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Keeping Pop Evil Healthy, Mayhem Festival Announced, New Tune Online, New Music Tuesday, and Meshuggah Touring

Keeping Pop Evil healthy


Too often a rock star’s demise is from their own doing … especially when it comes to their health and Pop Evil want to buck that trend. Singer Leigh Kakaty says he wouldn’t be able to sing the following day if he were to go out and drink with fans the night before. Hell, you might actually catch him sipping some tea and honey instead of whisky and soda. The band’s focus is to stay healthy while and when they’re out on the road, that’s a bit more difficult. As for being on stage night after night and putting in their all, Kakaty says it’s very similar to how professional athletes have to stay in shape throughout an entire season.


Mayhem Festival announced


Get ready for the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. This year Korn headlines with Asking Alexandria, Trivium, and others like Cannibal Corpse, Mushroomhead, Suicide Silence, Ill Nino and more. The tour will be down at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in St. Louis July 16th and then up at Tinley Park July 20th. Tickets go on sale April 4th.


New tune online


The new Three Days Grace has a new song titled “Painkiller” that’s making the rounds online. The band announced this week that they welcomed on My Darkest Day’s Matt Walst to replace Adam Gontier. The new tune is available online through iTunes.



New Music Tuesday


Speaking of new music, there’s a ton of it out today. If you’re in for a bit of nostalgia, you can pick up Ronnie James Dio: This Is Your Life featuring a ton of great Dio covers from Metallica, Halestorm, Judas Priest, Motorhead, Stone Sour and others. Lacuna Coil’s Broken Crown Halo also drops today. As does Chevelle’s La Gargola. If you’re in the mood for some cheesy hair metal you can get All You Can Eat from Steel Panther. Now get out there and support your favorite artists!


Meshuggah Touring


Sweedish metal band Meshuggah is celebrating their 25th year with a North American tour this summer. The band will be down at Pops in Sauget June 14th and then up in Chicago at the Vic Theater June 15th. Make it happen!


Catch the Music Minute every weekday with the Free Beer and Hot Wings Show on Springfield’s Real Rock 92.7 QLZ

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