Quick Hits: Puff Daddy, Passenger, Becky G & Katy Perry, M.I.A., Wolfmother, David Gray
March 25, 2014

Sean "Diddy" Combs is going back to the moniker Puff Daddy for the release of his new album. Puff Daddy has already dropped a teaser trailer for his new single, "Big Homie," and the full song will be released on March 31. The new album does not yet have a release date, but it will be his first solo endeavor since 2006's Press Play.

Passenger's hit song "Let Her Go" is still going strong on the charts, but British singer/songwriter Mike Rosenberg is already set to release a new album in June. Passenger's new set, Whispers, is due on June 10 via Nettwerk. "It's quite cinematic. There are lots of big stories and big ideas," Rosenberg says of his new material. "There are also some somber moments about loneliness and death but, hey, it wouldn't be a Passenger album without those. Mostly though, it's a really positive album." Fans will get their first taste of new music when Passenger debuts "Scare Away the Dark" on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on March 28.

Rapper/singer/songwriter Becky G has been tapped to open four shows for Katy Perry on her Prism tour. Becky and Katy will put on two shows in Houston on October 10 and October 11, then head to Monterrey, Mexico on October 14 and Mexico City three days later.

M.I.A. has announced a string of U.S. tour dates this summer along with A$AP Ferg. The trek commences in Washington, DC on April 27 and runs through an appearance at the Sasquatch! Music Festival in Washington State on May 24. The tour comes in support M.I.A.'s latest album, Matangi.

Australian trio Wolfmother took fans by surprise on Sunday when they unexpectedly dropped their third album, New Crown, via their Facebook page, linking to a Bandcamp account where fans can buy the 10-track album or stream it in full. The band is still fronted by longtime singer/guitarist Andrew Stockdale, along with newer members, bassist/keyboardist Ian Peres and drummer Vin Steele.

David Gray has announced that he will be returning to the United States for a select run of tour dates this spring. Tickets go on sale on March 28 for the eight-city outing, which runs from April 24 in Los Angeles to May 4 in Toronto. In addition to the tour, Gray has plans to release a new album in 2014, with details to be announced in the coming weeks.




 
Music News
Metallica to Perform on The Howard Stern Show
The Weeknd Releases New Single with Daft Punk
FMQB Photo Pass: AC/DC
Beyoncé to Headline Charity Tidal X Concert
Quick Hits: The Weeknd, Metallica, Lady Gaga, Chance the Rapper & Kanye West, Tori Amos
Quick Hits: Prince, Mariah Carey, AC/DC
Five New Debuts in Billboard 200's Top Ten
Quick Hits: RHCP, Lady Gaga, Bon Jovi, Green Day
Quick Hits: Prince tribute concert, Coldplay, Billie Joe Armstrong
Lady Gaga's New Album Joanne Arrives October 21
FMQB Retro-Active: Ken Sharp Reviews Jeff Lynne's ELO Live In Concert and Chats with the Unique Performer
Quick Hits: DNCE, Tom Morello & Global Citizen: The World On Stage
Lady Gaga Scores Massive #1 Most Added Honors At Radio
Quick Hits: Snoop Dogg & Zayn
Travis Scott Debuts at #1 on Billboard 200
Breaking News
iHeartMedia Introduces On Demand Services iHeartRadio Plus & iHeartRadio All Access
2016 NAB Marconi Radio Award Winners Announced
September 22, 2016
Ray Nelson Joins Cumulus As VP/Market Manager, Huntsville, AL
Britney Spears Headlines An All-Star Lineup For B96/Chicago's Jingle Bash
Concord Music Group Appoints Tom "Grover" Biery SVP/Digital Marketing, Strategy and D2C
B98.5 & Melissa Carter Celebrate Atlanta Pride 2016
September 21, 2016
iHeartMedia Honolulu Unveils On-Air Lineup For 93.9 The Beat
Cumulus Brings "Zazza Mornings with Cheree" To WZNS/Fort Walton Beach & WABD/Mobile
New ASCAP Digital Team To Transform Services For Members, Licensees
In Brief - September 21, 2016
September 20, 2016
Report: Pandora Tops Rapidly Changing US Music Streaming Market
2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival Superstar Presenters and Attendees Revealed
CBS Radio Renews Content and Distribution Agreement with Westwood One
WODS/Boston Presents 103.3 AMP Radio's Electric Bounce House
September 19, 2016
NuVoodoo Ratings Study: Radio Station Contests Have A Problem
Big Boy Annouces Real 92.3/Los Angeles' "The Real Show"
NAB: FM Chip in Smartphones Data For North America
September 16, 2016
Pandora and Warner Music Group Announce Direct Licensing Agreement
Throwbacks Come To Peoria On WNGY (G102.3)
Nielsen Appoints Haley Jones Director Of Radio
September 15, 2016
Pandora Rolls Out Pandora Plus
Myrtle Beach’s Star 92.1 Becomes Energy 92.1
iHeartMedia Denver names Ryan Cline SVP/Sales & Michael Souza SVP/Strategic Partnerships
Nielsen To Deliver All-Electronic Measurement To Local TV Markets in 2017
FMQB NOW

          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!