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Definitely This Year, Wounded Warrior Wins Home, Scantlin Makes News Again, and Frehley's House and Taxes

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


Mike McCready
Mike McCready rockin' out

Definitely this year


Pearl Jam says this year is definitely the year a new album will surface. For a couple of weeks, different members of the group have been giving updates on when fans can expect a new album and the latest word comes from guitarist Mike McCready who says its definitely going to happen this year. McCready tells Rolling Stone magazine that they are working on demos and the stuff that’s coming out will have a Pink Floyd vibe mixed with some punk rock-type riffs. Pearl Jam will be in Chicago at Wrigley Field this summer.


Wounded warrior wins home


Kid Rock hooked a wounded warrior up with a new home. Rock worked with Pulte Homes and Operation Finally Home to have a newly built home waiting for Sgt. David Dumar, who lost his leg and injured his arm in a roadside bomb attack while serving overseas. Dumar and his family had interviewed several times to get the home and when they thought they were headed to the final interview, that’s when Rock showed up and presented them their new home.


Wes Scantlin, innocent until proven guilty or plea deal made ...
Wes Scantlin, innocent until proven guilty or a plea deal is made ...

Scantlin makes news again


It’s never good when news about alleged criminal doings beats out news about your music career … that seems to have been the case with Puddle of Mudd front man Wes Scantlin, who’s in the news again—this time he’s accused of stealing his ex-wife’s car. According to TMZ, Jessica Scantlin went to bed last Monday to wake up and find her car gone. She then texted Scantlin’s manager who told her the location of the car, but also said “Wes didn’t take your car.” When she got the Honda Pilot back, a vehicle she won in the divorce settlement, there was some bumper damage and a missing side view mirror. Jessica says she’s 100 percent certain Wes took the car. Police are still working on getting usable finger prints.


Frehley's house and taxes


In other rock star legal troubles, former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley may lose his home. It’s reported that a bank is foreclosing on Frehley’s three-bedroom home north of New York. Court records indicate that Frehley hasn’t paid the mortgage on the $735,000 home since 2011. He’s also facing backed taxes.


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