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Katy Perry to Go One on One with Fans at the SiriusXM Studios as Part of the SiriusXM "Town Hall" Series

Sirius XM Radio SIRI+0.52% today announced that Katy Perry will sit down for a Q&A session with a select group of listeners for the SiriusXM “Town Hall” series on Friday, October 11.

Moderated by SiriusXM Hits 1’s The Morning Mash Up hosts Nicole Ryan, Stanley T, Rich Davis and Ryan Sampson, “SiriusXM’s Town Hall with Katy Perry” will air on Tuesday, October 15 at 12:00 pm ET on SiriusXM Hits 1 and through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at siriusxm.com. For rebroadcast times, please visit http://www.siriusxm.com/townhall.

In the unique and intimate setting, fans will hear Perry answering questions about her upcoming album Prism, which is scheduled to be released on Tuesday, October 22.

“SiriusXM’s Town Hall with Katy Perry” is part of SiriusXM’s “Town Hall” series, featuring iconic entertainers and figures sitting down with studio audiences of SiriusXM listeners. Previous SiriusXM “Town Hall” specials have featured Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Pearl Jam, Willie Nelson, Alicia Keys, KISS, Coldplay, Cher, Ringo Starr, Taylor Swift, Hugh Jackman, Usher, Roger Waters and the surviving members of Nirvana.

SiriusXM Hits 1 plays everything from pop to hip-hop to rock to R&B. Listeners will hear artists like One Direction, Maroon 5, Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars and P!nk.

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Rockers Coldplay Is #1

Coldplay’s Mylo Xyloto (Capitol Records) enters The Billboard 200 at No. 1, becoming the band’s third consecutive studio album to debut atop both The Billboard 200 and the U.K. album chart as No. 1 rankings continue to come in from around the globe.
Mylo Xyloto has also set the record for the highest first week album sales ever on the iTunes Store worldwide – a milestone Coldplay first achieved in 2008 with the release of Viva La VidaIn the U.S., sales across all formats totaled 447,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Chris Martin will guest on “The Howard Stern Show” on Wednesday, November 9. His interview and performance will air live on Howard 100 on Sirius XM Radio and on Howard TV on “On Demand.”
Coldplay will be the musical guest on “Saturday Night Live” on November 12. Emma Stone will be the host. On Wednesday, December 7, the band will appear on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.” You can check out Coldplay performing its new single, “Paradise,” on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” at:http://ellen.warnerbros.com/videos/index.php?mediaKey=0_gwj6a3bp

Tony Bennett, 85, Scores New U.S. Pop Chart Record


Tony Bennett has become the oldest-living artist to land a hit on the Hot 100 pop chart in America.

The 85-year-old crooner’s Body & Soul duet with the late Amy Winehouse has debuted at number 87.

Bennett passes the late George Burns, who was 84 when he scored a 1980 hit with I Wish I Was 18 Again.

The singer’s duet with Winehouse, which was released on what would have been her 28th birthday (14Sep11), is the tragic British singer’s third Hot 100 hit – she previously hit the chart with Rehab and You Know I’m No Good.

Bennett last enjoyed U.S. pop chart success in November, 1965.

Meanwhile, Maroon 5’s Moves Like Jagger scores a third week atop the Hot 100, while Adele’s Someone Like You holds firm at two.

Coldplay’s Paradise is the week’s highest new entry at 16.

Coldplay Pushed By "Brutal" Producer


Coldplay are working with a “brutal” producer on their new album.
The ‘Viva La Vida’ hitmakers started writing their forthcoming fifth album with Brian Eno, but he suggested they also draft in someone else to help them edit their work, which led to the group hiring Markus Dravs, on the recommendation of Arcade Fire singer Win Butler.
Frontman Chris Martin said: “We’d just met with Bran Eno and he said, ‘We also need another person, because I like to do the sort of sowing of the seeds, the more abstract stuff, but we also need a woodchopper guy who’s gonna organise everything.
“Win said ‘You should try this guy Markus. He’s wonderful and he’s extremely talented, but he’s brutal. ‘This is terrible’ or ‘this is great’. He’s extreme.”
Chris thinks this is a great thing for the group as it means they have no space to become complacent.
He added: “One of the dangers of getting a bit successful is that no-one pushes you quite so hard. But we don’t have that problem at the moment.”
Viva La Vida