Quick Hits: Paramore, Beyoncé, Paul McCartney, The Lumineers, Plain White T's, Emeli Sandé, Psy, Vampire Weekend, Mötley Crüe
April 2, 2013


Paramore

Paramore has begun premiering their new, self-titled album on www.paramore.net over the course of four nights. The first installment came on Monday night, when the group debuted the first four tracks of Paramore in a video on its website. The remaining three-quarters of the album are set for unveiling on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Monday's songs included "Fast in My Car," "Now," "Grow Up" and "Daydreaming." The album is due on April 9.

Beyoncé is reportedly doing a cover of Amy Winehouse's "Back To Black" for the soundtrack to the upcoming remake of The Great Gatsby. E! News reports that Bey has teamed up with rapper Andre 3000 for a duet on the song. Jay-Z is producing the soundtrack, which will be released by Interscope Records, and the movie is coming out in May.

Paul McCartney has already announced that he's planning to release a new album and launch a world tour called Out There!, and now he has scheduled a new U.S. date: July 9 at Boston's Fenway Park. Tickets will go on sale April 5 at 10 a.m. EST. McCartney also has three shows on May 4, 6 and 9 in Brazil, and will play this year's Bonnaroo festival, which takes place June 13-16 in Tennessee. He also has some European dates booked for June. McCartney has been working with producer Mark Ronson on new music.

The Lumineers have announced a new run of spring tour dates, kicking off with their appearance at the Coachella festival on April 14. The Folk-Rock trio will play a number of headlining dates in the U.S. and Canada in April, May and June, along with festival performances at Sasquatch, Mountain Jam, Governor's Ball, Bonnaroo and others. 

Plain White T's singer Tim Lopez is one of the contestants on the new NBC reality dating show Ready For Love. The show debuts next Tuesday, April 9, after The Voice. Meanwhile, Plain White T's will release a new single, "Should Have Gone To Bed," which is landing at radio this week.

Emeli Sandé is set to release her first-ever iTunes Session on April 23. She recorded the eight-song collection at the historic Capitol Studios in Hollywood, CA. Sandé's summer headline tour will launch on July 2 at the House of Blues in Lake Buena Vista, FL, and she has also been confirmed for Lollapalooza on August 2. Sandé even has a new song called "Here It Comes" on the soundtrack for the film Trance, which opens this Friday, April 5. The song is available exclusively on the soundtrack, which is out now.

South Korean rapper PSY plans to follow up "Gangnam Style" with a new single called "Gentleman." The song will be available for Korean fans on April 12, and PSY will perform it in public for the first time at an April 13 concert, along with a new signature dance. "The new song is extremely fun and... what I can tell you is the song title is 'Gentleman'," PSY said in a television interview, according to Reuters. "I can't tell you about the dance but all Koreans know this dance - but (those in) other countries haven't seen it."

Vampire Weekend will take the stage at New York's Roseland Ballroom for a special homecoming gig and livestream directed by actor Steve Buscemi. The show kicks off the fourth year of the American Express Unstaged series and is set for April 28, just a few weeks prior to the May 14 release of the band's new album, Modern Vampires of the City. "Playing a hometown show is a really intense and great experience," bassist Chris Baio told Rolling Stone. "We haven't played a full New York show in two-and-a-half years, so we're gonna be really well-rehearsed." He adds that the Roseland gig will feature about half of the tracks from the new LP and that they are still working on tweaking them into a viable live format. "There's some new pitch-shifting stuff on 'Ya Hey.' My background vocals are an octave above what I'm singing so it sounds all shit-monkey, which is funny to hear back," he said. "We have this thing that f**ks with [frontman] Ezra [Koenig's] voice in real-time, like on 'Diane Young' on the first chorus. It sounds really great and crazy live." The Roseland show will be streamed live on YouTube, Vevo and the American Express Unstaged website.

Mötley Crüe will do another residency at Las Vegas' Hard Rock Hotel & Casino from September 18 through October 6. Tickets for the 12-show engagement go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. The fall shows will be an all-new production for the band. "We are proud to have pioneered the Las Vegas rock residency last year and can't wait to come back this year to take it over the top with a brand new show that will be unlike anything you've ever seen Mötley Crüe do before," said Nikki Sixx.




 
Music News
Kelly Clarkson Takes Piece By Piece On the Road
Quick Hits: Metallica, My Morning Jacket, Flo Rida, Modest Mouse, Led Zeppelin
Madonna Unveils Rebel Heart Tour
Mumford & Sons Get Wilder On Third LP
Quick Hits: Kanye West, Stone Sour, Radio Disney Music Awards, Lollapalooza Berlin, Bestival
All Apologies From Kanye West
The Week In Review: 2/23-2/27
FMQB Retro-Active: Aerosmith's Joey Kramer Talks Donington DVD, The Beatles, and Rockin and Roastin Coffee
Quick Hits: Mumford & Sons, Madonna, Beale Street Music Festival, Tool
Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith Rule BRIT Awards
Quick Hits: Foo Fighters, Carly Rae Jepsen, The Airborne Toxic Event, Echosmith, Finding Neverland Album with John Legend & Rita Ora
Imagine Dragons Roar To Top Debut
Quick Hits: U2, Firefly Festival, Nico & Vinz, Lady Gaga, Three Days Grace, Free Press Summer Festival
Sam Smith Set For Another U.S. Road Trip
Quick Hits: One Direction, Lorde, Brandon Flowers, Redfoo, Fuji Rock Festival
Breaking News
Cumulus Names New Programming Leadership In L.A. And Minneapolis
Republic Records And IM Global Announce Multi-Picture Co-Production Pact
2015 NAB Show To Feature FCC Commissioners
Warner Music Group Names James Steven EVP/Communications & Marketing
Entravision Appoints Maria Lopez-Knowles Chief Marketing Officer
Kane Show, Maroon 5 Show Support For Fan
Rick Krim Tapped As Sony/ATV Co-President, U.S.
Courtney Lowery Upped To VP/Publicity At Epic Records
In Brief - March 3, 2015
March 2, 2015
Ipsos Research Study Highlights Continued Strength Of AM/FM Radio In Cars
Cumulus Reports Operating Results For Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2014
KYSR Names Andrew Harms APD/MD/Afternoon Host
Chad Lopez Appointed VP/Market Manager For Cumulus New York
iHeartMedia Names Colleen Valkoun Market President For Madison And Milwaukee
Cumulus Ups Donna Baker To Midwest RVP, Peter Bowen Named Chicago VP/MM
Triton Digital Partners With Edison Research To Deliver Podcast Measurement Technology
Cumulus Taps Jon Lurie As PD At KMGA
In Brief - March 2, 2015
February 27, 2015
Epic Records Names Breyon Prescott Head Of Urban A&R
The Week In Review: 2/23-2/27
Westwood One Rolls Out National Expansion Of The Jonathon Brandmeier Show
In Brief - February 27, 2015
February 26, 2015
Mel Karmazin To Be Honored By The Broadcasters Foundation Of America
Cox Media Group Names Rachel Williamson Director/Digital Revenue Development
New Generation Radio Launches Virtual Jock
Benztown Teams With Vipology To Bring Cost-Effective Websites To Radio
In Brief - February 26, 2015
FMQB NOW

Rob Roberts
OM/Cumulus Atlanta

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!