Quick Hits: Jessie J + Ariana Grande + Nicki Minaj, Muse, TV On the Radio, Hozier, Primus, Led Zeppelin
July 29, 2014

After announcing earlier this month that they were recording a song together, Jessie J + Ariana Grande + Nicki Minaj have finally released the anthem "Bang Bang." The single immediately debuted at #1 on the iTunes overall and Pop charts, after it also premiered on Elvis Duran and the Morning Show this morning (7/29). The song will serve as the first single from Jessie J's forthcoming album, due out this fall. It will also be included on the deluxe edition of Grande's sophomore album, My Everything, available August 25.


Muse

Muse frontman Matt Bellamy did an impromptu Q&A on Twitter in which he told fans that the writing and recording process for the new Muse album is "going well," and "We hope to have it ready for next summer." Bellamy also said of the new material: "It's gonna get heavy." Muse began working on the follow up to 2012's The 2nd Law just after their headlining appearance at this year's Coachella festival.

TV On the Radio announce that their new album, Seeds, will be out this fall on Harvest Records. Seeds was recorded at Federal Prism in Los Angeles and produced by guitarist David Andrew Sitek. Vocalist Tunde Adebimpe says: "We've been through a lot of stuff in the past few years that could have stopped the band cold, but I'm glad we got it together and took stock of the unique connection we have between each other because the record is, 1000 percent, without a doubt, the best thing we've ever done."

Irish musician Hozier has set October 7 as the release date for his self-titled debut album on Columbia Records. He co-produced the new album with Ron Kirwan (PJ Harvey and Depeche Mode). Meanwhile, Hozier will return stateside when he launches his first national headline tour on September 29 in Nashville. The tour will wrap up with two sold-out shows in New York City on November 5 and 6.

Primus has reimagined the music from the 1971 movie Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory and crafted it into a new album, Primus & the Chocolate Factory, due out October 21. "The recording is about my early perception of the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory film," says frontman Les Claypool. "The notion wasn't so much to go in and redo the soundtrack note for note as much as it was to utilize the classic elements of the music yet try to reflect some of the darker undertones of the Roald Dahl books, because when you read those books, there is an eerie and somewhat menacing aspect implied." With the album drop scheduled for October 21, Primus will begin touring the very next day with what Claypool calls a "pretty abstract stage production."

After offering deluxe reissues of their first three albums in June, Led Zeppelin is giving similar treatment to Led Zeppelin IV and Houses Of The Holy on October 28. Both albums have been remastered by Jimmy Page and will come with a second disc of unreleased music. According to a press release, "the Led Zeppelin IV deluxe edition includes unreleased versions of every song appearing on the original album, including alternate mixes of 'Misty Mountain Hop' and 'Four Sticks,' mixes of 'The Battle Of Evermore' and 'Going To California' heavy with guitar and mandolin, and the fabled, alternate version of 'Stairway To Heaven,' mixed at the Sunset Sound Studio in Los Angeles, which lets fans hear one of the most revered songs of all time as they have never heard it before."




 
Music News
Southern Rock Legend Gregg Allman Passes Away
The World Remembers Gregg Allman
Ariana Grande Releases Statement on Manchester Attack
Quick Hits: Guns N' Roses, Lana Del Rey, Nicki Minaj, Gorillaz, High & Low Festival
Fergie Signs Worldwide Partnership With BMG
Quick Hits: Ariana Grande, Leslie Jones, Jon Bon Jovi
22 Dead in Explosion at Manchester Ariana Grande Concert
Quick Hits: Iggy Azalea, Newport Folk Festival
It's a Sign of the Times: Harry Styles Debuts at #1
Drake Dominates Billboard Music Awards
Chris Cornell's Wife Issues Statement on His Death
Rocker Chris Cornell Dead at 52
The Entertainment World Remembers Chris Cornell
FMQB Photo Pass: Metallica
Katy Perry Announced as First Judge for American Idol Reboot
Breaking News
Rodney on the Roq Ending After Over 4 Decades
iHeartMedia Names Kix Layton SVP/Programming For Greenville
PK's Throwback 105.5 Brings Old Skool Hip Hop And R&B To South Florida
iHeartMedia St. Louis Announces The Debut Of The New Majic 103.7
May 26, 2017
CBS Radio Promotes Shelly Easton and Bobby Smith in its Philly Cluster
iHeartMedia Names Brian Hall SVP of Programming for Ashville
Albie Dee Promoted To OM For Adams Radio Group, Salisbury/Ocean City, MD
May 24, 2017
RCA Records Promotes Joe Daddio To VP/Pop Promotion
iHeartMedia Names Rob Whiteside Digital PD For Virginia/Carolina Region
WBEN/Phiadelphia's Matt Cord & Kristen Herrman To Host National Dog Show Charity Walk
iHeartMedia Hartford Names Kelsey Maxon Digital PD
INSIGHTS: What Radio Can Learn from the TV Upfronts
Cumulus Media Adds Jay Philpott To Nights At KQRS/Minneapolis
Margaret Ann Ronayne NYC Memorial Service on June 8th
May 23, 2017
Beasley Media Group Unveils New Format Captains
iHeartMedia Austin Debuts New Spanish Top 40 Station TU 103.1
CBS Radio Officially Names John Farneda MD At WXRT/Chicago
In Brief - May 23, 2017
May 22, 2017
CBS Corporation Extends Chairman/President/CEO Les Moonves
KDMX (102.9 NOW)/Dallas Adds Kannon In Afternoon Drive
Entercom-Charlotte Signs Contract Extension with Matt & Ramona Show
May 19, 2017
Cumulus Media Oxnard/Ventura Names Matthew "Doughboy" Florence PD For KVYB
Westwood One Presents Backstage at the BBMAs
May 18, 2017
iHeartMedia St. Louis Names Maurice DeVoe PD For KMJM (100.3 The Beat)
FMQB NOW

Nicki Farag,
SVP of Promotion,
Def Jam Recordings

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!