Daily Rock Dish - MOvember 1st, 2012
11/1/2012 8:10:00 AM
--Green Day Release Video For "Twilight" Soundtrack Contribution
The Green Day guys are officially part of the "Twilight" franchise now that they've sort of appeared side-by-side with Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. The punk rockers unveiled the video for their contribution to the "Breaking Dawn - Part 2" soundtrack earlier this week on MTV. The clip features footage of the band in the studio and onstage intercut with scenes of Stewart, Pattinson and their co-stars in the soon-to-be-released film. The final "Twilight" entry is due to hit theaters on November 16th, while the film's soundtrack is scheduled to drop on November 13th.
"The Forgotten" will also be included on Green Day's "¡Tré!," which will now be released on December 11th. The band pushed up the street date for the third part in their album of trilogies after frontman Billie Joe Armstrong's stint in rehab forced them to cancel their upcoming tour.
--Axl Rose Says New Album Won't Be Another "Chinese Democracy"
Axl Rose says a new Guns N' Roses album is in the works. The singer tells "USA Today" that "all the guys are writing," and they've been recording "a lot of songs over the years." He explains that they plan to go through the material to find the tracks they "feel best about" for the upcoming project. While he doesn't give a timeline for the new disc, he says it will "come out sooner" than "Chinese Democracy." Fans waited more than a decade for that album. "Chinese Democracy," Guns N' Roses' follow up to 1993's "The Spaghetti Incident?," was finally released on November 23rd, 2008 -- 14 years after the band started working on the disc.
Rose says problems within the band as well as "so many other things" outside the music led to the delays and setbacks with "Chinese Democracy." He explains that success destroyed the original Guns N' Roses, and soon after the band got big there was no one he could "work with or trust." Axl claims original guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan really tore down his confidence and "hindered" his ability to write songs for "a very long time." The band also went through several lineup changes of the years. But the current Guns N' Roses -- with the exception of guitarist DJ Ashba -- has now been together for six years. Ashba came on board in 2009. Guns N' Roses just launched a 12-show, three-and-a-half-week engagement at The Joint in Las Vegas this week.
--"Rebel Soul" To Be Kid Rock's First Album On iTunes
Kid Rock is set to make his iTunes debut with his upcoming ninth album, "Rebel Soul." When his new set drops on November 19th, it will mark the first time the Detroit rocker has appeared in Apple's digital music store in any form other than soundtrack contributions. Sources tells Billboard.biz Rock felt he could "no longer ignore how much money he was leaving on the table" by staying away from iTunes. Like other artists before him, Rock apparently had a problem with his albums being available for sale on a track-by-track basis. He's previously distributed albums through other digital services like Amazon's MP3 store, but they were only available to buy as a whole. However, sources suggest Rock has finally given in and will give people the chance to pick and choose which songs they want from "Rebel Soul."
--Sammy Hagar's Atlantic City Restaurant Damaged By Sandy
Sammy Hagar is assessing the damage at his New Jersey restaurant. The rocker's Beach Bar & Grill on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City took a hit this week from superstorm Sandy. He's posted a picture of the area on his Facebook page, along with a promise to get the place up and running again. Hagar says in the caption, "Hope all Redheads and BB&G staff are safe and dry! Here is a look at the damage - we will rebuild!" Sammy's restaurant is only open from May through Labor Day, so he has several months to complete the construction project before business resumes next spring.
--Black Sabbath's Album Arriving In April; Coinciding With Australian Tour
Black Sabbath's new album will be arriving in the spring. The group, featuring original frontman Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi, and bassist Geezer Butler, have been working on the project for nearly a year. While a specific release date hasn't been announced yet, the band says the disc will hit stores in April. The CD's arrival will coincide with an Australian tour, which will be Sabbath's first run of shows "down under" in nearly 40 years. The band will launch the four-date trek in Brisbane on April 25th, then follow with stops in Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth. Sabbath's album will be the group's first studio set with Ozzy since 1978's "Never Say Die!"
Black Sabbath's original lineup announced that they were getting back together last November. At the time drummer Bill Ward was also on board, but he later dropped out of the reunion citing contract issues. In addition, last December Iommi was diagnosed with cancer, which led to a change of plans. Sabbath had originally intended to record their album in Los Angeles, and go on a North American and European tour this year. Instead, they worked on the disc in England, and only played three shows -- a benefit concert in their hometown of Birmingham, England; the UK's Download festival; and Lollapalooza in Chicago. Drummer Tommy Clufetos has been filling in for Ward.
