Pink, Paramore, Death Cab, Katy Perry, Ne-Yo and More: VMAs Interviews You Didn’t See on TV

September 14th, 2009 by Shirley Halperin Leave a reply »

Now that Kanye West’s latest outburst is behind us, what else happened at the MTV Video Music Awards last night? Oh yeah, there were (planned) dramatic performances, a fashion faux pas or two and — surprisingly — a rather tame second-time bow by host Russell Brand. Think you saw it all? Read on for a glimpse of what they didn’t show on TV:

Other than Lady Gaga’s impending appearance, which everyone anticipated would raise eyebrows, the talk of the red carpet was evenly split between Michael Jackson worship and New Moon curiosity. Of the latter, Death Cab For Cutie’s Nick Harmer offered some insight into “Meet Me on the Equinox,” a song the band is contributing to the second Twilight soundtrack. “We didn’t watch a scene for the film and write a song based on that scene,” he explained. “It was more about finding the right song from some we had put aside to gestate or save for a future album, then looking over the themes of the books and polishing. It certainly fits the overall tone of [New Moon].”

Relive the ‘09 VMAs biggest moments, in photos.

Also on the Twilight tip, Paramore’s Hayley Williams had her own advice for Death Cab. “They should get ready because it’s about to get crazy,” she offered when asked if Paramore’s fanbase grew significantly since their involvement with the franchise. “I notice that a lot of older women are all of a sudden really gung ho about Paramore. It’s been nice to watch it grow and have these people discover the music on their own.”

Speaking of trailers, the other big premiere was, of course, Michael Jackson’s This Is It documentary. Tour choreographer Travis Payne, who’s involved in the film’s production, told RS that he had just arrived from editin...

Article Source: Rolling Stone : Rock and Roll Daily


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