The WQLZ Music Minute--Music news written by Bishop for 92.7 WQLZ, The Rock Station
Dave Grohl is a f**king rock star, deal with it!
New album plans
Dave Grohl is a workaholic. Foo Fighters are beginning work on a new album, even after front man Grohl just finished up a short stint with his Sound City Players, and premiered his documentary directorial debut with Sound City. For crying out loud, Foo Fighters just released Wasting Light in 2011! Grohl says he’s headed back to LA so the band can begin work on the new album. He’s said for a few months now that the band has been piecing together riffs for a new effort, but everyone thought there would be a bit more of a break. Guess not. No word on when a new album will be out, but it could be soon.
They'll be in Chicago
They started streaming their new album this week and also are gonna be at the Cochella Music Festival in early April … now Trent Reznor’s How To Destroy Angels has announced a slew of concerts dates. The band featuring Reznor, his wife Mariqueen Maandig, Atticus Ross, and Rob Sheridan will be up in Chicago at The Vic April 23rd. The album Welcome To Oblivion come out March 5th.
Being on trial for manslaughter isn’t slowing down Randy Blythe and his band Lamb of God. The band has already began booking dates for 2013, even though his trial kicks back up in March, a delay because a crucial witness couldn’t appear this month. Regardless of the looming trial, Blythe and company have scheduled time for the August Resurrection Festival in Spain
Trouble before the Down Under
Slayer is having some drummer troubles. Dave Lombardo took to his Facebook page and told fans that the band has been cheating in their business dealings. He says he’s been refused a full accounting, hasn’t gotten paid and isn’t allowed to do interviews. He also blabbed that he’s not going to tour with the band. However, the rest of the band says Lombardo, a week before going to Australia, brought them new terms and that there’s more to the story than what Lombardo is letting on. They’ll be taking John Dettee of Testament Down Under.
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