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Golden Gods Spoilers, Hearing Opens Wounds, and Remembering Brockie

Golden Gods spoilers


Though we won’t be able to actually watch the Revolver Golden Gods awards show until late May, the Internet has spoiled it for us. And the winners are … for Best Vocalist, Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age. Rob Zombie got best live band. Avended Sevenfold’s fans got elected Most Devoted. The Paul Gray Best Bassist Award when to Chris Kael of Five Finger Death Punch. Avenged Sevenfold’s Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance got the Dimebag Darrell Best Guitarst award. Avenged Sevenfold’s drummer got voted the Best. The Album of the Year was Black Sabbath’s 13. Joan Jett got the Golden God Award and the Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award when to … wait for it … Axl Rose (jeapordy theme). The ceremony was held yesterday in Los Angeles. There were performances from Slayer, A Day to Remember, The Pretty Reckless Joan Jett and Guns N’ Roses. The show will air on VH1’s various music channels May 24th. Check your local listings.


Hearing opens wounds


Painful memories are being dug up in an involuntary manslaughter trial of the doctor who treated late Slipknot bassist Paul Gray. The 2010 death in Iowa was deemed drug related. Gray’s widow took to the stand to talk about his final days dealing with addiction. Doctor Daniel Baldi faces charges of carelessly prescribing heavy drugs to not just of Gray, but 8 others who died from OD. It’s unclear how long the trial will take.


Remembering Brockie


The Dave Brokie Memorial Art Show is shaping up to be quite the affair. Beginning May 3rd 100 artists will deisplay their GWAR-inspired work for a month-long event. The MF Gallery in Brooklyn will host the array of artwork. Plus there’ll be all kinds of other GWAR-related memorabilia. The band still plans to host the 5th annual GWAR-B-Q the day before the art show opens. Plus there’s the Dave Brockie Foundation that hopes to raise money to create a statue in Brockie’s honor. Brockie died March 23rd. A cause of death has not been released yet, but the case is being investigated as drug-related because of evidence found at the scene.


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Zach's Side Project, Wrong Logo, New Love Tune, and Investing in AFL

Zach's side project

While we wait for any possible prospects of a new Rage Against the Machine record … don’t hold your breath … Rage front man Zach de la Rocha will be apart of a hip-hop duo’s disc later this year. Instagram photos from Killer Mike, one of the members of Run the Jewels, shows Zach hanging out in studio with the engineers. Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker also could be part of the Run the Jewels project. As for RATM’s future … they announced their LA Rising Festival would return this year, but no sign of a new album or another tour. Again … don’t hold your breath.



Wrong logo


The organizers of a community Easter drama in Salem, Virginia, may have inadvertently gotten a bunch of metal heads to their production because they used a Lamb of God logo on the promotional material. The metal band had nothing to do with the production. The collective of churches that produced the drama confirmed they didn’t fully vet the graphic before putting on promotional material. That’s rich!


Lamb of God Play uses wrong logo


New Love tune


She’s back in the music scene. The real question though is … will anyone care? Courtney Love has released the song “You Know My Name” via a YouTube video. The quick paced song sounds very much like a heavy punk tune and Love actually belts out some raspy guttural screams. The tune is part of a release titled Wedding Day that will be released ahead of Love taking to the UK. It’s unclear when the release will be available. What does seem to be clear is this is no Hole, but rather just Courtney Love.



Investing in AFL


Call it a good investment that could bring on a new kind of rock rivalry. Motley Crue’s Vince Neil has dropped some coin on an Arena Football League team. The singer is now part owner of the Jacksonville Sharks. Neil may not stop there. There are plans to bring an AFL team to Las Vegas. This is after KISS became the first band to launch their very own AFL team, the LA KISS. Could we see rock star football teams going head-to-head? Watch out primetime TV!


Catch the Music Minute every weekday with the Free Beer and Hot Wings Show on Springfield’s Real Rock 92.7 QLZ

New Hellyeah Single and Lineup Revealed, Teasing New Linkin Park, Heavy Metal Fracas, and More McKagan

New Hellyeah single and lineup revealed


The new HellYeah is proving to be quite bad ass, even if it’s a different lineup. The tune “Sangre Por Sangre” from the forthcoming album Blood for Blood is definitely an anthem for the anarchist, for the fed up, for anyone needing to vent about all that ails society. Outside of revealing the new music video, which is definitely worth checking out—the band answered the question as to who is taking the place of original guitarist Greg Tribbet and bassist Bob “Zilla” Kakaha. The answer: Chrisitan Brady and Kyle Sanders. You can expect to pick up the new HellYeah album June 10th.



