The QLZ Music Minute--Music news written by Bishop for Springfield’s Real Rock, 92.7 QLZ
New album this April
Hellyeah are at it again with a fourth attempt. Before the holidays the band, consisting of members of Mudvayne and former members of Pantera, posted a pic saying there would be some new music on the way and now drummer Vinnie Paul has posted an update saying that their producer pushed them to pump out some havy and diverse stuff and also says that it is their very best yet. The date has been narrowed down, but it’s being reported to be set for an April release. We’ll keep you posted.
Speaking of new albums, a new Sliptknot album is becoming more a reality with a pic posted by guitarist Jim Root. The pic posted to Root’s Instagram profile show his outstretched tattooed arm holding a guitar over a recording console. This is after Root uprooted from a Stone Sour tour to head back to the states for some studio time. All indication is that Slipknot will be working on a new album without drummer Joey Jordison. The band parted ways with Jordison just before the holidays.
New Butcher Babies video
The latest Butcher Babies video is out. The video for the song “I Smell a Massacre” from their debut album shows a ton of different clips in black and white of the band taking the stage and ripping it up at what appears to be a festival. It’s not a true-to-form performance video because it appears that the clips were taken from several different songs and pieced together to show the band performing as if they were playing “I Smell a Massacre.” Regardless, the Butcher Babies are still hot as hell and it’s worth taking a look. The band will be with In This Moment at Home Bar in Arlington Heights, Illinois.
Touring the north
Guns ‘N Roses will be hitting the road this year for a few dates. The band will be returning from Mexico and South America this Spring, and then it’s time for a jaunt across North America, though no dates have been set yet. Let’s just hope that when they do travel the country, guitarist DJ Ashba doesn’t get any more cops fired.
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