Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie Speak on Las Vegas Tragedy


In addition to sending thoughts and prayers, the pop star said we as a society "need to take an unfortunate good, hard look at what our rules and our boundaries are with gun reform".

"We have to put our foot down more than just sending our condolences", Perry says. With all of the musicians at a loss for words over the grief they're feeling, Bryan explained that he wishes this horrific event only prompts for some sort of change with legislature soon. He mentions mental health and "all of the issues" that cause gun violence.

Echoed Richie, "It's incredible the confidence this new generation has, and I think what's really wonderful for us we get to see it and if any way try to tweak it just a little bit - they don't need much but I'm telling you what's coming down the pipeline is really exciting". That is not enough. "When is it going to be enough?"

"It's terrible. I think that everybody feels like their heart has just been ripped out of their chest", Katy, 32, expressed.

Even Richie weighed in by noting that live performances shouldn't be a place to worry about safety. We look at the faces every night on stage. I mean, we live in the age of the Internet.

The 41-year-old singer has already released "Light It Up" as a single ahead of the next record, but fans want more... and by the end of the week they might have it. "To think for a moment we are now getting to a stage where live performances are in jeopardy - the worst nightmare we ever have in life is something like that would happen".

"American Idol" has released its first picture of the beloved singing competition show's new panel of judges (and very familiar host), and everybody seems to be all smiles! "I think there's such incredibly mutual respect and everybody has their strengths and knows their different wheelhouses".

The Firework singer marked the start of her first day as an American Idol judge by posting a video of her travelling in a golf buggy with members of the crew on the way to set on Tuesday.