Daily Rock Dish - 2/06/13
2/6/2013 8:10:00 AM
--Dave Grohl Guest-Hosting "Chelsea Lately" This Week
Dave Grohl has another new gig. The Foo Fighters frontman is filling in for late-night host Chelsea Handler all this week for a series of Grammy-related episode of her E! show, "Chelsea Lately." Grohl started the job on Monday, and, among other things, led a roundtable discussion about Britney Spears' latest career move. After citing a story about the pop star reportedly being passed over by Las Vegas casino Planet Hollywood in favor of a hypnotist, Grohl said Spears "just kinda seems dead inside" these days. He joked that it seems like there's "nothing behind her eyes" and "nothing in her boobs anymore!"
Grohl's hosting gig continues Wednesday and Thursday with special guests Tenacious D and Elton John. "Chelsea Lately" airs on E! at 11:00 p.m. Eastern.
--No Motley Crue Album In 2013, EP Possible In 2014
Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil says fans shouldn't hold their breath waiting for a new album from the group. The singer tells MusicNewsNashville.com that the band has no plans to work on the follow up to their 2008 effort "Saints of Los Angeles" anytime soon. But that doesn't mean the group won't have a new song or two arriving in the near future. Motley Crue released the single "Sex" last year, and Neil says he's hearing that "maybe two or three or four more songs might come out" to go with their 2012 track. However, the rocker adds that if it happens the band would just release those few songs as an EP, which likely wouldn't hit stores until early next year.
Neil says he's expecting Motley Crue to spend much of this year on the road. The band will launch the Australian leg of "The Monster Tour" with KISS in Perth on February 28th. So far the group's only other confirmed date is the Moondance Jam festival in Walker, Minnesota on July 18th.
--Mitch Ryder Involved In "Scary" Car Crash
Mitch Ryder says he, his wife, and a friend are lucky to be alive following involved in a head-on car collision over the weekend. The rocker, who'll turn 68 later this month, tells "The Detroit News" he'd just performed in Auburn Hills Friday night, and was about a mile-and-a-half away from his South Lyon, Michigan home when the accident occurred. He explains that a pickup truck heading in the opposite direction suddenly crossed the center line, and he "saw the headlights" rapidly approaching him. Mitch recalls he only had "a split second to either drive towards oncoming traffic or towards the ditch." While Ryder tried to get onto the shoulder, the pickup slammed into his car. Police say the pickup's driver failed a field sobriety test. Ryder admits the ordeal was "pretty scary," and adds that "Detroit nearly lost one of its icons."
Ryder doesn't share what -- if any -- injuries he suffered in the crash, but says his wife was hospitalized with minor injuries. She was released on Sunday. Their passenger, who was in the back seat, wasn't hurt. Mitch adds that he still performed at a friend's birthday party Saturday night.
--North Korea Enlists "We Are The World," "Call Of Duty" For Propaganda Video
An instrumental version of 1985 charity single Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie wrote to help the hungry in Africa is now being used by another country for a very different reason. North Korea is dropping bombs on U.S. cities in a new video set to the instrumental of the peace anthem "We Are The World." The three-and-a-half minute propaganda video was uploaded to North Korea's official website over the weekend. It shows an unidentified city being attacked with explosions while the United States flag flaps in the background. The footage of the city in ruins in the video was reportedly lifted from the video game "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3." According to the "New York Times," a copy of the video on YouTube was removed Tuesday afternoon after gamemaker Activision complained of copyright infringement. The video comes on the heels of North Korea's promises to expand its nuclear program and conduct another nuclear test in defiance of the United Nations recent sanctions against the
Guns N' Roses singer Axl Rose is 51.
--Today In Rock History
Black Sabbath released the album "We Sold Our Soul For Rock 'n' Roll."
Joan Jett made her acting debut in the film "Light Of Day.
Sonny Bono announced that he was running for Mayor of Palm Springs, California.
U2's Adam Clayton became an Irish citizen. While he had lived in Ireland since childhood, he was born in England.
Billy Idol broke his arm and leg in a motorcycle accident in Hollywood.
Ozzy Osbourne released the album "Just Say Ozzy."
Mick Jagger was the musical guest on "Saturday Night Live," promoting his solo album "Wandering Spirit."
Nirvana kicked off its last European tour.
Pearl Jam performed two concerts in Seattle for fan club members only.
The I-Threes reunited to perform at a 50th Birthday Party concert remembering Bob Marley. The I-Threes were the reggae star's back-up singers. The Jamaican government also honored Marley by issuing four special stamps and a commemorative coin.
Marilyn Manson was arrested in Bologna, Italy, stemming from a public indecency charge relating a 1999 concert.
Jamaican government officials announced that the former home of late reggae great Bob Marley would become a national monument.
Scott Weiland voluntarily entered rehab. A few weeks before beginning treatment he had been arrested after allegedly crashing his car in Southern California's San Fernando Valley. He was said to have failed a field sobriety test, and then refused a legally mandated chemical test. However, at the time he denied that he had been driving under the influence.
Slash made a guest appearance during the Black Eyed Peas' Super Bowl halftime performance, teaming up with Fergie on the Guns N' Roses hit "Sweet Child O' Mine."
Former Thin Lizzy guitarist Gary Moore died in a hotel room in Spain. He was on vacation at the time. Moore was 58.