The WQLZ Music Minute--Music news written by Bishop for 92.7 WQLZ, The Rock Station
Was it a dud?
For those who already got tickets to the Chicago Pearl Jam show, Monday’s announcement was a bit of a dud. A countdown posted to the band’s website ended at noon yesterday to reveal more concert dates. The already announced date at Chicago’s Wrigley Field set for July 19th is a few months before the rest of the dates kick in … and there was another countdown clock posted to the band’s website. That clock is set to expire in two days. Will this be the countdown to reveal new album details and maybe get a new single? Hold your breath. We’ll keep you posted.
Hitting the road
Danzig is hitting the road for a tour this summer and he’s bringing along a former member of The Misfits and also Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison’s side project Scar the Martyr. The tour kicks off in August and will be at The Congress Theater in Chicago August 16th.
Teasing title track
The new album from Avenged Sevenfold will be out August 27th and details have been slow but steady from the band. Now the band is teasing the title track of the album “Hail to the King.” A thirty second sample has been posted online for fans to drool over. Hail to the King will mark the band’s sixth studio album. The band will be out on the festival circuit for Rock USA Festival, Heavy MTL, and the Aftershock Festival. Then they’ll be heading overseas to tour Europe with Five Finger Death Punch.
Speaking of Five Finger Death Punch … their guitarist, Jason Hook, will be on the History Channel TV show “Counting Cars” tonight. The show evolves around restoring, customizing and reselling some of the most classic muscle cars in the history of automotive. Hook is a good fit because he’s a bit of car and motorcycle nerd. FFDP’s first part of a double album is due out later this month.
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