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Producer Tapped, Dreamt Melody, Light It Up, and No White Zombie Reunion

The WQLZ Music Minute--Music news written by Bishop for 92.7 WQLZ, The Rock Station


Producer tapped


Hellyeah have tapped a producer for their fourth studio album, even while out on tour with Gigantour. The new album will take the band out of the comfort of Vinnie Paul’s home studio to a studio in Sin City … Los Vegas, NV. Producer Kevin Churko will take charge of the sound. Churko recently produced Ozzy, Five Finger Death Punch, In This Moment and others.


Dreamt melody


Pop Evil has been tearing up rock radio with their tune “Trenches” and front man Leigh Kakaty says he came up with the melody in a dream. Kakaty says he heard the melody in a dream then woke up and sang it to the guitarist who quickly mimicked the dreamt tune. Coming up with the lyrics was an entirely different process. Kakaty wasn’t sure if he should do rap-based lyrics but he felt it better represented his angst. Even more interesting, the band didn’t intend for it to be the first single from their album Onyx, but it is and has worked out just fine.


Light it up


Forget about flipping that Bic with the cheesy skull and tribal artwork, be sure to grab up a custom Rob Zombie or Five Finger Death Punch Zippo. Those are just some of the artists from the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival who have crated their own custom designs for Zippo lighters that are gonna be sold while out on tour.


No White Zombie reunion


Speaking of Rob Zombie, he’s adamant that there will not be a White Zombie reunion … at least not anytime soon. In an interview with Consequence of Sound, the horror rocker says the ones calling for a reunion were “15 years old and it was their first concert and everybody in White Zombie was, like, 23 years old. They’re no longer 15 and they’re gonna come to the concert at 40 and look at White Zombie, who are all gonna be 50, and go, ‘This sucks now.’” Mayhem featuring Rob Zombie was just at Tinley Park over the weekend.


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