Quick Hits: AC/DC, Metallica, Gerry Goffin, Pharrell / Pitbull, Nas / Schoolboy Q
June 20, 2014


AC/DC
Earlier this year, veteran rockers AC/DC announced they were working on a new album without founding member Malcolm Young, who is taking a break from the group due to his current health troubles. Now in an update to his car-racing website, AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson revealed that he is taking a break from his U.K. TV show Cars That Rock soon so the band can get back to work. Johnson wrote that his hiatus from the show is due to "the slight distraction of my day job with AC/DC." He added, "It looks very likely that we will be on the road again before the end of the year."

Metallica recently began playing a new song called "Lords Of Summer," and earlier this year released a demo version of the track. Now a slightly more polished version of the tune is also available. The rockers describe it as a "first pass" at the song, and it is for sale on iTunes.

Famed songwriter Gerry Goffin passed away on Thursday at the age of 75. Goffin was married to Carole King and the two co-wrote a number of timeless Top 40 hits together in the '60s. Following their 1968 divorce, Goffin continued his songwriting prowess and wrote a number of hit songs well into the '80s. Some of his many notable songwriting contributions include The Monkees' "Pleasant Valley Sunday," "Saving All My Love For You" by Whitney Houston, The Shirelles' "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" and the dance classic "The Locomotion," among many others.

Pharrell Williams and Pitbull are among the celebrities who will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next year. According to Variety, producer Dr. Luke, Kool & The Gang and producer Al Schmitt are the other music inductees set for 2015.

A triple-shooting occurred after a Nas/Schoolboy Q concert at Red Rocks in Colorado on Thursday night. According to the local police, a man with a rifle shot at least three people outside the famous venue. The Denver Post reports that the three victims were taken to a hospital in Denver, and all three survived the incident and are cooperating with the police. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating the incident.




 
Music News
MTV VMAs Spike Sales For Beyoncé and More
Quick Hits: Bruce Springsteen, John Legend, Shakira
The Week In Review: 8/24-8/29
Quick Hits: Chris Brown, Weezer, Miley Cyrus, Brandon Flowers, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan
Wiz Khalifa Earns First #1 Album, Taylor Swift Debuts At #1 With New Single
Quick Hits: Ariana Grande, Kings of Leon, Lady Gaga, Neil Young
Usher Slowly Revealing Tour Plans
Quick Hits: Bad Boy Records, Ty Dolla $ign, Gerard Way, Bob Dylan
Beyoncé, Miley Cyrus Rule 2014 MTV VMAs
Slipknot Unmasks Details of The Gray Chapter
Quick Hits: Eminem & Shady Records, Ed Sheeran, Prince, Grouplove, Cobra Starship
Quick Hits: Jessie J, Foo Fighters, Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon, Genesis, Fall Out Boy
The Week In Review: 8/18-8/22
Nickelback Signs With Republic Records
Quick Hits: Nico & Vinz, Sam Smith, Weezer, Ariana Grande, Shelby Lynne, Enrique Iglesias, T.I., Iggy Azalea
Breaking News
Louie Diaz Named PD At KLIF/Dallas
In Brief - August 29, 2014
The Week In Review: 8/24-8/29
August 28, 2014
NuVoodoo Releases Social Media Findings Of Ratings Prospect Study
T-Mobile's Music Freedom Expands With Six New Music Streaming Services
In Brief - August 28, 2014
August 27, 2014
STRATA Survey: Ad Agencies’ Interest In Digital Video Jumps 45% From A Year Ago
In Brief - August 27, 2014
August 26, 2014
Scott Carter Promoted To SVP/Marketing At Epic Records
CCM+E Nashville Debuts ALT 98.3
CBS Radio, Townsquare Media Partner To Create The Michigan News Newtwork
Stacey Thomas Appointed Director, Media Integration For CCM+E Philadelphia
In Brief - August 26, 2014
August 25, 2014
Lance Houston Named New PD Of Boston's 101.7 The Bull
In Brief - August 25, 2014
August 22, 2014
eQB NOW
The Week In Review: 8/18-8/22
Chris Edge Adds PD Duties At WDCG/Raleigh
SoundExchange Q2 Digital Radio Report Highlights Digital Radio Transformation
In Brief - August 22, 2014
August 21, 2014
NuVoodoo Ratings Prospect Study Reveals Broadcast Radio Beats Pandora For Music Satisfaction
CBS Radio Adds To Sports Programming Leadership Team
iHeartRadio Survey: Carrie Underwood Music’s Best Female Role Model
In Brief - August 21, 2014
FMQB NOW

Jeff Sottolano
Director of Programming
CBS Radio

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!