Daily Rock Dish - 3/19/13
3/19/2013 8:10:00 AM
--Report: Marilyn Manson Tosses Smoke Bomb At "Spring Breakers" Premiere
It turns out Marilyn Manson likes to incorporate theatrics into his off-stage life as well. The "New York Post" says the shock rocker tossed a smoke bomb from his car window last Thursday as he was driving away from a Los Angeles party celebrating the premiere of the new James Franco movie, "Spring Breakers." Firemen reportedly investigated the device as smoke spread across the parking lot at the Emerson Theatre, but found it to be harmless. However, that may not be the end of Manson's so-called bombings. A source tells the "Post" he pulled the same stunt recently at the Greystone Manor in Beverly Hills.
--Astronauts Get Early Version Of New 30 Seconds To Mars Album
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station are getting to hear the new album by Thirty Seconds to Mars even before it goes on sale. Tom Marshburn showed the CD spinning in zero gravity to frontman Jared Leto who visited Mission Control in Houston with other members of the band. The "Love Lust Faith + Dreams" CD was included in the Dragon space capsule that docked at the I-S-S earlier this month. The first single from the album is called "Up in the Air," which is something that Marshburn and his orbiting crewmates can certainly understand. "Love Lust Faith + Dreams" will be available for earthbound fans on May 21st.
--Anthrax Release Covers EP "Anthems"
The guys in Anthrax are ready to unleash some of their favorite "Anthems." The metal icons' new covers EP, titled "Anthems," arrived in record stores today. The eight-song set includes Anthrax's take on songs by AC/DC, Thin Lizzy, Boston, Cheap Trick and Journey. There's also a cover of Rush's "Anthem," which has been given the stamp of approval from Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson himself. Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian recently told "Rolling Stone" that he got an e-mail from Lifeson explaining that he didn't know that Rush could have done it any better. Meanwhile, Anthrax is also gearing up for this year's Metal Alliance Tour, which kicks off this Friday, March 22nd, in Anaheim, California.
--Garbage Announce New Concert Film
Alt-rock veterans Garbage are offering fans the chance to pick up a hard copy of the band's first world tour in seven years. On Monday they announced plans to release "One Mile High...Live," a concert film that captures the band's stop in Denver, Colorado back in October during their "Not Your Kind of People" tour. The set included classics like "Stupid Girl" and "Special," as well as new hits like "Blood for Poppies." The music video for the new song is also included on "One Mile High," along with featurettes about "Not Your Kind of People" tracks "Automatic Systematic," "Big Bright World," and more. It's all available on Blu-ray or DVD starting May 28th.
Meanwhile, Garbage's "Not Your Kind of People" trek continues this week. They'll kick off another string of North American dates on Wednesday, March 20th, in Montclair, New Jersey. The outing wraps with a pair of shows in Mexico on April 16th and 18th.
Garbage's North American tour dates:
4/5 -- Minneapolis, MN -- Mill City Nights
--Roger Daltrey Named Patron To British Music College
The Who's Roger Daltrey has earned a new title. The rock legend has become the very first Patron of the Brighton Institute of Modern Music. Daltrey says he's "delighted" to receive the appointment. He praises BIMM Brighton as "a fantastic platform for talented young musicians," explaining that they're "given the opportunity to thrive and grow within the music industry." The singer adds that he's "very happy to support new music in the UK and BIMM is helping to develop and nurture future talent organically and successfully." BIMM Brighton Principal Vaseema Hamilton says the school is thrilled to have Daltrey on board. She explains that between his years with The Who and his successful solo career as a singer and an actor he will "prove to be a truly inspiring Patron for our aspiring young musicians here at BIMM Brighton."
BIMM is a music college that prepares students for careers in the music business. BIMM Brighton was established in 2001.
--Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Release New Album Today
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club are riding back into music stores today. The group's new album "Specter at the Feast," is available now, marking their first release since 2010's "Beat the Devil's Tattoo." It's also their first release since the death of frontman Robert Levon Been's father Michael Been, who also served as the band's soundman and overall mentor. Robert said it took a while for the band to find a way to get back to work, but the new songs have brought them back to life. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club are currently on the road in Europe, and are scheduled to kick off the North American portion of their tour on April 22nd in San Francisco.
--Folk Singer Jason Molina Dies From Organ Failure Due To Alcohol Consumption
Jason Molina -- the leader of alternative bands Magnolia Electric Company and Songs: Ohia -- has died. RollingStone.com says Molina passed away in Indianapolis on Saturday night from organ failure resulting from alcohol consumption. He was 39. Molina had reportedly dealt with what he called "severe alcoholism" for nearly a decade, making his personal struggles public by posting a letter to the Magnolia Electric Company website back in 2011. In the letter, the uninsured musician had solicited donations from his fans to help pay for his growing medical bills after two years in and out of rehab facilities. Last May, he appeared to be making progress, writing on the band's site that his treatment was going well and he was looking forward to musical projects in the future.
Molina started his recording career in 1996 and put out his last album, "Autumn Bird Songs," under his own name last year. He had almost entirely disappeared from public view for the last few years of his life. His label Secretly Canadian posted a note on Magnolia Electric Company's site, calling Molina a "one of a kind" singer who "had a voice unlike any other."
--Music On TV
Garbage takes the stage on tonight's "Late Show with David Letterman" on CBS
The Specials frontman Terry Hall is 54.
Mastodon drummer Brann Dailor 38.
--Today In Rock History
Elvis Presley bought the Graceland Estate in Memphis.
Several members of Ozzy Osbourne's entourage, including 25-year-old guitarist Randy Rhoads, were killed in a plane accident.
"Spin" magazine began publishing.
Soundgarden's album "Superunknown" was certified multi-Platinum.
Aerosmith, Steely Dan, Queen, Paul Simon, Richie Valens, Michael Jackson, Solomon Burke, and The Flamingos were among the inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Ozzy Osbourne was a guest on CNN's "Anderson Cooper" show.
Queen + Paul Rodgers took part in the 46664 AIDS Awareness concert in Fancourt, South Africa.
The Offspring's Dexter Holland participated in the Los Angeles Marathon. He ran the lengthy route in five-hours-one-minute-and-seven-seconds.
The biopic "The Runaways" hit theaters in a limited release.