The WQLZ Music Minute--Music news written by Bishop for 92.7 WQLZ, The Rock Station
Korn Family Values deets
There's nothing like being strung out on music news ... especially when it's about an upcoming Korn Family Values show. The latest? The lineup. The one-off show's single date was revealed over the holiday weekend with a 30-second video featuring Deftones, Stone Sour, Rammstein, and others. Now we know that those bands have absolutely nothing to do with the forthcoming show. Instead of what would have been an absolute face melt, has turned into a platter of new Nu Metal. Asking Alexandria, Hollywood Undead, Machine Gun Kelly and Beware of Darkness will be with Korn October 5th in Colorado. Korn's new album Paradigm Shift drops October 8th. The new album is the first featuring Brian "Head" Welch, who left the band to find God seven years ago. As for a reunion with original drummer Dave Silveria, Korn front man Jonathan Davis tells Metal Hammer that's not likely.
Tour starts today
It's really happening. STPCB! That's Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington. Need a refresher? Eff off! Get the Music Minute archives at WQLZ dot com. Anyways, the band performed a small private show in LA as a quasi public rehearsal over the holiday weekend. There, Bennington showed his ability to transverse the entire STP catalog, including new music he wrote with the band. Their tour kicks off today in Pennsylvania and doesn't even come close to central Illinois, let alone the Midwest. A new 5 song EP from STPCB titled High Rise comes out October 8th. Original front man Scott Weiland apparently still has a lawsuit pending and says he wants bought out.
A dozen new songs expected
Pearl Jam is suffering from Rockstaritus as they get ready for the big release of their highly anticipated album Lightning Bolt. The disc drops October 15th where fans will get their ears full of 12 new tracks. The band also plans a tour through parts of the country, some with two dates, but nowhere in the Midwest.
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