FUN. HAS FUN ON THE ROAD
Since their name is Fun. do you wonder how much “fun” the band gets up to on the road? In an interview with Rolling Stone, singer Nate Ruess of Fun. explains his drinking habits before he gets up to play a show, “I've turned it into a schedule. I drink one or two shots of whiskey 30 minutes before we go onstage. Then there's a nice break in the set where we play acoustic and I have another shot. After the show, I should stop, but I'm all jacked up, so I usually have one more glass of whiskey. Then I turn into what everybody refers to as ‘Dr. Midnight.’ ‘Dr. Midnight’ has no dietary restrictions. All f**king hell breaks loose.” Fun. plays the Sasquatch Festival in Washington State on May 28th. Visit OurNameisFun.com for more tour dates.
JOHN MAYER LEARNED HIS LESSON FROM EXPLOSIVE INTERVIEWS
Back in 2010, it seemed like John Mayer couldn’t keep his mouth shut – talking about having sex with Jessica Simpson and still having a crush on Jennifer Aniston. Well Mayer is talking about that time in his career, saying he looks back at the period as a very strange time in his life and explaining that he lost his head for a little while. Mayer did an interview with Ellen DeGeneres on her talk show this week, where he revealed he stepped out of the spotlight for the past year or so to grow up and mature. Mayer’s new album, Born & Raised, comes out on May 22nd.
ONEREPUBLIC DRUMMER WAS ARRESTED
OneRepublic’s drummer, Edward Ray Fisher, was arrested in Denver on Tuesday morning and charged with destruction of private property. TMZ reported that details about the 38-year-old rocker’s arrest are scarce, but he was also booked on disturbing the peace. We’ll get you more details when we learn them.
ALT AND ROCK TOPS THE BILLBOARD SONGS CHARTS
Alternative acts and rock bands are currently topping the Billboard songs charts. Fun. sits at number one on the Pop Songs chart with their smash single “We Are Young,” while Gotye tops the Alternative chart with his catchy hit “Somebody That I Used To Know.” Linkin Park sits at the summit of the Rock Songs with their new single “Burn It Down,” off their upcoming new album, which is due out next month.
FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE ADD SECOND HOLLYWOOD BOWL DATE
Due to overwhelming demand, Florence and the Machine has announced a second show at the Hollywood Bowl. The British singer will play the venue on October 7th and October 8th and tickets are on sale now. For a full list of Florence and the Machine’s upcoming fall tour dates visit FlorenceAndTheMachine.net now.
JONAS BROTHERS TALKS NEXT ALBUM
Joe Jonas is talking about the Jonas Brothers’ next album. Joe told MTV News that the guys are currently recording a bunch of new material, both writing and producing the songs themselves. He also revealed that some of their recording sessions may end up on Kevin Jonas’s new E! reality show, Married to Jonas.
LADY GAGA CANCELS HER SHOW IN INDONESIA
Lady Gaga has been forced to cancel her sold-out show in Jakarta, Indonesia. The singer scrapped the gig after conservative lawmakers and Islamic hard-liners refused to grant her a permit for the show. The lawmakers protested the sexy costumes and provocative dance moves that are part of the Born This Way Ball. Gaga had sold out a 52-thousand seat stadium in Jakarta. MTVNews.com has more.
KATY PERRY READY FOR A F***ING VACATION
Katy Perry has been extremely busy over the past two years, scoring five number one hits and touring the world, and it looks like she has one more single left in her before she takes a break. The singer won the Artist of the Year Award at the NARM Music Awards last week and ther,e she announced her next single will be “Wide Awake,” which was written for her new concert film, Part of Me 3D. The film arrives in theaters on July 5th.
- QUOTE: Katy Perry said, "I swear, after this song, I'm taking a f***ing vacation."
DEV LOVES MUSIC VIDEOS
Dev teamed up with Enrique Iglesias for her latest single and video for “Naked.” The singer told us she loves making music videos. MTV will give viewers an inside look at Dev’s journey to pop stardom in the new documentary DEV, which airs Wednesday, May 23rd at 11 PM Eastern.
- STATEMENT: Dev released the following statement: “I am so excited to share these very personal and crazy moments from the past year of my life with viewers, I hope I inspire everyone to keep it pushin, and to do YOU, no matter what! The road to the release of my album was F***in insane, but my passion and love for making music made every bump completely worth it."
- TRAILER! To view the trailer for DEV click HERE.
MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS ARE ON SEPTEMBER 6th
The date of the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards has been revealed. The show will beam out live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Thursday, September 6th at 8 PM Eastern. We’ll be sure to keep you updated on everything VMAs when we find out who will host the big show and who’s up for which awards! Stay tuned.
- TIDBIT: In the meantime, make sure to watch the 2012 MTV Movie Awards, airing live Sunday, June 3rd. Russell Brand will host, so it’s sure to be an entertaining show!
- TIDBIT: During last year’s VMAs, Beyoncé revealed that she was pregnant.
· TIDBIT: The 2011 Video Music Awards scored MTV’s biggest audience in the network’s history with a record-breaking 12.4-million total viewers.