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One Love For Chi, Tour Dates Announced, Relapse and Headlining Voodoo

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


Deftones before 2008 car crash that left Chi (far right) in a coma
Deftones before 2008 car crash that left Chi (far right) in a coma

One Love For Chi


Deftones have made their first statement about the passing of original bassist Chi Cheng over the weekend. Deftones guitarist Stephen Carpetnter posted to the band’s Facebook page that there is so much he could say but none of it matters or compares to the loss everyone feels. He also says that he knows that Chi would have wanted everyone to have unrestricting love for each other and to do it for themselves. “All our healing will begin with love. I love you, Chi.” Chi died from heart failure over the weekend after being in a comatose state following a 2008 car accident. He was 42.


Tour dates announced


More tour dates have been announced for the reformed Black Sabbath fronted by Ozzy Osbourne. As of right now, there are only four dates in North America. They’ll be in New Jersey August 4th, Ontario August 14th, Seattle August 24th and Los Angeles September 3rd. The album 13 is due out June 11th. The first single “God is Dead?”

drops this Thursday.




He was clean for a little bit, but he just couldn’t keep away. Ozzy Osbourne has apologized to family and friends in a post to Facebook where he says he’s been drinking and taking drugs for the past 18 months. This follows rumors that he has split with his wife Sharon. In the Facebook post, Ozzy states that he and Sharon are not divorcing and that he’s getting help to keep clean and has done so for 44 days. This came on the heels of Black Sabbath announcing four dates to tour North America. The new album 13 hits shelves June 11th.


Headlining Voodoo


Nine Inch Nails and Pearl Jam will be hitting the bayou to headline the 2013 Voodoo Festival in New Orleans. It’s not Nine Inch Nails front man Trent Reznor’s first time at Voodoo, but it will be the first time he has two bands there. His other project How To Destroy Angels will also be performing. Voodoo is November 1st through the 3rd.


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