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Clown Sounds Off About New Album, Voting Rush and Oliveri back with QOTSA

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


Clown sounds off about new album


Shawn "Clown" Crahan unmasked
Shawn "Clown" Crahan unmasked from ABC Radio

Slipknot’s Shawn “Clown” Crahan is getting testy with all the questions regarding a new Slipknot album. The percussionist and film maker says that it’s nobodies business when a new album comes out. That really puts the outlook for the album in peril. Since bassist Paul Gray’s death in 2010, Slipknot members from Cory Taylor to Joey Jordison, and everyone in between, have been giving mixed signals on when, if ever, a new record would be produced. Crahan says he and other members never stop writing music—it’s just a matter of when they’re ready to head to the studio. He says that if Gray were still alive, fans would have the band’s fifth studio album already, but after his death the band decided to hit the road to share in the remembrance of Gray. Slipknot will be playing several shows overseas: Ozzfest Japan in May and the UK’s Download Festival in June.


Voting Rush


Some rock fans have a beef with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame—and that’s the exclusion of Rush. This year it’s a bit different as fans come out in full force to push for Rush’s induction. Fans are getting a chance at voting to help sway the decision makers and right now Rush leads the fan poll with 24.3 percent. Deep Purple is second with 17.1 percent. Heart is third with 12.4 percent. Heart? Really? Anyways, you can sound off by visiting Voting ends Monday, so get there today!


Only online: Oliveri back with QOTSA


It’s been years since bassist Nick Oliveri parted ways with the band he help start, Queens of the Stone Age, but reports indicate he’ll be one of the many guest stars on the forthcoming album. It’s already been reported that Nine Inch Nails front man Trent Reznor and Foo Fighter’s Dave Grohl are taking part in the record.


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