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

 

"House of Gold and Bones Part 1" album cover
House of Gold and Bones Part 1 album cover

Concept comic/album

 

We now know more about the project Stone Sour is set to release. What will be two albums and a four comic book series coinciding with the new discs, House of Gold and Bones will feature lyrics and a story all written by front man Corey Taylor who says the story is “set in this crazy world where nothing's really what it seems, but at the center of it is really a concept about life and evolution and changes.” He says that the albums will act as a beginning dialog for the characters in the comic book. Taylor is working with artist Jason Shawn Alexander of Dark Horse on the comic book series. The first album comes out October 23nd with the second out sometime next year. The first comic book isn’t scheduled to be out until April 17th of next year.

 

Rock 'N' Roll Academy

 

Ever wanted to be go to school to be a rock star? Alice Cooper has just the thing for you ... or maybe your kids. The father of horror rock was in South Dakota yesterday helping launch an academy that will focus on rock ‘n’ roll. The academy will be available exclusively for the Sioux Falls Boys and Girls Club. Last week, Cooper opened up a Rock Teen Center in Phoenix. That center will teach kids how to sing, play guitar, bass, keyboards or drums.

 

More freebies

 

For a band that made a big fuss about music fans downloading music for free, Metallica sure is opening up the trough a lot lately for fans to download stuff … for free. At their site you can download a concert from 1994, plus their sound-check from this year’s Orion festival.

 

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