Quick Hits: Coldplay, Robin Thicke, Michael Jackson & Justin Bieber, Riot Fest, The Beach Boys
May 15, 2014


Coldplay
Clear Channel will host the iHeartRadio Album Release Party with Coldplay on May 19 to celebrate the release of the group's newest album, Ghost Stories. The show will take place at the iHeartRadio Theater Los Angeles and will feature a performance by Coldplay as well as a Q&A discussing the making of the new album. The show will be hosted by on-air personality Elvis Duran. Yahoo Screen will exclusively stream the iHeartRadio Album Release Party with Coldplay, and it also will be broadcast on more than 130 Clear Channel CHR, Hot-AC, Alt and Triple A stations across the country at 6 p.m. ET/ 6 p.m. PT/ 7 p.m. MT/ 8 p.m. CT.

Robin Thicke is the latest performer added to the 2014 Billboard Music Awards this Sunday, May 18, in Las Vegas. He joins previously announced performers including Shakira, Katy Perry, 5 Seconds of Summer, Ariana Grande, Florida Georgia Line, Iggy Azalea, Imagine Dragons, Jennifer Lopez, John Legend, Lorde, Luke Bryan, Miley Cyrus, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood, OneRepublic, Pitbull, and Ricky Martin.

In an appearance on Access Hollywood, Epic Records Chairman and CEO L.A. Reid stated that a collaborative track featuring Justin Bieber and Michael Jackson is likely on the way. Fans may recall that the track "Slave 2 The Rhythm" leaked last year with vocals by Jackson and Bieber, but it was soon removed from the web. "I signed Justin, so I feel a loyalty. I feel like I should protect him. That's my relationship with him. But 'Slave 2 The Rhythm' didn't include him per my direction," said Reid on the show. "If it hadn’t been leaked, it would have been featured but it sort of took the wrong turn. But you know what?... We're going to revisit it and do something really special with Justin Bieber and Michael."

As part of this year's Riot Fest in Toronto, Chicago and Denver, organizers are offering fans the "10 Years. 10 Essential Albums" program. It will find artists at the fest performing seminal albums in their entirety. The albums that will be heard in Chicago this year include: Weezer's Weezer (Blue Album), Slayer's Reign in Blood, Jane's Addiction's Nothing's Shocking, Samhain's Initium, Offspring's Smash, NOFX's Punk In Drublic, The Descendents' Milo Goes to College, Naked Raygun's Throb Throb and the Get Up Kids' Something to Write Home About. Weezer, Slayer and NOFX will also perform their albums at the Denver festival. One more participating artist and album is still to be announced, though it's already known that other headliners include The Cure, Wu-Tang Clan, The National and the Flaming Lips.

The Beach Boys will celebrate 50 years of their summer hit "Fun Fun Fun" with an extensive tour of North America and Europe this summer and fall. The trek kicks off on May 25 in Louisville, KY, and then after a few European dates, the group will return stateside for a gig at Jones Beach in New York that will feature special appearances from Al Jardine and David Marks. The trek is currently scheduled through October 11 in Biloxi, MS.




 
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