The WQLZ Music Minute--Music news written by Bishop for 92.7 WQLZ, The Rock Station
New tune and video
Queens of the Stone Age have released another tune from the upcoming album … Like Clockwork and this time it comes with a video. The song “I Appear Missing” is typical Queens with bluesy rock riffs and Josh Homme melodies. The video for the song is a well done animation showing a batter and beaten man being chased by a crow as he floats from a dessert to a city. Eventually the guy, who’s bloddy and wrapped in guaze falls from a high rise. The album … Like Clockwork comes out June 4th.
It comes across as a slap to Scott Weiland’s face—The remaining members of Stone Temple Pilots are hooking up with the remaining members of Velvet Revolver and other bands for a charity benefit later this month. STP kicked Weiland out of the band earlier this year, something Weiland says was just a publicity stunt. We’ll see.
From the vault
Probably one of the greatest things about the modern Internet, as opposed to even just ten years ago, is that unofficially released video and audio from rock star’s pasts are viewable at the click of a mouse. Nine Inch Nails is an excellent example of that. Back in 1992, Trent Reznor and crew produced an extremely explicit 30 minute video for the album Broken. It never made it on store shelves. VHS copies did circulate among certain circles, but fans detached from the celeb sphere only got grainy clips online that had to buffer. Now, with video taking up so much bandwidth online, a high quality version of the extremely graphic snuff-porn simulation video is now available to view online. Don’t watch this at work. Again … I repeat … don’t watch this at work. Might be a good idea to not watch it in front of your kids or your parents either. After watching, you’ll understand why the video was never officially released.