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New PJ Sounds Like U2 and Floyd, Close to Completion, New Newsted Soon and New Game

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


New PJ sounds like U2 and Floyd


The new Pearl Jam is shaping up with what guitarist Mike McCready says is a mixture of U2 and Pink Floyd … just performed by Pearl Jam. Other members of the band have kept quite about the new attempt, but McCready has been willing to share the latest status of the band working on the first studio attempt since 2009. It’s reported McCready saying the band has been blowing through new material rather quickly in studio and that the they’re close to the end zone. Pearl Jam will be up at Wrigley Field to perform later this summer.


Butcher Babies making electrical tape sexy
Butcher Babies making electrical tape sexy

Close to completion


Speaking of wrapping up new albums—Butcher Babies' debut is coming together. The metal band fronted by two former Playboy playmates tastefully covered in fake blood and well placed electrical tape says that they’re in the final stages of producing their first album. They’ll be on tour with the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival in Tinley Park July 27th.


New Newsted soon


Jason Newsted is in the final stages of completing his latest in-studio creation. The former Metallica bassist teased fans earlier this year with a new song that is definitely metal and he also announced that Staind guitarist Mike Mushok has joined his ranks. Now Newsted is updating fans that the final pieces of his forthcoming attempt are coming together. There will be a dozen shows in the states this month but then the band heads overseas for some festival appearances. No word yet on when the new songs will be released.


New game


Metallica is ready to encapsulate their 30 years of rock into a pinball machine! Fans could soon get a chance at playing a pinball machine that’s devoted to the legendary shredders. To tease the new game, the band has released a one-minute trailer that shows James Hetfield getting in the camera’s face. There are also some brief captures from inside the Stern Pinball studios where the computer concepts are made real. The new pinball machine is expected to be available for arcades and hardcore collectors soon.



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