The WQLZ Music Minute--Music news written by Bishop for 92.7 WQLZ, The Rock Station
Staley's mom files suit
Layne Staley’s mom is suing Alice In Chains for money she says she is owed in royalties. The late singer’s mom, Nancy McCullum says she’s owed 16 percent of the band’s revenue. McCullum’s suit filed earlier this month in Seatle contends that she was told payments would be cut off. The band’s lawyers fired back and said that Staley’s heirs have been paid more than what is due and future payments will continue. Staley passed away even years ago from a drug overdose. The band took a hiatus but emerged again with a new singer in 2009 to release the critically acclaimed album Black Gives Way to Blue. Their new album The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here is due out May 28th.
New album details
Details are out about the new Five Finger Death Punch double album. The title will be The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell. Volume 1 will hit shelves July 23. Volume 2 doesn’t have a release date yet. We’ll keep you posted.
Taking to the road
Drowning Pool is taking to the road with Eye Empire for a tour with a stop in Steger, Illinois, later this summer. Drowning Pool just finished up some dates with Flyleaf and now will pick back up later this month down in Florida to end the trek June 30 in Steger. They’ll be joined by new kids on the rock block Eye Empire who are just now breaking onto the scene in a big way. Eye Empire was in the QLZ downtown studio a couple of weeks ago performing an acoustic tune before a show at a small Springfield club. You can watch that performance online.
In town this week
It’s another big week for concerts in the capital city. Thursday at Boondocks, Staind’s Arron Lewis will be in town with his country act. Tickets are on sale now at Boondocks on North Dirksen. Then Saturday, QLZ’s 20th Birthday celebrations continue with Sevendust at Boondocks. Tickets for that show are also on sale.
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