Quick Hits: Kings Of Leon, Justin Bieber, Metallica, Sara Bareilles & OneRepublic, 2 Chainz & Pusha T, Johnny Cash, Peter Gabriel, Freddie Mercury
December 10, 2013


Kings Of Leon
Kings Of Leon have announced the second leg of their American tour in support of Mechanical Bull. It will commence on March 19 in Phoenix and so far it's set to run until April 11 in New Orleans, although more dates will be added. This leg of the tour will feature opener Local Natives, and tickets for the general public go on sale starting Friday, December 13. Meanwhile, Kings of Leon will be appearing on Saturday Night Live on December 14, and on Ellen on December 16.

Justin Bieber just wrapped his Believe Tour, but on Tuesday (December 10), he made an unexpected visit to the Philippines to play a special acoustic show for typhoon victims. As part of the unplugged set, Bieber sang his Christmas tune "Mistletoe" as well as the new Music Mondays single "All That Matters." "About to go perform the last #believetour show. The real last one and the most important one of the tour," Bieber wrote on Twitter. He also urged his fans to donate money to help those affected by the devastating storm. "That was the way to end a tour. We can all make a change and help. Please get involved," he wrote. "I saw the devastation first hand today. They need our help."

Metallica played their anticipated special concert in Antarctica over the weekend, and the Rock greats have now performed on all seven continents. According to reports, Metallica played in front of roughly 120 people inside a dome, for a crowd made up of scientists and contest winners. As previously reported, the songs were played with no amps, as the music was transmitted via headphones. The concert streamed online and was filmed as well. Rolling Stone notes that the hour-long show made Metallica the only band in history to play all seven continents.

Sara Bareilles and OneRepublic will perform live at the People's Choice Awards on Wednesday, January 8 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. The show will air on the CBS Television Network. Nominees in this year's music categories include Katy Perry, P!nk, Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Imagine Dragons and many more.

Rappers 2 Chainz and Pusha T will co-headline the 2 Good To Be T.R.U. tour early next year. The trek begins in Boston on February 4 and winds up in Washington, D.C. on March 24.

A "lost" album by the late Country icon Johnny Cash is slated for release in the spring of 2014. Billboard reports that Out Among The Stars was recorded with producer/CBS Records executive Billy Sherrill in the early '80s but never released by Columbia Records. The album was kept in the Cashs' archives and discovered last year by their son, John Carter Cash. Out Among The Stars is due March 25.

Peter Gabriel tells Rolling Stone he is working on his first album of new music since 2002. "I’ve got some new music," Gabriel said, but added that he also has a number of other projects in the works involving "music, technology, and benefit projects." In 2005, Gabriel said he was working towards a new album called I/O and says that is still the working title for his next record.

After the departure of Sacha Baron Cohen as the star of the upcoming Freddie Mercury biopic, a new star has been chosen: British actor Ben Whishaw, according to Deadline Hollywood. Whishaw is known for playing Q in Skyfall, the latest James Bond movie. The film will be directed by Dexter Fletcher, who has reportedly been meeting with surviving members of Queen with an eye toward starting work on the biopic next year.




 
Music News
Taylor Swift Wins Big At MTV VMAs
Rockers Disturbed Earn Fifth #1 Album
FMQB Photo Pass: Van Halen
Quick Hits: Taylor Swift, Kanye West, Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber Debuts New Single
Quick Hits: Nicki Minaj, Adele, OMI
Demi Lovato Feeling "Confident" on Fifth LP
Quick Hits: Justin Bieber, Mariah Carey, Omarion, Soundgarden
Pharrell, Demi Lovato & More Added To MTV VMAs Lineup
Quick Hits: Lady Gaga, HBO, Maroon 5, Nick Jonas
MTV To Honor Kanye West
Quick Hits: One Direction, Missy Elliott / The Voice, Azealia Banks, Meg Myers, Coheed and Cambria, Ben Folds
Dr. Dre Issues Apology To "The Women I've Hurt"
Quick Hits: Taylor Swift, album sales, Charli XCX & Bleachers, Chris Brown, Bon Jovi, Voodoo Music + Arts Festival
Quick Hits: JoJo, Kanye West / Frank Ocean, Carrie Underwood, Charlie Puth, The Neighbourhood
Breaking News
National Radio Hall Of Fame Class Of 2015 Revealed
On The Verge Artist Hailee Steinfeld Debuts As Highest Female Solo Artists On Mediabase
August 31, 2015
Scooter Braun Joins NASH Next Country Music Talent Competition
In Brief - August 31, 2015
August 28, 2015
iHeartMedia Promotes Hardin, Zellner and Maynard
WZMP (96.5 AMP Radio)/Philly New Line-Up Announced
KLUC/Las Vegas Adds Kayla To Chet Buchanan & The Morning Zoo
88Nine Radio Milwaukee Promotes Ken Sumka To APD & Justin Barney to MD
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, iHeartRadio joins Chegg for Music101 Series
Mark “Shark” Ediss Named Afternoon Drive Host At Y100/Savannah
August 27, 2015
Cumulus Goes Underground Alternative In New Orleans
August 26, 2015
Subaru Embraces HD Radio Receivers
Cort Johnson Named APD/Morning Co-Host on 101.9 KINK/Portland
Howard Stern Presents "Booey 25" On SiriusXM Channels
August 25, 2015
Sony Music Entertainment Acquires Century Group
UMG Names Jeffrey Remedios President & CEO/Universal Music Canada
Where Hip Hop Lives App Now Available to International Audiences
August 24, 2015
Leslie Scott Named Program Director Of KNDD/Seattle
Rdio Launches “Promoted Music Experiences” With Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos
Report: Radio Has 30 Million Amplifiers Nationwide
In Brief - August 24, 2015
August 21, 2015
eQB NOW
Entercom South Florida Launches New Alternative Rock 104.3 The Shark
FMQB NOW

Mike McVay
SVP/Content & Programming
Cumulus Media

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!