Quick Hits: Lil Wayne, Beyoncé, Thirty Seconds To Mars, will.i.am, Filter, Atoms For Peace, Garbage, Matchbox Twenty & Goo Goo Dolls, Barenaked Ladies & Ben Folds, Morrissey
March 18, 2013

Lil Wayne

Various media reports have been circulating about Lil Wayne's health after the rapper was taken to the hospital on Friday. Initially it was reported that Wayne was in critical condition after suffering from seizures, and TMZ claimed that he was near death. That news was refuted by multiple members of Weezy's camp, and Young Money president Mack Maine blasted TMZ for figuratively trying to "kill a man before his time." The rapper's reps also told MTV News that "Lil Wayne is recovering." The only thing that is clear right now is that Wayne is in Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles, where Birdman, Drake and NBA star Chris Paul were all separately photographed leaving the hospital after a visit to Weezy.

Beyoncé has released the first new song from the sessions leading up to her fifth solo album, and it's called "Bow Down/I Been On." The gritty, harder-edged track is produced by Hit Boy, although there is no guarantee that it will make the final cut for her next album, which does not yet have a release date. Beyoncé offered the song to fans via her blog, www.iam.beyonce.com.

Love Lust Faith + Dreams, the new album from Thirty Seconds To Mars, will be released on May 21 via Virgin Records. The album was produced by Jared Leto with previous collaborator Steve Lillywhite (U2, The Rolling Stones) co-producing four of the 12 tracks. "This is more than an evolution, it's a brand new beginning," says Leto. "Creatively, we've gone to an entirely new place, which is exciting, unexpected, and incredibly inspiring." The single "Up In The Air" hit the radio airwaves this morning, and it will be available at all digital retailers on March 19. The iTunes pre-order for Love Lust Faith + Dreams will launch simultaneously, and fans who pre-order the album will instantly receive a download of "Up In The Air."

Will.i.am has set a new release date of April 23 for #willpower, the Black Eyed Pea's upcoming solo album for Interscope Records. A new single, "#thatPOWER" featuring Justin Bieber, was released today via iTunes, with a music video on the way in April. Will's collaboration with Britney Spears, "Scream & Shout," also appears on #willpower, which includes cameos from Lil Wayne, Diddy, Chris Brown, Miley Cyrus, Nicole Scherzinger, Hit-Boy, Waka Flocka Flame and many others.

Filter will make their Wind-up Records debut with the release of their sixth studio album, The Sun Comes Out Tonight, on June 4.  Recorded in Los Angeles at Blue Room Studios with producer Bob Marlette, The Sun Comes Out Tonight follows 2010's The Trouble with Angels. The album was written and recorded by leader Richard Patrick and guitarist Jonny Radtke, as well as Marlette. The first single, "What Do You Say," will go to rock radio on May 7, but fans can get their hands on a free track right now by visiting
www.officialfilter.com. The free song is called "We Hate It When You Get What You Want" and it will be available for a limited time.

Atoms For Peace will embark on their first official U.S. tour this coming fall, following a handful of European dates over the summer. The band posted a handful of shows on its website, and those concerts will feature the album lineup of Thom Yorke, Nigel Godrich, Flea, Joey Waronker and Mauro Refosco. The confirmed dates run from September 24 in Philadelphia to October 17 in Santa Barbara.

Garbage will release the One Mile High…Live DVD and Blu-ray on May 28. This Garbage live concert film features all their classic hits like "Stupid Girl," "#1 Crush," "Special," "I Think I'm Paranoid," "Push It," "Only Happy When It Rains" and more. Bonus features will include the band's pre-show warm up routine and the official music videos for "Big Bright World" and "Blood For Poppies."

Matchbox Twenty and Goo Goo Dolls will embark on a co-headlining tour throughout North America this summer. The tour will kick off on June 25 in Manchester, NH and run through August 18 in Mansfield, MA. Matchbox Twenty is touring in support of last year's North album while Goo Goo Dolls will release a new album, Magnetic, on May 7.

