The WQLZ Music Minute--Music news written by Bishop for 92.7 WQLZ, The Rock Station
The news broke midday yesterday that Three Days Grace singer Adam Gontier abrubtly left the band. This happened just before the band was set to take to the road with POD and Shinedown. News has it that Gontier left because of health issues, though those issues haven’t been fully disclosed. Three Days Grace bassist Brad Walst says that the band was surprised and distressed by the whole ordeal. In Gonteir’s place, Walst’s brother Matt (from My Darkest Days) will step in as lead singer. Some rehearsals have been posted to the bands website so that fans can be ensured that the show will go on. Their tour kicks off February 1st in Moline, Illinois.
You can’t really even tell that he’s naked, because he’s covered in so many tattoos, but he is indeed naked. Jane’s Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro has posed naked, not for Play Girl, or any other fetish magazine. Nope! He took it all off for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. It’s not the first time Navarro has posed for PETA. Three years ago he took part in the “Ink Not Mink” campaign. This campaign is “Animal Testing: Kills.”
The lineup for Grohl’s Sound City Players, the band that will pay around the premier of Dave Grohl’s documentary Sound City at Sundance, has been announced! Just as expected, the band will be composed of a slew of people involved in the Sound City documentary and soundtrack: Dave Grohl and other members of Foo Fighters, Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic, Queens of the Stone Age and Them Crooked Vultures multi-instrumentalist Alain Johannes, Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen, Rage Against the Machine drummer Brad Wilk, and Slipknot/Stone Sour front man Corey Taylor. All these parts will interchange and also welcome the likes of Rick Springfield, John Fogerty, Stevie Nicks and others. Grohl’s Sound City Players will perform January 18th in Park City, Utah, for the Sundance Film Festival.
Metallica is staying busy in the off season. Drummer Lars Ulrich is talking about being in the studio working on a new album and also working on a forthcoming 3D Metallica movie that will be part concert, part unique backstage sequences. No word on when either will be out.
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