The WQLZ Music Minute--Music news written by Bishop for 92.7 WQLZ, The Rock Station
Announced album alongside song release
New Pearl Jam will be out later this year and a new song is now available for you to request, and to stream online. A second countdown expired yesterday at the band’s website and with it came a huge announcement—the band plans on releasing the new album Lightning Bolt October 15th.
The new tune “Mind Your Manners” was also released with the announcement.
The band posted a slew of new tour dates earlier this week. Pearl Jam will be up at Wrigley Field July 19th for a sold out show.
The Black Keys sponsorship
Don’t worry kids … The Black Keys won’t sue you … they just want to sponsor you. A boys’ baseball league in Ohio wants to sell replica t-shirts of one of their team’s uniforms because the team is sponsored by the band. In a post to Instagram, drummer Patrick Carney shows the world a photo of The Orioles of West Akron Baseball League that had “The Black Keys” clearly displayed on back of the jersey. The story is made even more epic that the team went undefeated this season … and that the team is free and clear of the sue-happy band.
Out for now
Hinder front man Austin Winkler is sitting a few out as the band continues to tour. The band won’t say why, only that there are “personal reasons” for Winkler’s absence and that he’ll “be just fine.” Jared Weeks of Saving Abel and producer Marshal Dutton will fill in for Winkler during Hinder’s summer dates. Winkler won’t be back until the end of August.
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