The QLZ Music Minute--Music news written by Bishop for Springfield’s Real Rock, 92.7 QLZ
Stryper back at it
They rocked the 80s Christian scene with their heavy metal, big hair and tight leotards and now Stryper is back with a new song, music video and a new disc out November 5th. Even though it’s been 20 years since the band has put out new music, the riffs from the likes of guitarist Oz Fox and bassist Tim Gaines alongside the drums from Robert Sweet and vocals from Michael Sweet … it takes fans back a bit. The title track from the new album “No More Hell to Pay” is streaming online right now.
Honoring Pearl Jam on Late Nite
Late night TV talk show host Jimmy Fallon is doing something unique to help promote the new Pearl Jam album … he’s having on bands all week next week that will dig deep into the grunge legend’s catalog. Included in the lineup will be Chris Cornell joining with the Avett Brothers Monday with Fleet Foxes Tuesday and country artist Dierks Bently on Wednesday. That will culminate with back-to-back nights of Pearl Jam performing on the program Thursday and Friday. Pearl Jam’s new album Lightning Bolt is out today.
New song streaming
A Perfect Circle are teasing fans with the first new song in nine years. You can stream “By and Down” at Spin.com where you can also read about the 13-track greatest hits compilation Three Sixty which is due out November 19th. There’s a 19-track deluxe edition also available. The new tune is as moody as A Perfect Circle has been known to be and surely you’ll want to hear it over and over again. As for that limited edition box set the band was selling for like $150 … they sold out of the 2,500 copies. Good news on that front is they plan on releasing A Perfect Circle Live: Featuring Stone and Echo digitally November 26th.
Halford on The Simpsons
Judas Priest’s Rob Halford is getting ready to be canonized in cartoon when he joins up with Springfield natives The Simpsons. The entertainment magazines report that Halford will sing a parody of his classic tune “Breaking the Law” in an episode to air in January. In the ‘sode, Homer is pirating movies and showing them in his backyard. Way to stay relevant, guys!
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