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Rock Not Surprised, Tour Announced, New Album to Top Charts, and Ward's Drum Art


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

 

Rock not surprised

 

Kid Rock isn’t an economist, but he says he’s not shocked by Detroit’s bankruptcy filing. The Motor City native says he’s not happy about it but people, especially those from Detroit, saw it coming. Rock tells Billboard that people know Detroit is “run-down and it's dangerous and it has political problems, but when they start reading the statistics, that's what they really talk about. But I don't think it's a big shock to anybody in the area.” Rock has done charity work in the Motor City in the past and is sure to continue working to lift his hometown from the ashes.

 

The guys from FFDP
The guys from FFDP

Tour announced

 

Speaking of Detroit, Five Finger Death Punch will make a stop in Motor City October 8th on their headlining tour … Their new album is out now and the band has unveiled a headlining tour for this fall. You can expect to see the band out on the road in most places around the country except for Illinois. They will be in Springfield, Missouri, October 20th.

 

New album to top charts

 

The latest album from Five Finger Death Punch is surely on it’s way towards the top of the charts after yesterday’s release. What is the first of a two part release, The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell Volume 1 is already getting rave reviews. Considering that their past few albums have gone gold, it’s kind of a given that the band will land at the top of the charts after the first week of sales. The single “Lift Me Up” from Vol. 1 has already landed at the top of the rock charts. The second volume of The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell is expected out later this year.

 

Ward's drum art

 

Original Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward has revealed his original art work and it focuses on his passion … no, not Black Sabbath … drumming. Ward’s prints were created when he plays illuminated drumsticks and other devices that produce light. Each print is signed by Ward and they’re up for sale online. Wanna peak and possibly buy? Check out the website BillWardDrumArt.com.

 

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