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“Idol” celebrated its 450th episode last night, sending Devin Velez packing and leaving only Burnell Taylor and Lazaro Arbos as the remaining boys in the competition. Following the show, Billboard caught up with Velez, who discussed his future plans and his time on the show.
Although he's in the thick of promoting his hit debut album, "The World From the Side of the Moon," Phillip Phillips says he's already thinking ahead to album number two. "I'm always writing," he told Billboard recently. "It might be a bad song, but I'm always writing."
Billboard caught up with Paul Jolley who revealed his post-"American Idol" plans of continuing to pursue a career as a country/pop vocalist (no straight pop!), his thoughts on the judges being so hard on him, and his plans for returning home and eating "anything but a salad."
Billboard caught up with Curtis Finch, Jr to discuss his reaction to being the first finalist booted from "American Idol,"Nicki Minaj's support, post-"Idol" plans, and how he's already preparing for the Top 10 tour.
Steven Tyler is proud of a recently passed bill in Hawaii that protects celebrities from the paparazzi, telling Billboard he's thinking of peoples' safety. "We almost got in an accident and so before it happens, you want to do something about it," he told us. "They're just looking for a taste of blood, they're not gonna get it."
After years of mystery surrounding Paul Oakenfold's forthcoming album, "Pop Killer," the producer/DJ is ready to reveal details. "I'd say I've got about 75% of it done – but I'm a Virgo so we could be having this discussion next year," he joked in a recent interview with Billboard.