The QLZ Music Minute--Music news written by Bishop for Springfield’s Real Rock, 92.7 QLZ
Root to work on Slipknot
Alright ... you know it ain’t just talk when a member of Slipknot steps down from a Stone Sour tour to focus on a new Slipknot album. Various members of Slipknot sans original bassist Paul Gray have been talking for about two years now about a new album and the need for everyone to get their bearings after Gray passed in 2010. With side projects abound for most of the original members, guitarist Jim Root is taking time off from Stone Sour in order to focus on Slipknot. What's interesting is Slipknot/Stone Sour front ghoul Corey Taylor’s current status. Is he standing aside to let the band work and then to come back and bring the pain or what ... we'll surely find out! For now, he’s touring with his other band Stone Sour. They’ll be out with Pop Evil January 14th. A new Slipknot album could come out sometime mid next year.
Maynard's b-day bash
It's one hell of a birthday bash coming up for Maynard James Keenan. He plans on rocking out with his two bands A Perfect Circle and Puscifer, showing off his ability to go from one bizarre alt-rock group to an even more bizarre alt-rock group. Either way, fans will surely be subdued on the eventual release of a new Tool album while they celebrate 50 years with the eccentric artist this coming May.
New book out next year
Just last year he was under threat of sever punishment from international justice in the accidental death of a fan at a show overseas, now Lamb of God front man Randy Blythe has a new book slated to come out summer of next year. The book title is titled Dark Days: My Tribulation and Trials. If you had part of a year of your life taken away in courts and manslaughter charges slung your way and then were found not guilty, you'd write a book too! There's also a movie about Blythe's struggles and how the band was there ready to go at any moment to be there by his side. That's expected out sometime next year.
New documentary out now
Speaking of documentaries, Thirty Seconds to Mars have a new documentary out this week about how they tired to get out of their record contract with EMI, and the subsequent $30 million lawsuit leveled against them. The documentary is titled Artificat
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