The WQLZ Music Minute--Music news written by Bishop for 92.7 WQLZ, The Rock Station
Blythe thanks you
He’s back home and thankful for the outpouring of support from friends, family and fans. Randy Blythe spent nearly two months in a Czech Republic prison on charges his actions led to the death of a fan in 2010. Blythe says he was treated well in prison, but it was still a prison. He also says that he will return to Prague for the trial if necessary to clear his name and that he won’t be hiding in the United States.
Jason Hook from Five Finger Death Punch
Writing on the road
If you’re itching for new Five Finger Death Punch, well, they’ve got what you need. The band is currently on the Trespass America Festival tour and that hasn’t kept the and from writing new material. Guitarist Jason Hook says new ideas are being recorded while they’re touring. With technology so mobile, the band has a portable studio set up where they can work on some demos. FFDP is on tour for the Trespass America Festival alongside Killswitch Engage, Trivium, Pop Evil, Emmure, God Forbid and Battlecross.
Hey all you singers out there—get your resume and demo reel together. Slash says Velvet Revolver is still looking for a new lead. For a while the band had been working with Jimmy Gnecco, but Slash says they just couldn’t make it happen. Gnecco, who fronts the band Ours, kept running into scheduling conflicts but Slash says he’s the exact type of singer they’ve been looking for. The band has been trying to find a singer for a while now and it was reported that they actually recorded some tunes with Corey Taylor. Will those ever see the light of day? Who knows? Slash is out right now touring for Apocalyptic Love.
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