The WQLZ Music Minute--Music news written by Bishop for 92.7 WQLZ, The Rock Station
Glad there’s some good news out there in the rock world—Corey Taylor has recovered nearly all of the musical equipment that was stolen from his home and a storage unit in Iowa. The news was revealed last week that Taylor’s nearly $36,000 in stuff was stolen when he was overseas. What made it even worse was that it was a so-called friend that ganked the equipment. Taylor posted to Twitter over the weekend that he’s recovered 98% percent of his stuff thanks to his wife and the goodness of people. With that he posted the hash-tag “#trust”. No word yet on if the two basses owned by the late Paul Gray were recovered, but we’re hoping so! Taylor will be out on the road promoting his new book starting this week.
It comes out tomorrow but is now streaming online: Through Exits Only, the new album from Phil Anselmo and The Illegals. Phil posted a couple of videos (here
and here) about the new album and the forthcoming tour. They’ll be up in Chicago at the House of Blues August 4th.
He's in rehab
Who didn’t see this coming? It was reported last week that Hinder front man Autstin Winkler was taking some time off and that the band was going to continue to tour. Now it’s revealed that Winkler is going to rehab and the band looked at getting several “American Idol” contestants to fill in … which didn’t pan out. They finally came to the conclusion that Jared Weeks from Saving Able and producer Marshal Dutton would fill in for the rest of the tour.
To big for venue
If you were planning on seeing Avenged Sevenfold in La Cross tomorrow, you better make other plans. The band canceled the gig. Not because they are struggling with rehab or anything like that … nope … it’s because the venue they were set to rock couldn’t handle their set. What that means is if you do get a chance to see the band, make it happen ‘cuz the shizzle is gonna sizzle. Get what I’m throwing down? They’ll be in Oshkash at Rock USA Festival July 17th. The new album Hail to the King comes out August 27th.
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