The WQLZ Music Minute--Music news written by Bishop for 92.7 WQLZ, The Rock Station
Who didn’t see this coming? Hinder has just canceled their tour … Earlier this month the band reported that singer Austin Winkler was taking some personal time off, but the band would continue their summertime trek with another singer. Then news came out that Winkler was going to rehab and that the band had asked several different singers to join them on stage. To top all that off, Sunday night the band’s tour bus was in an accident after being cut off. That led to the injury of several members of the band and crew. Though the extents of the injuries are not known, the band has been ordered by doctors to take some time off. They plan to return to full strength August 10th with a show in Troy, Ohio.
Speaking on substance abuse problems, members of Five Finger Death Punch are praising front man Ivan Moody for fessing up to having a drinking problem. Drummer Jeremy Spencer told Artisan News that it’s important for band mates to be supportive in difficult times. The new album drops July 30th.
Don't pour sugar on his food
You can pour all the sugar you want on Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen, but when it comes to his diet, keep that refined crap away! The vegan recently told Grammy.com that despite the song “Pour Some Sugar on Me,” he doesn’t have any enriched sugar in his diet. He also said that he’s bench pressing a ridiculous amount of weight. Coming in at only 155, the guitarist claims to bench 380. Sounds like a case of narcissism. But then again, he’s a rock star. What do you expect. Def Leppard have a documentary series coming out sometime in the near future. When? That’s still unclear.
New solo project
Sevendust’s Clint Lowrey has finished recording six songs for his side project Hello Demons Meet Skeletons. Lowery was sure to tell fans that this in no way is to diminish his work with Sevendust. He says it actually enhances his work with the band and help provide an extra outlet. There’s no word yet on when the solo project will be out.
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