Quick Hits: Weezer, Louder Than Life festival, Spoon, Guns N' Roses, Interpol, Jeff Tweedy
June 5, 2014


Weezer
Weezer has been teasing fans with bits of new music via YouTube in a little series called "Weezer Wednesday." The latest track to be partially unveiled via a black-and-white video is called "Ain't Got Nobody," following the May release of another snippet called "The Waste Land." Weezer's ninth studio album will be the follow up to 2010's Hurley, and it is being produced by The Cars frontman Ric Ocasek, who also helmed Weezer's 1994 debut effort.

The inaugural Louder Than Life festival will be held in Louisville on October 4 and 5, and the musical lineup will include Kid Rock, Judas Priest, Korn, Five Finger Death Punch, Limp Bizkit, Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington, Volbeat, Papa Roach, Alter Bridge, Mastodon, Theory of a Deadman, Of Mice & Men, Buckcherry, In This Moment, Hellyeah, Chiodos, and others. In addition to presenting rock bands on three stages, the weekend will feature bourbon exhibitions, "gourmet man food," and local craft beers.

Spoon will serve up its first album in four years, They Want My Soul, on August 5. After going hard with touring and recording for the past 20 years, the band members really needed a break to recharge their batteries and prepare for this new album. "Between 2001 and 2010, we put out five records, which is not a lot by '60s standards. But in terms of today's standards, it's pretty fast," frontman Britt Daniel told NPR's All Songs Considered. "I mean, especially since concert promoters run the business now. And that's the way you make money, is doing shows, you know? So we just needed a break. And when we got back together, I felt that that break was a good thing. And we were all excited about playing again."

It has already been six years since Guns N' Roses released Chinese Democracy, but the band has two more albums completed that could come out in the near future. "We recorded a lot of things before Chinese was out," Axl Rose said in an interview with Revolver. "We've worked more on some of those things and we've written a few new things. But basically, we have what I call the second half of Chinese. That's already recorded. And then we have a remix album made of the songs from Chinese. That's been done for a while, too." The singer said there is no definite timeline for when the albums will come out, but he will focus on that after Guns N' Roses concludes its residency at Las Vegas' Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, which wraps on June 7.

Interpol will release their first album in four years, El Pintor, on September 9 via Matador Records. The 10-track album features guests such as Brandon Curtis (The Secret Machines) playing keyboards on nine songs, Roger Joseph Manning, Jr. (Beck) playing keyboards on "Tidal Wave," and Rob Moose (Bon Iver) playing violin and viola on "Twice as Hard."

Wilco's Jeff Tweedy will release his debut solo album, a 20-song set titled Sukierae (pronounced, "sue-key-ray"), on September 16. The album, officially billed under the band name Tweedy, will arrive via dBpm Records, and Tweedy has a string of solo dates booked throughout June and July.




 
Music News
Greg Lake of Emerson, Lake & Palmer Passes Away
Quick Hits: Taylor Swift, Zayn, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Quick Hits: Lady Gaga, Forecastle Festival, Ryan Adams, We Rock with Standing Rock concert
FMQB Retro-Active: Ken Sharp Revisits the Iconic Album Pet Sounds, and Delves Into New Music with Joyous Wolf
Beyoncé Leads 59th Annual Grammy Nominees
The Weeknd's Starboy Rises to the Top
Quick Hits: Justin Bieber, Guns N' Roses, Carolina Rebellion & Welcome to Rockville, Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest
Prince Documentary, Celebration on the Way in 2017
Quick Hits: Alessia Cara, Lady Gaga, Dead & Company
Quick Hits: J. Cole, Bon Jovi, Grouplove, Kid Cudi, ABC's Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve
Metallica Earn Sixth #1 Album on Billboard 200
Quick Hits: Taylor Swift, Rock On The Range, Kelly Clarkson
Quick Hits: Grammy Hall Of Fame, Soul Train Awards, Guns N' Roses
Justin Bieber and Drake Top 2016 American Music Awards
Quick Hits: Bruno Mars, Adele, The Weeknd, Chance The Rapper
Breaking News
Chris Kampmeier Announces Retirement, Rick Everett Named RVPP/iHeartMedia North Florida
HBO Documentary on Jimmy Iovine & Dr. Dre Coming Soon
Eleven Seven Music Group Appoints Steve Kline As CEO, Expands Staff
December 8, 2016
Warner Music Group Reports Fourth Quarter & Full Year Results
Coleman Insights Names Jessica Lichtenfeld as Associate Consultant
December 7, 2016
iHeartMedia-Indianapolis Names Brad Polston Market President
SFX Entertainment Rebrands As LiveStyle, Inc.
Lux Moves to Morning Drive at NOW 96.3/St. Louis
Alpha Media Names Chelsea Thomas New Morning & Middays Host/MD For WDJX/Louisville
December 6, 2016
Cumulus Media Lafayette Names Scott Chiasson VP/Market Manager
Capitol Music Group Promotes Jeff Temske To SVP/Streaming, Strategy & Research
Jeff Kapugi Exits WUSN/Chicago & CBS Radio VP/Country Programming Post
iHeartMedia Atlanta Debuts DJ Scream & Hoodrich Radio Broadcasted On 92.3 & 96.7 The Beat
WMMR's Preston & Steve Camp Out for Hunger Receives Record-Breaking Food Donations
December 5, 2015
Delilah To Be Inducted Into NAB Broadcasting Hall Of Fame
Interscope Records Continues to Roll in 2016
Liz Morentin Named Executive VP/Comms and Media At Warner Bros Records
December 2, 2016
CBS Radio Elevates Tracy Brandys To SVP/Market Manager & Director/Sales, Baltimore
WKST/Pittsburgh's Stuff A Bus Fills 57 Buses With Toys For Toys For Tots
Dan Dalton and Roc Nation Form Management Partnership
December 1, 2016
iHeartMedia Launches On-Demand Streaming Services
105.1 The Bounce/Detroit Announces On-Air Lineup
November 30, 2016
Alpha Media Names Ronnie Stanton VP/Programming
FMQB NOW

Ross Mahoney, PD
KXTE, Las Vegas



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!