Quick Hits: Ozzy Osbourne, Pharrell Williams, Gwen Stefani, Justin Timberlake, elbow, The Roots
March 3, 2014


Ozzy Osbourne
This year's 10th anniversary MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert will honor Ozzy Osbourne, as well as owner/CEO of the Village studios Jeff Greenberg. The event takes place at Club Nokia in Los Angeles on May 12. Osbourne will be honored with the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award for his dedication and support of the MusiCares MAP Fund. He is being recognized for his commitment to helping other addicts with the addiction recovery process. "I know firsthand about the ravages of addiction and I also know that the MusiCares MAP Fund is a vital safety net for people in the music industry who need help with substance abuse," Osbourne stated. "This organization literally saves lives." The event also will include a performance by Osbourne and his touring band with special guest Slash on guitar. Additional performers will be announced shortly.

The now-famous hat worn by Pharrell Williams at the Grammys was auctioned off for $44,100 on eBay to benefit From One Hand to AnOTHER, a non-profit whose mission is to "change the world one kid at a time by giving them the tools and resources to meet their unique potential." It turns out that the winning bidder was fast food chain Arby's, which jokingly accused Pharrell of stealing their Canadian mountie-style hat. Arby's tweeted of the auction: "We're HAPPY to support a great cause and get our hat back."

Gwen Stefani gave birth to another baby boy on Friday. The newest member of the family, named Apollo Bowie Flynn Rossdale, is Stefani's third son with husband Gavin Rossdale. Rossdale offered some insight on the new baby's name when he tweeted a birth announcement on Saturday. "Bowie and Flynn =  [our] mothers' maiden names," he explained.

Justin Timberlake's 20/20 Experience world tour will make a stop in Australia later this year, beginning on September 18 in Melbourne and wrapping on October 8 in Perth. This will be Timberlake's first tour of Australia since he visited the country back in 2007 for the FutureSex/LoveSounds tour.

Beginning today, elbow's sixth studio album, The Take Off and Landing of Everything, is available for early purchase via iTunes a full week before its official March 11 street date. This iTunes premiere offers the band's stateside fans an early opportunity to experience the album in its entirety. The Take Off and Landing of Everything (Fiction/Concord Records) was recorded at Real World Studios in Salford, England and was produced by the band's keyboardist, Craig Potter. elbow will be returning to North America for a tour running from May 11 in Washington, DC to May 28 in Los Angeles.

The Roots have revealed that their annual Roots Picnic is returning to Philadelphia's Festival Pier on Saturday, May 31. The festival is celebrating its seventh year with an eclectic lineup including Janelle MonŠe, Action Bronson, araabMUZIK, The War On Drugs and a set with Snoop Dogg backed by The Roots. The Philadelphia band also will be releasing a new album this spring.




 
Music News
Foo Fighters, Drake Top Austin City Limits
Quick Hits: Sam Smith, Mariah Carey, Britney Spears
Quick Hits: Kanye West, Kurt Cobain, My Morning Jacket, Miguel, Finding Neverland album, Sia, Lockn' Festival
Bono Still Recovering As U2 Prep For Tour
Quick Hits: Ben E. King, "Uptown Funk," Prince, Van Halen, Vance Joy, Enrique Iglesias
Meghan Trainor, J. Lo Join Jason Derulo LP
Quick Hits: U2, Diddy, Bumbershoot, Sonic Boom and X-Fest, Gregg Allman
Alabama Shakes Debut At #1 On Billboard 200
Quick Hits: Landmark Music Festival, Jay Z / Tidal, Paramore, Milky Chance / X Ambassadors, Eric Hutchinson, The Kingsmen
Ozzy: Black Sabbath Farewell Coming In 2016
Quick Hits: One Direction, Mumford & Sons, Sam Smith, Deftones, Gary Clark, Jr., Andrew W.K., Ben Lee
Jay Z: "Tidal Is Doing Just Fine"
Quick Hits: Radio Disney Music Awards, David Guetta, Amy Winehouse, D'Angelo, Billy Corgan
Black Keys' Dan Auerbach Announces New Solo Project
The Week In Review: 4/20-4/24
Breaking News
Jonathan Shuford Named PD at Nashvilleís 107.5 THE RIVER
Entercom Promotes Louise "Weezie" Kramer To Chief Operating Officer
Cox Media Group Miami Names Jill Strada Director of Branding & Programming For WEDR & WFLC
Lori Lewis Joins Cumulus As VP Of Social Media
Saga Communications Reports 1st Quarter 2015 Results
Jared Aman Named MD At KINK
Entercom Adds David Levy To Its Board of Directors
Music Industry Reunion Volume 3
In Brief - May 5, 2015
May 4, 2015
Entercom Communications Corp. Reports First Quarter Results
iHeartMedia Seattle Names Russell Robertson SVP/Sales
Entercom Austin Taps Stephanie Callihan As VP/GM
Tom Hoyt Appointed GM of Salem Media's Louisville Cluster
Billboard's Top 10 Most Powerful Pop Programmers
Five Appointed To NAB Radio Board
NAB Opens 2015 Marconi Radio Awards Nomination Window
In Brief - May 4, 2015
May 1, 2015
Vevo Announces New CEO, Original Programming And Tentpole Events
Radio One, Inc. Reports First Quarter Results
Scott Lindy Joins Cumulus As PD Of WFMS/Indianapolis
Shazam, Google Provide Android Users With Hands-Free Music Discovery
In Brief - May 1, 2015
April 30, 2015
iHeartMedia, Inc. Reports Results for 2015 First Quarter
Republic Records Dominates Top 40 Scoring 6 Spots In Top 10
Chris Sargent Named PD At KJR-FM/Seattle
WBTP/Tampa Appoints Mychal Maguire PD
j‚capps Named One Of "Michigan 50 Companies To Watch"
FMQB NOW

Rick Cummings
Emmis Pres.
of Programming

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!