The QLZ Music Minute--Music news written by Bishop for Springfield’s Real Rock, 92.7 QLZ
Campbell in remission
Vivian Campbell, the guitarist from Def Leppard, has some good news in his battle with Hodgkin’s lymphoma … after a series of tests, Campbell shares on Facebook that he is officially in remission. There is some bad news, though. Campbell says that’s no longer an excuse to not to to the gym. The guitarist announced over the summer that he was being treated with Chemo.
Auction next month
Want a piece of music history? If you’ve got a enough $krilla, you may be albe to get the Frankenstrat that Eddie Van Helen used on the album 1984. The Kramer red guitar with white and black stripes is expected to fetch up to $150K. Meanwhile, a book of unpublished poetry and other thoughts from Jim Morrison are also up for sale. Those are just some of the items expected to be auctioned off December 18th in LA.
New music video
Joey Jordison’s side project Scar the Martyr has a new video for the song “Soul Disintergration”. The video is a live performance video, integrated with a several different people either running, riding a moped, bike and skateboard. They all eventually end up at what appears to be a backyard party where the band is performing. Pay attention to one character’s eyes at the very end … what a twist!
New art project
It’s called Disarming Time and it’s a new art project from Serj Tankian. The talented and multi-faceted artist will feature 22 different art pieces with an exhibit next week in Hollywood. It’s gonna be a bunch of mixed media and sculptures all paired with music made specifically for each work. What’s really neat is the interaction art lovers will find when they download a smartphone app titled Eye For Sound. The app allows users to scan and recognize the art pieces and then pull up the associated audio track for the content.
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