Daily Rock Dish -MOvember 15th, 2012
11/15/2012 8:10:00 AM
--Report: Bon Jovi Daughter OD's, Arrested For Drug Possession
Jon Bon Jovi has yet to comment on his family drama. The rocker's 19-year-old daughter is reportedly OK but facing charges after allegedly overdosing on heroin at her upstate New York college. TMZ.com says police responded to a dorm room at Hamilton College early Wednesday after someone reported Stephanie Rose Bongiovi as unresponsive. Emergency medical personnel on the scene found Stephanie alive. Police say they also found a "small quantity" of heroin along with marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Stephanie, the oldest of Jon Bon Jovi's four children with wife Dorothea Hurley, was arrested on misdemeanor charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and criminally using drug paraphernalia. She's been ordered to appear in court at a later date. TMZ says another student, a 21-year-old man, was also arrested and charged with drug possession.
--Kid Rock Talks About Sitting Down With Romney Before Endorsement
It turns out Kid Rock doesn't just give his support to any presidential candidate who asks. According to CBS Detroit, Rock explained on Howard Stern's radio show Wednesday morning that he demanded to have a little chat with Mitt Romney before he endorsed him earlier this year. The former Republican candidate hopeful agreed, so the two men and a couple of folks from the secret service met in Rock's living room. The singer says he started by asking whether Romney was just "a rich guy who wanted to become president to out-do" his dad. And while Rock says he got a lot of typical politician answers in the beginning, he eventually told Romney to cut the B.S. because none of the conversation would leave his house. But the final piece that convinced Rock to get behind Romney came when his fellow Michigan native agreed to help him "do some great things for Detroit."
Rock added that he doesn't agree with every aspect of the right wing agenda, explaining that he's "into less government" but doesn't care "if gay people want to get married." He also said he doesn't mind people disagreeing with his beliefs, pointing out that "it's OK to stand for something." He says the real problem is not voting, and admits he'd like to smack a few of his friends "upside the head" for not taking part in the election this year.
--Queensryche Preview First Album With New Singer
Scott Rockenfield, Eddie Jackson and Michael Wilton's Queensryche is giving fans a glimpse of what they've been doing. The group has posted a "teaser trailer" with short samples of their latest work with new singer Todd LaTorre. Loudwire.com says Queensryche has tapped producer James "Jimbo" Barton to serve as their producer on the project, which is expected to be released next year. The disc will be the first from this faction of Queensryche since their split earlier this year with original frontman Geoff Tate, who also continues to work under the Queensryche name.
--Ted Nugent's Drummer Reaches Plea Deal In Maine Incident
Ted Nugent's drummer is changing his tune. Mick Brown has withdrawn his not guilty plea after reaching a deal with prosecutors. The 55-year-old rocker has pled guilty to a charge of driving a golf cart while intoxicated, and authorities have dropped the driving to endanger, theft, and assault charges. Brown's sentence includes a thousand-dollar fine and the loss of his driver's license for 90 days. The case stems from an incident after a Ted Nugent concert in Bangor, Maine back in July. Brown was arrested after he allegedly stole a golf cart and drove it while he was drunk. Police also claimed that Brown sped past them when they tried to stop him, and shoved one officer who eventually got close to him.
--Van Halen Returning Next Year, Reschedule Japanese Dates For June
Van Halen is keeping its word -- on two fronts. As promised, the group will return to action next year, and they will go to Japan. Pollstar.com says Van Halen has set make-good dates for their missed Japanese shows. The group will perform in Tokyo on June 21st and play a two-night stand in Osaka on June 24th and 26th. Rumors began to surface about the band's stability earlier this year after Van Halen scrapped the second leg of their North American tour. At the time, band members said they weren't splitting up but they just needed a break. Van Halen originally intended to resume touring this month with shows in Japan. However, those plans changed over the summer when Eddie Van Halen needed emergency surgery following a severe bout of diverticulitis.
