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New Slayer Next Year, New Billy Idol, Butcher Babies Uncovered, and New Dope

New Slayer next year


Am I the only one who thinks it’s kinda weird that Slayer is on Facebook? Anyways, the thrashers from Slayer are back in the studio to work on their eleventh album. The band posted a pic to Facebook showing the back of Kerry King’s tattooed head as he stares longingly at a soundboard. The message attached to the pic simply says “#SlayerAlbum15”. Am I the only one who thinks its kinda weird that Slayer is now using hashtags? The band’s last album back in 2009 was before Jeff Hanneman’s death and Dave Lombardo’s dismissal. But there are new members and a new album expected in 2015.


New Billy Idol


Speaking of new albums … One of the original cyber punks is preparing a new album and we’ll see how well it goes over for the current rock crowd. Billy Idol has a new single streaming online titled “Can’t Break Me Down.” The single is expected to appear on the new album Kings & Queens of the Underground. Fans can preorder the album now. The first attempt in nearly a decade will be out October 21st.


Butcher Babies Uncovered


They could be described as the sexiest chicks in metal and soon they’ll be completely uncovered. Well, that’s what their new EP will be titled. Butcher Babies are working to release a 5 song cover disc titled Uncovered September 30th. The disc will feature songs like “Beer Drinkers and Hell Raiser,” “Don’t Give a F**K,” and “P***Y Whipped” so you know it’s gonna be just what the doctor ordered. The band fronted by Carla Harvey and Heidi Shepherd will be out on tour September 12th.


New Dope


Dope is back with some new music and the performance video for the new tune “Selfish” is everything you’d expect from the band and more. With driving drums, droning yet syncopated guitars and Edsel Dope’s unique vocals, it’s definitely worth checking out. The Not Safe For Work video features a tompless women covered in grease paint lipsyncing the tune. The band will be out on tour in Peoria August 31st and then Joliet at Mojoes September 5th.



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Slipknot Album and Tour Deets, New Bizkit Video, and Canceled Godsmack Show

Album deets


It didn’t take long for Slipknot to release details of their fifth studio album. The band sent radio the single “The Devil In I” and also made it available to stream online. Just a few hours after that they let fans know that October 21st is the day the 16-track album titled .5: The Gray Chapter will be in their hands. It’s been six years since the masked group released their last album. Then they suffered an overdose death of bassist Paul Gray. Front man Corey Taylor and other band members said Gray was instrumental in the band’s writing process. As for who’s on drums—that has not been revealed.


Tour deets


If you were satisfied with new Slipknot album details, you’re about to be spoiled. Slipknot also unveiled a North American Tour alongside Korn starting this October. They’ll be in Moline, Illinois at the iWireless Center November 25th. Then they’ll be in Rosemont, Illinois at the Allstate Arena November 28th. Tickets go on sale September 5th.


New Bizkit video


Limp Bizkit have a new video out for their tune “Endless Slaughter” and it’s rather unique. Now, the song has multiple personalities. That also is apparent in the video. When the music changes up, so does the video. It opens with an interesting take on what it’s like to be Fred Durst making his way through a crowd of fans while singing the new tune. Then it shows the band’s bassist walking on a bridge. Then Wes Borland covered in grease paint running through some catacomb-looking place. At the end of the video Drummer John Otto takes to the screen behind the drums. It’s still unclear when the new album Stampede of the Disco Elephants will be out.



Canceled show


And the show apparently didn’t go on for Godsmack at Uproar. The band canceled their set over the weekend because of unforeseen production and technical issues. The band took to their Facebook page to announce that none of the main stage acts were able to play because of the stage problems. Other bands moved their sets to the outdoor stage to perform … Godsmack defends their decision saying they didn’t know about the problems until last minute.


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Airing Today, Saving Able at Coz's, They Keep Going, and Moose Slaughter

Airing today


Be listening today at around 11 when QLZ will air the first radio single from Slipknot’s new album. We got our hands on it over the weekend and we’re the only station in town that, as Styles said, has the brass to play it! The tune “The Devil in I” is a tad bit more approachable to the mainstream than the other tune Slipknot released online titled “The Negative One”. That doesn’t mean there are driving guitars and pumping drums in addition to front man Corey Taylor’s guttural screams … there’s just not as much as can be found in “The Negative One”. Any Slipknot fan will appreciate the dichotomy between the two songs. Also, any Slipknot fan is surely salivating for the new album which is expected to drop sometime this October.  Can't wait to hear it on air, check it out below:



Saving Able at Coz's


Saving Able took the stage at Coz’s Pizza Sunday, the first Springfield show from the band with new singer Scott Austin. Openers Royal Bliss warmed the crowd up, despite the temps pushing well into the 90s late Sunday afternoon. Coz’s then hosted Saving Able in fine style with an outdoor show on the west side of town. Stay with 92.7 WQLZ for updates on future shows in and around town.