Barenaked Ladies, Ben Folds Five and Guster will team up for a summer tour. Dates have been announced from June 17 in Dallas to July 30 in Brooklyn, NY. Dubbed the "Last Summer On Earth tour," the full list of tour dates can be found at lastsummeronearth.com.

Morrissey has decided to cancel all remaining dates on his North American tour due to ongoing health issues. The singer has been suffering from numerous ailments over the past few months, including a bleeding ulcer, Barrett's esophagus and double pneumonia. "Despite his best efforts to try to continue touring, Morrissey has to take a hiatus and will not be able to continue on the rest of the tour," reads a statement from the singer's camp. "Morrissey thanks all of his fans for their well wishes and thoughts."

Music News
Billboard Women in Music Event to Honor Shania Twain, Halsey
Quick Hits: Twenty One Pilots, Green Day, Justin Bieber, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Mariah Carey, Neil Young
Prince’s Paisley Park Approved to Open Permanently for Public Tours
Quick Hits: Jason Derulo, Alessia Cara, Hailee Steinfeld, Lady Gaga, Tove Lo
Kings of Leon Earn First #1 Album
Quick Hits: The Chainsmokers, Drake, Prince, Sting, Charlie Puth, The Decemberists, Dead or Alive
Quick Hits: Radiohead, Frank Ocean, A$AP Ferg
"Crash" Into Against Me!
Maroon 5 Closes The Top 40 and Hot AC Radio Panels Upon Impact
Jordan Fisher Will Make His Broadway Debut In Hamilton On November 22
Quick Hits: Kanye West, Eminem, Bruno Mars, Gwen Stefani
Pearl Jam, 2Pac & Depeche Mode Lead 2017 Rock Hall Nominees
Green Day Tops Billboard 200 For Their Third Time
Quick Hits: Liam Payne, Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, Mother Love Bone
Quick Hits: Kings Of Leon, Elton John, Roger Waters
Breaking News
Beasley Media Group Names Justin Chase EVP/Programming
Beasley Media Group Appoints Buzz Knight To VP/Programming
Pandora Reports Q3 2016 Financial Results
BIA/Kelsey Forecasts Overall U.S. Local Advertising Revenues
Nielsen Reports 3rd Quarter Results
October 25, 2016
John Garabedian Leaving Open House Party
The 4th Annual CBS RADIO “We Can Survive” Concert
Brooke & Jubal Joins WSHE/Chicago For Mornings
KWEE/Portland Adds Tino Cochino To Nights
October 24, 2016
CBS Radio Names Brian McHale SVP/Information Technology
Nielsen Announces Launch of National Television Out-Of-Home Measurement Service
The Atlantic Records New York Team Celebrates Charli XCX
October 20, 2016
CBS Radio Signs Michael Martin To Multi-Year Contract Renewal
SportsRadio 94WIP/Philly Adds Joe Decamra & Jon Ritchie To Middays
October 19, 2016
Frankie C Extends Agreement With KZHT/Salt Lake City
Voncile Anderson Named Beasley Director/NTR Sales In Tampa Bay
In Brief - October 19, 2016
October 18, 2016
Rob Stringer Promoted To CEO Of Sony Music Entertainment
iHeartMedia St. Louis Announces The Debut Of The New Alt 104.9
Entercom Agrees To Acquire Four Radio Stations In Charlotte From Beasley Broadcast Group
Ebro Returns To Portland
Townsquare Media Names John Roberts OM For Tyler-Longview, Texas
Jacobs Media & PRPD’s 8th Annual Public Radio Tech Survey Released
In Brief - October 18, 2016
October 17, 2016

Jon Zellner
EVP/Programming Operations

          Question Of
           The Week

Search FMQB.com
FMQB Member Login

Not a member yet?
Sign up Now!
Sign Up for Breaking News!
Enter FMQB E-Tracking!