The QLZ Music Minute--Music news written by Bishop for Springfield’s Real Rock, 92.7 QLZ
Super Bowl music
It was a pretty rockin' night for that mega awesome sports ball event everyone and their moms watched last night. Bruno Mars came out with his coolness and was the youngest act to play the NFL title game. As is tradition for Halftime Shows of this nature, the set was full of medleys. After performing three of his songs in quick succession, the Red Hot Chili Peppers took the stage to perform their hit “Give It Away,” which is actually what the Broncos ended up doing. Then Mars took back over for a final song. But that wasn't all that the 48th Super Bowl had, there was also an incredible rendition of the Star Spangled Banner performed by Renee Fleming, an Opera singer who is given that title for a friggin' reason. She didn’t do any frilly changes as has been done at other games, and thank God she wasn’t some second rate celbrity trying to make headlines. It was just a straight up performance of our country’s anthem. Blam!
They ain’t breaking up
Regardless of what you’ve seen or heard, Motley Crue is not breaking up. That’s word from front man Vince Neil who is assuring fans that the band isn’t hanging up their capes just yet. Even after the final tour they have planned later this year, where they’ll perform over 70 different shows in four months, the band will still work to put out some new material and may even play live together at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame should they be inducted. The band announced their final tour last week where they all signed a contract stating they wouldn’t tour after this year. Neil tells a Phoenix radio station that’s why it’s called a final tour and not a farewell tour.
Tragic waste of talent
A ton of rockers are taking to Twitter to express their condolences to the passing of Philip Seymour Hoffman, who was found dead in his New York apartment of an apparent drug overdoes. With all kinds of words ranging from “tragic” to acknowledging the “monster called addiction” and even providing acclaim for his work, Hoffman’s passing is being felt this morning all around.
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