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Rock on the Range, Taking Time Off, Defamation Trial Begins and Leto's Oscar Nom

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


Rock on the Range


Get ready for Rock on the Range! The festival in Ohio used Comedian Jim Breuer to announce the lineup for this year … and it’s quit impressive. Headlining the three day festival in May at the Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus will be Guns N’ Roses, Avenged Sevenfold and Kid Rock. Those are just the headliners. The supporting acts include Five Finger Death Punch, Slayer, Mastodon, Staind, Chevelle, BLS, Killswitch Engage and others. But wait, there’s more. Get to each of the three days early to check out Theory of a Deadman, Black Stone Cherry, Pop Evil, The Pretty Reckless, Redlight King, Fozzy, Butcher Babies, Truckfighters and more … even Jim Breuer’s band is gonna take the stage. Tickets go on sale Jan. 24th. Get more info online at


Taking time off


Don’t expect any new Jane’s Addiction anytime soon. Front man Perry Farrell is taking some time off to work on a musical about the Thai sex and drug trade. How long will the band be down? Farrell tells Rolling Stone that it could be another couple years.


Defamation trial begins


Courtney Love was back in court this week for the first day in her defamation trial. Quick background: Love is being used by her former attorney Rhonda Holmes for defamation of character. It all started with a tweet where Love posted that her attorney was “bough off.” Love contends she meant to send the message as a private message, not as a public message. But, it being public calls into question the integrity of Holmes as a lawyer … something a practicing attorney just can’t have. So, she sued. The trial is expected to last about another week. Holmes was representing Love in a fraud case against the executors of Kurt Cobain’s estate.


Leto's Oscar Nom


Jared Leto got an Oscar nom and Tom Hanks didn’t! That’s what’s up! Way to represent, Leto! The thirty Seconds to Mars front man, who is also an accomplished actor, is up for an Oscar for his role in the movie Dallas Buyers Club. He played a transgender AIDS patient, which undoubtedly had its challenges. Good luck, Jared! The Oscars are March 2nd.


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