. I'll say something along the lines of "we're a rock band, let’s keep it simple, riffs, beats, solos and lyrics from the heart."
Of course there's always room for experimentation and I don't like to choke the creativity. So if something is sounding great and it has weird electronics or is a pop punk song. Fuck it. If it’s good it’s good. We do lots of co-writes just so we can learn where other people are coming from and think of different ways to expand what we do. Ultimately I love to use those to enhance our voice and do what we do best.
What has been the hardest part of being a band in this ever changing industry?
The hardest thing about being in a band is the same thing it's always been, dealing with your bandmates. That will always be the biggest hurdle for any band. But in regards to the industry shift, that old problem becomes magnified. There is no room for error anymore. Attention spans continue to shrink and no one has time for bullshit anymore. You’re either there to win or they'll find someone who is. There isn't money for labels and managers to throw around anymore. So you've got to be innovative and think of new ways for potential fans to know that you exist, or in our case, still exist.
You guys have toured all over the place, do you have any specific spots that are your favorite?
Mexico and Australia. Australia has the best crowds and it’s just rad to be there. I'd move there if the US fell apart. Mexico, the food...ridiculous
If you could put together your dream tour, who would be on it and what would your dream tour bus look like?
My dream bus would have wings and would be called a G4 private jet. My dream tour would be Elvis opening the show, Michael Jackson, Metallica, The Beatles as direct support and we headline.
What is the best advice you can give someone trying to follow their dreams?
If it’s truly a dream they'll know what to do. If you can't achieve it, you didn't want it enough.
What song off the new album do you think is going to be the best to perform live?
Fire it up. Damn. Just an awesome pumping song.
What is one song you heard this year that you wish you wrote?
We did write it. It's called “Picture Perfect”
Any last words for your fans and our Buzznet readers?
Come see us on the Bury the Hatchet Tour with Falling in Reverse. We're going to do something historic.
Today I was informed of this amazing artist who goes by the name of Cara Salimando and I instantly fell in love with her voice! Her new band,Novelette, has released their highly aniticipated debut album 'Everything Is Happening Now'.
Here is a premiere of their newest video for " Younger Hands"!
What did you think of her vocie?!
Holidays can be kinda crazy huh? I have a love/hate relationship with "Hallmark Holidays". I of course respect the thought behind every holiday but I think the cards, the shows and the movies tend to make us think everyone's holiday should be the same or else you should be sad.
If you don't have a boyfriend on Valentines Day= you are lonely, you should be sad, independance is not cool. You are broke and your family can't get presents on Christmas= you guys should be so bummed and you're not as "well off" as other families. On Thanksgiving if you're not with family= you might as well order chinese and sit alone and look at old photos of fun times.
IF YOU BELIEVE THAT...STOP! YOU are so blessed to be alive today oh also... never believe the movies! Your life is way cooler and better than any scripted life/relationship in a movie so start really thinking about all of the things YOU DO HAVE and be THANKFUL!
Here are some of the reasons I want YOU to be thankful this year:
1. You're alive...that's a blessing.
2. You are loved...EVERYONE has at least one person out there who truly gives a S%*t about them, whether or not you know it or believe it...it's true!
3. You have passion, ambition and an imagination. We are all so much stronger and powerful than we think, you just have to take a step back and change your perception to realize your purpose and all that you've accomplished even if you aren't "where you imagined you'd be by now".
4. You are unique, you are the only "You" there will ever be. Embrace it.
5. You can and WILL change someone's life. More than one I'm sure! Live life to the fullest and never take any second, memory, experience or person for granted!
I hope that this post maybe brought you tears, made you think and then made a smile appear on your face. Go out and do something kind for someone today, be grateful, go be thankful for the fact that even if you are struggling...you are alive to even feel. Go live, "Live Simply So Other People Can Simply Live."
Be thankful for being you!
Reblogged from Zac Mann
What's Up Buzznet Fam!
Let me start off by saying that I'm so honored to be welcomed into this awesome community! It's an amazing and loving one, and I can't wait to give you guys a peek into what my life is all about!
My name's Zac Mann, born in Indiana, and now I'm living out my dream out here in Cali! I'm an RnB/Pop music artist with a true passion for music. I grew up singing in school, church, and plays, so music was never really something I thought about as a career until a time came when I was thinking about what I wanted to do with the rest of my life... I knew I wanted to do something I loved. I tried a lot of different things, but in the end music was the only thing that felt right for me.
So now I'm 16, living out my dream, and with the great support from my team, family, and God, we're gonna kill it!
What do YOU want to see me post about on Buzznet?
As you may have seen HERE, Breathe Carolina has had some changes lately. Those changes haven't stopped them from evolving and creating more music as well as this new image that I am personally totally digging!
You can now check out their new track "Savages" on ITUNES! or...
What do you think of the new song?
As you may know, my fashion is kinda all over the place. I can go from rocking skinnys and converse to high tops and a snap back to all black head to toe with tights and a skirt. I just like to wear what I like and do my own thing. That is why I am always on the prowl for new brands and designers!
They recently were amazing enough to send me some of my favorite items...here is how I rocked them!
Beanie: This is just the usual look, you can wear it with a casual look or even with heels and a dressier outfit!
Shirt: I wore this with plain black jeans but could wear this with a long high low skirt or even a pair of patterned leggings!
Leggings: you can wear patterned leggings with a bold sweatshirt/top or just a plain shirt! I also wear them with wedge sneakers and even booties!
