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Pop Evil Taking a Brief Break, Grammy Needs More Rock, and Charged With Murder

The QLZ Music Minute--Music news written by Bishop for Springfield’s Real Rock, 92.7 QLZ


Pop Evil taking a brief break


After their show at Bunkers in Illiopolis, the guys from Pop Evil are taking some much needed downtime. The band has been out on the road all year, and that’s taken a toll on their ride. Saturday, some of the crew from the band talked about how their bus is to the point where they can’t even get space heaters to work, let alone other comfort items. Before Saturday’s concert some lucky QLZ listeners got to break bread with the band and took some pics. You can see those pics online right now at, hover over Interact and you’ll see pics. Pop Evil hit the road in January for a tour with Stone Sour.


Grammy needs more rock


So, there may be one category of this year’s Grammy Awards that will be worth a damn. In the Rock Album category there are some good pics, and also some interesting additions. Announced Friday evening, the 56th Grammy Award noms for the best Rock Album include Black Sabbath’s 13. That’s a no-brainer. They also put Queens of the Stone Age’s … Like Clockwork, which is also a fantastic nomination. But they also included David Bowie’s new album and Kings of Leon’s new album. Not to knock those two groups, and I mean, come on, Bowie is a legend, but that makes it clear there needs to be a hard rock category to add more flavor to the Grammys. The awards ceremony are January 26th.


Charged with murder


That bar owner who shot outlaw country singer Wayne Mills has been officially charged with Second-Degree Murder. Christopher Ferrell told police that he shot Mills at his Nashville, TN, bar November 23. He claims it was self defense, but police the investigation didn’t find evidence to support the claim. Ferrell said there was an argument about Mills smoking a cigarette in a no-smoking area.


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