The WQLZ Music Minute--Music news written by Bishop for 92.7 WQLZ, The Rock Station
Billy Joe to mentor
Another rock star has been tapped to play a role a nationally televised talent show—and it’s just in time for a release of Green Day’s trilogy. Bill Joe Armstrong is joining Christina Aguilera as a mentor for the upcoming season of “The Voice.” The Green Day front man says he’s a fan of the show and that working with everyone will be a lot of fun. They begin taping Wednesday. Green Day has three albums coming out later this year and early next year. iUno! Is due out September 25th with iDos! and iTre! following the months after that. The band also plans two documentaries to show the history of the band and also the making of the trilogy.
Uncle Al collapses
Industrial metal godfather Al Jourgensen is serving some time in a hospital after collapsing on a stage in Paris Friday. Ministry managers say doctors diagnosed Uncle Al with “a full-system collapse due to extreme dehydration and heat exhaustion intensified by the lack of ventilation on stage.” Was he on drugs? His managers say he had no narcotics in his system but he was drinking. They say his blood alcohol level was “well below normal.” The band plans to finish their European tour. Ministry was just in Chicago last month with their tour supporting the album Relapse.
We’re revving up for The Carnival Of Madness tour to kick off in Springfield Tuesday. The capital city will welcome Evanescence, Chevelle, Halestorm, Cavo, & New Medicine at the Prairie Capital Convention Center. Tickets are on sale now at the PCCC Box Office or through Ticketmaster.
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