The WQLZ Music Minute--Music news written by Bishop for 92.7 WQLZ, The Rock Station
The Spin interview
He talks about how he almost died, the reasons he writes music, how he writes music, how he deals with the big record labels and what it’s like being held back by health problems—that’s all discussed in a Spin article featuring Queens of the Stone Age front man Josh Homme. In the interview, Homme talks about where the now No. 1 album came from—his desperation following medical problems, though he really wouldn’t go into much detail. He also says he wants to make music for people who want to listen to a song 50 times, and doesn’t care about being popular. Oh, and the trashy ginger says he’s quit smoking. Read the article today, and pick up Queens of the Stone Age’s … Like Clockwork.
New Tune Teased
Five Finger Death Punch have released a clip of their new tune “Burn MF.” The new album The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell will be released in two phases. The first of which comes out July 30th.
His Beacon Moment
A video featuring Corey Taylor has the Slipknot/Stone Sour front man talking pretty intimately about what his Beacon Moment was. The video shows Taylor talking about how when he was younger, and after an attempted suicide by pills he was taken home and laid on the couch where MTV was airing a Faith No More performance. He knew then that he would be an over-the-top performer. The video is a promotional video for Beacon Audio.
Keeping the slogan
A popular lyric from a Nirvana song will stay on the welcome sign for the hometown of front man Kurt Cobain. Aberdeen, Washington, city officials were thinking about removing the words “Come as you are” from it’s welcome sign, but area Nirvana fans said “nuh, uh!” After being contacted by a ton of fans, including over 300 emails to the Aberdeen mayor, the city caved and kept the slogan on there. City officials still plan on replacing the sign with a new one, but they will keep the slogan the same. Cobain grew up in Aberdeen.
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