The QLZ Music Minute--Music news written by Bishop for Springfield’s Real Rock, 92.7 QLZ
A side of side projects
They call them selves ††† (crosses) and they’ll debut their self titled album comes out in February, but you’ll be able to pre-order the disc later this month. The project, voiced by Deftones front man Chino Marino, dropped a couple of tunes online for fans to listen to on repeat. You can listen to “Bi†ches Brew” and “†he Epilogue” via YouTube right now. The first single “†he Epilogue” will be released as a single Monday. Chino’s other project Palms released their self-titled album earlier this year. Meanwhile, Deftones recently wrapped up a tour with Avenged Sevenfold and Ghost B.C.
Device drops out
Speaking of Avenged Sevenfold, they’re gonna have to find another opener for their European tour as David Draiman and Device are bowing out. Draiman wants to focus on his newborn son Samuel. If you’ll recall, Device had to cancel a number of tour dates recently because of some complications with wife Lena Yada’s pregnancy. But all turned out well with the healthy birth of Samuel. Best of luck to the family.
After telling fans he had to get more healthy, Lemmy and the guys from Motorhead are laying out a set of fresh dates for their postponed European tour. The band will pick back up in Scotland February and then end up in Helsinki, Finland mid March. Lemmy recently had a defibrillator implanted, and then suffered a hematoma. That was over the summer. Here’s to a speedy recovery, Lemmy!
Simmons smack talk
We all know that Kiss’s Gene Simmons likes to talk smack. Well, Ace Frehly ain’t havin’ it. Talking with a radio station in New York, the former Kiss guitarist says Simmons suffers from too much focus on business and not enough on personal relationships. Simmons recently said that working with Frehly and other former band members was like having a “cancer in your system”. Frehly said that Simmons only motivation was making money and that pissed off thousands of fans.
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