The WQLZ Music Minute--Music news written by Bishop for 92.7 WQLZ, The Rock Station
QLZ Rockin' Springfield with Bush and Shinedown
QLZ celebrated 20 years rocking central Illinois with a birthday bash for the record books last night at the Prairie Capital Convention Center. The PCCC was packed with eager fans ready for a show.
QLZ staff with Bush, Click for more meet and greet photos
Gavin in the audience
Before hand, several dozen listeners got to meet and greet Bush and Shinedown, plus a lucky fan got to have a song writing session with the Shinedown’s Brent Smith.
During their set last night, Bush played at least one new song “This House Is On Fire.” Some fans even got up close and personal when front man Gavin Rossdale got out in the audience for a brief intimate encounter.
During Shinedown’s set, Brent began cover songs only to stop and find just the right one … a cover of Skynyrd’s “Simple Man.”
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Singer arrested in murder-for-hire scheme
Surely this is just the beginning of murder-for-hire saga featuring As I Lay Dying singer Tim Lambesis. Few details are available at the moment, but he was arrested in Southern California yesterday after authorities say he tried to hire an undercover cop to kill his estranged wife. The band, which has six albums, one reaching No. 8 on the Billboard charts, was scheduled to hit the road for a North American tour later this month, but it’s uncertain if that’s gonna continue. Lambesis is expected in court to face the charges either today or tomorrow. Now it’s time for the comedians of the group to start their jokes, including this already tried and true go to joke—“Guess the band’s new name should be As I Pay For Your Dying. Get it?” Oh, never mind. We’ll keep you posted on this developing story. Watch a TV News story on the whole deal:
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