Quick Hits: Miley Cyrus & P!nk, SXSW iTunes Festival, Miguel, 3 Doors Down, Guns N' Roses, Tori Amos
February 19, 2014

Miley Cyrus
Music video site Vevo released its viewership report for 2013, and the report shows that 55 billion music videos were viewed globally in 2013, up 33 percent over 2012. In the U.S. alone, 12.3 billion music videos were viewed. Miley Cyrus had the most viewed music videos of 2013 and she set two Vevo records with the September release of her "Wrecking Ball" video. The clip delivered 19.3 million views in one day, and it was fastest to certified status by reaching 100 million views in just six days. Meanwhile, P!nk's "Just Give Me A Reason" (featuring Nate Ruess) was the most shared video last year, both in the U.S. and worldwide.

The SXSW conference has announced that the iTunes Festival will be a part of this year's massive event in Austin, and will take place over multiple days. So far, the iTunes Festival at SXSW lineup boasts Coldplay, Imagine Dragons, and London Grammar on March 11; Pitbull, ZEDD, and G.R.L on March 14; and Keith Urban, Willie Nelson, and Mickey Guyton on March 15. More shows will be added soon. Coldplay also tweeted that their show "will stream worldwide via iTunes."

Miguel is hard at work on the follow-up to his 2012 album Kaleidoscope Dream. He told Billboard that "It's coming great. I have a very clear vision, and I have a very clear goal. I know what I want, and I'm getting there." Miguel has been working in the studio with Jessie Ware and J. Cole. "As a musician, we hear things in our heads, and sometimes it doesn't really come out the way we hear it," the singer added. "Somehow, this time around, it's coming out exactly how I imagined it. The only thing I want to do is be in the studio, because you never want to forsake your creativity. You want to honor it."

3 Doors Down bassist Todd Harrell is back in police custody after being arrested near Biloxi, MS on Tuesday night. WLOX News reports that Harrell is charged with second offense "DUI other," which means he was allegedly driving under the influence of a substance other than alcohol. Just last month, a judge upheld a DUI conviction Harrell received concerning an incident that also happened in D'Iberville, MS in 2012. He was sentenced to two days in jail and a $1,000 fine. However, the jail time was suspended granted Harrell completes six months of good behavior along with other requirements. Meanwhile, he also faces a vehicular homicide charge in Nashville following an accident in which a man was killed last April.

Guns N' Roses has announced a new run of Las Vegas shows this spring. Between May 21 and June 7, GN'R will play nine concerts at the Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino for a residency they've dubbed, No Trickery! An Evening of Destruction. Tickets go on sale this Friday, February 21. As previously reported, the band will play a string of Central and South American dates in March and April. They also have two U.S. dates booked on May 13 in Bethlehem, PA and May 16 in Columbus, OH.

Singer/songwriter Tori Amos is set to release her next studio album, Unrepentant Geraldines, on May 13 via Mercury Classics. The album is described as Pop/Rock in both content and feel and is a change of pace from her most recent releases. Amos also unveiled the North American leg of her Unrepentant Geraldines tour, which launches July 16 in Vancouver, Canada and crosses the United States before wrapping on August 24 in Miami.

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