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Green Day Make up Dates. Manson and Butcher Babies to Tour, and QOTSA Mockumentary

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


Green Day ready to hit the road
Green Day ready to hit the road

Make up dates


Green Day has posted the dates for their first tour in 2013, and it just so happens to be dates that the band has to make up from canceling and postponing shows scheduled for late last year and early this year. The first two dates are actually scheduled to be in Illinois. March 28th they’ll be in Chicago at the Allstate Arena and March 29th they’ll be in Moline at the I Wireless Center. There are only eleven dates on this tour but it’s the first US tour for the band since the release of their trilogy iUno!, iDos!, and iTre, and the first tour since front man Billie Joe Armstrong’s stint in rehab. Armstrong said in a statement he’s grateful for fans, friends and family for all the support and that the band is itching to hit the road. More dates from the west coast are set to be announced in the coming weeks.


Manson and Butcher Babies to tour


There are 22 dates as of right now and more could be on the way for a North American tour featuring Marilyn Manson and the Butcher Babies. There are a slew of dates in Ohio and one in Michigan in January, then they’ll head up to Canada to end up eventually back in the US on the West Coast. Manson tapped the Butcher Babies last month.  See all the dates here.


QOTSA Mockumentary


The guys from Queens of the Stone Age are getting a bit guitardid with the ramp up to the release of their new album ... that's right, I said guitardid Just before the New Year the band released a mockumentary about the making of the album. The nearly 10 minute video posted online is titled “Secrets of the Sound” and has the feel of a VH1 special. It features comedians Matt Barry and Steve Agee talking about the band’s workshop, and also interviewing band members who conveniently avoid questions. The new Queens of the Stone Age album will feature some heavy hitters like Nine Inch Nails front man Trent Reznor and Foo Fighters Dave Grohl, just to name a few. The band hand wrote a letter to the UK magazine Mojo where they said the album will take listeners through the manic in-studio performances of a codeine cabaret, whatever the hell that means.  Watch the mockumentary below or at this link.



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