The WQLZ Music Minute--Music news written by Bishop for 92.7 WQLZ, The Rock Station
Not this year
It'll most likely to arrive in 2014 ... that's what Tool drummer Danny Carey had to say when asked about new stuff from the band. What is turning into one of the most anticipated new albums, new Tool has been put off by band members dabbling in other projects from Maynard’s A Perfect Circle and Puscifer to Danny Carey’s VOLTO! and even guitarist Adam Jones is busy starting a family. In a recent interview with Loudwire, Carey says the band should head into the studio later this year with a new album to come out sometime in early 2014. We’ll hold our breath.
While we wait for new Slipknot, percussionist Shawn “Clown” Crahan is going to brush up on his filmmaking skills. It’s reported that Crahan has sealed a deal to make his directorial debut for a film based on the comic book Officer Downe. There’s no word on when the film will be out, but it’s sure to be a goodin’.
There’s a new music video online from the Russian political punk band Pussy Riot. In the video circulating online, band members don their trademark bright-colored ski masks and short skirts while pouring oil over large photos of the leader of a state-run oil company. They also liken Russian president Vladimir Putin to an Iranian ayatollah. The most recent video comes more than a year after three members went to prison for a protest concert inside a church denouncing Putin.
Art as therapy
Therapists will tell you that creating art is great therapy … maybe that’s why original Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward has taken to the fine art world. Ward is set to unveil his fine art creations titled “Absence of Corner” August 1st. The exhibit will feature 18 different pieces and will be available to view online at BillWardDrumArt.com. Sabbath didn’t welcome Ward back to the band for their most recent album 13 citing contract conflicts.
Catch the Music Minute every weekday with the Free Beer and Hot Wings Show on 92-7 WQLZ, the Rock Station