The QLZ Music Minute--Music news written by Bishop for Springfield’s Real Rock, 92.7 QLZ
The real story
If you’re a life-long Metallica fan and have always wondered why bassist Jason Newsted left the band over a decade ago, a new interview with Newsted on ScuzzTV will definitely enlighten you. It’s a story Newsted says he’s never told before and a story that not everyone that’s worked with the band knows about. The gist is that Newsted had a side project that some in Metallica management thought would be great alongside Metallica, but singer James Hetfiled wasn’t having it. For the whole interview, check it out with ScuzzTV.
It’s gonna surprise
What’s it gonna be all about? Well, it’s a surprise. That’s what Mastodon guitarist Bill Kelliher is telling fans about their album expected out this year. It’s reported that the band has written nearly 20 songs for this attempt, although it’s likely that number will be whittled down in it’s final form. Kelliher tells Metal Hammer that every Mastodon album has been different and they want to keep that theme going, growing and expanding. There’s no work yet on when the album will come out, but it’s expected sometime this year.
Patton scores horror film
Knowing that Mike Patton is producing the music score to a movie titled The Vatican Tapes makes me want to not only see the movie ASAP, but also to pick up the soundtrack ASAP as well! News has it that the Faith No More, Tomahawk (and about a half dozen other bands) front man will be piecing together music for a horror film about a leaked video tape of a Vatican exorcism gone awry. Surely it’ll be worth checking out. Patton has worked on a ton of other projects and recently just jumped into the world of producing music for movies. His latest film partnership was work on the score for The Place Beyond the Pines is eligible for the Academy Awards. Patton is the just one of many rockers who are getting into the film score business.
Morello with The Boss
Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello has a new album coming out this week … well, it’s not his album … he just appears on it. It’s actually a new Bruce Springsteen album, but Morello is pretty dominant on the album playing guitar on 8 different tracks. The Springsteen album High Hopes drops this week.
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