Quick Hits: Thirty Seconds To Mars, Depeche Mode, Free Press Summer Fest, Ottawa Bluesfest, Beale Street Music Festival, NME Awards, Questlove, Baauer & Danny Brown, The Temptations
February 28, 2013


Thirty Seconds To Mars
Thirty Seconds To Mars have announce the lead single from their upcoming new album, titled "Up In The Air." Before anyone on Earth hears the song, it will be launched into space tomorrow, as part of the second SpaceX cargo mission to the International Space Station. The first copy of "Up In The Air" will be along for the ride. The band will also visit Cape Canaveral for the launch. The band will visit Mission Control Houston for a Q&A with Tom Marshburn, one of the astronauts aboard the space station. The Q&A, scheduled for Monday, March 18, will be broadcast live online with details available shortly at thirtysecondstomars.com. "Up In The Air" will premiere worldwide that day and be commercially available at all digital retailers the following day, March 19. Thirty Seconds To Mars will release their fourth studio album later in 2013.

Depeche Mode will perform on the next Live At Letterman webcast, slated for March 11. The veteran British band will debut songs from their upcoming album Delta Machine. The webcast will air on CBS.com, VEVO, and the CBS JumboTron in Times Square. Delta Machine is due out March 26.

Festival season is coming up for 2013 across the country. The Free Press Summer Fest in Houston will take place June 1-2. Headliners include The Postal Service and Iggy And The Stooges. Other performers include Bassnectar, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Calvin Harris, Of Monsters And Men, 2 Chainz, and indie bands like Passion Pit, Cat Power, TV On The Radio, Arctic Monkeys, Japandroids, and many more. Tickets are on sale now.

The Ottawa Bluesfest, taking place July 4-14, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, has announced their 2013 lineup. The lineup includes an eclectic variety of sounds, including Skrillex, Wu-Tang Clan, Passion Pit, Animal Collective, Tegan & Sara, Weezer, The Joy Formidable, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Fitz & the Tantrums, Ra Ra Riot, Camera Obscura, Dixie Chicks, Rush, B.B. King, fun., Flogging Molly, The Tragically Hip, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, The Cat Empire, and many more. Tickets go on sale today.

The Beale Street Music Festival has also announced their lineup for their 2013 festival, taking place May 3-5 in Memphis, TN. Performers include The Black Keys, Phoenix, The Flaming Lips, The Smashing Pumpkins, The Roots, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Deftones, Big Boi, The Black Crowes, Alice in Chains, Bassnectar, Hall & Oates, Gary Clark Jr., Public Enemy, Gov’t Mule, Deer Tick, The Joy Formidable, Lucero, Jake Bugg, The Wallflowers, Davy Knowles, Jerry Lee Lewis, ZZ Top, Sheryl Crow, and many more. Tickets are on sale now.

The NME handed out its 2013 NME Awards on Wednesday in London. The Rolling Stones were named Best Live Band, and won for Best Music Film as well. Florence Welch of Florence + The Machine was named Best Solo Artist and also won for Best Dancefloor Anthem for "Sweet Nothing," her collaboration with Calvin Harris. The Kills were named Best International Band with Biffy Clyro named Best British Band. Ex-Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr was honored as the NME's 2013 "Godlike Genius."

Drummer Questlove is a man that just can't seem to stop. Other than recording a new album with The Roots and a joint album with Elvis Costello, and working as the house drummer on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, he's managed to find the time to write a memoir called Mo' Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove. The memoir will be released June 18 with Grand Central Publishing. Along with his own life story, the book will also cover Questlove's observations and memories of pop culture. He will talk about growing up in West Philadelphia, working the with Roots, the current state of hip-hop and music journalism, and more. A press release stated that Questlove's first book will "question the nature of memory and the idea of a post modern Black man saddled with some post-modern Blues." It was co-written with journalist/novelist Ben Greenman.

Baauer, currently riding the massive success of the "Harlem Shake," will team with rapper Danny Brown for a co-headlining tour. Billboard reports the "Worst Of Both Worlds" trek begins April 9 in Houston and runs up to their appearances at Coachella on April 20.

Former Motown singer and member of the Temptations for 25 years, Richard Street, has died at age 70 of pulmonary embolism. "He was really fighting for his life," the Street's widow told CNN. "He's a fighter. They're dancing up there in heaven, him and Damon," she added. "I'm in disbelief right now." Another member of the group, Otis "Damon" Harris, died earlier this month after a long struggle with cancer.




 
Music News
Beyoncé Dominates 2016 MTV VMAs
Frank Ocean Debuts Atop Billboard 200 with Blonde
Quick Hits: Drake, Usher, Florence + the Machine, Jon Bon Jovi
Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj to Perform at MTV VMAs
Quick Hits: Britney Spears, Calvin Harris, Kings Of Leon, Prince, R.E.M, Lorde
Pandora Partners With Questlove
Quick Hits: MTV VMAs / DJ Khaled / Lukas Graham, ASAP Ferg
Quick Hits: Justin Timberlake / Trolls soundtrack, Metallica, Jimmy Eat World, Big Boi & Killer Mike, Empire of the Sun
Second Frank Ocean Release Arrives Over the Weekend
Quick Hits: Billboard 200, Bridge School Benefit, Lou Pearlman, Future, 3 Doors Down, Kings of Leon
Frank Ocean Releases "Visual Album" Endless
Lars Ulrich Talks New Metallica Record
Strange Days Indeed: An Interview with Garbage’s Shirley Manson
Metallica Announce New Album Hardwired...To Self Destruct
Drake Leads Nominees For BET Hip Hop Awards
Breaking News
Cumulus Promotes Justin Hach To VP/Digital For San Francisco Cluster
Entercom Boston Names Harris & DiLuca To New Sales Managers Roles
August 26, 2016
iHeartMedia Names Michael Saunders Urban Brand Coordinator & PD For KQBT/Houston
GUESS And Republic Records Join To Launch GUESS Music
August 25, 2016
CMG Orlando Names Dawn Campbell New Director Of Branding/Programming For WCFB-FM
CBS Radio Las Vegas Launches 98.5 (HD-2) Da Shaka Vegas' Island & Reggae Station
Cumulus Promotes Jessica Poxson To APD At WDRQ (NASH FM 93.1)/Detroit
iHeartMedia Names Ryan Petrosso SVP/Sales For Charlotte
FCC Commissioners Clyburn and Pai To Address 2016 Radio Show
August 24, 2016
Amber Bouchard Joins WRFF (Radio 104.5)/Philadelphia As APD
Songs of Hope XII To Honor Pharrell with Clive Davis "Legend In Songwriter Award"
Benztown Named to Inc. 5000 for 4th Consecutive Year
August 24, 2016
Matt Bosso Named APD/MD At WODS/Boston
Sterling Simms Named UMPG Director of Creative
MIW Radio Group Names Beth Neuhoff The 2016 MIW Trailblazer
In Brief - August 23, 2016
August 22, 2016
Nielsen Audio Finds Los Angeles Metro Irregularities
iHeartMedia Salisbury-Ocean City, MD Names Dave Hovel SVP/Programming
Images from the 2016 iHeartMedia Music Summit
'Wake Up Call' Radio Host Welcomes Baby Boy
August 22, 2016
Jeff Smulyan Proposes to Take Emmis Private
WRVW (107.5 The River)/Nashville To Host Rooftop Pool Party With Demi Lovato & Nick Jonas
iHeartMedia Names Ryan McKiddy APD/MD At WSIX/Nashville
August 18, 2016
FMQB NOW

          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!