Quick Hits: Five Finger Death Punch, Arcade Fire, Avenged Sevenfold, Slipknot's "Clown," Randy Travis, Polaris Music Prize, The Neighbourhood
July 16, 2013


Five Finger Death Punch

Five Finger Death Punch has announced the first slate of dates for The Wrong Side Of Heaven headline tour. The excursion kicks off on September 15 at the Aftershock Festival in Sacramento, and will run for more than 30 dates. Escape The Fate and Miss May I support, with Gemini Syndrome opening the show. The first Five Finger Death Punch album of two new releases, The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell Volume 1, will be issued on July 30. Currently, the band is co-headlining the 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival alongside Rob Zombie.

Last week, Arcade Fire tweeted that their next album will be out on October 29. For the most part, the band has been very tight-lipped about the release, although producer James Murphy has raved about it to the press. Most recently, Murphy told NME that the record is "really f**king epic. Seriously. I mean, I feel at this point like I'm too close to it to really talk it up and do it justice." Murphy added that while his part in the studio is done, that doesn't mean the whole album is finished. "For them, it's not finished until it's in stores," he said. "There's a whole complement of people in that band who could have their own bands, or are a successful solo artist. They're all so phenomenally talented and full of ideas so songs keep on coming."

The new album from Avenged Sevenfold, Hail To The King, is due on August 27 via Warner Bros. Records. The band also has revealed plans for the Hail To The King tour, which will take place this October and will be the band's first full scale American tour since 2011. The trek begins in Chicago on October 3 and will wrap up on October 26 in Las Vegas. Supporting the group on all dates will be special guests Deftones and Ghost B.C.

Slipknot's Shawn "Clown" Crahan will direct the movie version of Officer Downe, the graphic novel created by Joe Casey and artist Chris Burnham, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Officer Downe follows a Los Angeles cop who is often killed in the line of duty, but is telekinetically resurrected by his superiors and sent back onto the streets. Crahan will make his feature film directorial debut with the movie, although he has directed several Slipknot videos.

After undergoing heart surgery and suffering a stroke last week, the condition of Country legend Randy Travis has stabilized. One of his doctors issued a statement on Monday that reads: "Although Mr. Travis is still in critical condition, it has stabilized. We do not anticipate significant changes on a daily basis, but we will keep you informed as his condition improves."

Organizers of the Polaris Music Prize, the $30,000 music honor celebrating the year's best Canadian album, have released the 10 finalists for this year's prize. The artists nominated are: Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Zaki Ibrahim, Metric, METZ, Purity Ring, Colin Stetson, Tegan and Sara, A Tribe Called Red, Whitehorse, and Young Galaxy. The winner will be announced at a gala in Toronto on September 23.

The Neighbourhood has announced a new Fall headlining tour of North America, following the success of their #1 hit single at Modern Rock, "Sweater Weather." The newest leg of touring begins September 27 in Austin, TX and runs up to November 10 in West Palm Beach.




 
Music News
Kanye, Sam Smith, The Who & Many More Announced For iHeartRadio Music Festival
FMQB Retro-Active: Ken Sharp Talks to Cherie Currie, and Reviews Live Releases From The Who and The Rolling Stones
Quick Hits: Dr. Dre, U2, Zayn Malik, Gary Clark Jr.
Macklemore Talks New Album, Relapse Into Drug Use
Quick Hits: Meghan Trainor, Justin Bieber, Janelle MonŠe, Keith Richards, Lollapalooza, Chance The Rapper, Neil Young
Imagine Dragons, Jack Johnson Join Farm Aid 30
Quick Hits: Rise Against, Keith Richards, Puscifer, Judas Priest & Mastodon, Mat Kearney, Circa Survive
Rapper Future Hits #1 With Surprise Album
Quick Hits: U2 & Lady Gaga, Disclosure & Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, Mariah Carey, Bobbi Kristina Brown, Guns N' Roses, Sevendust, Joseph Jackson
Ed Sheeran TV Special To Air On NBC
The Week In Review: 7/20-7/24
Quick Hits: Five Finger Death Punch, Prince, Meg Myers, The Grateful Dead
Quick Hits: Lil Wayne & Charlie Puth, Vance Joy, Lana Del Rey
Quick Hits: Selena Gomez, James Blake / Kanye West, Incubus
Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran Lead MTV VMA Noms
Breaking News
CBS Radio Extends Scott Shannon
iHeartMedia Reports Results For 2015 Second Quarter
Benztown Promotes Christopher "Jack" Johansing To Marketing Director
July 29, 2015
iHeartMedia Charlotte Names Keith Hotchkiss Market President
Pierre Bouvard: Radio's Delivers On Amazon Prime Day
In Brief - July 29, 2015
July 28, 2015
Cumulus Appoints Brian Thomas As PD For WLS-FM/Chicago
AT&T To Activate FM Chips On Android Smartphones
BroadbandTV & BMG Form Strategic Alliance To Support New Generation Of Music Artists
Chicago Radio Legend John Records Landecker To Sign Off After 40 Years On-Air
Cumulus-Buffalo Re-Signs Shredd and Ragan For Mornings At WEDG
Rare Job Ops at 98 Rock/Baltimore
In Brief - July 28, 2015
July 27, 2015
Emmis Announces Executive Promotions
iHeartRadio Joins Snapchat Discover
Pandora Listeners Receive More Uninterrupted Hours With Sponsored Listening
July 24, 2015
Radio Industry & SESAC Reach Settlement
The Week In Review: 7/20-7/24
CBS Radio Names David Yadgaroff As SVP/Market Manager For Philadelphia
In Brief - July 24, 2015
July 23, 2015
Frankie V. Heads Home To Boston
Major Changes at CBS RADIO
In Brief - July 23, 2015
July 22, 2015
VH1 President Tom Calderone Exits The Network
FMQB NOW

Jonathan Shuford, PD
WRVW/Nashville

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!