The QLZ Music Minute--Music news written by Bishop for Springfield’s Real Rock, 92.7 QLZ
Band break-up gone bad
You may have heard about the triple murder suicide in Brooklyn that happened early yesterday morning. News has it that it may have been a disgruntled band member who killed his former band mates, another person and then killed himself. There were also others who were injured in the shooting. The New York Post reports interviews with neighbors about the band Yellow Dogs kicking one of their members out. That member then come back with a rifle to murder his former band mates before killing himself. What makes the story even more grisly and bizarre is the band were native Iranians who fled that country because rock music is Illegal in Iran. A documentary titled No One Knows About Persian Cats about the underground rock music scene in Tehran, Iran, featured the Yellow Dogs and then the band fled before the documentary was released in 2009. Another short featured from a year and a half ago features several band members talking about their passion for music.
Tour has slot ripe for Springfield stop
It’s happening! Two of the hottest chick fronted metal bands are taking to the road together and it’s gonna be epic. Monster Energy has announced the Hellpop II Tour featuring In This Moment and the Butcher Babies, along with Devour the Day and All Hail the Yeti. The 16-date tour kicks off in Oregon January 2nd and then snakes through to Kansas City January 8th. There’s a TBA January 10th that is perfect for a stop in Springfield before bumping over to Indiana on January 11th. Lets make this happen!
FFDP seek fan input
Speaking of suggesting tours stops, Five Finger Death Punch says they’re gonna bring back their “Trespass America” tour for a 2014 run. But they want to hear from fans before they do. The Facebook Page for the festival has been naming bands that members of FFDP want to bring aboard and gauging fans interest. That could very well lead to fans determining who FFDP books for the tour. We’ll keep you posted.
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