The WQLZ Music Minute--Music news written by Bishop for 92.7 WQLZ, The Rock Station
Skillet’s new album is streaming online, even though it’s already out in stores. Lead singer John Cooper says the album Rise is about the typical American teenager and the struggles of finding their place in the big, bad world. What kind of struggles? Cooper says that modern times means bombings, school shootings, floods, and other maddening things people are forced to deal with. That doesn’t include the struggles one finds at home. The album is out now, but you can stream it online at Billboard.com. Skillet is out on the Carnival of Madness Tour beginning in August.
Black Veil Brides empty amps ...
Posing question about posers
There’s an interesting question being posed by a backstage pic posted online of the Black Veil Brides. The pic shows the backside of a guitar amp rig. What looks like it could be a quite daunting rig of four speakers, on the reverse side is just an empty prop. The pic was taken by The Bronx drummer Jorma Vik who thought the practice was a bit strange. Black Veil Brides responded that it’s a typical thing that a bunch of bands do. And we call those bands posers.
New album will be cool
Dave Grohl and the guys from Foo Fighters are planning a new album and they’re saying it’s gonna be “cool.” Drummer Taylor Hawkins says they’re starting to plot out some ideas but there’s nothing specific quite yet. Grohl recently reveled that the band is going to record the album in an unconventional way. This is just after their 2011 alubm Wasting Light was recorded all on analog tape and they even put pieces of the original tape inside the album sleeve. There’s no timeline on when the album would be available.
Love 4 of 12
Courtney Love plans a new release sometime in December. There’ll be several songs released including “Wedding Day” and a b-side called “California.” Love tells Rolling Stone magazine that the tunes are effing great. But, not all the new tunes she’s recorded are great, Love says. She says of 12 songs recorded so far, four are great. Thanks for that update, Ms. Love.
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