The WQLZ Music Minute--Music news written by Bishop for 92.7 WQLZ, The Rock Station
Gigantour is getting even bigger with the addition of another heavy hitter. It’s now been announced that Newstead, the band fronted by former Metallica bassist Jason Newstead, will join the cross country trek. The tour, which will be headlined by Megadeth, will also feature David Draiman’s band Device and Hellyeah. Tour organizer and Megadeth front man Dave Mustain says that fans will surely be stoked at the lineup because “they’re new bands comprised of a person who was a major celebrity from a really large band that went on to do something new.” There’s still no word on yet when the tour will take to the road, but it’s expected this summer.
The remaining members of the Beastie Boys will release a memoir in 2015. The title of the book is expected to be revealed this week. A publisher familiar with the deal says that the book will be an oral narrative with a strong visual component. We’ll keep you posted.
Almost done recording
Pearl Jam is almost done with their new album, according to guitarist Stone Gossard. In a recent interview with GuerillaCandy.com, the guitarist says that the band is nearing completion. As to what it sounds like, Stone says it sounds like Pearl Jam. There’s no hard date when the album will be out but others in the band have pushed for it to be released this year. Cross your fingers. Pearl Jam will play Wrigley Field in Chicago this summer.
Back with a new front
Saliva is back on the scene with a new tune and a forthcoming album and they’ve got a new front man Bobby Amaru. The band’s 8th studio album In It To Win It is expected out this summer. The title track is now available to purchase through iTunes. It’s said that original singer Josey Scott left the band to pursue a career in Christian music.
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