Quick Hits: Rihanna, Kid Rock, How To Destroy Angels, Miley Cyrus, Linkin Park, Fiona Apple, Paul McCartney
September 24, 2012

Following recent reports that Rihanna would have new music out this fall, the Pop singer confirmed that she will be releasing a new single this Wednesday. "Diamonds" is the lead single from her upcoming seventh album, expected out in November, as well as the name of her 2013 tour. The song will touch down at radio at 8 a.m. ET on Wednesday morning, and go on sale an hour later via iTunes. Speaking to Elvis Duran at the iHeartRadio Festival over the weekend, Rihanna said, "The lyrics are very hopeful and positive, but it's about love and the gears are a little different from what people would expect. I'm excited to surprise them sonically," adding that it is a "happy and hippy record."

Kid Rock will release Rebel Soul on November 19 via Top Dog/Atlantic Records. Produced by the Kid himself, the new album is described in a release as "a return to form for Rock who with this album cements his place as the premier genre-hopping rock and roller of all time." The lead single, "Let's Ride," will land at radio soon.

How To Destroy Angels
Trent Reznor's post-Nine Inch Nails band How To Destroy Angels will release An Omen, the group's second EP, on November 13. The group, which includes Reznor's wife Mariqueen Maandig, producer/musician Atticus Ross and Reznor's longtime visual collaborator Rob Sheridan, has also signed to Columbia Records. In a blog post, Reznor said the EP "contains six songs, some of which are from our full-length LP which is coming early next year. We are making some videos, we are going to be performing live, and that's all the details I have for now on those matters." He added, "Regarding our decision to sign with Columbia, we've really spent a long time thinking about things and it makes sense for a lot of reasons, including a chance to work with our old friend Mark Williams. There's a much more granular and rambling answer I could give (and likely will in an interview someplace) but it really comes down to us experimenting and trying new things to see what best serves our needs. Complete independent releasing has its great points but also comes with shortcomings."

Speaking to Billboard backstage at the iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas, Miley Cyrus said she has been hard at work on new music. Cyrus hopes to release a new single by the end of 2012, with a new album out next year. "I've been in so many sessions and just kind of bunkering down and working really hard and perfecting everything," she said. "I've never really had time to do that, to kind of have my record kind of 'done' and then sit there and make it until it's perfect. So, it's been really, really fun. This whole year that's all I've really dedicated life to." Cyrus also revealed she recently collaborated with Pharrell Williams in the studio.

Linkin Park has become the first Rock band to cross one billion views on YouTube. Fuse reports that the video for their single "New Divide" has over 131 million views alone. The second-most-viewed band on YouTube is the Red Hot Chili Peppers with 327 million, followed by Green Day with 245 million. Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga and Rihanna are the only other musicians with over a billion YouTube views.

Fiona Apple discussed her arrest last week for drug possession onstage on Friday night, though the singer did not directly talk about the incident so much as ramble in a stream-of-conscious monologue. According to a YouTube video shot at her concert in Houston, she said that most of the people at the jail were "very nice" to her, but there were four people who she claims she essentially heard "everything you did and said" and "laughed at me all night." She said she will keep their secrets "unless you're interested in being a celebrity."
     The story took yet another turn this afternoon, as TMZ has posted a letter from Hudspeth County Sheriff's Department Public Information Officer Rusty Fleming, mocking Apple for her on-stage comments. Fleming said, ""Two weeks ago nobody in the country cared about what you had to say, -- now that you’ve been arrested it appears your entire career has been jump-started. Don’t worry Sweetie, I won't bill you..." He also added, "Even though you and I only met briefly in the hallway, I don't know you but I'm sure you're an awesome and talented young woman and even though I'm not a fan of yours, I am sure there are thousands of them out there, and I’m sure that they would just as soon you get this all behind you and let you go back to what you do best—so my last piece of advice is simple 'just shut-up and sing'."

A new live Paul McCartney DVD/BluRay will be out November 13. Titled Live Kisses, the concert film was shot in the intimate Capitol Studios in Los Angeles and originally streamed as a webcast to celebrate the release of his last album, Kisses On The Bottom,

Music News
Taylor Swift Talks Grammys, Life After 1989
Quick Hits: Bruno Mars, Kendrick Lamar, Green Day, Radiohead, Mariah Carey, Three 6 Mafia
Janet Jackson, N.W.A. and More Up For Rock Hall
Quick Hits: Rihanna, Ciara, Deadmau5
Selena Gomez Maps Out Revival Tour
Quick Hits: RIAA Gold & Platinum, Cage The Elephant, Kurt Cobain, American Music Awards / Jennifer Lopez
Quick Hits: Kendrick Lamar, Brian Fallon, Ten Commandos, The Cure, Lollapalooza South America, JoJo, Courtney Barnett
Fetty Wap Debuts Atop Billboard 200 Chart
Quick Hits: Miley Cyrus & Flaming Lips, Will Smith, Maynard James Keenan, Ben Folds
Deluxe Edition of Sam Smith's In The Lonely Hour Announced
Quick Hits: Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus, Megadeth, Beastie Boys
Quick Hits: Fifth Harmony, Train's Pat Monahan, Seal, Roger Waters
Beyoncé, Jay Z & Prince Headlining Massive TIDAL X Charity Concert
Quick Hits: The Who, Ed Sheeran, Bleachers, American Music Awards, Katy Perry / Sting, Austin City Limits
Quick Hits: Nicki Minaj, Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar
Breaking News
Report: Most See P1 Station Like A Friend
Greater Media Collects 200,000 Bottles of Water For South Carolina Flood Victims
October 8, 2015
Emmis Announces Second Quarter Earnings
WiLD 94.9 Names Julian On The Radio Afternoon Drive Host
Entercom Atlanta Promotes Michael Chase to Director of Marketing & Promotions At Star 94
KNEV/Reno Turns On Classic Hip Hop
Benztown Partners With Dash Radio
October 7, 2015
Ellen K To Launch A New Morning Show On KOST/Los Angeles
Pandora To Acquire Ticketfly
Slow Jams Launches New Throwback Edition
Steven Meyers Promoted To Director/Digital Operations At Greater Media
October 6, 2015
Bubba The Love Sponge Apologizes For Ratings Tampering
Cumulus Launches Classic Hip Hop 98.3 The Vibe
Jon Platt Named CEO At Warner/Chappell
CBS Radio Names Sam Rogers VP, National Sales & Corporate Partnerships
In Brief - October 6, 2015
October 5, 2015
Beasley Media Group Announces Actions Against Todd Clem AKA, ‘Bubba The Love Sponge’
iHeartMedia Presents "iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2015 Concert Tour"
Steve Mills Named iHeartMedia’s Chief Information Officer
Puff Daddy Brings Bad Boy To Epic Records
Charlamagne Tha God Renews With iHeartMedia
In Brief - October 5, 2015
October 2, 2015
2015 NAB Marconi Radio Award Winners Announced
In Brief - October 2, 2015
October 1, 2015

Mark Adams
San Francisco

Search FMQB.com
FMQB Member Login

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