The QLZ Music Minute--Music news written by Bishop for Springfield’s Real Rock, 92.7 QLZ
Bassist temporarily departs
There’s a little bit of a shakeup in the Lamb of God lineup. Bassist John Campbell is being temporarily replaced by Fear Factory bassist Matt DeVries. Reports indicate that Campbell had to leave the band for the moment because of a family emergency. Fans noticed the change at a show Tuesday in Vancouver. The band is out on tour with co-headliners Killswitch Engage along with Testament and Huntress. The temporary change up is only expected through the rest of this week as DeVries needs to head back to Fear Factory as they get ready to tour with Megadeth. It’s still unclear when Campbell will return to the band. Lamb of God actually had to cancel their show in Washington November 11th because of the lack of a bassist. The band just released their 10 year anniversary edition of As The Palaces Burn.
Murder for hire trial set
If you’re waiting with baited breath for a new As I Lay Dying album … You might want to go ahead and start breathing again and brace for disappointment. Doubt it’s gonna happen anytime soon. Front man Tim Lambesis’ murder-for-hire trial has been set for March 2014. That was determined in court this week. Reports indicate that the singer showed up in court for a minute to reaffirm his “not guilty” plea on felony solicitation of murder charge. Lambesis is charged with trying to hire a hitman for $1,000 to murder his estranged wife. That hitman turned out to be an undercover cop. That was back in May. He posted bond a few weeks later and has been on house arrest since. It’s also been reported that Lambesis’ legal team argued his steroid use impacted his judgment and that there may have been some missteps by police in the arrest. Either way, fireworks are gonna fly this coming March. We’ll keep you posted.
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