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Maynard to Write Column, Video Shoot in Des Moines, & Hope to Have it Out This Year

The WQLZ Music Minute--Music news written by Bishop for 92.7 WQLZ, The Rock Station


Maynard with his wine
Maynard with his wine

Maynard to write column


He's a musician, an actor, a wine maker--now Tool, A Perfect Circle and Puscifer front man Maynard James Keenan is adding columnist to his repertoire with a column to be published today. Keenan will be writing a biweekly column for the alternative weekly paper the Phoenix New Times--it’s the equivalent of the Illinois Times. What’s he gonna write about? Not sure, but he’s been given free reign to write about whatever he wants!  Read more about Maynard's soon-to-be published articles here.


Video shoot in Des Moines


Told you last week about how Stone Sour wants fans to take part in the video shoot for their tunes “Gone Sovereign” and “Absolute Zero.” Now it’s being revealed that the video will be shot in Des Moines, Iowa—which is a lot closer than places like LA or New York City. Filming is scheduled to take place September 26th. The album House of Gold and Bones Part 1 is due out October 23rd.


Hope to have it out this year


Buckcherry hopes to still have their new album out before the end of the year. Titled Confessions, the band also plans to release a short film alongside the album—something they want to enter into film festivals. Guitarist Keith Nelson says there are some loose ends they’re working to tie up and once the band knows the release date they’ll let the world know. Nelson also says that the new album started out as a concept album, but has since gotten away from that. He says that there is a definite theme throughout the record and singer Josh Todd has been working on the screenplay to coincide with the album. It’s expected to be out either later this year or early next year. No word yet on the release of the film.  Watch Nelson talk about the new album here.


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