The QLZ Music Minute--Music news written by Bishop for Springfield’s Real Rock, 92.7 QLZ
New tune and production
The animated band Dethklok from the popular Cartoon Network cartoon Metalocalypse has a new tune and a new event that’s set to air on the basic cable network’s Adult Swim programming later this month. Titled, Metalocalypse: The Doomstar Requiem A Klok Opera will air on Cartoon Network October 27th. In anticipation of the show’s airing, the band has made the tune “Blazing Star” available online. Along with the TV production, there will also be a feature showing some behind the scenes that will show the 50-piece orchestra and maybe some special guests like Jack Black, Mark Hamill of Star Wars fame and even a member of Cannibal Corpse. Metalocalypse creator Brendon Small the next chapter of Dethklok is like nothing he’s ever done before and that it’s a full blown musical with high stakes drama and emotional moments, and of course some ridiculous comedy. Listen to the tune below:
Trouble in camp Buckcherry
A bit of a shakeup with Buckcherry—the band has parted ways with longtime bassist Jimmy Ashhurst, and with it there’s some baggage. The band took to their website to address why saying that it wasn’t a rash decision nor an easy one to make. The post indicates there may have been creative differences and several years of inner turmoil but is pretty vague in what exactly those differences are other than Ashhurst was unhappy for a while. Replacing Ashhurst will be Kelly Lemieux.
Lawsuit filed against Van Halen
She’s not even married to him anymore, but she’s using his name for financial gain … that’s according to a lawsuit field by the band Van Halen against the wife of drummer Alex Van Halen. Alex divorced Kelly Van Halen back in 1996, but she kept the name and used it in her construction and interior design company. That may have been forgivable, but then she went a step further and tried applying for trademarks for products like chairs, blankets and other things. The band says that would cause confusion in the market.
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