The WQLZ Music Minute--Music news written by Bishop for 92.7 WQLZ, The Rock Station
Hitting the road with KISS
Shinedown is expecting to hit the road with KISS shortly after checking into Springfield. If you missed it Friday, Brent Smith from Shinedown was on with Ray Lytle. The two talked about Shinedown going from being an opener several years ago at The Warehouse here in Springfield to eventually being the headliner for QLZ’s 20th Birthday Bash with Bush. As for how Shinedown hooked up with Bush? Brent says that it kinda just worked out that way. “Timing, man, it’s just what happened. It’s interesting. We’re going ot do this run and then we’ve got two weeks off then we’re going to do a promo tour all June and then we’re going to open up for KISS in Canada … then announce a tour with KISS in the US.” Smith says they haven’t announced all the details on that tour yet.
Keeping things in perspective
Smith also notes the ups and downs of the rock world in that on-air interview Friday with Ray Lytle. Smith talked about how if bands don’t take note of what’s around the corner they could get the rug pulled violently from underneath them. As for Shinedown, Brent says the band has learned a lot so far. “We’ve always looked at our surroundings and assess our situation. We’re a very methodical band. We’re very organized and we’re very scheduled and that comes from the experience from back in the day when we were young and stupid and doing things we shouldn’t have been to be doing. And were lucky enough to learn from our mistakes and not repeat them.” Brent says it is a business and that there’s always someone younger and better looking and if you don’t pay attention to your team, fans and audience, you could easily find yourself left in the dust.
Shinedown will be with Bush and Airbourne May 7th at the Prairie Capital Convention Center for QLZ’s 20th Birthday Bash. Get your tickets now.
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