The QLZ Music Minute--Music news written by Bishop for Springfield’s Real Rock, 92.7 QLZ
Out today and streaming now
It’s new music Tuesday and with that comes new albums from Korn, Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington and Cage the Elephant. Also out today is a chance to stream the yet to be released album from Pearl Jam. As is the case with the recent release of modern albums, bands will actually stream the entire disc online through whatever service a full week before the album is actually available. For instance: Last week, Korn and STPCB let their new albums stream via Pandora Premier. Cage the Elephant went the way of streaming their album via Soundcloud. As for Pearl Jam, the band chose iTunes to stream the new album a week before the release. “Lightening Bolt” hits stores October 15th. You can pre-order the album today. For some of us older cats, we still remember the day of having to wait until the day of the release to rip open the album and listen ad nasueum. You kids nowadays with your technology are so spoiled … I’m starting to sound like I have old balls … gross.
Thinking of new album
Soundgarden don’t have any official plans for a follow up to 2012’s King Animal but they’re already kicking around some ideas for a new album. Guitarist Kim Thayil recently told O2 Academy TV that there’s definitetly a desire to make another album. Drummer Matt Cameron, who just so happens to also be the drummer for Pearl Jam, says he’s ready to go for another album and hopes to add some heavier riffs to the attempt. Meanwhile, Sub Pop Records plans to release the long-out-of-print 1990 release Screaming Life/Fopp. Expect that out November 26th.
Slasher flick out today
The new slasher movie from Slash has already made a run in limited theaters over the weekend and will soon be available on DVD Today. Titled Nothing Left to Fear, it’s the first film from Slash starring Anne Heche, James Tupper and Clancy Brown. Slash says the film is basically internet folklore. Slash also collaborated with a composer on the film and worked with Myles Kennedy for a song on the soundtrack.
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