The WQLZ Music Minute--Music news written by Bishop for 92.7 WQLZ, The Rock Station
Pearl Jam front man Eddie Vedder displays unauthorized wine purchased with the band's credit card ... not really, but it works for this story.
Dude stole from Pearl Jam
You’d think the privilege of working with a world renowned rock band would keep people from stepping out of line and, I don’t know, not steal. Well that’s not the case of Pearl Jam’s chief financial officer Rickey Charles Goodrich. He’s charged with stealing $380,000 from the band during a four year span. The band says it’s more like $566,000. Prosecutors in the case say Goodrich was transferring money from band accounts to pay off his debts and used band credit cards to buy stuff like wine and vacations. Dude’s got a court date June 28th … and of course, he wouldn’t comment to the press.
Out this week
It was kind of under the radar, but Lit released a new album this week. The View From The Bottom is about the band’s late drummer who died of a brain tumor in 2009. The band says that after Allen Schellenberger passed away, it wasn’t the first reaction to write songs. They went through some rough times. But, those rough emotions were replaced with timeless songs indicating the band is moving forward.
Stone Temple Pilots announced a short tour. They’ll be at the Riviera in Chicago September 9th. The tour is part of the 20th anniversary celebration of the band’s first album Core. There will be special, money makers for the band, ‘er—I mean VIP meet-and-greet packages available, so be sure to grab those up!
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