Quick Hits: Dave Grohl / Sound City Movie, Alice In Chains, The Rolling Stones, Phoenix, Mumford & Sons, Alicia Keys, VH1 Divas, Arcade Fire
December 7, 2012

More details continue to emerge about Dave Grohl's Sound City documentary. The film officially has a February 1 release date, and pre-orders for a DRM-free digital download of the entire movie are now up at soundcitymovie.com for $10. Grohl also guest-hosted Chelsea Lately on E! last night, where he discussed the Grammys, made up songs about celebrities and interviewed Ray Romano.


Alice In Chains

Alice In Chains have finished recording a new record, expected out in 2013. Jerry Cantrell recently confirmed the news to Guitar World. The band announced online today that they will debut a new tune, "Hollow," on December 18 via www.aliceinchains.com/hollow. AIC is gradually releasing the lyrics to the song via an Instagram contest with their fans.

After weeks of rumors, The Rolling Stones have officially joined the lineup of the 12/12/12 Hurricane Sandy relief concert at Madison Square Garden. Billboard reports the announcement was made at a press conference today in New York City. The concert fits right between the Stones' upcoming anniversary shows in Brooklyn on December 8 and the two gigs in northern New Jersey on December 13 and 15. At the press conference, organizers also announced a number of celebrities would be on hand as part of the event, including Sean "Diddy" Combs, Jon Stewart, Adam Sandler, Chelsea Clinton, Leonardo DiCaprio and many more.

Phoenix will release a new album in 2013, the follow-up to their breakthrough 2009 record Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix. Glassnote Records head Daniel Glass confirmed the news at Spotify's press event on Thursday, reports Rolling Stone. Glass said he had just spoken to the French indie rock band on the phone that day, and that they had completed the new album in a studio in Paris.

Although Babel is nominated for Album Of The Year at the 2013 Grammy Awards, Mumford & Sons have no plans to rest on their laurels. Banjo player Winston Marshall told NME: "Will we wait years for the next album? F**k, no. You heard it here first. We've just started working on new songs, got a rehearsal studio. They're bones of songs, but really exciting bones. Sturdy bones." Marshall also gave a hint about the band's tour plans, saying, "We're gonna do more Gentlemen Of The Road Stopover festivals in 2013."

Alicia Keys raised more than $1.3 million at her Black Ball Redux charity event on Thursday night, which benefits Keep A Child Alive. Keys' charity assists those affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa and India. Thursday's gala was originally planned for November 1, but was canceled due to Superstorm Sandy. "There are places in the world where Keep a Child Alive serves where they have a Hurricane Sandy every day," Keys told the press on the red carpet. "They don't have electricity, they don't have heat... and that made me more invigorated to make sure this Black Ball happened."

This year's list of performers for VH1 Divas has expanded to include Natasha Bedingfield, Keri Hilson, Ledisi, Iggy Azalea and Bootsy Collins. Set for December 16, the show also will feature Kelly Clarkson, Melanie Fiona, Metric, Pitbull, Ciara, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland and Jordin Sparks. The special will honor dance music divas, including the late Whitney Houston.

Arcade Fire recently debuted a handful of new songs at a secret show, as the band works on their anticipated fourth album. Now the band's manager Scott Rodger has confirmed the indie rockers have been working in the studio with producer/ex-LCD Soundsystem mastermind James Murphy. Rodger told Musicweek, "Murphy on three or so songs, plus Markus Dravs who is a long-time collaborator. They write too many songs — that’s a good problem to have. There’s around 35 songs with Arcade Fire, two albums’-worth for sure."




 
Music News
Beyoncé Leads 59th Annual Grammy Nominees
FMQB Retro-Active: Ken Sharp Revisits the Iconic Album Pet Sounds, and Delves Into New Music with Joyous Wolf
Quick Hits: Lady Gaga, Forecastle Festival, Ryan Adams, We Rock with Standing Rock concert
The Weeknd's Starboy Rises to the Top
Quick Hits: Justin Bieber, Guns N' Roses, Carolina Rebellion & Welcome to Rockville, Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest
Prince Documentary, Celebration on the Way in 2017
Quick Hits: Alessia Cara, Lady Gaga, Dead & Company
Quick Hits: J. Cole, Bon Jovi, Grouplove, Kid Cudi, ABC's Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve
Metallica Earn Sixth #1 Album on Billboard 200
Quick Hits: Taylor Swift, Rock On The Range, Kelly Clarkson
Quick Hits: Grammy Hall Of Fame, Soul Train Awards, Guns N' Roses
Justin Bieber and Drake Top 2016 American Music Awards
Quick Hits: Bruno Mars, Adele, The Weeknd, Chance The Rapper
Quick Hits: Kanye West, The Weeknd, Coldplay
Soul Singer Sharon Jones Dead at 60
Breaking News
iHeartMedia-Indianapolis Names Brad Polston Market President
SFX Entertainment Rebrands As LiveStyle, Inc.
Lux Moves to Morning Drive at NOW 96.3/St. Louis
Alpha Media Names Chelsea Thomas New Morning & Middays Host/MD For WDJX/Louisville
December 6, 2016
Cumulus Media Lafayette Names Scott Chiasson VP/Market Manager
Capitol Music Group Promotes Jeff Temske To SVP/Streaming, Strategy & Research
Jeff Kapugi Exits WUSN/Chicago & CBS Radio VP/Country Programming Post
iHeartMedia Atlanta Debuts DJ Scream & Hoodrich Radio Broadcasted On 92.3 & 96.7 The Beat
WMMR's Preston & Steve Camp Out for Hunger Receives Record-Breaking Food Donations
December 5, 2015
Delilah To Be Inducted Into NAB Broadcasting Hall Of Fame
Interscope Records Continues to Roll in 2016
Liz Morentin Named Executive VP/Comms and Media At Warner Bros Records
December 2, 2016
CBS Radio Elevates Tracy Brandys To SVP/Market Manager & Director/Sales, Baltimore
WKST/Pittsburgh's Stuff A Bus Fills 57 Buses With Toys For Toys For Tots
Dan Dalton and Roc Nation Form Management Partnership
December 1, 2016
iHeartMedia Launches On-Demand Streaming Services
105.1 The Bounce/Detroit Announces On-Air Lineup
November 30, 2016
Alpha Media Names Ronnie Stanton VP/Programming
WNFZ/Knoxville Helping Fire Victims
November 29, 2016
Warner Music Group Names Ole Obermann Chief Digital Officer & EVP/Business Development
iHeartMedia Names Bob Neumann SVP/Programming For Savannah/Hilton Head
Nina L. Diaz Elevated To Head Of Unscripted For MTV & VH1
Broadcasters Foundation Of America To Honor Cox Media Group’s Bill Hoffman
November 28, 2016
FMQB NOW

Ross Mahoney, PD
KXTE, Las Vegas



Question Of
The Week

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!