The WQLZ Music Minute--Music news written by Bishop for 92.7 WQLZ, The Rock Station
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It’s more than just fans wishing for the two former Metallica members to play some classic Metallica songs … now it seems almost certain it’s gonna happen. When Gigantour takes to the road, fans will most likely hear Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine and Newsted front man Jason Newsted perform some throw-back Metallica tunes. The possibility was first hinted at by Newsted in an interview. Now Mustaine has taken to Twitter asking fans what Mustaine written Metallica songs they’d like to hear performed with Newsted.
If I play a song I wrote in @Metallica w/@JasonCNewsted, which should it be? Ride, Metal Militia, Phantom, Jump, Khutulu, or Four Horsemen?
Consider it a way to initiate your youngin into the world of metal. Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star has produced an entire album of simplified lullabies based on Slipknot songs. Some of the songs include “Psychosocial,” “Dead Memories,” “Duality,” “Wait and Bleed,” “Pulse of the Maggots” and others. Expect that out July 2nd. Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star also has lullabies inspired by Slayer, Avenged Sevenfold, Metallica, Bullet For My Valentine plus others.
Can’t wait for the new Five Finger Death Punch album due out later next month? Well, the band has made a track-by-track preview of The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell Vol. 1 where members of the band talk about how the album came together. Ian Moody says that the band quickly found themselves with 24 plus songs after getting together in the studio. Instead of shelving the songs for a future album much later down the road, they decided to put together a double album. Part one is out July 30. Vol. 2 is expected out later this year.
Call it a retirement plan of sorts. Iron Maiden front man Bruce Dickinson has secured an $8 million investment for his aircraft maintenance company. Next to performing heavy metal, Dickinson is a huge aviator with tons of flying experience. His company Cardiff Aviation, which specializes in maintaining commercial airliners, now has enough capital to operate after Dickinson, alongside other investors, coughed up money to get the company in the air, so to speak.
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