The WQLZ Music Minute--Music news written by Bishop for 92.7 WQLZ, The Rock Station
... Like No. 1
Anyone who’s been listening to the new album for the past two weeks won’t be surprised that Queens of the Stone Age’s … Like Clockwork landed at the top of the charts selling 91,000 copies. The album truly is remarkable. I’ve listened to it like at least 50 times already. Queens did a great job teasing the album with a series of animated videos, played the hell out of international festivals, streamed the album on iTunes a full week before its release and even did an hour long live streaming concert and a two night appearance on David Letterman’s show. An interesting factoid about Queens’ prominent showing on the charts this week is 13 percent of the 91,000 albums sold were vinyl LPs … that’s about 12,000. Congrats, guys. The album truly is a masterpiece!
New album talk
Lamb of God are in talks for a new album. Bassist John Campbell told Full Metal Jackie the band will tour the rest of the year and get in to the studio either late this year or early next year. The band is just coming off from their lead singer Randy Blythe being acquitted of manslaughter charges in Prague. Catch Full Metal Jackie Sunday nights on QLZ!
Unlikely protest song
I don’t think they really considered the song to be a protest song, but now it is. AC/DC’s “Highway To Hell” has been used in the past to point out how rock and roll turns kids into hellions, but now the tune is being used to make a political point. In Utah, protestors blasted the song through loud speakers in opposition to a planned freeway. The 1979-era song was prominent just outside of a meeting on the proposed West David Corridor in Farmington, Utah. Environmental groups say the highway will ruin wetlands and destroy wildlife. But how else will America get to all the great outlet malls Utah has to offer?
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