The WQLZ Music Minute--Music news written by Bishop for 92.7 WQLZ, The Rock Station
Licking the lunacy
Queens of the Stone age have provided a cryptic update concerning their new album. IN a letter posted online, apparently to UK Rock magazine Kerrang!, the band says that the new album has no tricks at all and is a “document of the manic ups and downs of the last year … we decided to ride shotgun on our emotional bandwagon. We embraced our evil, held the horrible, licked the lunacy and … as a result, [are] on Cloud 9.” The letter finishes with the author saying they can’t write anymore ‘cause their phone is dying. That's just one of three letters ... see the three letters here, here, and here. There’s no timeline for the new album, but there are some heavy hitters like the return of original bassist Nick Oliveri, Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor, Dave Grohl and even Elton John set to appear on the album.
Nine to twelve
Speaking of timelines for new albums, Pearl Jam’s Stone Gossard is saying there’s about a 9 to 12 month timeline for their next attempt. This is just another in a string up updates about a new album. The untitled attempt will be the first album from the band since 2009’s Backspacer.
Put the pieces together
Rob Zombie has a unique way for you to get a sample of his new album. You’ve gotta go and figure out a puzzle. When fans work the pieces of the online puzzle together they end up revealing the album cover for the upcoming Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor. Not only that, fans end up revealing the a sample of the song “Dead City Radio.” You might want to make sure your flash player is updated before working on the puzzle.
Donkey Punch the Night
In another story of streaming new music online, the latest EP from Puscifer is streaming at the website for Spin magazine. The EP titled Donkey Punch the Night comes in at seven songs and features right at the top a cover of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody. Maynard says the title of the EP, Donkey Punch the Night is nothing sexual. He also tells the magazine that the band is focusing on EP albums with a limited number of tunes because focusing on 15 songs is “daunting.”
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