The WQLZ Music Minute--Music news written by Bishop for 92.7 WQLZ, The Rock Station
Lightning Bolt of a show
Pearl Jam played two new songs up at Wrigley Field for a sold out crowd Friday … but not without a three-hour rain delay. The band came out for seven songs but then rain and lightening delayed the show. When they eventually did get back to the stage, they hooked fans up with a few new songs, including the title track for the new album Lightening Bolt which comes out October 15th. There’s fan shot footage of the performance circulating online. Oh, and on a plus side … the residents of Wrigleyville didn’t complain too much and some scalpers trying to hawk bogus tickets were arrested … so all-in-all it was a good day for PJ and their fans.
Newsted has to skip out on part of Gigantour … no, not because front man Jason Newsted is hooking back up with Metallica (that's just a bogus rumor). It’s because he’s got a bad case of pneumonia. He’s been out with the tour thus far but will have to take the coming week off. Gigantour is currently out on the road with Device, Hell Yeah and Megadeth.
Queens of the Stone Age have announced some shows … for early next month. The band has been scheduled to play Lollapalooza up in Chicago Friday August 2nd. Well, they just added Friday August 1st to play The Metro up in the windy city. Nice notice, guys! Thanks! After their two-night stint in Chicago, they’ll head for a trek across the country and then they’ll make it down to Mexico for a show in October and then overseas to Europe for a slew of dates to finish out the year. The latest album … Like Clockwork is out now.
They’ve got a new lable and a new song. Limp Bizkit have posted a video online of their new song where they collaborated with rapper Lil Wayne. If you wanna see that train wreck, you can see it online. The band says they’re putting the finishing touches on their new album Stampede of the Disco Elephants
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