The WQLZ Music Minute--Music news written by Bishop for 92.7 WQLZ, The Rock Station
New album details
Avenged Sevenfold have revealed the official details about their new album, but it took an online scavenger hunt to make it happen. Here’s the gist … the new album called Hail To The King will be out August 27th. The album cover has some king Skelator looking thing with wings wielding an axe. The album is the follow up ot 2010’s Nightmare. That album featured several different drummers after the passing of The Rev. The new album will feature a new drummer in Arin Ilejay.
Scare and a show
The month of October is going to be one hell of a scary and kick ass month for Rob Zombie as he brings his Great American Nightmare to life in Pamona, California. The three-themed haunted experience will end with a concert and each night it’s open there’s a different lineup of kick ass bands, including the likes of The Used, Butcher Babies, Real Big Fish, and Andrew W.K. Closing night November 2nd, the rock will be taken over by Powerman 5K, Eagles of Death Metal and Rob Zombie himself. Get details and a complete lineup online at GreatAmericanNightmare.com.
When you see Black Sabbath up in Tinley Park this August, you’re surely going to party hard with opening DJ act Andrew W.K. The hard-core partier won’t be with his band. Instead, he’ll be spinning some records getting fans ready for the show. Andrew will be the sole opening act for Sabbath’s 20 date US trek. He says he’ll provide a bunch of heavy rock beats spanning several decades. Mr. W.K. recently just got the record for longest drumming session after playing the drums for 24 hours. Sabbath will be at Tinley Park August 16th.
Wylde on Lambesis
“You’re not f—king killing anyone. Let’s just chock it up to a loss.” That’s what Black Label Society’s Zakk Wylde had to say about the saga of As I Lay Dying’s Tim Lambesis. BLS has toured with As I Lay Dying in the past and in a recent interview with Under The Gun Review, Wylde said he understands that dude can be pissed, but you shouldn’t ever take it to the next level. Lambesis was arrested in May and charged in a murder-for-hire plot against his estranged wife.
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