The WQLZ Music Minute--Music news written by Bishop for 92.7 WQLZ, The Rock Station
A healthy Bill looking somewhat sickly
He got sick
A scheduled Green Day show in Italy over the weekend was abrubtly canceled after front man Billy Joe Armstrong was rushed to the hospital. According to a video message from bassist Mike Dirnt, Armstrong was taken to a hospital just before they were set to take the stage in Bologna, Italy. Dirnt says that doctors thought it wasn’t a good idea for Armstrong to play. So far the band is not indicating what was wrong with Armstrong. Dirnt simply said that the singer was hospitalized with an illness. Green Day’s next scheduled show is September 21st in Las Vegas. The band’s first album of a trilogy comes out September 25th.
I guess you can officially say that AC/DC is a national treasure in Australia. The band has joined dozens of others recordings to be placed in Australia’s Nation Registry of Recorded Sound. There are only 64 recordings in that registry and the band from Down Under has secured a spot for their tune “It’s A Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock ‘n’ Roll)”. The song is not only an anthem for the continent, it is also one of the only songs to feature a bagpipe solo.
"Satanic" metal show in Egypt
Stories like this make you thankful to live in a free country. A heavy metal concert in Egypt is being investigated by authorities there because they say it was a Satanic heavy metal concert. According to a complaint filed by the Muslim Brotherhood, concert attendants were wearing t-shirts with Satanic signs on them and there’s video evidence of what they describe as Satanic rituals being performed by the audience. The concert promoters deny the allegations.
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