Quick Hits: Justin Bieber, Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, Golden Globes, Carly Rae Jepsen, Paramore, The Killers, The Jonas Brothers, The Airbourne Toxic Event, The Dirty Heads & Shiny Toy Guns
December 13, 2012


Justin Bieber
An unusual murder plot targeting Pop star Justin Bieber has been uncovered in Albuquerque. KRQE-TV reports that two men had been making plans to stalk and murder Bieber at Madison Square Garden. A third man was then enlisted in the plot, who had ordered "the murder and castration of Bieber and his bodyguard." KRQE reported that this third man, Dana Martin, is obsessed with Bieber and has a tattoo of the Pop singer on his leg. However, Martin then tipped off police about the plot, which led to the arrest of Tanner Ruane, one of the original men involved, in New York.

In better Bieber news, he has been added to the lineup of performers for Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve on ABC. The West Coast party will feature Bieber, PSY, Ellie Goulding, The Wanted, Jason Aldean and Greyson Chance. Already on board for the annual New Year's Eve special are Taylor Swift, Carly Rae Jepsen, Neon Trees, Fergie, Brandy, Flo Rida, Karmin, OneRepublic and Pitbull.

Adele and birthday girl Taylor Swift are among the nominees for the 2013 Golden Globe Awards. Adele's Bond theme "Skyfall" and Swift's "Safe & Sound" from The Hunger Games soundtrack are up for Best Original Song, along with Jon Bon Jovi's "Not Running Anymore" from the as-yet-unreleased movie Stand Up Guys, Keith Urban's "For You" from Act Of Valor and "Suddenly," a new song written for Les Miserables.

VEVO has announced that "Call Me Maybe" from Carly Rae Jepsen was the music service's most viewed video of 2012, with over 360 million views through the site. One Direction's "What Makes You Beautiful" was the #2 video, followed by Pitbull f/Chris Brown with "International Love," Jennifer Lopez f/Pitbull and "Dance Again" and Justin Bieber's "Boyfriend."


Paramore
More details have been announced about Paramore's upcoming, self-titled record. The album is due out April 9, 2013 via Fueled By Ramen. The band's fourth studio record is their first as a trio and was produced by Justin Meldal-Johnson (Tegan and Sara, M83). The lead single is titled "Now." Paramore will be on tour in Southeast Asia and Australia in February and March, with more extensive touring expected throughout 2013.

The Killers have postponed tonight's Camden, NJ concert due to illness. Last month, the band canceled a few shows in London after singer Brandon Flowers lost his voice four songs into a concert due to a sore throat.

The Jonas Brothers have announced a 2013 tour of Latin America, with dates in Venezuela, Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Guatamala in February and March.

The Airbourne Toxic Event have announced the first leg of a spring tour of North America. After a handful of winter shows in Chicago, New York City and Los Angeles, the band will kick off their trek in San Diego on March 30, with dates announced up to April 11 in San Francisco. The Airbourne Toxic Event is expected to release their third album in the spring of 2013.

The Dirty Heads and Shiny Toy Guns will head out on a co-headlining tour, starting in Dallas on February 15 and winding up March 8 in Ft. Collins, CO.

 




 
Music News
J. Cole Earns Third Chart-Topper
Quick Hits: Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, Joan Jett & The Who, Metallica, Van Morrison, Grammy Special Merit Awards
Green Day, Joan Jett Make The List For Rock Hall
Quick Hits: Madonna, Michael Jackson, The Voice
Quick Hits: Imagine Dragons, Iggy Azalea & Britney Spears, Mad Season, David Byrne / Talking Heads tribute concert
Iggy Azalea Maps Out Arena Tour
Quick Hits: Ne-Yo, Selena Gomez, Gwen Stefani & Pharrell Williams, Stevie Wonder, Everclear, Alex & Sierra, Modest Mouse
Taylor Swift Spends Another Week At #1
The Week In Review: 12/8-12/12
Quick Hits: Epicenter Festival, Beyoncé, Dr. Dre, American Music Priz
Quick Hits: Coldplay, New Year's Rockin' Eve, Golden Globe Song nominees, Judas Priest
Quick Hits: BET Honors, Modest Mouse, Rush
U2 Extends iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour
Quick Hits: Kid Ink, Seether & Rise Above Fest, TV On the Radio, Bob Dylan
Beyoncé, Sam Smith & Pharrell Nab Six Grammy Nods
Breaking News
eQB NOW
Sharon Dastur Named SVP/Programming Integration At iHeartMedia
Mark Medina Named Program Director At Z100/New York
Denon Electronics, iHeartMedia Announce Partnership
Deezer Appoints Hans-Holger Albrecht CEO
TuneCore Acquires DropKloud And Its Founders
SoundHound Reveals Top Songs, Artists, Albums Of 2014
In Brief - December 18, 2014
December 17, 2014
iHeartMedia Names Don Parker VP/Programming, For San Francisco And Sacramento
Senate Approves Michael O'Rielly For Five-Year FCC Term
Nielsen Report: A Focus On The Public Radio Listener
iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2014 To Air On The CW Network
In Brief - December 17, 2014
December 16, 2014
Beasley Names Rafe D'Amico VP/Strategic Partnerships
NRG Media Taps Shane Sparks Market Manager, Northwoods, WI Cluster
Shazam Upgrades Windows Phone App
KLUC’s 16th Annual Chet Buchanan & The Morning Zoo Toy Drive Breaks Records
Rdio Brings Personalized Internet Radio, On-Demand Music Subscription To Windows Phone 8.1
In Brief - December 16, 2014
December 15, 2014
CBS Radio, Carson Daly Agree To Multi-Year Contract Extension
JVC Media Closes On Purchase Of WHKQ/Orlando
Bruce Gilbert Named SVP/Sports For Cumulus And Westwood One
Don Martin Rises To SVP/Sports Programming For Premiere Networks
Columbia Promotes Bryan Younce To SVP/Video, Content Production
In Brief - December 15, 2014
December 12, 2014
Jayde Donovan Joins WPLJ As Morning Co-Host
FMQB NOW

Year-End
At Issue

           2014
Interview Hilights

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!