They keep going


Just how long can AC/DC continue? As long as they’re alive. That’s according to AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd. The band’s future was called into question when it was reported founding guitarist Malcolm Young was ill and not continuing with the band. Then news broke the band was recording a new album without Young. Now Phil Rudd tells Australian TV that “we’ll probably all have to be dead before it stops.” That’s what you call dedication. Rudd confirmed that there will be another tour. He also doubly confirmed that there will be another album. Both of which he’ll be on. However, Rudd does have a side job set to release a new album August 29th.


Moose slaughter


No facelift for The Faceless’ tour van after the band smashed into a moose in Canada. The van is totaled. Thankfully nobody was injured. The status of the moose, however, is unknown. The Faceless finish up their tour on the now ironically dubbed “Summer Slaughter” tour. Guess they didn’t think they’d actually slaughter a moose on the tour, but hey! Makes for a great story!


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Weiland is Not in Jail, New Korn Video, Sonic Highways Trailer, and Motley Ice Crue

Weiland is not in jail


A false report that Scott Weiland was arrested for meth has TMZ finding egg on their face. TMZ reported that the singer was picked up for meth charges nearly a month ago and had been in jail for that long. The celebrity tabloid said Weiland went into a Rite-Aid to steal razor s and other cosmetic items and then ran from security only to be stopped by police. Once search, TMZ says the singer was found to have meth on him. Well since initially reporting the story TMZ has now admitted it was a false story and it was just an impersonator that had fooled the L.A. Sheriffs office … way to pass the buck, guys! So, to repeat the top news—Scott Weiland is not in jail for meth charges and TMZ sucks at reporting news.


New Korn video


Korn’s new video for the tune “Hater” puts bullying into perspective with a slew of examples right up front from seemingly regular people. It then features some intense imagery of women crying blood and even bathing in the red stuff. It’s worth a view.



Sonic Highways trailer


There’s a new trailer out for Foo Fighters’ Sonic Highway series for HBO and it looks amazing! In the 3 minute video, front man Dave Grohl narrates and say the series and forthcoming album is a musical map of America and they pulled up the family tree of American Music in the making of the HBO special. There are plenty of stars just in the trailer inlcluding Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Rick Neilson, Billy Gibbons, Paul Stanley, Slahs and others. The trailer even shows clips of Dave Grohl talking with President Barack Obama about music. In a very poetic manner, Grohl says the album and documentary series is “a love letter to the history of American music”. Catch the series on HBO Fridays beginning October 17th at 10 CST. The album Sonic Highways will be released November 10th.



Motley Ice Crue


Plenty of rockers have taken the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, but none have yet on stage … until now. Motley Crue answered the call on stage in Indianapolis. Before the entire band had the water dumped they challenged KISS, Def Leppard and Aerosmith to take the challenge on stage.



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New Sixx: A.M. Teaser, Gwar to Tour, Dave's Dad Situation, and New Breaking Benjamin Lineup

New Sixx: A.M. teaser


New Sixx: A.M. is coming and fans are getting an up close and personal look at singer James Michael’s favorite tune off the new attempt. The album is titled Modern Vintage and there’s already a stream for the tune “Gotta Get it Right” circulating online. Now there’s a video showing what appears to be some behind-the-scenes footage of either a video shoot or a photo shoot of the band dolled up posing for cameras. In the video Michael talks about the new tune “Stars” that still gives him chills even though he’s heard the song hundreds, if not thousands of times already. The album is set to drop October 7th with pre-orders beginning August 25th.



Gwar to tour


It didn’t take long for Gwar to schedule shows across the country. The band has announced they’ll be out on the road with a stop in Chicago September 12th at Riot Fest. Then they’ll be down in Sauget at Pops October 29th. Blothar replaces Oderus Urungus as front man after Oderurs master Dave Brockie passed away earlier this year.


Dave’s dad situation


Big life events for Dave Grohl: not only is he gearing up for the release of a documentary series on HBO, he’s also preparing for the release of Foo Fighter’s eighth studio album. But life happens too! The Grohl family had an addition and then a subtraction. August 1st Dave’s wife Jordyn gave birth to their third daughter. A few days later, Grohl’s father james passed away at the age of 75 after battling cancer. Our thoughts and prayers with the Grohl family on what surely has been a rollercoaster of a month.


New Breaking Benjamin lineup


There aren’t many details about new Breaking Benjamin, but a video posted to the band’s Facebook has fans salivating! Despite various legal and health issues, Breaking Benjamin will be back on the scene with a new lineup. The posted video also features links to the twitter accounts of the various new members. And, don’t fear … Benjamin Burnley is still up front! Watch the clip today.





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