Quick Hits: Taylor Swift, Green Day, Jane's Addiction, Beyoncé, fun., Trent Reznor, Kid Cudi, Jonas Brothers
October 16, 2012

Taylor Swift debuted a snippet of the new song "State of Grace" on Good Morning America on Monday, and less than 24 hours later, the track was already #1 on iTunes. "I wrote this song about when you first fall in love with someone ... the possibilities, kind of thinking about the different ways that it could go," Swift explained on GMA. "It's a really big sound. To me, this sounds like the feeling of falling in love in an epic way." The song is the fourth one that Swift has previewed from her Red album, which comes out next week. Swift will celebrate the album release with a two-day stand on Good Morning America on Monday and Tuesday.

Green Day's next album, ¡Dos!, is due on November 13, and the band has released a new trailer for the upcoming set. Check it out below:

Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro will appear on the FX show Sons of Anarchy in the final two episodes of the current season, according to Entertainment Weekly. Navarro will portray a member of the Biz Lats gang. Additionally, Jane's Addiction will perform a version of the Rolling Stones' "Sympathy for the Devil" for the season finale.

It's only October, but the rumors are flying that Beyoncé will perform at the Super Bowl halftime show on February 3 in New Orleans. An official announcement about the show is expected to come on Wednesday, according to the Washington Post. Beyoncé is actually no stranger to the Super Bowl, as she sang the national anthem at Super Bowl XXXVIII in 2004 in her hometown of Houston.

The band fun. and designer Rachel Antonoff have joined forces to create The Ally Coalition (TAC), a partnership devoted to encouraging and inspiring the music, fashion, and entertainment communities to take action in support of LGBTQ equality. The Ally Coalition aims to have an across the board presence in music, fashion and entertainment and will work individually with members from each community to raise both awareness and funds in support of LGBTQ equality. The first of these endeavors will be with fun. on the upcoming REVERB Campus Consciousness Tour, which will hit an array of colleges across the country this fall, starting on November 1 in East Stroudsburg, PA. 

Trent Reznor is getting involved with Dr. Dre's "Beats By Dre" line of headphones, though it's not clear exactly what Reznor will be doing. The NIN rocker posted a vague message on Facebook that reads: "For the past year I have indeed been involved with Dre, Jimmy Iovine, Luke Wood, and the rest of the team on a number of very interesting projects that will start to emerge next year. I have been wanting to experiment and focus my energy and creativity in some different directions, and Beats has afforded me that very opportunity. The process has been challenging and fascinating and as much as I'd like to tell you about the things we've dreamed up... I just can't. Not yet."

Kid Cudi has joined the cast of the romantic comedy Two Night Stand, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The flick tells the story of two characters, played by Analeigh Tipton and Miles Teller, who meet online and hook up for a one-night stand, but a snow storm forces them to spend more time together. Cudi will play the boyfriend of Tipton's roommate, who is played by Jessica Szohr (Gossip Girl). Cudi also recently wrapped filming on Goodbye World with Adrian Grenier and he starred in Kanye West's Cruel Summer short film.

The Jonas Brothers are putting the finishing touches on their next studio album, although no solid release date has been set. "We're hoping to create an experience for our fans that is really personal and shows a little bit deeper look into what our lives have been like, as far as lyrics," Nick Jonas told MTV. "But, musically we're trying to push ourselves and continue to grow and get better." The guys previewed some new songs at a show in New York City last week called "Let's Go" and "First Time," but they aren't saying if either of those will be a single. "No, actually, we don't [have any release dates yet,] but hopefully soon," added Kevin Jonas. "It's kind of the kickoff so... check back in."

Music News
Prince’s Paisley Park Approved to Open Permanently for Public Tours
Quick Hits: Jason Derulo, Alessia Cara, Hailee Steinfeld, Lady Gaga, Tove Lo
Kings of Leon Earn First #1 Album
Quick Hits: The Chainsmokers, Drake, Prince, Sting, Charlie Puth, The Decemberists, Dead or Alive
Quick Hits: Radiohead, Frank Ocean, A$AP Ferg
"Crash" Into Against Me!
Maroon 5 Closes The Top 40 and Hot AC Radio Panels Upon Impact
Jordan Fisher Will Make His Broadway Debut In Hamilton On November 22
Quick Hits: Kanye West, Eminem, Bruno Mars, Gwen Stefani
Pearl Jam, 2Pac & Depeche Mode Lead 2017 Rock Hall Nominees
Green Day Tops Billboard 200 For Their Third Time
Quick Hits: Liam Payne, Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, Mother Love Bone
Quick Hits: Kings Of Leon, Elton John, Roger Waters
Maroon 5 Debuts New Single Featuring Kendrick Lamar
Louise Goffin To Perform Surprise Concert
Breaking News
John Garabedian Leaving Open House Party
The 4th Annual CBS RADIO “We Can Survive” Concert
Brooke & Jubal Joins WSHE/Chicago For Mornings
KWEE/Portland Adds Tino Cochino To Nights
October 24, 2016
CBS Radio Names Brian McHale SVP/Information Technology
Nielsen Announces Launch of National Television Out-Of-Home Measurement Service
The Atlantic Records New York Team Celebrates Charli XCX
October 20, 2016
CBS Radio Signs Michael Martin To Multi-Year Contract Renewal
SportsRadio 94WIP/Philly Adds Joe Decamra & Jon Ritchie To Middays
October 19, 2016
Frankie C Extends Agreement With KZHT/Salt Lake City
Voncile Anderson Named Beasley Director/NTR Sales In Tampa Bay
In Brief - October 19, 2016
October 18, 2016
Rob Stringer Promoted To CEO Of Sony Music Entertainment
iHeartMedia St. Louis Announces The Debut Of The New Alt 104.9
Entercom Agrees To Acquire Four Radio Stations In Charlotte From Beasley Broadcast Group
Ebro Returns To Portland
Townsquare Media Names John Roberts OM For Tyler-Longview, Texas
Jacobs Media & PRPD’s 8th Annual Public Radio Tech Survey Released
In Brief - October 18, 2016
October 17, 2016
WFLZ/Tampa Names Kruz Program Director
Republic Records Promotes Wendy Goldstein To Executive Vice President
Alpha Media Mankato Names Bob Rose Market Manager
Corey B. Joins WBBM-FM (B96)/Chicago As New Night Host
October 14, 2016
Race Taylor Re-Ups With WPLJ/New York

Jon Zellner
EVP/Programming Operations

          Question Of
           The Week

Search FMQB.com
FMQB Member Login

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