The QLZ Music Minute--Music news written by Bishop for Springfield’s Real Rock, 92.7 QLZ
Rock Hall noms
Nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have been announced and on that list this year are names like Nirvana and KISS among others. Of the 16 acts that are up for a vote there are 8 first-timers. Nirvana surely will be a shoe in for the Rock Hall with the prominence and reverence for Kurt Cobain and other band members. In particular, surely Nirvana will be recognized for their contributions to making Grunge mainstream. As for KISS, it’s been a long battle to get the painted-up rockers in the Rock Hall. Maybe the band can have Gene Simmons talk some shit to get a secured spot. After all, they have inspired many a rocker from the likes of Weezer to even the theatrics of Slipknot. The 2014 class will be announced in December with the induction ceremony in April of next year.
By the numbers
On the charts this week, we’re looking at the top 200 and there ain’t much rock there. There’s virtual no hard rock in the top Ten. Avenged Sevenfold is still riding high with their latest attempt Hail to the King which currently sits at No. 17. Metallica’s soundtrack for Through the Never is at No. 25. Dream Theater’s self titled is at No. 38. Five Finger Death Punch are at No. 55 with their first volume of The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell and Nine Inch Nails are at No. 58 with Hesitation Marks. We may see some updated numbers later today to include the firs week of sales for the likes of Korn’s latest album. We’ll keep you posted.
Under the knife
Original Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward is recovering from surgery he had on his gutty works. He had to go under the knife to correct a perforated divericulitis, or whatever. Either way, dude is recovering from the procedure in California.
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