Quick Hits: 3 Doors Down, Britney Spears & will.i.am, Tom Petty, Queen
October 12, 2012


3 Doors Down
3 Doors Down will stage the 9th annual The Better Life Foundation concert on November 17 at Horseshoe Casino in Tunica, Mississippi. The long-term mission of the foundation is to make a positive change in the lives of children in need of food, shelter, and medical assistance, and to enhance the lives of children and young adults with special needs. Singer Brad Arnold shares, "It's a blessing and a honor to be able to give back to communities in need through The Better Life Foundation. A big thank you to all the fans and sponsors who continue to support the foundation and the amazing work it does!" Touring partner Daughtry will appear at the event, with this performance serving as the kickoff to the bands' co-headlining trek. The silent auction items at the show will include signed guitars from 3 Doors Down, Los Lonely Boys, Korn, Bush, Theory of A Deadman, Godsmack, Staind and Chevelle, alongside drumheads from Nickelback and Josh Groban.

Britney Spears has confirmed that she will guest star on will.i.am's forthcoming solo album. Brit hit the red carpet at the taping of a tribute to Whitney Houston on Thursday night, where she told Access Hollywood that their duet is called "Scream and Shout." "You just have to hear it!" Spears said. "[will.i.am] is just a little radical genius scientist in the studio when he's in there, and he just knows what he's doing, so to be able to do a song with him is really fun."

Tom Petty will be auctioning off his personal 1996 Jaguar XJS Convertible on October 11 through eBay. Production of the XJS model Jaguar ended in 1996 after 21 years on the line. Proceeds from the auction will go to Doctors Without Borders. "I have so many great memories associated with this car," says Petty. "When I began dating Dana (my wife) I asked her what her favorite car was. So, I phoned the office and said I wanted a Champagne convertible Jaguar XJS. The next day they delivered it to my house and showed me how everything worked and I took it for a drive down the Pacific Coast Highway. I was in heaven, as was Dana. This car has such and incredible design. My favorite car I ever owned. We sure are going to miss it."

Queen guitarist Brian May confirmed on his blog that a planned Freddie Mercury biopic is on track for an early 2014 release. "The pieces are all falling into place, though we are now on a slightly later schedule - filming is now scheduled to start in the Spring, with Sacha Baron Cohen playing Freddie," May wrote online. "The film should be ready for release early in 2014. We did make some other plans, but they will have to stay under wraps for now." May added that "Being in Queen is bizarrely as full of surprising twists and turns as ever - 40 years since we first got together, and 20 years after losing Freddie. But of course Freddie is in so many ways very much alive."




 
Music News
Imagine Dragons, Jack Johnson Join Farm Aid 30
Quick Hits: Rise Against, Keith Richards, Puscifer, Judas Priest & Mastodon, Mat Kearney, Circa Survive
Rapper Future Hits #1 With Surprise Album
Quick Hits: U2 & Lady Gaga, Disclosure & Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, Mariah Carey, Bobbi Kristina Brown, Guns N' Roses, Sevendust, Joseph Jackson
Ed Sheeran TV Special To Air On NBC
Quick Hits: Five Finger Death Punch, Prince, Meg Myers, The Grateful Dead
Quick Hits: Lil Wayne & Charlie Puth, Vance Joy, Lana Del Rey
Quick Hits: Selena Gomez, James Blake / Kanye West, Incubus
Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran Lead MTV VMA Noms
Quick Hits: Chvrches, Korn, HardDrive Live Tour, Wilco
Singer/Actor Tyrese Gets His First #1 Album
Quick Hits: Made In America Festival, Little Mix, Kanye West, Big Sean, Minus The Bear, Don Henley, AC/DC's Phil Rudd
Wilco Surprise The Galaxy With New Album Star Wars
The Week In Review: 7/13-7/17
Quick Hits: Calvin Harris, Ed Sheeran / Jamie Lawson, Lil Wayne
Breaking News
Cumulus Appoints Brian Thomas As PD For WLS-FM/Chicago
AT&T To Activate FM Chips On Android Smartphones
BroadbandTV & BMG Form Strategic Alliance To Support New Generation Of Music Artists
Chicago Radio Legend John Records Landecker To Sign Off After 40 Years On-Air
Rare Job Ops at 98 Rock/Baltimore
In Brief - July 28, 2015
July 27, 2015
Emmis Announces Executive Promotions
iHeartRadio Joins Snapchat Discover
Pandora Listeners Receive More Uninterrupted Hours With Sponsored Listening
July 24, 2015
Radio Industry & SESAC Reach Settlement
CBS Radio Names David Yadgaroff As SVP/Market Manager For Philadelphia
In Brief - July 24, 2015
July 23, 2015
Frankie V. Heads Home To Boston
Major Changes at CBS RADIO
In Brief - July 23, 2015
July 22, 2015
VH1 President Tom Calderone Exits The Network
Jordan Lee Named PD At 88Nine Radio Milwaukee
July 21, 2015
Cumulus Promotes Hayden Green To OM For Fort Walton Beach/Destin
Rich Bengloff Stepping Down As A2IM President
In Brief - July 21, 2015
July 20, 2015
CBS Radio Names Scott Herman Chief Operating Officer
CBS Radio Restructures Senior Leadership Team
Leigh McNabb Named PD Of KZPT/Kansas City
Third Annual KBA WKU Radio Talent Insitute
FMQB NOW

Jonathan Shuford, PD
WRVW/Nashville

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!