Teasing new Linkin Park


Speaking of new albums—Linkin Park are touting their rock roots in a trailer for the forthcoming album The Hunting Party. A trailer for the album shows the band in studio laying down the opener for the song “Guilty All the Same.” And then various members talk about how excited they are for the new album. The Hunting Party drops June 17th.



Heavy metal fracas


A heavy metal rock show in Cleveland Saturday night turned bloody after a stabbing and gunfire erupted outside a night club. Five victims were taken to Cleveland hospitals and one victim was reported to have wounds consistent with being struck by a machete. The club’s general manager took to Facebook over the weekend to ensure people that the violence had nothing to do with the rock scene present at the club. He says that it was a beef between two different groups that led to the violence. Police report taking 23 people into custody.


19 Action News|Cleveland, OH|News, Weather, Sports


More McKagan


Duff McKagan isn’t just hooking up with his old band Guns N’ Roses for a show in South America, as had been previously reported, he also will perform with the band during the Golden Gods Awards tomorrow. The Golden Gods show will stream via Amazon, and several VH1 websites and cable channels May 24th. Current GN’R bassist Tommy Stinson is out doing a reunion tour with The Replacements.


Catch the Music Minute every weekday with the Free Beer and Hot Wings Show on Springfield’s Real Rock 92.7 QLZ

New Single Soon, Scantlin Loses It, On Stage Video, and No Hard Feelings

New single soon


Get ready for some new Godsmack! The band has revealed that they’ve completed work on their sixth studio album and Sully Erna is promising that the release of the first single will surface soon. The album has been front and center for the band since November … of 2013! This past Sunday Erna took to his Facebook page to declare that the record is done being recorded and it’s bad ass. It’s also being reported by Erna that the band has 15 new songs which they’re trying to parse down to 10. There’s still no release date for the first single or for the new album, but we’ll keep you posted.


Scantlin loses it


Oops … he’s done it again. Wes Scantlin has made music news, and not for being awesome or for putting out new music. Nope! Video of the Puddle of Mud front man loosing his cool at a show in Dallas last week where it’s reported a fan got injured when Wes through a broken faulty microphone into the audience. TMZ provided video shows scantling yelling at fans, all kinds of liquids flying and Scantlin taking his shirt off to leave the stage declaring he’s the hottest m’n’effer in the building. Way to keep it classy! (By the way ... this guy has a key to the city of Springfield)



On stage video


Forget about fan-shot video ... Ever wanted to be on stage with Nine Inch Nails as they perform the tune “March of the Pigs”? A new pro-shot video of just that from a show in Australia is available online. The band posted the video touting a new 4K video camera. The band is on tour through Europe and the UK and also will be in the US this summer and a show at Tinley Park with Soundgarden.



No hard feelings


Word is that Queens of the Stone Age have welcomed back Nick Oliveri to the band … at least for a performance with the band in Oregon. The original bassist and co-vocalist was fired back in 2004 for reasons that were never made clear. Front man Josh Homme says even though the split was nearly 10 years ago and in spite of past problems, they’ve remained on good terms. Queens of the Stone Age wrapped up a tour of Australia with Nine Inch Nails last month.


Catch the Music Minute every weekday with the Free Beer and Hot Wings Show on Springfield’s Real Rock 92.7 QLZ

Malcolm is Out, Veruca Salt is Back, and Get your Kix

Malcolm is out


AC/DC have final broken their silence and come out with it … there’s a little bit of truth to all sides of the conflicting reports—Malcolm Young is sick … But that doesn’t mean they’re breaking up! The band issued a statement yesterday saying that the 61-year-old guitarist will take a break from the band for health issues. They didn’t go into details. Media rumors indicated he had a stroke. Aside from updating fans on Malcolm’s status, they also updated the status of the band. They do plan on making more new music, but a close friend of Young’s, Mark Gable of the Choirboys, tells Australian radio that he doubts Malcolm will ever record again. Again, thoughts and prayers with Malcolm and his family. A statement from the band says that Malcolm would like to “thank the group’s diehard legions of fans worldwide for their never-ending love and support.”


Veruca Salt is back


A couple of reunions on the horizon: Chick fronted Veruca Salt are picking the instruments back up. The four original members of the band will kick off a tour June 22 and they’ll also release a limited-edition vinyl with two new songs on one side and their famed single “Seether” on the other side. You can snatch that up during Record Store Day Saturday, check your local independent record store for offerings. A tease on the band’s website indicates there’s much more to come.


Get your Kix


Also on the reunion beat—Kix plans to release new music … uh, who? The band got their start in the early 80s and had some success with the album Blow My Fuse and Hot Wire. They’re definitely a big hair, tight jeans, leather vests and scarves kind of band and front man Steve Whiteman actually had some influence on one current rocker—Lizzy Hale of Halestorm. Whiteman gave her music lessons back in the day. Kix will release a new album July 22nd.


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