The WQLZ Music Minute--Music news written by Bishop for 92.7 WQLZ, The Rock Station
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Canceled concerts and bumped up release date
Green Day has bumped up the release of their third album in the trilogy as a way to make up to fans the cancellation of more shows. The band has called off all concerts for the rest of the year and will postpone their tour that was planned to kick off next year. Mike Dirnt, Green Day’s bassist, says that the well-being of Billie Joe Armstrong is top of mind. Armstrong is doing alright in his efforts to kick substance abuse to the curb, but it apparently is still a struggle as the band calls off a slew of dates. The third album from the trilogy, iTre! will be out December 11th. It was originally supposed to be out sometime in February of next year. iDos!, the second album in the trilogy, is still due out on it’s original release date, November 13th.
What's your favorite?
People’s Choice nominees have been released and on the list for favorite bands are Van Halen, Shinedown and Linkin Park. Now in their 39th year, People’s Choice Awards are based entirely on the public votes for the best in movies, TV and music. Every year, nominees are selected based on national ratings, sales and exposure. Then fans take to the web to vote on their favorites. You can vote online at PeoplesChoice.com. The awards ceremony will be January 9th and aired on CBS. Check your local listings.
New record label
Buckcherry has a new record label and the band will be releasing their sixth studio album early next year. The band has signed with Century Media Records. Band members are calling it their coolest, most relatable and most ambitious album to date.
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