Fozzy, Slipknot & More – Q101 Music News For Oct. 1st 2014
Hey Chicago, it’s Tiffany, did you know that Q101 features great music channels you can listen to anytime, anyplace. You can listen from our website, in our Q101 app which is available in the iTunes store or, for Android users, you can use the FREE TuneIn app and simply do a search for Q101.com to listen in seconds!
With all these great channels featuring everything from today’s modern rock to classics and more, we feature all the news each day that is relevant to the music channels here on Q101.com
Fozzy Welcomes Jeff Rouse As Permanent Member
Singer Chris Jericho says, “I’m very excited to welcome Jeff into the band. His attitude, energy, charisma and playing skills instantly make Fozzy a better band and we are looking forward to a long, prosperous and sexy relationship with him!”
“The first time I saw Jeff play with Duff McKagan’s Loaded, it was immediately apparent that I was watching a special talent,” says guitarist Rich Ward. “He’s a pocket player with killer tone and amazing stage presence. One of the few total package musicians that I have ever known and it’s an honor to call him a bandmate and more importantly, my brother.”
Camel Dung Scent At Knotfest Explained By Slipknot
“We did the camel dung on the first Knotfest. It was awesome; it was beautiful,” Crahan tells Rolling Stone. “[Fans] came into the museum and they had to be hit with camel s–t. A very distinct smell. You can’t huff it, but it’s got this smell. And it’s not necessarily the most comfortable thing, but it’s not necessarily the worst thing, it’s just remembering thoughts — it’s gonna be a reoccurring thing.”
Crahan goes on to address why creating a Knotfest scent is so meaningful. “I write down things in life that are special, that only living in this thought process can you ever obtain,” he says. “Freshly mowed grass. How it smells when a nice spring rain hits. Because of Iowa, I like being in a different state that doesn’t even have grass and think that I smell fresh-cut grass. It brings me home. Makes me feel safe… So, I figure, since we’re not a band anymore — we’re a culture, everybody needs to get used to that real quick — that the culture has to have a smell. You have to be able to be somewhere in the world, maybe be in a little pain, and then all of a sudden smell that and feel good again.”
Devin Townsend Launches ZTV And New Ziltoid Site
Devin Townsend posted on his new website:
Hey guys! Devin here… been a few weeks since the Z2 album was delivered, and we’ve been getting everything ready for the upcoming tours and the release of the records.
As I’ve mentioned, Z2 is an experiment for me in trying different mediums to illustrate a concept, and as such…I’m really excited to present to you the new Ziltoid website, and the first of three ZTV episodes leading up to the album release!
The crowd funding campaign has allowed me to actualize Ziltoid and its music in ways I’d always hoped for, and the idea with the three web episodes is to set up the concept of the album. This first one is less over the top than it gets by episode three, but it needs to establish the whole story before it gets more absurd. It is a great pleasure to be able to do this, and was an awesome experience (other than having to explain to management and family why I spent so much money on puppets =)
Thank you for the support and allowing me to continue!
Tom Morello Is Told “Act Like A Prick = Get Treated Like A Prick”
The restaurants post reads as follows:
The 5 Point Cafe
Cafe · 15,530 Likes · September 27 at 1:54pm · Edited ·
A tweet from our pal
>>Tom Morello @tmorello
>>Five Point restaurant in Seattle is the WORST. Super rude & anti->>worker. Shittiest doorman in the Northwest. Prick. Spread the word.
For the record Tom Morello – The 5 Point is totally pro-worker. We try to pay more than any other small restaurant, and on top of the higher pay, we offer health insurance, paid sick days, paid time off, retirement and profit share. Sorry if you had an issue with our staff, but typically our staff is awesome, and when they are not, it’s usually a reflection of the customer. Act like a prick = get treated like a prick.
I have to say, your attacking a small business without knowing anything about it, or addressing your problem with them directly before you go on a public rant, pretty much sucks. Just lost a ton of respect for you, and I’ve been a fan for years, both of your work in Rage and your work for workers rights since.
PS – rock stars don’t get special treatment at The 5 Point. We couldn’t give less of a shit. Sorry.
And PSS – I’m the owner of the 5 Point and have worked to raise the minimum wage in Seattle and support the same nationally, worked to get paid sick days law in Seattle, and am supporting a City sponsored retirement plan for employees of small businesses. I hope you do the same for your employees on the road…
PSSS – turns out he and his crew didn’t get let in as the place was at capacity and there was a line. No one was being let in. According to our doorman who I totally trust, Tom and his crew were all totally rude. Quote from the door guys “I knew who he was, we had no room, his whole party was being rude. He wanted a special room in the back. Clearly had no ideas what it is like inside. I’ve told bigger rock stars than him no.”
Lars Ulrich Of Metallica Won’t Ask What The Fan Wants
“The minute we have a conversation about ‘what does the fan want?’ we stop ourselves, because it’s a lost cause.” Ulrich continues, “If you put 20 Metallica fans around this table, they’re going to tell you 20 different things. We really turn the conversation inward: ‘What are we comfortable with? Is this something we feel we can get behind?’ It’s not about selling out, but whether it’s selling our souls. As you lay in bed every night, [you ask yourself], ‘Do I feel good about the choices I made?’”
Rob Halford Of Judas Priest Is Ready For Next Record
Rob Halford told Billboard that he’s “ready to jump into the next Judas Priest record,” adding that the hunger is still there. “There’s a sense that there’s another great metal song to write, another great metal album to put together, another great tour to go out on”
He adds, “It’s the hunger. If you’ve still got that, that serves a series of purposes and reasons why you still do it. Maybe we’re chasing the elusive finale, but right now I feel like it’s amazing to think what might come next from Priest.”
Lorde Releases “Yellow Flicker Beat” From The Hunger Games
Lorde posts: “I’m reminded of this day last year, when Pure Heroine came out in this country. The feeling of something very solitary that I had worked on spinning around and around further away from me, becoming someone else’s, everyone’s. The past year of my life has seen everything around me multiply in size and number – the stamps on my passport, the number of people I have to ask before I ride on the ferris wheel after my set at a festival, the decibels that follow me when I walk around in public. The other thing that’s grown is me – my fitness, my mental stamina, my ability to think clearly and make decisions – but most of all, my capacity for love.
The thousands upon thousands (wait, millions(?!!)) of you who bought pure heroine truly feel like friends to me – it’s no coincidence I’m posting this note here, where I feel the most happy and safe online, the place where I laugh the most and where every day, I feel like people get me. I never knew I could feel such a warm heart for this many people at once. Thank you for hearing about me all those months ago, and sticking around. Thank you for being here.”