Quick Hits: Coldplay, Robin Thicke, Green Day, Kid Cudi, Neil Young, Sub Pop Records
February 25, 2014

Coldplay surprised fans at midnight last night by suddenly releasing a new song, aptly titled "Midnight." The synth-heavy track is presumably taken from Coldplay's upcoming sixth studio album. "Midnight" was accompanied by a black-and-white video, directed by Mary Wigmore. There is no word on whether this is the official first single off Coldplay's next album, which does not have a confirmed release date. Check out the new tune below:





Robin Thicke and his wife of nearly nine years, actress Paula Patton, have announced that they are separating. "We will always love each other and be best friends, however, we have mutually decided to separate at this time," reads a statement to People magazine. Meanwhile, Thicke's tour also has been temporarily derailed due to illness. He has cancelled his third show in a row that was scheduled for tonight (2/25) in North Carolina, less than 24 hours after announcing the marital split. Thicke was slated to kick off his North American tour last week, but cancelled the first two dates, in Atlanta on Friday and in Orlando on Saturday, citing vocal issues. "I never want to let down my fans but I have unfortunately lost my voice and cannot perform tomorrow night," he said in a statement. The next date on the tour is set for this Thursday in Fairfax, VA.

Green Day will honor this year's Record Store Day on April 19 with a special release. The band announced on Facebook: "We are releasing 18 demos, including an unreleased track, from the Uno, Dos and Tres sessions, exclusively for record store day." The trio added that it will be available on colored vinyl, CD and even cassette.

Kid Cudi shocked fans last night by suddenly dropping a new album, Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon, via iTunes. The new work is the follow up to Cudi's 2013 LP, Indicud. The Rapper began teasing the surprise release via Twitter by writing: "Time to make the world stand still... 1 hour til launch... BOARDING!" And finally he revealed, "The date says April, 29 2014 but that's a glitch. Or is it ;) ALBUM AVAILABLE NOW," along with a link to iTunes.

Neil Young is set to publish a second memoir after his first book, Waging Heavy Peace, was a best-seller in 2012. The new memoir reportedly will focus on his passion for cars, while also featuring stories about his life in music. The new book is scheduled for a fall release, according to Billboard.

Noted indie label Sub Pop Records will open a retail store in Seattle's Sea-Tac International Airport in April. The store builds on an already musical presence in the airport, where Seattle bands play live at baggage claim and in other areas of the facility 10 times a week. The performance schedule is likely to increase in 2014, says the Hollywood Reporter. Visitors also see music videos and hear recordings by Pacific Northwest artists, such as Nirvana, Eddie Vedder, Heart, and Allen Stone. The airport even shows overhead greetings by Macklemore, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Ben Gibbard, Quincy Jones, and Jerry Cantrell.




 
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!