The QLZ Music Minute--Music news written by Bishop for Springfield’s Real Rock, 92.7 QLZ
Kiss finally makes Rock Hall
Break open that Champaign! They’ve finally made it into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, bitches! Just who are we talking about? Well, Kiss of course! After years of larger than life reputations, gobs of diehard fans that rival the likes of ICP Juggalos, the band that has for years brought together theatrics and marketing skills to amass a rock and roll empire has finally been accepted into the Hall of Fame. They’re just one of the inductees announced yesterday for the 2014 class. Nirvana also made it in. The induction ceremony will be held April 10th and will air on HBO in May. Other bands that got include Peter Gabriel, Hall & Oates and Cat Stevens and Linda Rondstadt.
Make that two No. 1's
Maybe they’ll have the rock hall in their future, after all not every band gets top of the charts so early in their career ... Pop Evil just landed at No. 1 on the Rock Charts for their tune “Deal With The Devil.” The landing marks the second song the band has had scoring a No. 1 slot. The band’s last show on the road was at Bunkers in Illiopolis the weekend before last. Now they take a break and then it’s back on the road with Stone Sour.
Puddle of trouble
It’s hard to know where the bottom is for Wes Scantlin. The Puddle of Mud front man has an arrest warrant issued from the bench because he failed to show up for a court hearing last week on a cocaine possession case. Dude’s been arrested for vandalism, which included using a buzz saw and sledge hammer on his neighbors’ property (allegedly), a drunken airplane altercation and even allegedly attacking his ex-wife. Add in some tickets for speeding and charges of thousands in back taxes, it’s safe to say Scantlin is not having a good year.
Got your fill of Avenged Sevenfold yet? If not, they’ve got an animated series you’ll have to check out. The series is based off their Hail to the King concept and consists of six episodes put together by Metalocalypse director and co-producer Jon Schnepp. The band also has a video game they’re preparing to release. The video game is called Hail to the King: Deathbat. It’ll be available on mobile platforms sometime in early 2014.
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