The QLZ Music Minute--Music news written by Bishop for Springfield’s Real Rock, 92.7 QLZ
Streaming online now
There's a reissue of Soundgarden's first album coming out next week and it's streaming online now ... Typically, a band will stream their forthcoming albums online a week before it comes out. Soundgarden decided to reissue their old album and stream it online ... okay. I guess it's better than trying to listen to YouTube versions. Anyways, the band will re-release their first album via Sub Pop Records ... the independent lable that helped burst the Seatle grunge scene on the national stage. As for if Soundgarden is touring ... nope. Front man Chris Cornell is doing some solo ditty here and there while drummer Matt Cameron is taking a leave of absence to rock with his other band Pearl Jam.
Meanwhile, Zakk Wylde has been tapped, along with other famed guitarists, to celebrate the music of Jimi Hendrix for the next edition of the Experience Hendrix tour. The tour begins this coming March outside of Dallas.
Calling Rick Rubin
Aerosmith front man Steven Tyler is telling rock publications that he wants to work with famed producer Rick Rubin on his next solo album. Tyler says he's working on it and hopes it will come out next year. He's worked with Rubin in the past. Believe it or not, but Rubin did the production of Aerosmith's collaboration with Run-D.M.C. for "Walk This Way". Tyler tells RollingStone.com that the collabo was Rubin's idea. Let's see what other ideas Rubin has. Surely, he won't make Tyler sound old, tired and irrelevant. Aerosmith fans need not worry. Tyler says he's just wanting to put out some stuff that he's left sitting around for five years. Let's see if Tyler can outsell Aerosmith's latest album. "Music From Another Dimension" debuted last year at No. 5 on the charts selling 63,000 copies.
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