The WQLZ Music Minute--Music news written by Bishop for 92.7 WQLZ, The Rock Station
Mac Daddy make ya
The Deftones have given us a reason to bring up the death of Chris Kelly, one of the founding members of the early 90s kid hip hop group Kriss Kross. During a show Wednesday night in St. Louis, the Deftones took to the stage and announced Kelly’s passing and directed the audience to participate in hybrid cover of the tune “Jump.” Fan filmed video shows Chino getting up front and announcing the news and then the band begins playing the classic tune “Engine 9” but mixing in lyrics from “Jump.” Kelly died of an apparent overdose in Atlanta earlier this week. Chino and the others from the band are also still reeling from last month’s passing of their original bassist Chi Cheng.
Founding Slayer member passes
Another tragic passing to report is that of a founding member of Slayer, Jeff Hanneman. News has it that Hanneman died of liver failure after battling the condition for years. Members of the music community from across the spectrum have come out with their condolences. Hanneman was 42.
Back in studio
It’s official. There’ll be a new studio album from Korn this year and it will be the first studio album in years featuring the original guitarist Brian “Head” Welch. A very moving video released by the band show all the players behind their respective instruments with text appearing on the screen saying “Addiction, depression, separation … 8 years later … reconciliation happens.” No word yet on when a new album will be out, but it’ll be the first studio album with Head in 10 years. Korn is currently out on tour with Head with a stop at Peabody in St. Louis May 25th.
New tune performed
Another new tune from Black Sabbath was performed on stage while the band tours Australia where Ozzy and the crew performed the tune “Loner.” The band, which is set to release their first studio album in decades with Ozzy as the front, has been touring the world. Fan shot video of the tune can be seen online. Meanwhile the band has set several dates for a South American tour. They’ll be in North America this summer with a date at Tinley Park August 16th. The new album 13 comes out June 11th.
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