--Aerosmith's Steven Tyler Denying Split With Fiancee Erin Brady
Steven Tyler is denying rumors that he and fiancee Erin Brady have split up. A rep for the Aerosmith frontman tells the "New York Post" that all couples go through "trials and tribulations" over the course of a relationship, and while Steven and Erin are "asking for their privacy at this time" they're still engaged. The rep adds that "any claim to the contrary is absolutely false and misleading." One unnamed source tells the "Post" that Tyler "quietly ended it" with Brady after finding it too difficult to maintain his sobriety and their relationship while touring. The source also describes Erin as "kind of a Yoko Ono character," explaining that the other guys in Aerosmith were having a tough time getting along with her. Another insider claims Tyler and Brady are having a tough time as a couple, but they're trying to work things out.
Tyler and Brady became engaged late last year. The rocker popped the question while they were in Maui over the Christmas holiday. The pair have been together for five years. They've never announced a wedding date. If they get married it will be Steven's third trip down the aisle, following two marriages that ended in divorce.
--The Who Launching "Quadrophenia" Tour In Florida
The Who is back on the road. The veteran British group is honoring their rock opera "Quadrophenia" with the trek, which begins in Sunrise, Florida Thursday night. The band will perform a total of 37 shows over the course of the tour. The first 21 stops are set for this year, and are concentrated in the Eastern half of the U.S. and Canada. The Who will resume the trek in Anaheim, California on January 28th. The band features founding members Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend along with Zak Starkey, Pino Palladino, Simon Townshend, Chris Stainton, Loren Gold and Frank Simes. This is The Who's first North American tour in four years. Next year marks the 40th anniversary of "Quadrophenia," which was released in October 1973.
The Who is wrapping up the trek in Providence, Rhode Island on February 26th, which is a make-good date of sorts. Any fans still holding tickets for The Who's canceled 1979 appearance in Providence were able to exchange them for tickets to next years' show, free of charge. The Who's planned Providence concert 33 years ago was cancelled following the fatal crowd crush at the band's show in Cincinnati. This will be the first time The Who has performed in Providence since 1975.
The Who's "Quadrophenia" Tour Dates in our area: 11/27 -- Minneapolis, MN -- Target Center
--Black Keys' Dan Auerbach Produces Track For "Nashville"
Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach will have a hand in an upcoming episode of "Nashville." Buddy Miller, who is co-producing the original music for the ABC country drama along with T Bone Burnett, tells "Rolling Stone" they wanted a "wild producer," so they got Auerbach. And it didn't hurt that Buddy and Dan are neighbors in Nashville. Auerbach lent his talents to a song called "Bitter Memory," which was originally written by Lucinda Williams. Connie Britton's character, Rayne Jaymes, will perform the TV version of the tune on an unspecified episode. "Nashville" airs Wednesdays at 10:00 p.m. Eastern on ABC.
Stone Sour claims this week's biggest rock debut on the Billboard 200. The group's latest effort "House of Gold & Bones - Part 1" comes in at number seven, after Nielsen SoundScan reports fans picked up 31-thousand copies last week. This is Stone Sour's third trip to the Billboard 200 top ten.
--Music On TV
Aerosmith is the musical guest on the "Late Show with David Letterman" on CBS.
Red Hot Chili Peppers singer Anthony Kiedis is 50.
Def Leppard's drummer Rick Allen in 49.
--Today In Rock History
Police stopped a Rolling Stones concert in Rochester, New York after three-thousand fans stormed the stage.
Kiss released the album "Rock and Roll Over."
Bob Dylan publicly announced that he'd converted to Christianity as he kicked off a tour in support of his first religious album, "Slow Train Coming."
U2 released the album "Under A Blood Red Sky."
Roger Waters formally broke up Pink Floyd by going to court and having a judge dissolve the group's partnership.
Bon Jovi was voted the sexiest rock star alive in a "People" magazine poll.
Jon Bon Jovi traveled to California to join the cast of "Ally McBeal." His recurring character appeared in nine episodes.
Powerman 5000 announced that bassist Dorian Heartsong and drummer Al Pahanish left the group.
Rock Star Supernova announced that former Black Crowes bassist Johnny Colt would be filling in for Jason Newsted, who was recovering from shoulder surgery and expected to be out of commission for up to nine months.
New releases included Metallica and Lou Reed's collaborative album, "Lulu," as well as U2's 20th anniversary edition of "Achtung Baby."