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WQLZ Music Minute


April 6, 2012

 

Music News from the Rock Station, 92-7 WQLZ by Bishop

 

It’s just a cover tune

 

One thing that rock stars have been able to do in the past few decades is to revamp some classic tunes with a heavier edge and that’s just what Godsmack has done with Joe Walsh’s tune “Rocky Mountain Way” complete with distorted electric slide guitar, a voice box and a grungy Sully Erna gettin’ into the grove.  The song (which can be streamed onlin here) will be featured on the forthcoming live disc Live and Inspired which will not only feature Godsmack live, recorded in Detroit from their most recent tour, it will also include a bonus disc with a bunch of new recordings including the cover tune “Rocky Mountain Way.” Expect Live and Inspired to be out sometime this spring. Godsmack will join Staind and Halestorm for a tour starting April 13th.

 

The Lord of Loud has left the building

 

Jim Marshall, picture taken from mogmusicnetwork.com

If you go to a rock show and you don’t see a Marshall Stack going up to the ceiling, you’re probably like me and turned off a bit. There’s just something about the solid and pure sound that those babies push out. It’s iconic and even though the creator was born in the UK, Marshall has become just as Americana as apple pie and peanut butter. It’s a household name! Well, the creator of those magnificent gifts to the rock world has passed away. Jim Marshall, the Lord of Loud, is dead at the age of 88. The first Marshall amp came out in 1960 and was small and basic but it clearly was a force to be reckoned with. Marshall died at a hospice in London.

 

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