--Stones Movie Debuting On HBO; Jagger Jokes About Petraeus At NY Premiere
Rolling Stones fans are now getting the chance to see the band's new documentary. "Crossfire Hurricane" is having its broadcast debut on HBO tonight. The group teamed up with director Brett Morgen on the project, which commemorates the band's 50th anniversary. The movie had its U.S. premiere earlier this week in New York City. At the event frontman Mick Jagger couldn't resist inserting himself into the politics of the day. According to the "New York Post," Jagger took a little jab at the sex scandal involving resigned CIA director David Petraeus while introducing the film, saying, "This film... takes you back to a younger, perhaps gentler America. An America where only IBM and the military had computers. Where there were no smart phones, no e-mails. And a simpler America, where we didn't read other people's e-mails, so we didn't know four-star generals were having affairs."
"Crossfire Hurricane" is just one of several projects that have been keeping the Stones busy. The band just released the new compilation album "GRRR!"" this week, which features the first new songs from the group in seven years. They're also preparing to play a short series of concerts that span both sides of the Atlantic. The Stones will perform at London's O2 Arena on on November 25th and November 29th, Brooklyn's Barclays Center on December 8th, and Newark, New Jersey's Prudential Center on December 13th and 15th.
--Beck Explains, Defends New Sheet Music Album "Song Reader"
Beck says he's trying to reconnect with the past on his upcoming album's worth of sheet music titled "Song Reader." The singer-songwriter explains in an essay for "The New Yorker" that he was inspired by "folk traditions" when songs were passed down. He says that back then, "the music felt like it could belong to almost anybody." And while fans will have more work to do if they want to hear "Song Reader," Beck argues that "learning to play a song is its own category of experience." He adds that much of that participation has been made unnecessary by recorded music. Beck admits some people will see the project as nothing more than a "gimmick," but he believes there's something more to it.
He says "there's something human in sheet music," and calls it "a way of opening music up to what someone else is able to bring to it." "Song Reader" will be published by McSweeney's sometime next month.
Aerosmith return to the Billboard 200 this week with their first album of all original material in eleven years. Billboard.com says "Music from Another Dimension!" sold 63-thousand copies last week, which was enough to put it at number five on the new album tally.
Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger is 38.
--Today In Rock History
Janis Joplin was arrested for using vulgar and indecent language at a concert in Tampa. The charges stemmed from an incident in which Joplin swore at police in her refusal to to instruct audience members to take their seats.
Blondie hit number one on the UK pop singles chart with "The Tide Is High."
Aerosmith released the album "Pandora's Box."
Ozzy Osbourne performed what he said would be his last concert. The show turned into a Black Sabbath reunion when Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, and Bill Ward joined him on stage.
Pearl Jam released the album "Vitalogy."
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced that Led Zeppelin, Neil Young, the Allman Brothers Band, Janis Joplin, Al Green, Frank Zappa, and Martha and the Vandellas would be in its next class of inductees.
Slipknot postponed the beginning of its tour so Clown number six Shawn Crahan could take care of his wife, who has Crohn's disease, and their three children.
Tommy Lee wrapped up a promotional tour for his autobiography "TommyLand" with an in-store signing session at the Tower Records on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles and an appearance on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live."
An Irish judge ruled in U2's favor in the group's lawsuit against a former stylist whom the group had accused of stealing band memorabilia. Lola Cashman was ordered to return the material she obtained during the Joshua Tree tour to the group.
Velvet Revolver was forced to cancel concerts in Japan when group members were denied working visas because of their backgrounds. The guys said they were surprised by the decision because they were allowed to enter Japan to perform shows in 2005, and that tour went off without incident.
Former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach was facing assault and drug possession charges following an incident at a bar in Peterborough, Ontario. He was accused of smashing a wine glass and biting the owner of the Canadian bar when he was asked to leave. Police reportedly found nearly two grams of marijuana when they arrested him.