Musicnews reports, Niall Horan is on a mission to recruit Irish bands and artists for his upcoming tour. The One Direction star has branched out on his own since the boyband went on hiatus in 2015, and has so far released singles This Town and Slow Hands. ...

NME reveals Zayn Malik has revealed what course his life and career would have taken if he’d never found fame with One Direction. The former One Direction turned solo star was in conversation with VMan, when he opened up about what it might have been like if the boyband sensation had never existed. ...

Belfast Teleraph reports, The singer experienced "scary Simon" first-hand after he was flown out to Los Angeles to meet with the music mogul. Louis Tomlinson had to quit drinking to calm his nerves before One Direction's early concerts after receiving a scolding from label boss Simon Cowell. ...

J-14 reports, The guys of One Direction will forever have a whole lot of history not only with each other, but with the entire world. Together, Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne and for five of those reigning years Zayn Malik, ruled the music world, breaking records left and right, selling out stadiums legit in every part of the world they travelled to. They ultimately redefined what it meant to be a boy band. Yes, they were put together on X Factor but 1D always played by its own rules, something Louis just recently...

Man Utd reports The Vamps will take to the stage ahead of the Legends match between Manchester United and Barcelona on Saturday 2 September at Old Trafford. The British band, who recently celebrated a number one album, will be at the Theatre of Dreams for a special pre-match performance before some of United’s footballing greats return to the field. ...

J-14 reports, It's safe to say Niall Horan is probably the most open member of One Direction. He really shares how he's honestly feeling whenever he sits down for an interview and we totally appreciate it. The Irish heartthrob has got some serious swagger as well as a very focused work ethic. ...

Taylor Swift is famous for her cutting break-up songs but now she’s about to get a taste of her own medicine when One Direction’s new track Perfect drops. Why? ...