The WQLZ Music Minute--Music news written by Bishop for 92.7 WQLZ, The Rock Station
What’s in a name?
Scott Weilend thinks one lawsuit deserves another. The former Stone Temple Pilots singer still contends he’s part of the band and can't be kicked out. The band recently performed with Linkin Park front man Chester Bennington. Bennington says he and the band will be recording some new stuff. This is just months after Weilend had a solo tour where STP claims he performed STP songs unjustly and hampered 20th anniversary efforts and the potential of new music ... so the band sued. Weilend turned around and sued back. He’s seeking compensatory damages of $5 million and an additional $2 million for the band to continue to use the name! If I had Bennington's ear for a brief moment, I'd tell him to run from this drama as fast as humanly possible.
My excitement level has just been amplifed by ten ... actually, turn that up to eleven. Nine Inch Nails have announced they will be releasing a new singled called "Came Back Haunted" and there isn't a wait at all. The band will release the single Thursday. Some radio station music director in LA heard it and said the tune is in line with the first two album, which is presumably 1989's Pretty Hate Machine and 1992's Broken. Not many other details were immediately available about a new album, but it seems that with the news of the single being out Thursday, this whole deal could be hush-hush until it’s go time.
Newsted has a release date and title for a new album. The band formed by former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted will release their album Heavy Metal Music August 6th.
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