The QLZ Music Minute--Music news written by Bishop for Springfield’s Real Rock, 92.7 QLZ
The Grammy Awards are this Sunday on CBS, and it’s gonna be heavy on the rock side for the first time in recent memory. Just some of the action you can expect to see includes Metallica taking to the stage to perform their tune “One” with world renowned pianist Lang Lang. Then to close up the ceremony, Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme will join the stage with Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor and Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl. If you can’t watch it live, surely there will be clips available online.
Sevendust have announced they’ll be taking to the road in support of their crowd-funded acoustic album. Expect them up in Joliet at Mojoes April 25th. The acoustic album is being recorded thanks to more than 2700 fans who threw money down via PledgeMusic.com. They’ve gotten 160 percent of their goal funded and there are still a few more months to go in their campaign. They’ll record Time Travelers and Bonfires and release it sometime this April.
New album hype
Slipknot front man Corey Taylor says there’s a ton of excitement from the band about their next attempt. The singer told The Pulse of Radio that he and Slipknot guitarist Jim Root, who Taylor also works with in Stone Sour, are transitioning into writing for Slipknot and that they making “significant progress.” He also says that they’ve got to “shape everything to that Slipknot point of view, that Slipknot way, that Slipknot sound.” This is all kinda bittersweet news as the band announced before the new year that they parted ways with famed and original band drummer Joey Jordison. There’s still not much explanation on that move. Fans can expect a new ‘Knot album sometime this year.
A new two-disc special 20th anniversary edition of Pantera’s Far Beyond Drivin will soon hit shelves. You can expect the remastered tracks along with some live performance audio out March 25th.
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