TADA! now go to their website order some awesome clothes and let's see how YOU would rock them!
What are your thoughts on this clothing line?
I recently was introduced to an artist at an event, checked him out and really liked him. He goes by the name, Luke Christopher, and I think you will dig his music :)
For people who have yet to check you out, how would you describe your sound?
My sound sort of blends genres, it's definitely hip hop but its also more. It could have a hook that sounds Coldplay-esk and then verses that sound much more hip hop.
Do you remember the moment that you first discovered your love for music?
I remember when my pops would play stevie wonder and the beatles in the car on long drives when I was really young, thats definitely when i first started being aware of how into it I was. And then I remember getting into hip hop when I heard Can't C Me by Tupac for the first time, and then I went and copped Jay Z's Black album aha as if they relate.. from then on I got into the early 90s shit heavy.
Who has been your biggest inspiration throughout your career so far?
I think Kanye has, in terms of being a producer and a tastemaker as well. I'm into art, fashion, and film as well and I definitely want to be multidimensional.
You got to work with Asher Roth for your song "Roof Tops", tell us more about that!
Asher's a real cool dude.. he's in it for the music and I always respect that about artists because thats the way I am. hell always be a homie for getting me my first real exposure.
You are not only a singer you are a producer, rapper and songwriter, elaborate on this impressive list!
When I started doing music I didn't really know the difference between any of the titles.. like I just started rapping at first, then I couldn't find the beats with the sound I wanted, so I started producing. Same goes with hooks, like i couldn't find any singers with the voice i needed so i started singing. I feel like it was a blessing in disguise cuz I have so much control over my music now.
What are some significant moments that stand out to you so far in you career?
Definitely when Common told me he wanted to jump on a record I had. He's always been a big inspiration rap-wise. He heard my music coming from our room when he was in the parking lot of the studio I was working at and came in and just listened to shit for an hour. It was crazy, he hopped on the record and it ended up going to Power 106 right when I dropped it.
If you could put together your dream tour, who would be on it and describe your dream tour bus!
Haha, man that's tough.. I think it would be me, Coldplay, Passion Pit, and Lorde. Just on some weird dope shit. My bus would have a crazy ass studio in it with enough equipment to drop a project while on tour!
What is one song you heard this year you wish you wrote?
'hold on were going home' by Drake
What do you love most about writing songs for other artists? What is the most challenging part?
I actually like just being able to head in a completely different direction than the direction I head in when I'm doing my own shit. As a producer its dope to mess around with different genres.
When song writing do you have the song then find the artist or is it more common to have the artist then the song?
Most often I'll get to know the artist I write for. It helps when it comes to just the lyrics and the words they would use. But every once in a while I write just a random song just cuz I feel inspired, and it may be completely off the wall, but then I'll play it for an artist later and they'll want it, so it happens both ways I guess.
For those trying to follow in your footsteps, what advice do you have about following your dreams?
It's all about not stopping at anything, as cliché as it sounds. I had countless adults and peers coming up to me taking me as a joke cuz I wanted to rap throughout school... when people would ask what do you want to do, I'd be like rapper, and they'd look at me like I was crazy, but I used that as fuel. Put the time in and have the dedication and you got a shot...
What do you think of Luke Christopher?!
Hey Music Loving Pals,
Here is an exclusive interview I did with the talented lads in For The Foxes!
How do you feel you guys stand out amongst other artists in your genre?
I feel like we bring back a few decades with a modern twist. We take a lot of influence from the 50s and 80s specifically.
What has been the most challenging part of being in a touring band? Most rewarding?
Most challenging would be being away from home for a long time and away from family. Most rewarding would be meeting all of the amazing people that we meet and seeing the world.
When did you first realize you wanted to pursue music for your career?
Hmm this is a tough one. I started playing drums when I was seven and have been consistently playing since then, but I think I really realized that I wanted to pursue music as a career when I was 18.
As of now what is your favorite song off your most recent album?
We are in between albums right now so I'm really excited about the new stuff. As for the last ep we released I'd have to say "running back to you" is my favorite.
You guys have been touring for a long time now. Tell us your favorite spots to play in the U.S and overseas!
On this tour we really got to see a lot of amazing cities. South Florida has always been really great to us and the weather is always on point. As for overseas, we have only been to the UK once but it was incredible.
You guys are currently on tour, how has that been? Any favorite cities?
This tour has been great, all of the bands have been hanging out together so much which makes it a lot of fun. As for favorite cities, top three would be, NYC, Orlando, Salt Lake City. Crowds were insane.
If you could put together your huge dream tour, who would be on it with you and what would your dream tour bus look like?
Oh man this is tough! Alive or dead? Let's assume alive haha. Would love to tour with the killers, the beach boys, or haim. Our tour bus would be designed by Prince, aka all velvet everything. Flat screens on the reg, fresh juice on the reg, fine cheeses on the reg, dope wardrobe on the reg.
What is one song you've heard this year that you wish you wrote?
"The Wire" by Haim or "Obvious Bicycle" by Vampire Weekend
What is the best advice you can give someone who is trying to follow their dreams?
Be the best that you can possibly be at your craft and be kind to people. Don't stress out and try not to party too hard ; )
Any last words for your fans and the readers of Buzznet?
Thanks for sticking with us! We're heading into the studio in January to record our first full length so get ready for new music this spring! See you soon
What is YOUR favorite song from For The Foxes?