The WQLZ Music Minute--Music news written by Bishop for 92.7 WQLZ, The Rock Station
Four album covers
When you go to buy the new Nine Inch Nails album, you’re either going to buy multiple copies because you’re such a fan boy like I am or you’re going to have to make a choice … which cover will it be? The band will release the new album Hesitation Marks September 3rd and the release will feature four distinctly different covers. Each cover will feature different artwork by Russell Mills. If that name sounds familiar, it’s because he’s the guy who did all the artwork for Nine Inch Nails 1994 album The Downward Spiral. Mills also did album artwork for several LPs during that era. Choices have been posted online. Be sure to collect them all!
Lamb of God and Killswitch Engage have announced an extensive lineup for a fall tour. The bands will take to the road October 22nd in Canada and will eventually end up in Maryland in late November. They’ll be at The Congress Theatre October 30th.
The controversial cover
Rolling Stone magazine isn’t new to controversy and it’s no surprise they’d be provocative just to be provocative. But some in the rock world are saying their forthcoming issue featuring an in-depth investigation into the suspected Boston Marathon Bomber is too much. Bands like Adelita’s Way, rockers like David Draiman, Dave Navarro and Tommy Lee and even the likes of Kelly Osbourne are all on Twitter slamming the magazine. The cover features Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the 19-year-old accused in the bombings. Now, the rockers don’t seem to be pointing out that the magazine has already convicted Tsarnaev by titling the article “The Bomber” and not “The Suspect.” No, they’re not upset that the headline seems to completely bypass the judicial process; they’re upset that Tsarnaev is pictured on the cover (and they’re not). Let the trial happen, people. It’s innocent until proven guilty. If we lose that, we’ve lost.
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