The WQLZ Music Minute--Music news written by Bishop for 92.7 WQLZ, The Rock Station
Would have taught
The mind behind Ministry says if he hadn’t become a drug addled industrial rock star he would have been a teacher. Uncle Al Jorgensen has had his fair share of the scene having been touring and performing intensely for decades. The band’s got a new album coming out titled From Beer to Eternity and Jourgensen has a new book titled Ministry: The Lost Gospels According to Al Jourgensen which is out now. In a recent interview with Loudwire, Uncle Al said he had interest in being a history teacher. Interestingly, Rolling Stones front man Mick Jagger also recently lamented he also thinks being a teacher would have been more rewarding.
Killer festival ... out west
A two day festival in California sounds very enticing. The Monster Aftershock Festival will include the likes of Papa Roach, Volbeat, A Day to Remember, Him, Skillet, Buckcherry and others. Headliners include Korn, Shinedown, Avenged Sevenfold, Megadeth and now Five Finger Death Punch. If you can get to Sacramento September 14th and the 15th, do it!
Rock and roll toll
It’s been bit of a bumpy road for Motorhead after having to cancel the remaining dates on their European tour. This after having to scrap a few shows last week. Drummer Mikkey Dee broke the news. It seems that front man Lemmy Kilmiester suffered a haematoma … that follows news that a defibrillator was used on Lemmy after he had some heart problems. All of this followed a recent fall Lemmy suffered that screwed up his hip. Mikkey says that Lemmy not being able to perform is like chopping a pianists hand off … I said a pianist … pervert. Rock and roll can definitely take it’s toll, kids. Don’t forget it!
Hope for better numbers
Rob Zombie’s Lords of Salem film is due out on DVD and Blu-ray September 3rd. Hopefully DVD and Blu-ray sales do better than the theater performance. The long awaited film debuted in 355 theaters this past April earning just $642,000. It reportedly took $1.5 million to make.
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