The QLZ Music Minute--Music news written by Bishop for Springfield’s Real Rock, 92.7 QLZ
Former PJ Manager Pleads Guilty
The last you would want as a band is a manager who steals from you, but that’s exactly what happened to Pearl Jam. It was reported earlier this year that an executive at Pearl Jam’s now former management company was charged with taking $380,000 from the band over a four-year stretch. Well, just in time for Christmas, the Grinch … also known as Ricky Charles Goodrich, pleaded guilty to 6 counts. It’s reported that dude had 33 charges leveled against him, which included using band credit cards to purchase personal items and to transfer money to his personal accounts to pay off debts. He’ll be sentenced February where prosecutors will ask for a 6 month jail stay … but only if he pays off what he took. If not, he’ll get 14 months behind bars. (It's also Eddie Vedder's 49th Birthday today!)
North American Tour Announced
Asking Alexandria are gonna take to the road. The band will bring to North America their “Break Down the Wall” tour starting early March down in Texas with a final listed date in April, where they’ll end up in California. There is a date in Chicago at the House of Blues April Fools Day. There are also more dates expected to be announced in the near future.
Video has surfaced of Metallica’s Freeze ‘Em All show in Antarctica from earlier this month. Head online to catch the 20 minute video that recaps the entire event. It also includes performances of the tune “Creeping Death,” and a cover of Killing Joke’s “The Wait.” Now if you want to hear more than that, you can actually go and purchase a download of the Freeze ‘Em All show at LiveMetallica.com. The performance was part of a contest where some lucky fans got sent down to Antarctica with the band while they performed in a dome near the South Poll. They were gonna head to the North Poll, but Santa had to cancel because it was so close to the holiday.
Slash is busy
Slash isn’t running out of ideas anytime soon. The famed guitar player sent a message out on Twitter saying he has 16 tracks worked up and completed, plus an instrumental. But he also says it’s hard to decide what goes on the record and what will be bonus tracks. He says “It’s all cool.” Of course it’s all cool. You’re friggin’ Slash, man. Everything you touch is cool.
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