Quick Hits: Pearl Jam, Nine Inch Nails, Janelle Monae, AFI, will.i.am & Pharrell Williams, Pixies
June 28, 2013


Pearl Jam (Photo: Jim Rinaldi)
If reports from Australian radio station Triple M are accurate, then Pearl Jam is set to release a new song in July called "Mind Your Manners." "We just heard the new Pearl Jam song 'Mind Your Manners' from the upcoming album and what a cracking 3-minute beauty it is," the station is quoted as saying, via Revolt TV. "You'll wet your pants over this. Think 'Spin the Black Circle.' Short, sharp, hard and loud… If it's any indication of the album that's to come (rumored October release), the guys have picked up where they left Backspacer and added turbo charging." Pearl Jam's website does not confirm any of this news as of yet. For now, the band has only two shows on the books: July 16 in Ontario, Canada and July 19 in Chicago.

Nine Inch Nails has unleashed the video for "Came Back Haunted" on VEVO.com. "Came Back Haunted" is the lead single from Nine Inch Nails' new full-length album, Hesitation Marks, which Columbia Records will release on September 3. The clip is directed by David Lynch and it marks the first collaboration between Lynch and Trent Reznor since 1997's Lost Highway soundtrack. You can see the trippy clip here.

Janelle Monáe has set September 10 as the release date for her long-awaited sophomore album, The Electric Lady. The album will feature appearances from Prince, Miguel, and Erykah Badu, who appears on the lead single, "Q.U.E.E.N."

AFI has signed with Republic Records for the release of their ninth studio album, which is due in the fall. The album was produced by Gil Norton at East West Studios in Los Angeles. "We are thrilled to be joining the Republic family," said singer Davey Havok in a press release. “We've spent over two years realizing this album and could not be more excited to share it with all." The band has unleashed some teaser videos for the new album via its website,
www.afireinside.net.

Earlier this week it was reported that Will.i.am is taking legal action against Pharrell Williams over the latter's new creative brand "i am OTHER," with Will saying it is too similar to his own "I AM" logo. Now, Will's attorney, Ken Hertz, said that his client is not suing Pharrell, but is engaging in a "run-of-the-mill trademark procedure" in order to "defend trademarks that have been registered and that [will.i.am] has used widely and continuously for many years," according to Rolling Stone. However, Pharrell's lawyer, Brad Rose, countered with his own statement, which reads: "The plain truth is that Will has obstructed every overture made by Pharrell to amicably resolve this matter and has steadfastly refused to engage in a dialogue. Will and his trademark counsel have instituted no less than eight cases against Pharrell in the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and have also threatened on more than one occasion to sue Pharrell for trademark infringement in Federal District Court for damages and an injunction. All of this because Will misguidedly believes that he has the sole right to the words I AM in commerce, notwithstanding the myriad of I Am compound trademarks that coexist on the trademark register and in the marketplace."

Pixies have unveiled their first new song since 2004. The track, called "Bagboy," can be heard along with its video on YouTube. "The lyrics, coincidentally, were composed at a Starbucks Coffee in Harvard Square in Cambridge, about a hundred feet from where, 25 years ago, I composed some of the lyrics to an old Pixies song called 'Break My Body,'" singer Black Francis said about the new tune. "The music for the song has been around for a few years. There are some demos I made with Joey and David a few years ago in Los Angeles, related to a film idea that still has yet to see the light of day, although work on the music continued." Bassist Kim Deal, who recently announced her exit from the influential indie-rockers, sings back-up on the track as well.




 
Music News
The Weeknd Tops Billboard Music Award Winners
FMQB Retro-Active: Ken Sharp Enthuses On The Who's Still-Thriving Music Career, As Well As Their Charitable Efforts
Quick Hits: Leona Lewis, The Strokes, Cold War Kids
Quick Hits: Teen Choice Awards, Bon Jovi, The Killers
Quick Hits: Eminem, Mariah Carey, Red Nose Day TV Special, My Morning Jacket, The Tragically Hip
Drake Stays at #1, Meghan Trainor Debuts at #3 on Billboard 200
Quick Hits: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Megadeth, Ramones
Drake Leads Nominees For 2016 BET Awards
Quick Hits: Adele, Fifth Harmony, Life is Beautiful festival, Beastie Boys
Quick Hits: Chevelle, Rage Against The Machine / Prophets of Rage, 3 Doors Down, Make America Rock Again tour
Ariana Grande, Calvin Harris & More Headlining Billboard Hot 100 Festival
Quick Hits: MuchMusic Awards, Guns N' Roses / Lenny Kravitz / Alice in Chains, Rage Against The Machine, Riot Fest
Puff Daddy Takes Bad Boy Reunion on the Road
Quick Hits: Justin Timberlake, Houston Open Air, The Temper Trap, High Elevation Rock Festival, Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival, Lou Reed
Drake Stays Atop Billboard 200, Radiohead Debut at #3
Breaking News
KSSX/San Diego Flips to Rhythmic CHR as JAM’N 95.7
On-Air Moves at Entercom-San Francisco
Universal Music Group Acquires Digital Agency Fame House
Cherrytree Records Partners With ADA
In Brief - May 27, 2016
May 26, 2016
Cumulus Media Appoints John Dimick as VP/Programming Operations
Universal Music Group Appoints Gautam Srivastava to EVP, Human Resources
Intergr8 Research: Which Hits Shazam Can Help You Spot Early
Beasley Broadcast Group Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend
In Brief - May 26, 2016
May 25, 2016
Nielsen Insights: Their Generation
NAB Statement on Court Ruling on Media Ownership Rules
Republic Records Celebrate DNCE Going Double Platinum
May 24, 2016
iHeartMedia Wins Legal Battle
Spotify's Losses Increase As Revenues Grow Faster
Pierre Bouvard: The TV Upfront: History, 2016 issues, and What It Means For Radio
United Stations Adds Sammy Hagar's Radio Show
May 23, 2016
Columbia Records Announces Jennifer Frommer As Head of Its Creative Agency
iHeartRadio Summer Pool Party Heats Up Miami
National Radio Hall of Fame Announces 2016 Nominees
Shelley Wade Named Afternoon Host at KMYI (Star 94.1)/San Diego
Spotify's Family Plan Gets An Upgrade
May 20, 2016
eQB NOW
May 19, 2016
Republic Records Promotes David "Davey Dee" Ingenloff to SVP/Rhythm Crossover Promotion
FMQB NOW

John Mayer
PD, WFLZ/Tampa

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!