The QLZ Music Minute--Music news written by Bishop for Springfield’s Real Rock, 92.7 QLZ
If you were headed down under just to check out Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington, you may want to change your vacation plans. The band has revealed that they are canceling their planned appearance at the Soundwave festival in Australia so they can work on their new album. Word is that recording has gone beyond schedule and a statement to the festival’s website says it’s because of a lack of recording studios, engineers and producers. Uh, OK. They’re also bowing out of a couple of other Australia shows late February. Canceled shows are bad news, but at least that means fans will get some more new music. The band recently released the High Rise EP to critical acclaim. As for the saga in dealing with former front man Scott Weiland? That’s still up in the air.
Chili Pepper Halftime
While you stuffing your face with chips, dip, wings, beer and football, don’t forget that the Red Hot Chili Peppers will be performing part of the Super Bowl halftime show. The band is also starting to write for their next album. In a recent interview, drummer Chad Smith said the band is gearing up for another album.
No more Orion
If you were able to make it to one of the Orion Music + More festivals, be grateful, because they aren’t going to happen again. Metallica front man James Hetfield said that the festival was a financial disaster. And because of the money issues, he doubts it will happen again. The issue of the expensive production costing more than what was brought in was talked about before and at that time drummer Lars Ulrich said that it’s typical for festivals to take several years to really get back invested money, but now it’s apparent that there’s no hope at all for another attempt. Hettfield told a radio station that metal is struggling a little bit in the United State. But don’t cry your little eye … Metallica will make the rounds in the States again, according to Hetfield.
Love’s web series
It’s called “Twibel” and Courtney Love is taking advantage of the prestige of being the first person put on trial for the alleged act. Love was recently acquitted for libel after she published a Tweet about her former attorney. Now she’s launched a new web series via her YouTube channel. Watch the first installment to hear about the trial and also her thoughts about Dave Grohl – heads up … they don’t get along.
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