Quick Hits: Beyoncé & Boots, Coldplay, Wiz Khalifa, Saturday Night Live, Jack Johnson, Boston Calling Festival
April 23, 2014


Beyoncé

Beyoncé and producer Boots, a.k.a. Jordy Asher, surprised fans at the end of 2013 when they suddenly released her latest album, Beyoncé, featuring numerous tracks written and produced by Boots. Now, the beat-maker is surprising listeners again with his brand new mixtape. The last track of his Winter Spring Summer Fall mixtape is a duet with Beyoncé titled "Dreams." "So this is the last song on my mixtape. My friend and I recorded it recently and while we were trying to figure out what to do with it, we had an idea," Boots wrote on Facebook. He then explained that every cent made from the song will go to the non-profit organization Day One, which is devoted to the issue of teen dating violence. "I feel that protecting women from these horrible and unthinkable acts should take precedence in our society," Boots wrote. "I feel passionate about this because if more women knew that safe places existed from the turmoil they experience, it could possibly prevent these situations from occurring or reoccurring."

Coldplay will have their own NBC special next month. The hour-long show, Coldplay: Ghost Stories, will air Sunday, May 18 at 7 p.m. It features live footage of the band show in Los Angeles last month, showcasing new tunes and classics from the British group. Their new album, Ghost Stories, is due out May 19. The special will air in Canada and overseas as well.

This summer, Wiz Khalifa is bringing back his Under the Influence of Music Tour, and this edition will feature Young Jeezy, Tyga, Ty Dolla $ign, and Rich Homie Quan, as well as young acts including Sage The Gemini, Mack Wilds, IAMSU!, and DJ Drama. The 22 dates span from July 24 in Scranton, PA to August 24 in Irvine, CA. Tickets go on sale this Friday, April 25 at 4:20 p.m. EST.

Saturday Night Live has announced its musical guests for the last two episodes of the season. The Black Keys will perform on May 10, with Charlize Theron hosting. The season finale will feature St. Vincent as the musical guest, with SNL alum Andy Samberg hosting.

In honor of Earth Day on Tuesday, Jack Johnson released the From Here To Now To You Live EP on his own Brushfire Records. The six-song EP was recorded live in the fall of 2013 during Johnson's From Here To Now To You theatre tour. Net proceeds from the sale of the EP will be donated to Johnson's Kokua Hawaii Foundation, supporting environmental education in the schools and communities of Hawaii.

The National, Lorde, Nas with The Roots, The Replacements, and Neutral Milk Hotel will all perform at the September edition of the Boston Calling Music Festival, which will take place from September 5-7. As with the festival's first three editions — May and September 2013, and this upcoming May 23-25 — September's lineup was co-curated by The National songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Aaron Dessner. Other performers this fall will include Childish Gambino, Spoon, Girl Talk, The 1975, Twenty One Pilots, The War on Drugs, The Hold Steady, and Sky Ferreira.




 
Music News
The Weeknd Tops Billboard Music Award Winners
Quick Hits: Leona Lewis, The Strokes, Cold War Kids
Quick Hits: Teen Choice Awards, Bon Jovi, The Killers
Quick Hits: Eminem, Mariah Carey, Red Nose Day TV Special, My Morning Jacket, The Tragically Hip
Drake Stays at #1, Meghan Trainor Debuts at #3 on Billboard 200
Quick Hits: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Megadeth, Ramones
Drake Leads Nominees For 2016 BET Awards
Quick Hits: Adele, Fifth Harmony, Life is Beautiful festival, Beastie Boys
Quick Hits: Chevelle, Rage Against The Machine / Prophets of Rage, 3 Doors Down, Make America Rock Again tour
Ariana Grande, Calvin Harris & More Headlining Billboard Hot 100 Festival
Quick Hits: MuchMusic Awards, Guns N' Roses / Lenny Kravitz / Alice in Chains, Rage Against The Machine, Riot Fest
Puff Daddy Takes Bad Boy Reunion on the Road
Quick Hits: Justin Timberlake, Houston Open Air, The Temper Trap, High Elevation Rock Festival, Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival, Lou Reed
Drake Stays Atop Billboard 200, Radiohead Debut at #3
Quick Hits: Adele, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sia, Oasis
Breaking News
In Brief - May 27, 2016
Cumulus Media Appoints John Dimick as VP/Programming Operations
May 26, 2016
Universal Music Group Appoints Gautam Srivastava to EVP, Human Resources
Intergr8 Research: Which Hits Shazam Can Help You Spot Early
Beasley Broadcast Group Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend
In Brief - May 26, 2016
May 25, 2016
Nielsen Insights: Their Generation
NAB Statement on Court Ruling on Media Ownership Rules
Republic Records Celebrate DNCE Going Double Platinum
May 24, 2016
iHeartMedia Wins Legal Battle
Spotify's Losses Increase As Revenues Grow Faster
Pierre Bouvard: The TV Upfront: History, 2016 issues, and What It Means For Radio
United Stations Adds Sammy Hagar's Radio Show
May 23, 2016
Columbia Records Announces Jennifer Frommer As Head of Its Creative Agency
iHeartRadio Summer Pool Party Heats Up Miami
National Radio Hall of Fame Announces 2016 Nominees
Shelley Wade Named Afternoon Host at KMYI (Star 94.1)/San Diego
Spotify's Family Plan Gets An Upgrade
May 20, 2016
eQB NOW
May 19, 2016
Republic Records Promotes David "Davey Dee" Ingenloff to SVP/Rhythm Crossover Promotion
WLLD (WiLD 94.1)/Tampa Goes Nuts In PM Drive & Grabs A Franchize At Night
Mike Mathewson Named VP/Marketing For Columbia Records
Universal Music Forms Verve Label Group, Appoints Danny Bennett as President/CEO
Entravision Promotes Don Daboub To EVP/Integrated Marketing Solutions
FMQB NOW

John Mayer
PD, WFLZ/Tampa

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!