The WQLZ Music Minute--Music news written by Bishop for 92.7 WQLZ, The Rock Station
Teasing new Tool and APC box set
Maynard James Keenan is a popular character … there’s no question. He’s in three bands for crying out loud. But fans have been itching for some new Tool and even A Perfect Circle for years. In fact, Maynards third band Puscifer has released 9 different collections since both a new Tool or A Perfect Circle album was released. So, for the eclectic singer’s 666th Instagram photo last week, he shared that music is happening on all fronts … and he spelled all with all caps. Recent news of a new Tool album hints at an early 2014 release date. We’re eagerly anticipating more details on that new Tool album. Meanwhile, A Perfect Circle has released details about a new box set. The band will make available a live CD/DVD featuring a full concert set performed at Red Rocks in Colorado back in 2011. The limited edition high priced box set, which will put you down for $149.95, comes out November 26th.
Headlining tour set
Filter are taking to the road with their own headlining tour. They’ll be in Chicago at the House of Blues October 22nd. Red, Otherwise and We Are Human will be supporting the band. That headlining tour is after Filter makes a string of appearances with Stone Temple Pilots featuring Chester Bennington.
Vol. 2 release revealed
The release date and other details about the second volume of Five Finger Death Punch’s Wrong Side of Heaven Righteous Side of Hell will be out November 19th. The new tune from the album Battleborn is now playing on rock radio. Be sure to request it today! You can get a copy of the new single if you pre-order the album today.
Always writing for Slipknot
Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison says he’s constantly writing music for the band, but he’s preparing for a release of an album for his side project Scar the Martyr. That release is expected October 1st. As for new Slipknot, Jordison says the remaining members of the band are in regular communication. This is the latest update on potential new music from Slipknot since the death of bassist Paul Gray a few years ago.
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