The QLZ Music Minute--Music news written by Bishop for Springfield’s Real Rock, 92.7 QLZ
Last LA show
Surely we’ll see even more nostalgic Nirvana stuff as we get closer to the band’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this April. The latest treat is footage from the band’s final Los Angeles gig just before front man Kurt Cobain’s death. The video seems to be taken with a home video recorder and shows the band’s stage equipped with statuettes of the In Utero album and a roaring crowd. Then the members of the band take the stage with the first words from Cobain “This song’s for River Phoenix” as they opened with a cover of Vaselines’ “Jesus”. Phoenix passed away October 31st of 1993 of a drug-induced heart failure. Cobain died April 5th of 1994, which means we’re getting close to the 20th anniversary of that passing. Anyway, the one angle 15-minute video posted online was filmed Dec. 30 of 1993.
Suing the label
The lead singer of the popular chick-fronted metal band Evanescence is suing Wind-Up Records for more than $1 million over unpaid royalties and other charges. Amy Lee took to the courts in an attempt to prove the label was working to sabotage the band. TMZ reports the story, though there’s no official statement from Lee or from the band. Late last year, the label announced it sold a large amount of its back catalog to another company, and that included their collection of Evanescence songs.
Doesn't matter who it was
Some homeless dude in Massachusetts tried filling the role of the drummer of Whitesnake, but it really didn’t work out that great. The man had been asked to leave an apartment building Thursday night where he was found sleeping in the doorway. Authorities say he tried using the “You know who I am?” card, but that didn’t work out because it really didn’t matter if he was homeless or the drummer for Whitesnake. You can’t just curl up in front of an apartment and sleep. You’ll scare the neighbors.
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