The QLZ Music Minute--Music news written by Bishop for Springfield’s Real Rock, 92.7 QLZ
Cobain met GG
You may not know who GG Allin is, but Kurt Cobain did! It’s being reported that the late Nirvana front man visited the underground sadistic punk rocker back in 1990 while Allin was serving time in prison. The revelation comes in a new book about the Flaming Lips, which details a meeting between Cobain, Flaming Lips drummer Nathan Roberts and Allin. That meeting was before a show back in Michigan before a Nirvana, Flaming Lips show. Allin didn’t take kindly to the two visitors as the book reports he spit at them and said some not-to-nice things. Who is GG Allin? Just go and do a Google search, but try not to do it while at work. Unless your boss is down with you watching some depraved rocker cut himself on stage and throw fecal mater on people. Allin died of a, get this, heroin overdoes back in 1993.
Finally getting into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame won’t be the only thing Paul Stanley writes in his book. The KISS guitarist and vocalist will reveal a ton of personal stuff in the memoir that’s set to be released around the time of the Rock Hall induction ceremony. Some of the things from the official autobiography titled Face the Music: A Life Exposed will include struggles he has with deafness in his right ear. The singer says he doesn’t want his book to come across as other rock and roll memoirs come across—pompous narcissism with no humility whatsoever. Stanley is the last member of KISS to release a memoir. The book drops April 22nd.
Weeks going solo
Saving Abel will have a change up in their lineup for the new year. Front man Jared Weeks is leaving the group to start a solo career. What does that mean for the band? They’ll have a new front man in Scott Austin. Weeks is moving to Nashville where he’ll start on a solo disc. Recently Weeks temporarily filled in vocals for Hinder after they parted ways with Austin Winkler.
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