Quick Hits: album sales, Weezer, Them Crooked Vultures, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, R. Kelly, Atreyu, Faith No More, Justin Timberlake, Matisyahu, Julian Casablancas
October 21, 2009

Michael Buble's Crazy Love stayed on top of the sales chart this week as it moved another 203,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Crazy Love's second week at #1 prevented the Twilight Saga: New Moon soundtrack from earning the top spot, as it bows at #2 with 115,000 copies sold. However, since the album was just released on Friday, October 16, it sold that amount in only three days in stores. Other Top 10 debuts this week came from the Flaming Lips at #8 with Embryonic, selling 31,800 and giving the band its highest charting album; and R&B singer Mario at #9 with D.N.A., selling 31,600. It's the singer's second top 10 album.


Weezer
Weezer has announced a handful of tour dates in support of their upcoming album Raditude. After playing Los Angeles on October 24 and New York City on Halloween, the band will tour in early December. Just six shows have been announced: Chicago (12/1), Milwaukee (12/3), Toronto (12/5), Boston (12/7), Baltimore (12/9) and Philadelphia (12/10). Also, the video for Weezer's new single, "(If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To," will debut online tomorrow (10/22). Last but not least, the band will appear two nights in a row on the Late Show With David Letterman, on October 29 and 30.

More news has come out about the eagerly awaited album from Them Crooked Vultures. According to Interscope Records, the first single will be "New Fang" and it will arrive at radio stations on Monday, October 26. The band's self-titled debut album will be in stores on November 17.

Fans who attend the The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's 25th Anniversary benefit concerts at Madison Square Garden on October 29 and 30 will get to some some interesting pairings. Ozzy Osbourne will perform with Metallica, Buddy Guy will join Eric Clapton, B.B. King is playing with Stevie Wonder, and Annie Lennox and Lenny Kravitz are teaming with Aretha Franklin. October 29 also will feature Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, while October 30 boasts a performance from U2.

R. Kelly’s tenth studio album, Untitled, will drop on December 1. It features the singles “Religious” and “Number One" as well as contributions from producers Infinity, Lil Ronnie and Chris Henderson. In a rare move, Kelly broke out of his hometown of Chicago and recorded some of the album in Atlanta. Meanwhile, his Ladies Make Some Noise Tour continues through December 8 in St. Louis.

On Wednesday, October 21, Atreyu will host a live webcast of their sound check from their Houston, TX concert. The sound check will be broadcast exclusively on MySpace, starting at 5 p.m. Central Time. Atreyu is currently on tour with Hollywood Undead in support of their forthcoming record, Congregation of the Damned, which is due on October 27. The band also teamed up with video game creator Jason Oda (Dropkick the Faint), for a game called Metalhead Zombies, which fans also can play on the band’s MySpace page, myspace.com/atreyurock. In other news, Atreyu will be the featured guest on the syndicated radio program Rockline on October 26.

After playing some reunion shows in Europe over the summer, Faith No More is apparently planning to bring that show to the States. Bassist Billy Gould wrote via Twitter, "In response to all of our concerned U.S. brethren, YES, we are now actively planning U.S. dates."

It looks like it will be a while before the world gets another album from Justin Timberlake. He has been tinkering around with his own material, but for the most part, he is only working with other artists. "We just went into the studio with Jamie Foxx and did a couple things for him and it was kind of nice to write R&B again," Timberlake told MTV News. "It was kind of refreshing, and I feel like we're putting a new spin on it — but as far as things for myself, I haven't really made a commitment in my mind about what I want it to sound like."

Matisyahu brings his Festival of Light back to New York City, beginning December 10 at Webster Hall. For the eight night stand, Matisyahu will perform four nights at Webster Hall and four at Music Hall of Williamsburg during the eight nights of Hanukkah. Each night will have a different opening act including Glitch Mob, John Brown’s Body, Kid Koala, Dub Trio and Travis McCoy from Gym Class Heroes.

Strokes singer Julian Casablancas will play a residency at the Downtown Palace Theatre in Los Angeles in November, following the release of his solo record Phrazes For The Young. Casablancas will play every Friday next month. The album is due out November 3.




 
Music News
Fifty Shades Darker Soundtrack Debuts Atop Billboard 200
James Brown's Drummer Clyde Stubblefield Dies
Quick Hits: Katy Perry, Ottawa Bluesfest Lineup
Quick Hits: The Roots Picnic, Ringo Starr & Paul McCartney, Lana Del Rey
Republic Records, ZXL Music & The Grimmie Family To Release New Christine Grimmie Music
Linkin Park Announce New Album, Release Single "Heavy"
Migos Joins With Motown & Capitol Records
Quick Hits: Beyonce, Adele, Metallica, Michael Jackson, OneRepublic
Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran, The Chainsmokers, Shawn Mendes, Noah Cyrus, Bruno Mars Set To Perform At The 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards
Future Announces New Album Out Friday
Quick Hits: Pitbull, Lorde, G-Eazy, Camila Cabello
Quick Hits: Katy Perry, The Chainsmokers, Chance The Rapper
Prince's Early Catalog Comes to Streaming Services
Metallica Announces WorldWired Tour
Quick Hits: DJ Khaled / Beyoncé / Jay Z, Al Jarreau, WayHome Festival
Breaking News
Study: Just Over Half Of At Work Listening Goes To Radio
iHeartMedia Names Blaine Jackson PD At WLUB/Augusta
CMG Atlanta Radio Names Jaleigh Long Director of Sales
In Brief - February 21, 2017
February 20, 2017
Study: Radio Dominates In Connected Cars
February 17, 2017
Study: Women to Radio: I Love You, But….
iHeartMedia Fort Myers Adds New Nighttime On-Air Hosts Lulu & Lala On Y100.1
Entercom Los Angeles Extends KSWD's "Uncle Joe'Benson
February 16, 2017
Study: Who Do Women Love Most – Radio or Pandora?
Prince Streaming Activity Explodes
Kathy Romano To Bring "Her Story" To WBEN/Phiadelphia
February 15, 2017
CBS Corp Revenue Up in 2016, Radio Now "Discontinued Operations"
Z90 "EPIC 48 2.0" Wraps, Includes Meeting Lady Gaga At The Big Game
MIW Radio Group: 2016 Gender Analysis
February 14, 2017
BuzzAngle Music: 2017 GRAMMYs Impact
Universal Music Publishing Group Appoints Walter Jones VP/Creative
The Conclave To Honor John Gehron With Rockwell Award
Report: Millennials Don't Hate Radio
Bob Garrett Memorial Fund
February 13, 2017
Adele Dominates 59th Annual Grammy Awards
Todd "Carson" Zarnitz Named PM Drive Host for KKRZ/Portland & KPWK/Seattle
UMG Relaunches Polygram Entertainment
WRVW/Nashville To Present “Live. Life. Love: A Concert for Suicide Prevention”
CMG Miami Names Michael Baisden Afternoon Drive Host At WHQT
FMQB NOW

Question Of
The Week

Advertisement:
Search FMQB.com
Advertisements:
FMQB Member Login
Email:
Pass:

Save
Not a member yet?
Sign up Now!
Sign Up for Breaking News!
Enter FMQB E-Tracking!