The WQLZ Music Minute--Music news written by Bishop for 92.7 WQLZ, The Rock Station
Todd Harrell's mug shot
Could have seen this coming from a mile away or 3 doors down … 3 Doors Down have canceled their shows this spring because bassist Todd Harrell’s recent arrest on vehicular manslaughter charges. The story goes that Harrell is being accused of dui while on booze and pills. Police say his vehicle hit a truck which in turn went off the road and flipped. The driver of that vehicle died at shortly after arriving at the hospital. Harrell’s car ended up hitting a median about a quarter-mile down the road. Meanwhile they announced they’re not going to tour the US in April and May out of respect for the deceased and his family. They will tour over in Moscow and later this year in June they’ll be back in the states for a tour.
Festival lineup announced
The Uproar Festival has been announced. The dates were released a few weeks ago but there weren’t any bands posted. Now it’s official: Alice In Chains, Jane’s Addiction, Coheed and Cambria, and Danko Jones are just some of the offerings. Uproar will be in Tinley Park August 22nd.
Keeping his name
A recent court decision could mean the comeback of Breaking Benjamin. Front man Benjamin Burnley went to court with two former band mates over the rights to the band’s name. Trouble began in 2010 when Burnley took some time off because of an illness. Burnley claims the other members of the band unilaterally decided to sign off on a best of album without his approval. Burnely then fired the two from the band. That eventually sparked a legal battle where Burnley was victorious. There’s no official word yet if and when a new album will be out.
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