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“All Posner, all hits” or “All killer, no filler” are two of the catchphrases Mike Posner is using to describe his highly anticipated LP, 31 Minutes to Takeoff, which drops August 10. The “Cooler Than Me” emcee keeps it as real as possible. Matter of fact, probably the only thing not authentic about the album is its cover, which was not actually shot in an airplane.

“We rented plane props,” Posner admitted backstage at Vans Warped Tour to “The Ralphie Radio Show.” He also revealed that the record is finished, but he might have to scale back on that first slogan a bit, as there are two collaborations of note on the album.

“I do have Travis Barker playing drums on a song,” Posner said. “I have background vocals sung by… guess who?”

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Yes, the Duke University graduate turned the tables on me with a pop quiz of his own. I failed before he let me in on the correct answer: Boyz II Men.

“I had this song written and I wanted like a barbershop quartet feel to it,” explained Posner. “We reached out, sent them music, and they were like, ‘Yeah, we’re big fans.’ Within a month we were in the studio and those guys are like geniuses… that was a great experience.”

It’s been a summer full of great experiences for the Michigan-native, as his single continues to climb the charts, only raising his popularity while performing on Vans Warped Tour.

“It’s a grind, but it’s awesome man, I love grinding,” he said. “I’m doing sometimes three shows a day, so, I love it out here and I have the opportunity to meet kids all day long, and that’s the best part of the day for me.”

Posner will continue meeting and greeting fans on Warped Tour through the summer before launching on his own headlining trek this fall.


Donnie Klang insists he won’t be chartering a private jet, ever.

Klang, from MTV’s “Making The Band 4”, along with Day 26’s Q and Willie, called in to The Ralphie Radio Show on Monday. Klang and company spoke on a plethora of topics – from Donnie’s new track Dr. Love to the tragic plane crash involving Travis Barker and Adam “DJ AM” Goldstein.

The former Blink 182 drummer and celebrity mixer escaped the private jet accident with a number of third and fourth degree burns. Some weren’t as lucky: four people died in the crash.

Both artists are out of the hospital and expected to make full recoveries.

All three “MTB” stars went out of their way to send well wishes to Barker and DJ AM. Klang just met the duo in September at the MTV Video Music Awards.

“No matter how big, how rich (I get), I’m staying on Jet Blue,” the solo artist said.

Of course, the three enjoy Jet Blue for its leg space, comfy leather seats, and free DirecTV – that includes MTV in the channel lineup. Klang remembers being recognized on a flight to Florida – filled with older people – after it landed.

“They all happened to have MTV on,” the Long Island native recalled. “By the time we got off the plane they put two and two together and I got swarmed by old people.”

For Klang and Day 26, similar stories could be on the way – as Diddy and MTV keep the artists busy with album promotion, tour dates, and the latest season of “Making The Band.”

THEY’RE BAAAAACCKKK

C’mon, everyone sing-a-long now… Backstreet’s Back, Alright!

The Wachovia Arena added a little diversity to its concert lineup with the announcement that The Backstreet Boys will invade Wilkes-Barre on November 1. Tickets go on sale this Friday.

AC/DC and Elton John also play the Arena before year’s end.

Details other than the date, on sale date, and ticket prices ($49.50, 39.50) are sparse. Pollstar only lists 14 dates for the boy band – with what seems to be a mini-North American tour that kicks off on October 30 in Reading.

Usually groups travel to support new music or projects – but Howie, Brian, Nick, and A.J. haven’t released any music since 2007’s Unbreakable. The LP holds the distinction of the only BSB album not to reach platinum status, selling just over 800,000 copies.

As of press time, no opening act was announced.

the man is sick – the video is golden…

the man is sick – the video is golden…

SICK!!!

Ralphie Aversa  —  10/02/2007 — Leave a comment

SICK!!!

Ralphie Aversa  —  10/02/2007 — Leave a comment