Quick Hits: Beastie Boys, Ryan Tedder, Metallica, Zac Brown Band & Dave Grohl, Lostprophets
November 27, 2013


Beastie Boys
The saga of the Beastie Boys and toymaker GoldieBlox continues, as the company's founders have written an open letter to the B-Boys' camp. In the letter, GoldieBlox says it was "completely unaware" that Adam "MCA" Yauch's will had prohibited their music to be used in commercials and "although we believe our parody video falls under fair use, we would like to respect his wishes and yours." The song has been removed from their ad, and the company also said that "we are ready to stop the lawsuit as long as this means we will no longer be under threat from your legal team." The letter concludes, "We don’t want to spend our time fighting legal battles. We want to inspire the next generation. We want to be good role models. And we want to be your friends."
     As previously reported, GoldieBlox created a take on the Beasties' song "Girls," flipping the song to encourage young girls to play with science and engineering toys instead of dolls, but released the ad featuring the tune without permission.

Producer and OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder has joined NBC's The Voice as the show's first-ever in-house producer and songwriter. Tedder, who already appeared as an adviser this season, will work with the final three contestants as they prepare for performances for the finale. He also will write a song for the three finalists to perform at the conclusion of the season on December 17. The artists' singles will be available on iTunes immediately following the telecast, marking the first time Voice contestants premiere an original song on the show.

Metallica will play a handful in shows in Europe this summer where fans will get to vote on the set list. As the band explains on their website, "As we embark on two short treks through Europe, we're going to give you, the ticket holders, the chance to vote on what songs you would like to hear at the show(s) that you attend... Pick up your ticket(s) online and you'll receive an e-mail shortly after with a code and a link to a site on which you may cast your ballot. We normally play around 18 songs a night, and since we didn't want to be left out of the fun, the band also gets to vote, and we vote for a NEW SONG! That leaves the other 17 slots for you to choose, so vote for all your favorites from the close to 140 songs we've recorded in our career and to make it more fun along the way, you'll be able to follow what you and your fellow fans are selecting by watching the site for continuous results." So far, the band has announced only three June dates in Germany. Metallica currently is working on a new album, which presumably will feature the new song that they plan to play live.

On December 10, Zac Brown Band will release The Grohl Sessions Vol. 1 on Zac's own Southern Ground Artists label via iTunes. The Grohl Sessions Vol. 1 features the first studio recording of "Day for the Dead," the song which the band performed with drummer Dave Grohl on this year's CMAs. Other songs on the release include "The Muse," a song written by The Wood Brothers, as well as "All Alright" and "Let It Rain."

The former lead singer of Lostprophets has pleaded guilty in a Welsh court to a series of sex crimes. Ian Watkins was arrested last December and charged with more than 20 offenses, including rape, conspiring to sexually assault a child and making indecent images. He had denied the charges, but changed his plea Tuesday and admitted to 11 offenses, though he maintained that he was not guilty of the rape charge. According to the BBC, prosecuting barrister Chris Clee told the court: "Ian Watkins was the lead singer in a successful band called the Lostprophets. He accepts he was a determined and committed pedophile." Sentencing will take place on December 18.




 
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
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
The Week In Review: 12/8-12/12
FMQB NOW

Jon Zellner
SVPP, iHeartMedia

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!