The Disney star is "super excited" about not going solo

By Jessica Gold Haralson
Updated August 08, 2008 01:20 PM
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She may get buzz as “the next Miley,” but Selena Gomez doesn’t want to be a one-girl show.

“I’m going to be in a band – no Selena Gomez stuff,” the Wizards of Waverly Place star, 16, told MTV News. “I’m not going to be a solo artist.”

“I think that I don’t want my name attached to it,” she explained.

Gomez says her album will have a “pop/rock” feel, and she plans to play a few instruments as well.

“I’ll be singing, and I’m learning drums and playing electric guitar,” she said.

Gomez also promises a different sound than her Disney peers – and not just for artistic reasons.

“You know, the [Jonas] boys and people like Demi [Lovato] are my friends, so I definitely would not copy or do anything that they did,” she said.

As for Gomez’s relationship with Nick Jonas, the pair recently went for some platonic PDA: They gave each other a big hug at the Teen Choice Awards on Tuesday night.