The QLZ Music Minute--Music news written by Bishop for Springfield’s Real Rock, 92.7 QLZ
ICP's ACLU suit against FBI
The ACLU is helping ICP sue the FBI. That’s a ton of acronyms this morning. Let’s unpack that a bit. Insane Clown Posse is suing the Federal Bureua of Investigations with help from the American Civil Liberties Union. Okay, that’s better. Now, the deal is that the FBI put out a report not long ago that put ICP fans, also known as Juggalos, in a category of violent gang members. The group says Juggalos and Juggalettes are fans, not gang members. The ramifications of the FBI’s categorization is that if someone is picked up on a petty, non-violent, drug charge and they just so happen to have a tattoo related to ICP, they could be considered a member of a violent gang and then have heavier punishment. The suit ICP and the ACLU filed against the FBI has the group as plaintiffs, but also has a couple of fans as plaintiffs. One says he tried to join the Army but was told to get rid of his ICP tattoos. Even after removing them, the army rejected him anyway. Keep an eye on this one. It’s gonna be quite the carnival ride!
Harrell's appeal goes nowhere
Here’s to holding people accountable for driving under the influence, regardless of who they are. The bass player for 3 Doors Down lost his appeal of a recent DUI conviction. At a hearing in Biloxi, MS, Todd Harrell was fined $1,000 and given a two-day jail sentence. Harrel was ordered to enroll in impairment and victim impact programs within the month. The bass player was convicted of DUI after he crashed his car into a truck back in 2012.
Quick turnaround desired
Queens of the Stone Age are already planning a follow-up to their highly successful album … Like Clockwork, but that’s not after a full touring schedule and another release possibly from Them Crooked Vultures. Front man Josh Homme says he wants a quicker turnaround for the QOTSA’s next attempt. Plus, they’ve just been added to Coachella 2014, along with Motorhead and a ton of other acts. Coachella happens in April.
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