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, ˇDos!, 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
"Weird Al" Yankovic Lands First #1 Album Of His Career
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
Train Announces Bulletproof Picasso
Quick Hits: Drake, Blink-182, Pharrell Williams, Gwen Stefani & Gavin Rossdale, Gerard Way, Cold War Kids, Alex & Sierra, Polaris Music Prize
Tommy Ramone Dead At Age 65
Breaking News
Taylor Swift, Coldplay & More To Headline 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival
CC Media Holdings Reports 1% Revenue Increase In Q2
Jacobs Media's 6th Annual Public Radio Tech Survey Released
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
July 16, 2014
Study: Coleman Insights And knowDigital Find Opportunity For NextRadio
In Brief - July 16, 2014
July 15, 2014
CCM+E Austin Names Jonathan "JR" Reed Program Director For KHFI & KPEZ
Westwood One Partners With Radio Industry To Support NextRadio Funding
Triton Digital Releases May Top 20 Rankers
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!