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Going Solo, Megadeth Mixing, New album this year?, and Another Documentary

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


Going solo


Witherspoon has soul
Witherspoon has soul

We’re eagerly anticipating the release of Sevendust’s latest attempt Black Out The Sun, but there’s word that during the band’s next break front man Lejon Witherspoon will work on some solo stuff. Witherspoon says that his solo stuff will have a lot more soul to it, but people will hear his voice and immediately compare it to Sevendust. There’s no word on when Sevendust will take another break, as they haven’t even released or toured on the new album, but Witherspoon says that the music industry is like a game of chess … you’re always waiting to make that next decisive move.


Megadeth mixing


Mixing has begun for a new Megadeth album. Singer/guitarist Dave Mustaine posted an update that the band is inching closer to releasing a follow up to 2011’s Th1rt3en. Bassist Dave Ellifson posted about how the songs they’re working on sound more old school Megadeth than anything has recently. No details about when the new album will be available but we’ll keep an eye out.


New album this year?


Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament is giving some updates about the band and what they have up their sleeve this year. Ament tells Rolling Stone that when the band gets together after a break they have some really good things happen, musically. Still nothing firm on when a new album might come out, but the band plans a show up in Chicago at Wrigley Field July 19th.


Another documentary


Green Day has not just one documentary out there making the festival rounds … they also have another film that focuses on the band’s theatrical production. It’s been ten years since American Idiot took to the stage on Broadway and now the documentary about how the musical formed will be featured next month at South By Southwest in Austin, Texas. The film provides the story of how the play’s creative team talked Billie Joe into taking a featured role in the play. Also at South By Southwest, Green Day will feature their documentary iCuatro!.  Watch the trailer below or at this link.


Broadway Idiot Trailer from Broadway Idiot on Vimeo.


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