Quick Hits: Miley Cyrus, Shinedown, Volbeat, Lance Bass, Kelly Clarkson, Manchester Orchestra
January 21, 2014

Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus is getting ready to strip down her music and go acoustic for MTV on January 29 at 9 p.m. EST. Miley's episode of MTV Unplugged will feature "surprise guests," according to MTV News, as well as "intimate reinventions of her Bangerz tracks, like 'We Can't Stop' and 'Wrecking Ball.'" Meanwhile, Cyrus is slated to kick off her Bangerz tour on February 14 in Vancouver, BC, and it will visit 38 cities throughout the United States and Canada before wrapping on April 24 in Uniondale, NY.

While Shinedown begins to focus its fifth album, frontman Brent Smith and guitarist Zach Myers are giving fans an acoustic treat to tide them over. The duo, under the moniker Smith & Myers, will release "Acoustic Sessions) digitally on January 28, featuring covers of songs by The Clash ("London Calling"), Otis Redding ("Sitting on the Dock of the Bay"), Metallica ("Nothing Else Matters"), the Black Crowes ("She Talks to Angels"), Soul Asylum ("Runaway Train") and more. Meanwhile, Smith told Billboard that the band's new album will be more stripped down as well. "I think we really focused a lot on the last couple of records on a ton of production -- like a 31-piece orchestra or a 10-piece horn section or 40 guitars and 50 layers of vocals, 'cause we love doing that stuff," he said. "But this time I think we're going to look at specifically the idea of drums, bass and guitar and being very specific about the vocal performance and really kind of focus on the song and how we want the sound to evolve. Now, a year from now I may tell you that, 'we went in there and threw everything at it but the kitchen sink,' but that's the beauty of music; there's no rules to it, and I think at the end of the day the only think we keep in mind is they have to be great songs."

Volbeat returns to North America in April for a tour of the U.S. that brings the Danish quartet coast-to-coast. The run begins in Denver on April 3 and will wrap on May 9 in Hampton Beach, NH. Trivium and Digital Summer will serve as the supporting acts. Volbeat will arrive on North American shores on the heels of their first Grammy Nomination in the Best Metal Performance category for the song "Room 24."

Former *NYSNC member Lance Bass has released a new single called "Walking On Air," and it features a verse from Snoop Dogg. The song marks Bass' first track since *NSYNC disbanded, and it hit iTunes today (1/21). It also features appearances from Anise K and Bella Blue. "These days, songs have to be played in clubs and this is one of those songs that you'll definitely hear in the club. I'm sure it will be remixed so many different times," Bass told E! News. He also wrote on Instagram: "It's finally out!!!!! #walkingonair - I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it! Video will premiere Friday w @ryanseacrest."

Kelly Clarkson has shared with the world that her baby will be a girl. "We just found out we're having a girl officially! I knew it! Only a girl could cause this much drama with all this vomiting ha," she quipped on Twitter. This will be Clarkson's first child, joining her husband's two children from a previous relationship.

Manchester Orchestra will release a new album, titled Cope, on April 1 via their recent partnership with Loma Vista Recordings and their own Favorite Gentlemen Recordings. The new full-length album from the Atlanta-based band was self-produced alongside their long-time collaborating partner, Dan Hannon. Manchester Orchestra will hit the road this spring for a two-month headlining tour of North America from April 17 in Tampa until May 31 in Nashville.

Music News
Maroon 5 Closes The Top 40 and Hot AC Radio Panels Upon Impact
Quick Hits: Radiohead, Frank Ocean, A$AP Ferg
Jordan Fisher Will Make His Broadway Debut In Hamilton On November 22
Quick Hits: Kanye West, Eminem, Bruno Mars, Gwen Stefani
Pearl Jam, 2Pac & Depeche Mode Lead 2017 Rock Hall Nominees
Green Day Tops Billboard 200 For Their Third Time
Quick Hits: Liam Payne, Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, Mother Love Bone
Quick Hits: Kings Of Leon, Elton John, Roger Waters
Maroon 5 Debuts New Single Featuring Kendrick Lamar
Louise Goffin To Perform Surprise Concert
Quick Hits: Drake, Depeche Mode
Drake Earns Record-Setting 13 American Music Award Nominations
Solange's A Seat at the Table Is Her First #1 Album
Green Day Announce 2017 North American Tour
Bruno Mars Announces New Album 24K Magic
Breaking News
CBS Radio Signs Michael Martin To Multi-Year Contract Renewal
SportsRadio 94WIP/Philly Adds Joe Decamra & Jon Ritchie To Middays
October 19, 2016
Frankie C Extends Agreement With KZHT/Salt Lake City
Voncile Anderson Named Beasley Director/NTR Sales In Tampa Bay
In Brief - October 19, 2016
October 18, 2016
Rob Stringer Promoted To CEO Of Sony Music Entertainment
iHeartMedia St. Louis Announces The Debut Of The New Alt 104.9
Entercom Agrees To Acquire Four Radio Stations In Charlotte From Beasley Broadcast Group
Ebro Returns To Portland
Townsquare Media Names John Roberts OM For Tyler-Longview, Texas
Jacobs Media & PRPD’s 8th Annual Public Radio Tech Survey Released
In Brief - October 18, 2016
October 17, 2016
WFLZ/Tampa Names Kruz Program Director
Republic Records Promotes Wendy Goldstein To Executive Vice President
Alpha Media Mankato Names Bob Rose Market Manager
Corey B. Joins WBBM-FM (B96)/Chicago As New Night Host
October 14, 2016
Race Taylor Re-Ups With WPLJ/New York
Andrew Berger Named Imaging Director For KPWR/Los Angeles
October 13, 2016
iHeartMedia Chicago Names New Night Show Hosts
Emmis Announces Agreement to Sell Texas Monthly
Alpha Media Supports Hurricane Matthew Recovery Relief
KFM-BFM Adds Robin Roth To Roster
October 12, 2016
iHeartMedia Connecticut Names Jagger PD of WKSS & WKCI
Emmis Reaches Agreement To Sell Terre Haute Radio Stations

Jon Zellner
EVP/Programming Operations

Search FMQB.com
FMQB Member Login

Not a member yet?
Sign up Now!
Sign Up for Breaking News!
Enter FMQB E-Tracking!