Daily RocK Dish - October 30th, 2012
10/30/2012 8:10:00 AM
--Green Day Cancels Remaining Dates For The Year
Green Day is putting an early cap on its appearance schedule for 2012. Citing frontman Billie Joe Armstrong's well-being, the band announced Monday it would be canceling all remaining dates for their concert tour this year as Armstrong continues treatment in rehab. Green Day also said it would postpone all future appearances for January and February of 2013 but hoped to bridge the gap by moving up the release date of "¡Tré!" - the third installment of its album trilogy. Originally scheduled to be released on January 15th, the album -- the follow up to September's "¡Uno!" and next month's "¡Dos!," will now be released on December 11th. In a statement, drummer Tré Cool said, "If we couldn't be there to play for you live, the least we could do was give you the next best thing."
Billie Joe Armstrong checked into rehab for substance abuse late last month following an onstage meltdown at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas. Green Day was originally scheduled to launch a tour a few days later in Seattle but postponed the launch due to Armstrong's setback. Tickets for the 2012 shows will be refunded. New dates for the 2013 shows are expected to be announced shortly.
--Primal Scream Get Assist From Robert Plant On New Album
Primal Scream will be getting a little help from one of rock's most iconic voices on their next album. Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant tells "Mojo" he "sang a bit" on the band's upcoming record, which is on track to be released next year. Plant says he chose to work with Primal Scream because they have a "fantastic" ability to look back "on the glorious past" and bring it "into the contemporary world." But this isn't the first time the two acts have teamed up. Plant previously played harmonica on Primal Scream's song "The Lord Is My Shotgun" from their 2002 album "Evil Heat." Meanwhile, Primal frontman Bobby Gillespie also confirmed that Mark Stewart of the Pop Group will also appear on the still-untitled LP, with David Holmes serving as producer.
--Bullet For My Valentine Share New Album Details
Bullet for My Valentine is promising to get angry next year. "NME" says the U.K. metal act is set to release their fourth album "Temper Temper" in early 2013. The new record is due out in the band's homeland on February 11th, but an official U.S. release date has yet to be announced. The band also revealed a string of U.K. tour dates scheduled to follow the album's release, including stops in Glasgow and London. Meanwhile, the title track and lead single from Bullet for My Valentine's "Temper Temper" is available to download now.
--Grammy Nominations Concert To Air On CBS In December
Grammy nominees will once again be revealed through a TV concert special. Six-time Grammy winner Taylor Swift will join rapper and "NCIS: Los Angeles" star LL Cool J in hosting the upcoming event. Nominees in some of the major categories will be announced during the live one-hour CBS telecast on December 5th. The event will be held in Nashville for the first time since organizers began televising the Grammy nominations in a live show format from Los Angeles five years ago. Confirmed performers for the event include country artist Luke Bryan and pop-rockers Maroon 5.
--Avril Lavigne's Ex Dresses Up As Singer For Halloween
Sum 41 singer Deryck Whibley may still be harboring some hard feelings since his 2010 split from Avril Lavigne. According to TMZ, a photo that made its way onto Twitter shows Whibley and his new girlfriend Ari Cooper dressed in Halloween costumes -- Whibley as his ex-wife and Cooper as Avril's new fiancé Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger. Kroeger wasn't very amused with the couple's costume choice and confronted Avril's ex-husband via Twitter on Sunday. The rocker sarcastically addressed Whibley saying he "loved the costumes" and that he and Avril were thinking of dressing up as him and his girlfriend but "all the parties had celebrity themes."
Avril and Kroeger announced their engagement in August. It has also been reported that the couple has done some recording together that should be out on Avril's upcoming album sometime next year.
Eagles bassist Timothy B. Schmidt is 65.
Former Jefferson Airplane-Jefferson Starship singer Grace Slick is 73.
Anthrax singer Joey Belladonna is 52.
Jesus Jones guitarist Jerry De Borg is 52.
Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale is 47.
--Today In Rock History
Jim Morrison was found guilty of indecent exposure and profanity in Miami and sentenced to six to eight months of hard labor and a 500-dollar fine.
John Lennon hit number one on the album chart with "Imagine."
The Beastie Boys released the album "License To Ill."
Kurt Cobain smashed his first guitar.
David Bowie and The Velvet Underground were among the artists elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
A reunited Jane's Addiction kicked off a 19-date U.S. tour. The road trip started in New York City.
Nickelback kicked off its first headlining tour with a show in Seattle.
At Tommy Lee's request, the Clark County District Attorney's Office chose not to prosecute Kid Rock in conjunction with his fight with Lee at the MTV Video Music Awards, which took place in Las Vegas several weeks earlier.
The Sex Pistols made their debut on NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno."
Ozzy Osbourne was among the performers at Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert's "Rally To Restore Sanity and/or Fear" in Washington, DC.