The WQLZ Music Minute--Music news written by Bishop for 92.7 WQLZ, The Rock Station
Birthday bash announced
Shinedown and Bush are coming to town to celebrate QLZ’s 20th birthday at the Prairie Capital Convention Center May 7th! The announcement came down yesterday during Lars and Lytle. Brian Oaks from the PCCC announced the show and said that tickets go on sale this Saturday at the convention center box office. Tickets for the first week of sales are only $25. After that, prices go up to $35. So, save that 10 bucks for drinks and get your tickets quick. QLZ is Springfield’s Concert Leader for 20 years.
Making the list
Meanwhile a band that’s joining Shinedown and Bush on stage has made the Metal Hammer Golden Gods nominee list. In the category of Best Live is Airbourne, who will be in Springfield for QLZ’s 20th Birthday Bash May 7th. Some other notable mentions: In the category Metal As F**k, Russian punk band Pussy Riot and Jason Newsted plus others. Golden God winners will be announced June 17th.
Trent Reznor’s side project with wife Mariqueen Maandig and production partner Atticus Ross is out today. From How to Destroy Angels the album titled Welcome Oblivion is available on every format, both digital and physical. The band is touring with a show up in Chicago at the Vic April 23rd. Meanwhile, Trent’s bread and butter Nine Inch Nails has been announced for the Leeds festival over in the UK where they’ll join the likes of Green Day and System of a Down. That’s just one of what fans hope will be many dates for NIN. Reznor shared with the media that he’ll take the band out on the road for an extensive tour this year, but the only rumblings for the US is a possible appearance at this year’s Lollapalooza.
Speaking of tours, David Draiman’s band Device has announced tour dates. They’ll mainly be touring the southern part of the country in places like Texas, Alabama, Georgia and Florida. Their self-titled debut album drops April 9th.
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