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ArtistDirect.com: Big Time Rush Singer Kendall Schmidt Launches Record Label
Kendall Schmidt of Big Time Rush and Heffron Drive has formed a private record label, TOLbooth Records, to release music by Heffron Drive, among others.
A play on the word “toll booth,” the “TOL” stands for “Tree of Life,” named for a tree in the Schmidt family yard that stood next to his bedroom window with deep, gnarly roots and huge, expansive branches. TOLbooth Records is currently building its talent portfolio and will specialize in developing new, aspiring artists.
“When I was starting out, I was lucky to have had the help and support of a few champions. I’m excited to now pay it forward and help highlight those who need a boost of their own,” said Schmidt. “I have always loved working with new artists and it is a dream come true to be able to do so in a more official capacity.”
A very cool venture, indeed. We wish Schmidt all the best.
For more information, please visit www.facebook.com/heffrondrivemusic or follow the band on Twitter.
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Us Weekly reports on Carlos & Alexa’s wedding!
Big time romantic rush! Spy Kids star Alexa Vega started off the new year marrying Big Time Rush rocker Carlos Pena, Jr. in a romantic ceremony in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico on Saturday, Jan. 4.
The couple, who both changed their last names to PenaVega, told Us Weekly exclusively, “We are so blessed to have been able to spend this special day with the people we love the most. We look forward to sharing a happy and healthy life together.”
For her big day, Vega, 25, wore a stunning Eduardo Lucero gown for her ceremony and a Gold Hawk dress for her reception. The wedding was held at Grand Velas in Riviera Nayarit, in Mexico and put together with the help of Luxe Destination Weddings.
The couple had nine bridesmaids and nine groomsmen, making for a massive wedding party of 18 close friends and family members. After the ceremony Vega and Pena, Jr. cut their giant three-tier wedding cake.
The couple started dating last year and announced their engagement in September 2013.
This is Vega’s second marriage. The former child star filed for divorce from film producer Sean Covel, 37, in July 2012 after two years of marriage.
Kendall in the January 2014 issue of Naked Magazine!
Kendall Schmidt in Naked Magazine’s January 2014 Issue
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Big Time Rush Singer Kendall Schmidt’s Solo Transition Gets Feature Documentary
EXCLUSIVE: Big Time Rush’s lead singer Kendall Schmidt is taking a solo sabbatical, and the results will be turned into a feature documentary he’ll make with producer Garret Grant. Grant — whose credits include Hairspray, Rock of Ages and Justin Bieber: Believe — will join Schmidt on his upcoming debut tour with solo band Heffron Drive, which takes Schmidt through 20 major cities throughout November and December. Schmidt is the first of the current boy band stars to go solo, and though he’ll make himself available for Big Time Rush reunions, putting the results on film is a way for him to broaden his horizons.
“It’s awesome to have Garret along to document this crazy time in my life,” Schmidt says. “It’s scary, it’s new, but it’s a really special moment, debuting Heffron Drive, heading out on tour and reuniting with all the amazing fans. It’s all I’ve ever wanted.”
The 23-year-old, who grew up acting, is taking his film ambitions further. With partners and producers Rob Minkoff, manager Michael Cammarata and brother Kevin, Schmidt will be part of the animated film The Great Migration. He’ll be joined by Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale and Ashley Benson. That group will voice the lead characters and score the original soundtrack. They expect to start production in the winter and release the film through the newly formed CMI Entertainment group.
Kendall Schmidt talks with The Oracle about Heffron Drive!
Since the end of the popular Nickelodeon TV show “Big Time Rush,” the front man of the teenage boy band with the same name, Kendall Schmidt, has been touring as a member of Heffron Drive with his friend Dustin Belt.
Heffron Drive is about to embark on a winter tour consisting of 21 stops including one at The Orpheum in Ybor City on Nov. 28.
The Oracle spoke with Schmidt to talk about leaving the show, his solo career and life on tour.
The Oracle: How do you want this tour to differ from the ones you’ve done with Big Time Rush?
Kendall Schmidt: I want it to be more intimate where I can make my fans feel like a part of the band and get them more involved. It’s more about a good performance this time instead of all the production.
O: How is the music different?
KS: The music is a little older, and it’s more about what I’ve been going through and my real life experiences; also it’s more relatable.
read the rest of the interview under the break.
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A congrats is in order for Alexa Vega and Carlos Pena – they are engaged to be married!
“Hello fiancé…,” the 25-year-old actress posted on Instagram, along with a pic of her 24-year-old Big Time Rush beau.
“My angel!!! @vegaalexa awesome road trip so far!! Now we just need to get back…” Carlos tweeted that same day. It looks like they just got back from vacay together!
There’s no word yet on when or how he proposed, but check back for details!
Congrats again to the happy couple!
Read more: http://www.justjaredjr.com/2013/09/11/alexa-vega-carlos-pena-engaged/#ixzz2ehzjMhHH
Big Time Rush: Listen to full album stream for ’24/seven’ — EXCLUSIVE
Rushers, get ready to dance.
EW has an exclusive stream of Big Time Rush’s upcoming third album, 24/seven. Logan, James, Carlos, and Kendall showcase their boy-band best on tracks like “Crazy for You” and “Picture This.” It’s a particularly great time for fans — in addition to the new album, the fourth season of Big Time Rush premiered last month on Nick.
Listen to the full 10-song album at ew.com
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24/Seven Album Artwork Revealed!
Rushers, we’re so excited to premiere the cover art for Big Time Rush’s new album, 24/Seven (due in June), with all of you!
During our recent live video Q&A couch sesh with the guys, Logan Henderson, James Maslow, Kendall Schmidt and Carlos Pena, Jr. told us they thought long and hard about what they wanted as the image for the album cover. And we love that they chose something everyone could relate to.
They kept it casual by hanging out in front of a convenience store being, well, normal guys!
It’s straightforward and represents BTR outside of their crazy work schedules. With Logan on the skateboard, Kendall with his slurpee, Carlos holding a toy helicopter control and James just hanging out, they prove that they are just four guys who like to have a good time, all the time.
What do you think of the album art?
Also, don’t forget that season 4 of Big Time Rush starts on May 2 on Nickelodeon!
24/Seven tracklist & release date revealed!
Are you ready, Rushers? Check out the exclusive Vine announcement below from Big Time Rush to find out the names of all 15 track on the deluxe version of the group’s upcoming third album, 24/seven. Then keep reading to find out when you could get your hands on a copy.
The album is due out on June 11 and will be available for pre-order starting tomorrow. Logan, James, Carlos, and Kendall took to Twitter last Friday to tell fans the names of four of the tracks. Take a look at photos of each title track reveal, also listed below, from today’s Vine.
2. “Like Nobody’s Around”
3. “Get Up”
4. “Song For You feat. Karmin”
5. “Run Wild”
6. “Crazy For U”
7. “Picture This”
8. “Confetti Falling”
10. “We Are”
11. “Love Me Again”
12. “Just Getting Started”
14. “Lost in Love featuring Jake Miller”
15. “Na Na Na”
The band recently announced the Summer Break Tour with Victoria Justice starting June 21 starting in LA and stopping in over 38 cities. And season 4 of Big Time Rush will premiere on Nickelodeon on May 2.