Coldplay to Chill A Few Years

Everybody needs to relax once in awhile. But this is bad news for Coldplay fans: The band announced it’s taking a massive break at a gig in Brisbane, Australia on Wednesday. Frontman Chris Martin told concert attendees that the group wanted to make the performance their best ever. “This is the last big show for…


New Chili Tunes

Red Hot Chili Peppers are releasing 18 singles over the next six months and have identified another two of those songs already: “Magpie’s on Fire” and “Victorian Machinery.” All of the songs are leftovers from the I’m With You recording sessions. Drummer Chad Smith, speaking with Billboard, says that the band is currently working on…


Pearl Jam Bassist’s Band RNDM

Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament and his longtime drumming collaborator Richard Stuverud have teamed with singer/songwriter Joseph Arthur to form the new band RNDM. The group’s debut album Acts features 12 songs recorded by Pearl Jam engineer Brett Eliason during a four-day session this April at Ament’s Montana studio. RNDM’s debut album “Acts” hits Oct. 30. RNDM will be…

Weed ‘Em Out–Any of These ‘Hit It’ For You?

Disclaimer: Q101 remains PERFECTLY neutral on the subject of marijuana—its legalization, use of, and long term effects on the body. Billboard. com has identified 20 songs that may have subtle (or blatant) references to Mary Jane, pot, weed, insert your favorite name here. Where’s Bob Marley in this list? http://www.billboard.com/column/billboard-lists/20-smokin-songs-about-weed-1005144932.story#/features/20-smokin-songs-about-weed-1005144932.story