The WQLZ Music Minute--Music news written by Bishop for 92.7 WQLZ, The Rock Station
Blythe's fate could come today
The verdict is likely to be read today in the overseas case against Lamb of God front man Randy Blythe. According to reports, the Prague court heard from several witnesses, including two security guards, a 19-year-old fan and two psychologists. The young fan says she saw Blythe throw the victim off the stage. One security guard contradicted that testimony. The two psychologists were split on whether Blythe showed antisocial behavior. A verdict could be handed down today after more testimony from a police chief and a biomechanics expert. It’s been a grueling few years for Blythe as he faces manslaughter charges in the death of a fan who suffered a head injury after being thrown off the stage at a Lamb of God show. The fan died several days after the concert. That was back in 2010. Blythe was held in a Prague jail for several weeks late last year and his trial last month was postponed until this week. If convicted Blythe could get 10 years. Watch news report below or at this link.
Sound City: Reel to Reel is streaming online in anticipation of the release of the soundtrack. The collection of songs, featuring collaborations with the likes of Dave Grohl, Trent Reznor, Stevie Nicks, Corey Taylor and countless others were recorded during the production of Dave Grohl’s documentary Sound City, which is available online in several different formats. The eleven track album is streaming through NPR. You can pick up a copy of your own March 12th.
Record Store Day metal
If you’re sick of all the indie hipster rockers offering up specials on Record Store Day, Avenge Sevenfold, Deftones and Linkin Park feel your pain. Record Store Day is just around the corner, conveniently on April 20th … and all you metal heads, don’t worry … there’ll be plenty for you to peruse. A7X, Deftones and Linkin Park will each release a special edition vinyl for fans to pick up. There’ll also be some stuff from The Black Keys, Jack White and plenty of others. Go to RecordStoreDay.com for a participating location near you.
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