The QLZ Music Minute--Music news written by Bishop for Springfield’s Real Rock, 92.7 QLZ
Planning the farewell tour
Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee has announced that they will indeed do another tour, and this time it will be their farewell tour. One of the big factors in the decision to be a final tour is the health of guitarist Mick Mars who suffers from ankylosing spondylitis, which is a spinal disease that fuses his vertebrae together. When will the farewell tour happen? It’s not certain but in a video featuring Tommy Lee and techno artist DeadMau5 Lee says that Mars’ condition is progressively getting worse and Mars won’t want to tour much longer. Lee also says he wants a big blowout farewell tour and to be done with it because he doesn’t want to be one of those bands who resorts to playing county fairs. A couple of months ago Vince Neil was also saying that the band will be done either next year or in 2015. But a few days after that Mars took to Twitter and said all is well. We’ll see.
New album tease
Corey Taylor is giving Slipknot fans a bit of an idea of what he thinks the next Slipknot album should sound like. If you dug Iowa and Vol. 3, then you’ll dig what they’re working on. There’s no official timeline laid out, but Taylor, Shawn Crahan and Joey Jordison are all in the process of putting stuff together for a new album. It could be sometime next year for the band to get the pieces pt together.
On the charts
Korn’s Paradigm Shift landed on the Billboard Chart Top 200 at No. 8. The first album from the guys featuring original guitarist Brian “Head” Welch beat out the third album from Cage the Elephant. Their album Melophobia landed at No. 15 on the charts. As for the EP High Rise from Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington, they got the 24th spot on the top 200. Those are the latest Billboard numbers. We’re expecting an update later this week that will show Pearl Jam’s Lightning Bolt taking top honors. According to Hits Daily Double, Pearl Jams latest album has already sold over 100,000.
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