Quick Hits: Godsmack, Beyoncé & Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Pharrell Williams / Ariana Grande / Soundgarden, Jon Bon Jovi
August 4, 2014

To mark the release of Godsmack's sixth full-length album, 1000hp, Boston's Newbury Comics store at Faneuil Hall will host "Godsmack Day" on Wednesday, August 6. As part of the festivities, Godsmack will be on hand in their hometown to sign albums, and Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh will declare August 6 as Godsmack Day. Longtime WAAF/Boston host Mike Hsu will introduce the Mayor at 4:30 p.m. The first 500 fans to pick up the new album during Godsmack Day will be granted a wristband allowing them access to meet the band for an autograph signing after the presentation.

Beyoncé surprised fans on Saturday night by posting a remix of her track "Flawless" featuring an intense new rap verse from Nicki Minaj. The "Flawless" remix marks the first time the two ladies have collaborated on a song. Meanwhile, Nicki also dropped her new single, "Anaconda," which samples Sir Mix-a-Lot's "Baby Got Back."

After more than a year of delays, Chris Brown says that his sixth album, X, will finally come out on September 16. He posted a picture on Instagram that revealed the new date. Brown has been dropping singles from X since 2013, including "Loyal" featuring Lil Wayne, and "New Flame" featuring Usher and Rick Ross.

Pharrell Williams, Ariana Grande and Soundgarden will kick off the NFL season in Seattle. Pharrell will perform outside of CenturyLink Field in Seattle on September 4 before the Seattle Seahawks play the Green Bay Packers to start the football season. Grande will sing the national anthem, and Soundgarden will kick off the free event with a performance, part of which will air on the NFL Network.

Jon Bon Jovi has published a letter in the Buffalo News explaining his intent to buy the Buffalo Bills NFL franchise. The rocker writes that he and his ownership group plan to "make the Bills successful in Buffalo. We are committed to working with the State, City, County and business community to identify the best possible site in the Buffalo area for a new stadium and to then develop and implement a plan to finance and build a state-of-the-art NFL stadium for the loyal Bills fans." He added, "My family and I are prepared to make this life-changing commitment to be part of the Bills. This is not a hobby or an acquisition. Building a winner on and off the field will be job one and I intend to spend as much time on the ground in Buffalo as needed to accomplish that goal."




 
Music News
Demi Lovato Feeling "Confident" on Fifth LP
Quick Hits: Justin Bieber, Mariah Carey, Omarion, Soundgarden
Pharrell, Demi Lovato & More Added To MTV VMAs Lineup
Quick Hits: Lady Gaga, HBO, Maroon 5, Nick Jonas
MTV To Honor Kanye West
Quick Hits: One Direction, Missy Elliott / The Voice, Azealia Banks, Meg Myers, Coheed and Cambria, Ben Folds
Dr. Dre Issues Apology To "The Women I've Hurt"
Quick Hits: Taylor Swift, album sales, Charli XCX & Bleachers, Chris Brown, Bon Jovi, Voodoo Music + Arts Festival
Quick Hits: JoJo, Kanye West / Frank Ocean, Carrie Underwood, Charlie Puth, The Neighbourhood
The Weeknd Announces The Madness Fall Tour
Quick Hits: Lana Del Ray, Alanis Morrissette, Kelly Clarkson, Silversun Pickups
Nick Jonas & Demi Lovato To Headline MTV Benefit Concert For Lifebeat
Pharrell, One Direction Join Apple Music Festival
Quick Hits: Rita Ora, Selena Gomez, Nickelback, Disney hits compilation, iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina, Bonnaroo 2016
Luke Bryan Beats Dr. Dre For #1 Album Slot
Breaking News
Cumulus Goes Underground Alternative In New Orleans
August 26, 2015
Subaru Embraces HD Radio Receivers
Cort Johnson Named APD/Morning Co-Host on 101.9 KINK/Portland
Howard Stern Presents "Booey 25" On SiriusXM Channels
August 25, 2015
Sony Music Entertainment Acquires Century Group
UMG Names Jeffrey Remedios President & CEO/Universal Music Canada
Where Hip Hop Lives App Now Available to International Audiences
August 24, 2015
Leslie Scott Named Program Director Of KNDD/Seattle
Rdio Launches “Promoted Music Experiences” With Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos
Report: Radio Has 30 Million Amplifiers Nationwide
In Brief - August 24, 2015
August 21, 2015
eQB NOW
Entercom South Florida Launches New Alternative Rock 104.3 The Shark
In Brief - August 21, 2015
August 20, 2015
Nielsen Study Shows The Power Of Small & Medium Sized Markets
MoBounce Named Afternoon Host For Z100/New York
In Brief - August 20, 2015
August 19, 2015
New Study Measures Advertiser Perception vs. Reality
Go Media/Minneapolis Names Miles Anzaldo MD At Go 96.3
Deanna Regalado Joins 95.7 The Party to Co-Host The JJ Kincaid Morning Show
MIW Radio Group Names Kim Guthrie Recipient Of Trailblazer Award
In Brief - August 19, 2015
August 18, 2015
Report: Where Americans Go to Discover Music
FMQB NOW

Mike McVay
SVP/Content & Programming
Cumulus Media

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!