The WQLZ Music Minute--Music news written by Bishop for 92.7 WQLZ, The Rock Station
I don’t remember as much hype about an upcoming album release than what’s happening with Green Day. The band has been in the news non-stop for months about a variety of things—tours, sickness, and even a partnership with Angry Birds. Now the band is in the news for the release of some music videos you can watch over and over again online. They’ve already released official videos for the radio single “Oh Love” and the explicit tune “Kill the DJ.” Now we’ve got “Nuclear Family” at our disposal! Green Day plans to release ¡Uno! in two weeks, followed by two other albums later this year and early next year. On the TV circuit, Green Day will be on America’s Got Talent Thursday Night and Good Morning America Friday Morning.
Lane in his prime
Warrant fans, listen up, there’s gonna be a biopic about late front man Jani Lane. The role of the front man is being played by Jeff Dandurand who is a comedian and radio personality—he’s also going to direct the film. He says that he wants the movie to highlight Lane as a serious songwriter and also how crazy he got when abusing drugs and alcohol. Not sure when the movie, titled Cherry Pie Guy, is due out but it’s expected sometime in 2013.
Signing with major label
While other mainstay artists are going independent, Soundgarden is reported to be signing on with a major record company, Universal Music Group. The band’s first album in nearly 16 years, titled King Animal is reported to be out November 13th.
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