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Time on the Big Screen Cut, Grohl's Sound City Players, and Give Me a Break

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


Time on the big screen cut


Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong had a close up in the recent box office hit “This Is 40,” but his scene was left on the cutting room floor. Regardless of the scene not making it on the silver screen, director Judd Apatow decided to post the clip of Armstrong talking with actor Paul Rudd. Armstrong plays himself, talking about mixing Noregian Death Metal with Bellen Sabastian. Rudd later discovers that Armstrong is actually unwilling to do anything with the idea. Watch that clip below or at this link.


No reason was given for the scene being dropped, but given Armstrong’s acting performance, it’s apparent. “This is 40” is in theaters now.


Dave Grohl and Butch Vig, from the documentary "Sound City"
Dave Grohl and Butch Vig, from the documentary "Sound City"

Grohl's Sound City Players


If there was ever a time to get out to Park City, Utah, for the Sundance Film Festival, this year would be the year. In particular, you’ll want to get out there January 18th. That’s when the band Grohl’s Sound City Players will be performing and also when the Grohl’s documentary “Sound City” will be premiered. It’s still unclear who will join Grohl on stage but the film features some serious names in rock from bands like Rage Against the Machine, Nine Inch Nails, Slipknot, Queens of the Stone Age and others. The film will be available for the general public February 1st with the soundtrack available in March. More details can be found online at


Give me a break


After a hugely successful 2012, the Black Keys are saying this year they’re taking a break. The duo revealed they plan on recording their new album during the first half of the year and then will take a much needed vacation. Their main reason for taking a break is to not annoy the crap out of everyone.


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