Quick Hits: The Everly Brothers, Rihanna & Shakira, Ke$ha, Queens of the Stone Age, Jack White
January 6, 2014


The Everly Brothers, circa 1995
(Photo by: Jim Rinaldi)
Phil Everly, who made up one-half of iconic duo The Everly Brothers, died on Friday at age 74. Everly's wife Patti told the Los Angeles Times that the singer passed away from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which he contracted through a lifetime of smoking. The Everlys first found success with their self-titled debut album in 1958, and racked up an impressive 31 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, including 12 top 10 hits such as "Cathy's Clown," "Bye Bye Love," "Wake Up Little Susie," and "All I Have To Do Is Dream." Don Everly released a statement on the passing of his brother, saying: "I loved my brother very much. I always thought I'd be the one to go first. I was listening to one of my favorite songs that Phil wrote and had an extreme emotional moment just before I got the news of his passing. I took that as a special spiritual message from Phil saying good-bye. Our love was and will always be deeper than any earthly differences we might have had. The world might be mourning an Everly Brother, but I'm mourning my brother Phil Everly."

Rihanna and Shakira have both confirmed via Twitter that their new duet, "Can't Remember To Forget," will hit the streets on January 13. The track is likely the first official single off Shakira's forthcoming new album. In related news, Shakira will be back on The Voice as a coach when the show returns for its sixth season on February 24, and Rihanna has reportedly started work on her next album, the follow-up to 2012's Unapologetic.

Ke$ha has entered a Chicago-area rehab facility to seek treatment for an eating disorder. The singer told MTV News in a statement: "I'm a crusader for being yourself and loving yourself, but I've found it hard to practice. I'll be unavailable for the next 30 days, seeking treatment for my eating disorder... to learn to love myself again, exactly as I am." Her trip to rehab comes just one month before she is scheduled to perform in Dubai as part of her Warrior tour. In March and April, the singer has a pair of North American shows booked in Hammond, IN, and Green Bay, WI.

Queens of the Stone Age is still touring and riding high on the success of ...Like Clockwork, but frontman Josh Homme says they are already thinking about their next effort. When asked by Rolling Stone if the band is ready to make another album soon, Homme replied: "Absolutely. We have more than enough songs. We're booked til September, but after that we plan to jump in the studio and get going." Meanwhile, the ...Like Clockwork tour resumes on January 30 in Raleigh, NC.

Jack White is currently working on two albums, one of which is his own solo work. "I'm producing two albums this month, and finishing them," he wrote in an online chat with fans. "One of them is mine." The always-prolific musician is also working with The Dead Weather, releasing a series of singles leading up to a new album in 2015. White has even been back in the studio with his other band, The Raconteurs, since February of last year, though no official release has been confirmed.




 
Music News
Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj to Perform at MTV VMAs
Quick Hits: Drake, Usher, Florence + the Machine, Jon Bon Jovi
Quick Hits: Britney Spears, Calvin Harris, Kings Of Leon, Prince, R.E.M, Lorde
Pandora Partners With Questlove
Quick Hits: MTV VMAs / DJ Khaled / Lukas Graham, ASAP Ferg
Quick Hits: Justin Timberlake / Trolls soundtrack, Metallica, Jimmy Eat World, Big Boi & Killer Mike, Empire of the Sun
Second Frank Ocean Release Arrives Over the Weekend
Quick Hits: Billboard 200, Bridge School Benefit, Lou Pearlman, Future, 3 Doors Down, Kings of Leon
Frank Ocean Releases "Visual Album" Endless
Lars Ulrich Talks New Metallica Record
Strange Days Indeed: An Interview with Garbage’s Shirley Manson
Metallica Announce New Album Hardwired...To Self Destruct
Drake Leads Nominees For BET Hip Hop Awards
Quick Hits: Kanye West, Lil Wayne
Paul McCartney Signs Worldwide Deal With Capitol Records
Breaking News
iHeartMedia Names Michael Saunders Urban Brand Coordinator & PD For KQBT/Houston
GUESS And Republic Records Join To Launch GUESS Music
August 25, 2016
CMG Orlando Names Dawn Campbell New Director Of Branding/Programming For WCFB-FM
CBS Radio Las Vegas Launches 98.5 (HD-2) Da Shaka Vegas' Island & Reggae Station
Cumulus Promotes Jessica Poxson To APD At WDRQ (NASH FM 93.1)/Detroit
iHeartMedia Names Ryan Petrosso SVP/Sales For Charlotte
FCC Commissioners Clyburn and Pai To Address 2016 Radio Show
August 24, 2016
Amber Bouchard Joins WRFF (Radio 104.5)/Philadelphia As APD
Songs of Hope XII To Honor Pharrell with Clive Davis "Legend In Songwriter Award"
Benztown Named to Inc. 5000 for 4th Consecutive Year
August 24, 2016
Matt Bosso Named APD/MD At WODS/Boston
Sterling Simms Named UMPG Director of Creative
MIW Radio Group Names Beth Neuhoff The 2016 MIW Trailblazer
In Brief - August 23, 2016
August 22, 2016
Nielsen Audio Finds Los Angeles Metro Irregularities
iHeartMedia Salisbury-Ocean City, MD Names Dave Hovel SVP/Programming
Images from the 2016 iHeartMedia Music Summit
'Wake Up Call' Radio Host Welcomes Baby Boy
August 22, 2016
Jeff Smulyan Proposes to Take Emmis Private
WRVW (107.5 The River)/Nashville To Host Rooftop Pool Party With Demi Lovato & Nick Jonas
iHeartMedia Names Ryan McKiddy APD/MD At WSIX/Nashville
August 18, 2016
iHeartMedia Elevates Michael Preacher & Dave Carwile In North East Division
Bill Kelly To Join Cumulus Media As VP/Market Manager For Youngstown
iHeartRadio Surpasses 90 Million Registered Users
FMQB NOW

          Question Of
           The Week

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!