Quick Hits: Katy Perry, Dave Grohl, Bonnaroo, Godsmack, Blink-182
February 13, 2012

Katy Perry has released her new single, "Part Of Me," which the Pop star debuted on last night's Grammys broadcast. After faking out the audience with a Perry impersonator starting out with "E.T.," the real Perry appeared in a glass box above the stage performing "Part Of Me." The song, which is now available on iTunes, is a post-breakup tune most likely aimed at her ex-husband Russell Brand. "Part Of Me" will also appear on Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection, the deluxe edition of her smash hit 2010 album, which is due out March 27.

Dave Grohl was ubiquitous at the Grammys on Sunday night and the Foo Fighters frontman has released a teaser trailer for his upcoming documentary. Grohl has been working on a film about Sound City Studios (apparently titled simply Sound City) where numerous albums were recorded over the years, including Nirvana's Nevermind and Fleetwood Mac's Rumors. The brief teaser, which can be seen below, includes appearances from Tom Petty Trent Reznor, Stevie Nicks, Josh Homme, Corey Taylor and many, many more. It is unknown when the Sound City Studios documentary will debut.

Sound City - A film by Dave Grohl from Sound City on Vimeo.

The Bonnaroo festival has chosen Spotify as their official announcement partner to reveal the 2012 lineup. On Tuesday, Spotify will exclusively roll out the artist lineup by posting The Bonnaroo 2012 Playlist, which features a song from each of the artists performing at this year's festival. Fans can stay posted on Tuesday by checking out the Spotify blog here.

Godsmack is almost finished recording an EP of cover songs. On Saturday, singer Sully Erna informed fans via Twitter that the band has been in the studio working on it for the last three weeks. "Today is last day of mixing the covers ep we're working on for you. I think you're gonna love this!" Erna wrote. "I want to suggest to management when they're all ready to hear, we throw them up online and let all of you decide which one is best 4 radio."

Blink-182 co-frontman Tom DeLonge is currently touring with his other band, Angels And Airwaves, and he's busy with several film projects as well. Speaking to NME about the rumors that he is currently working on an animated film called Poet Anderson, DeLonge explained, "We've got three movies ideas that we're working on, two specifically; one has a completely written script, which I can't go into yet. But the Poet movie is a very large, ambitious idea; it's about dreams and near death experiences. It'll have the pacing of a mainstream film, but it'll look very artistic. It'll allow us to create a score album that's very different to anything Angels And Airwaves has done in the past." The guitarist also said that the band will be touring more extensively in the next few months and into the summer. Asked how he planned to schedule both Blink-182 and Angels And Airwaves shows during the summer, DeLonge replied: "The Blink tour is in June and then the Angels dates will get worked in after that. But I'll be doing both bands throughout the year. We've confirmed all our production design for the European run. Mark is in London and having an amazing time, he's been writing music. We'll be going strong through May and June."




 
Music News
MTV Names Iggy Azalea New Host Of House Of Style
Quick Hits: Farm Aid 2014, Beyoncé, Ozzy Osbourne, Stevie Nicks
"Weird Al" Yankovic Lands First #1 Album Of His Career
Quick Hits: Hilary Duff, Pharrell & Miley Cyrus, Jack White, Ryan Adams, Mudvayne / Greg Tribbett
Godsmack Unleashes Epic "Generation Day"
Quick Hits: MAGIC!, One Direction, Kimbra, Uncle Kracker, Billy Joel
Weezer Goes "Back To The Shack"
Quick Hits: Avicii, iTunes Festival, Adam Levine, The Script, Demi Lovato, Johnny Marr
Upcoming Maroon 5 Album Features Gwen Stefani Duet
The Week In Review: 7/14-7/18
Quick Hits: Beyonce, Teen Choice Awards, Aaliyah, The Roots
Beyoncé Leads 2014 MTV Video Music Awards
Quick Hits: Bruno Mars, Kanye West & Iggy Azalea, Busta Rhymes, The Smashing Pumpkins, Pearl Jam, Johnny Winter
Sia's 1000 Forms Of Fear Is #1
Quick Hits: The Beatles, Tool, Jason Mraz, David Bowie
Breaking News
WQHT (HOT 97) New York Names Jay Dixon As Program Director
Townsquare Media, Inc. Announces Pricing of Initial Public Offering
iHeartRadio Survey Reveals Funniest Woman in America + Best Disney Song Ever
In Brief - July 24, 2014
July 23, 2014
Taylor Swift, Coldplay & More To Headline 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival
CC Media Holdings Reports 1% Revenue Increase In Q2
CBS LOCAL Personalizes Event Discovery, Content Delivery With Agreement To Acquire Eventful
Jacobs Media's 6th Annual Public Radio Tech Survey Released
In Brief - July 23, 2014
FMQB FYI... Links You Should Know About
July 22, 2014
Clear Channel's iHeartRadio Partners With AdsWizz
Nielsen, Pointlogic Forge Strategic Alliance To Develop Next-Gen Media Planning Solutions
Pandora Hires Lars Murray As VP Of Industry Relations
In Brief - July 22, 2014
July 21, 2014
Evolve Music Group Signs Worldwide Agreement With Capitol Music Group
Second Annual KBA WKU Radio Talent Institute Underway
2014 Conclave Learning Conference Dates Announced
In Brief - July 21, 2014
July 18, 2014
Hubbard Radio Elevates Drew Horowitz To President/COO
The Week In Review: 7/14-7/18
CCM+E Names Jeff Davis OM For Greenville & Asheville Markets
Tony Cortez Upped to APD At KTFM/San Antonio
In Brief - July 18, 2014
July 17, 2014
Report: Driving Radio's Value With U.S. Auto Buyers
In Brief - July 17, 2014
FMQB NOW

Chase Murphy, PD
KXXM, KQXT/San Antonio

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!