The WQLZ Music Minute--Music news written by Bishop for 92.7 WQLZ, The Rock Station
More Sabbath dates
We knew that the 4 dates announced last week for a North American Black Sabbath tour seemed a bit sparse … Surely there would be more dates, right? Right! The band has announced their entire planned lineup which includes a stop at Tinley Park here in Illinois August 16th. Tickets for that show go on sale May 4th. Sabbath had originally wanted to do an extensive tour last year, but the cancer diagnosis of Tony Iommi kept that from happening. Things seem much better now with 20 dates announced for the North American stint. The new Ozzy fronted Sabbath album 13 is expected out June 11th.
For the sharks
Meanwhile, Slash’s humanitarian side goes to the fishes! The shredder is asking his fans to support the sharks. He says the fact that sharks are being slaughtered is quote “unsustainable and not cool” and he wants your help to give sharks a quote “rockin’ future.”
More side projects
It’s another sign that Distrubed fans will have to wait even longer for a new album as two other members jump into side projects. This time it’s Guitarist Dan Donegan and drummer Mike Wengren have joined up with Evans Blue singer Dan Chandler to form Fight or Flight. The band has posted at 30 second clip of the tune “First of the Last.” Fight or Flight will also feature some members of Ra. They expect to release their debut album Life By Design? July 23rd. Disturbed’s bassist John Moyer is currently working with Adrenealin Mob and front man David Draiman just released his side project’s debut Device.
Two new releases
Serj Tankian has announced a few new releases coming our way. The System of a Down front man’s solo work will soon include the orchestral workings in an album called Orca and a month later he’ll release Jazz-iz-Christ. Those drop June 25th and July 23rd respectively.
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