The WQLZ Music Minute--Music news written by Bishop for 92.7 WQLZ, The Rock Station
Top of the charts
Even though it came in just under expectations, It really isn’t much of a surprise – Avenged Sevenfold’s album Hail to the King landed at No. 1 on the charts for the first week of sales. It was thought the album would sell up to 180,000 copies in the first week, but only sold around 159,000—as if that’s a small number. It’s not! They rocked it hardcore! The band will be in Bloomington with Deftones and Ghost BC October 12th.
Government blocks show
An update on that “controversial” Lamb Of God show overseas … they sold 1,500 tickets to the show in Malaysia, but they’re not going to be allowed to perform. That’s because there are some tightwad Muslims who say that the band’s music will corrupt the Malaysian youth. That’s coming from their friggin’ government. See kids, this is why we don’t let religious zealots use the government—because it leads to the stifling of kick ass art! Lamb of God’s guitarist Mark Morton invites anyone offended by their music to discuss the band’s motivations … there are always deeper meanings than what’s on the surface.
Honored in Mexico
Jack White is finding some honor this week after being named an honorary dean at a Mexico school of music. The guy who was debuted to the world in The White Stripes and has since been in like 20 other bands and even has a successful solo career and music biz down in Nashville was honored at the Fermatta Music Academy’s 20th anniversary celebration late last month. White told the crowd of about 150 students about the support from his parents and people who helped his budding music career in Detroit.
The jack-hole that was charged with the attempted break-in at Kid Rock’s place has some alcohol-related memory problems. Brian Keith pleaded no contest to attempted home invasion and several other charged in Detroit this week. Dude’s lawyer says that Keith was so drunk that he doesn’t remember what happened that day. He was arrested just a few days after the incident because he was clearly all over surveillance photos. The no contest plea is not an admission of guilt (but it kinda is … especially when sentencing is handed down).
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