The WQLZ Music Minute--Music news written by Bishop for 92.7 WQLZ, The Rock Station
It’s a ringing endorsement from a legendary shredder—Slash approves of the work that Stone Temple Pilots is doing with Linkin Park front man Chester Bennington. This of course is in the face of Scott Weiland who used to e in STP. Weiland was also once in Velvet Revolver with Slash. Bennington joined STP on stage this past weekend for a performance and revealed this week he plans to take the road with STP. Weiland, who was kicked out of the band in February, says he can’t be kicked out of the band he started. Unless this is some elaborate stunt … I think you’re up sh*t creek without even a sh*t paddle. It’s unclear is Bennington will record an entirely new album with STP. We’ll keep you posted.
Enough material not time
Metallica’s James Hetfield says they have enough new material for a new record, but they just have to find the time. Hetfield tells Billboard that he wants the new album recorded like yesterday, but there’s so much other stuff going on with the band. A few weeks ago, drummer Lars said that the band would more than likely be back in the studio later this year for a 2014 released. Right now they’re focusing on the new 3D concert film Through The Never.
If you’re a fan of the Lord of the Ring and the recent Star Wars movies AND a fan of metal music, you’ll definitely want to put this on your wish list. 90-year-old actor Christopher Lee has put out a metal album that focuses on some far distant lands and stories of lords and otherworldly stuff. A video of Lee talking about the new album, his long-standing influence on bands like Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden and others is available online. In the video, Lee has a conversation with Tony Iommi where he calls the Sabbath Guitar player the father of metal. Iommi fires back and says that Lee actually started it and is the emperor of metal. Lee’s second full length metal album Charlemange: The Omens of Death is out next week.
Two night late-night appearance
Queens of the Stone Age will play two nights in a row on “The Late Show with David Letterman” June 5 and the 6th. That’s in anticipation of the new album … Like Clockwork, which comes out June 4th.
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