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Vulgar Letter to Venom, KISS to play hockey, and Iommi Update

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


Vulgar letter to Venom


Metal-heads with a deep understanding of 80s metal history more than likely remember an infamous band named Venom. They had several albums back in the early 80s and actually are working on a new album to follow up their 2011 attempt Fallen Angels. Well, one of the great things about today’s internet is being able to see the gems that can surface from a time we’ve since forgotten. A producer and journalist recently unearthed a rejection letter that Venom was sent by EMI records in the UK back in 1980. Needless to say, the message sent is pretty crystal clear. Typed out in big letters made of letters, the note simply says “Dear Venom, F**K OFF, WITH COMPLIMENTS” with no signature from who penned the rejection. Surely that is framed and up on someone’s wall, right?


KISS to play hockey


If you’re a hockey and a KISS fan, watch out. The carnival will be taking to the ice in Los Angeles later this month to perform for hockey fans when the LA Kings take on the Anaheim Ducks. The game is part of the league’s Stadium Series which finds various teams playing hockey at various outdoor venues like ballparks. As for when the band will perform … the league says they’ll get the crowd warmed up before the game and also perform between each of the periods.


Iommi update


It’s been a while since we’ve gotten an update on Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi and with the New Year comes some good news. Posted to his official website, he wishes fans a happy new year and thanks those closest to him. He also shares that the band has some dates in the US and Canada, the Grammy’s and a trip through Europe in the summer. Plus he’s finishing up regular treatment and all is positive.


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